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Fanny: The Hymn Writer

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Frances Jane Crosby was born into a family of strong Puritan ancestry on March 24, 1820. As a baby, she had an eye infection which an incompetent doctor treated by placing hot poultices on her red and inflamed eyelids. The infection did clear up, but the result was that scars formed on the eyes, and […]

A Scottish guy who loved India…

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A veteran missionary stood before the general assembly of the Scottish Presbyterian Church to make an appeal for missionary work in India. But there was no response. In the midst of his appeal he fainted and was carried away by a doctor. When he opened his eyes, he cried, “Where am I? Where am I?” The doctor said, “Lie still. You just had a heart attack.” […]

Sadhu Sundar Singh: The Indian Saint

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India has produced many dynamic men and woman of God who have labored for the extension of His kingdom. One of the foremost among them is Sadhu Sundar Singh. His story is a saga of Christian faith and discipleship. Sadhu Sundar Singh is a living example of what it really means to follow Christ. His saintly life […]

St. Francis of Assisi: His Life and Times

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1. INTRODUCTION St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) was a rare beacon of light during the darkest period in the history of the Church of the Medieval times. He lived a carefree life during his youth, but experienced a gradual conversion after his failed attempts to become a successful knight. Francis’ intimate experiences with God led […]

Apostle of Africa: David Livingstone

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Perhaps the best known missionary of the last 500 years–undoubtedly is a man who has been known as the “apostle of Africa,” David Livingstone. What was the secret of his strength and perseverance amidst unbearable trials? Let’s look at his life. He had just returned to Great Britain for the first time after sixteen years […]

IEM Annachi

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Few people have impacted the history of Indian Missions and beyond as Rev. Dr. Theodore Williams.  His investment in the lives of people for the cause of missions will outlive him. As a leading mission statesman during the period of the emergence of many new mission movements within India, he was affectionately known as Annachi (elder brother […]

John Calvin: Theologian Par Excellence

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In Christian history, a study of the reformation period is always fascinating and intriguing. One of the towering personalities of the Reformation is John Calvin. If Martin Luther was the one who initiated the movement, it was Calvin who consolidated and organised Reformation. Not very many are loved and hated, admired and abhorred, praised and […]

George Whitefield

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The dawn of the 18th century saw the arrival of many preachers. Undisputedly, the best among them was George Whitefield. Nicknamed as the ‘Grand Itinerant’, he was the most popular figure of his time. This sketch intends to portray briefly the life and ministry of George Whitefield with special emphasis on his contribution to the […]

Bruce Olson: Bruchko

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This is an amazing account of Bruce E. Olson, an American missionary, who pioneered among the Motilones of Columbia, one of the most primitive Indian tribes of South America during the second half of the twentieth century. This is an autobiographical sketch and the author’s intention is to let the world know about the missionary […]

To Serve the Underprivileged…

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John Scudder and Sophia Weld Scudder, (missionary couple working with Arcot Mission, Tamil Nadu, 1861-1900) were stunned for a moment during that particular afternoon to hear those words from their youngest daughter telling that she wanted to become a medical missionary and serve rural people of India. Prior to that Ida Sophia Scudder had been […]