OUR LARGER SPIRITUAL RESPONSIBLITY
A second story from Mark Shepard is from Goforth of China by Rosalind Goforth, pp. 61-66. It was a story that was told by Dr. Goforth. The story was of a young couple, when bidding farewell to their home country church as they were about to leave for an African field, known as The White Man’s Grave. The husband said, “My wife and I have a strange dread in going. We feel much as if we were going down into a pit. We are willing to take the risk and go if you, our home circle, will promise to hold the ropes.” One and all promised. Less than two years passed when the wife, and the little one God had given them, succumbed to the dreaded fever. Soon the husband realized his days too were numbered. Not waiting to send word home of his coming, he started back at once and arrived at the hour of the Wednesday prayer meeting.…
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