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    OMF Timeline: 1865-2015

    A.D. 635 -1839 The early attempts to evangelize China Early attempts to evangelize China, such as those by Nestorian Christians in A.D. 635, were often met with persecution. By 1839 the Opium Wars had broken out and Protestant missionaries entering China in the 19th century found evangelization work to be restricted and slow-going. Around this time [...]

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    Weak & Feeble – Hudson Taylor Quote

    God uses those who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him. James Hudson Taylor More wallpapers at www.omf.org/uk/wallpaper  

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  • “Let them see that you are rejoicing in God,
you do not need any other protection,
you put your trust in God,
you are prepared either to suffer
or be delivered as He sees best.
They will learn that there is something
in the Gospel worth risking life for.”

    Gospel & Risk – Hudson Taylor Quote

    “Let them see that you are rejoicing in God, you do not need any other protection, you put your trust in God, you are prepared either to suffer or be delivered as He sees best. They will learn that there is something in the Gospel worth risking life for.” James Hudson Taylor Founder of the […]

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    150 Years of Innovation | Jan-April Millions 2015

    Welcome to the first Billions of 2015, the 150th year of OMF International. In this issue we begin a year of reflection and celebration of the past 150 years and see how that shapes the present and the future. Focusing on the first 50 years of the China Inland Mission, we will explore the ground-breaking […]

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    150 Years On – Are We Still Needed?

    According to Rollin Grams of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, ‘most mission agencies have lost the vision of mission.’ After 150 years of engagement in mission, is this true of OMF? Do we have a future? Here is my six-fold answer– which is a ‘yes… but…’ response as to why I believe there is still a […]

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    World War I, OMF and Mission

    On 4 August 1914, Europe descended into the deadliest war in history. More than 9 million people lost their lives. Families throughout Europe were devastated; homes were destroyed, businesses were lost and children displaced from their parents. Amongst the pain and loss, what was God doing? 100 years on, can we look back and see […]

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    2000 Years of Christianity in Asia

    Hudson Taylor may have entered China’s provinces in 1865, but the gospel got there 1500 years earlier. The missionary finds it hard to meet the eyes of the new convert. He’s been asked the question he dreaded.But if the missionary works in East Asia, he doesn’t need to feel ashamed on behalf of Christians in […]

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