On this day two hundred years ago, Robert Morrison boarded the ship, the Trident, in New York to complete his journey to China as the first Protestant Missionary.
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Perhaps most powerful is Piper's call to consider missions:
Give thanks today to God for the triumphs of his grace in the lives of ordinary men and women who, by his grace have done amazing things for the glory of Christ. Pause now and be willing to say yes to the stirrings of God in your heart to be a missionary. If he calls, do not stoop to be the CEO of Microsoft or the President of the United States. When Morrison was asked if he expected to have a spiritual impact in China, he answered, “No sir, but I expect God will.”
“We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).