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Job Description March 17, 2010

Filed under: Family — faithfulremembrances @ 10:32 am

“The missionary’s object is to endeavor by every means in his power to make known the gospel by preaching, exhortation, conversation, instructing of the young; improving, so far as in his power, the temporal condition of those among whom he labors, by introducing the arts and sciences to civilization, and doing everything to commend Christianity to their hearts and consciences.  The missionary will be exposed to great trials of his faith and patience from the indifference, distrust, and even direct opposition and scorn of those for whom he is laboring.”

David Livingstone


2 Responses to “Job Description”

  1. Jacob Says:

    I like this quote…say was he a missionary to AFRICA ? 🙂

  2. Jacob Says:

    Here is another one…“For my own part, I have never ceased to rejoice that God has appointed me to such an office. People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. . . . Is that a sacrifice which brings its own blest reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind, and a bright hope of a glorious destiny hereafter? Away with the word in such a view, and with such a thought! It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering, or danger, now and then, with a foregoing of the common conveniences and charities of this life, may make us pause, and cause the spirit to waver, and the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice” David Livingstone

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