Category Archives: World History

High Profile Widows: Emma Moody and Susannah Spurgeon

Mother’s Day Women’s History Month: March Widows (and Orphans) “My life as a happy one is ended! The world is gone for me! If I must live on … it is henceforth for our … children—for my … country, which … Continue reading

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Operation Auca: Five Widows in Ecuador

Women’s History Month: March Widows (and Orphans) “Christ’s tenderness towards widows was one of the most marked features of his character.” ~Ambrose Bierce A missionary, serving in a First World country, suffered a crazy car wreck. She was thrown from the … Continue reading

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Scottish Army Lass: Polly Wigglesworth

Mother’s Day: May Women’s History Month: March Women Preachers “These have turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). “If we’ve got what they got [the early church], then we can do what they did” ~Polly Wigglesworth Mary Jane (“Polly”) Featherstone … Continue reading

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“Mothers in Israel”: Susanna Wesley

Mother’s Day Women’s History Month: March “Mothers in Israel”: Susanna Wesley “The Wesleys were indeed a most unusual family. A family that can produce two men of genius like John and Charles Wesley, a scholar of the stature of Samuel … Continue reading

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The Nile Mother: Lillian Trasher

Women’s History Month: March Female Missionaries “Do not the successes which have crowned some missionary exertions seem like the dawn of morning on the East? Oh, that this region of Egyptian darkness may ere long participate in the vivifying beams … Continue reading

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Vice Consul to the Okoyong: Mary Slessor

Women’s History Month: March Female Missionaries “Social responsibility becomes an aspect not of Christian mission only, but also of Christian conversion. It is impossible to be truly converted to God without being thereby converted to our neighbor.” ~John Stott I’ve … Continue reading

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Official Foot Inspector: Gladys Aylward

Women’s History Month: March Female Missionaries “What’s your dream and to what corner of the missions world will it take you?” ~Eleanor Roat Commonly young women interested in going to the mission field have been single, and just as commonly … Continue reading

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