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In studying for our missions conference coming up next week….this letter from a great missionary has grabbed my attention. May we seek to keep our hearts as tender and open to the Lord as our for-fathers!

Letter from Adoniram Judson to Mr. Hasseltine asking for his daughters hand in marriage:

“I have now to ask whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this world ? Whether you can consent to her departure to a heathen land, and her subjection to the hardships and sufferings of a missionary life? Whether you can consent to her exposure to the dangers of the ocean; to the fatal influence of the southern climate of India; to every kind of want and distress; to degradation, insult, persecution, and perhaps a violent death? Can you consent to all this, for the sake of Him who left His heavenly home and died for her and for you; for the sake of perishing, immortal souls; for the sake of Zion and the glory of God? Can you consent to all this, in hope of soon meeting your daughter in the world of glory, with a crown of righteousness brightened by the acclamations of praise which shall resound to her Saviour from heathens saved, through her means, from eternal woe and despair?”

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Pastor Jason Stoeber

Senior Pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Londonderry, NH.

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