Heroes of the Faith: Lillian Thrasher

Lillian Trasher founded the first Orphanage in Egypt and known as the Nile Mother of Egypt. Lillian Hunt Trasher was born on September 27, 1887 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was raised as a Roman Catholic in Brunswick, Georgia. After a term of Bible college, she worked for two years at Faith Orphanage in North Carolina. After hearing a missionary from […]

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Heroes of the Faith: John Gibson Paton

John Gibson Paton greatly improved life in his missionary work in the South Pacific. He was born on May 24, 1824 in Braehead, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He was the oldest of eleven children born to James and Janet Paton. At the age of twelve, he began to learn his father’s stocking manufacturing business. He worked fourteen hour days beside his father […]

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Heroes of the Faith: Charles Thomas Studd

Charles Thomas Studd was born on December 2, 1860 in Spratton, England. He came to Christ when a visiting preacher visited their home. “According to his conversion narrative, the preacher asked him if he believed God’s promises to give believers eternal life, and as Charles would only go so far as to profess he believed Jesus Christ died, the guest […]

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Heroes of the Faith: Dwight L. Moody

If you read my Behind the Hymn stories, you will recognize the name Dwight L. Moody. Many of the hymns written by Fanny Crosby, Robert Lowry, Frances Ridley Havergal, William J. Kirkpatrick and other hymn writers were popularized in the crusades of Rev. Moody. So, who was Dwight L. Moody? Dwight Lyman Moody was born on February 5, 1837 in […]

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Heroes of the Faith: Billy Graham

Billy Graham would have turned 100 on November 7th. So, in celebration of his birthday, we will join him as a hero of the Faith. Billy Graham is considered America’s Pastor, the Great Legitimator and Pastor to the Presidents. William Franklin Graham, Jr. was born on November 7, 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the oldest of four children […]

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Faithful Heroes: David Livingstone

David Livingstone was considered a British heroes of the late Victorian era. He was born on March 19, 1813 in Blantyre, Scotland. He was the second of seven children born to Neil and Agnes Hunter Livingstone. At the age of ten, he went to work in the cotton meal, working twelve hour days. David learned to become an avid reader […]

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Faithful Heroes: Robert Moffatt

Robert Moffat was a well known Scottish missionary and the father-in-law of David Livingstone. Robert Moffat was born on December 21, 1795 in Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland. He was the son of a poor man and given little hope for life. At a young age, he accepted Christ into his heart. He moved to Cheshire, England to find work as […]

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Faithful Heroes: Eric Liddell

  Eric Liddell was brought to the world’s attention through the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. However, there is so much more to his story and he continued to stand up for his faith until the end. Eric Liddell was born on January 16, 1902 in Tientsin, China. He was the second son of Rev. and Mrs. James Dunlop Liddell, […]

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Faithful Heroes: Catherine Marshall

Catherine Marshall was the wife of Dr. Peter Marshall and author of the popular novel, Christy. Catherine Sarah Wood was born on September 27, 1914 in Johnson City, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Rev. John Ambrose and Leonora Whitaker Wood. The family served a church in Keyser, West Virginia from the time she was nine until after her high […]

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Faithful Heroes: Peter Marshall

  Peter Marshall became the voice of the Senate, as he served as their chaplain. However, his story had a much different start. He was born on May 27, 1902 in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. As a young man, he felt the Lord calling to him and dedicated his life to the Lord. Life was not easy for him in […]

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Faithful Heroes: Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers is best known for his popular devotional My Utmost for His Highest. Oswald Chambers was born on July 24, 1874 in Aberdeen, Scotland. His father, Clarence Chambers, was a pastor and evangelist. His mother was named Hannah. At the age of sixteen, Chambers was baptized and joined the church. Even at this tender age he was noted for […]

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Faithful Heroes: Charles Finney

Charles Finney was a leader in the Second Great Awakening in the United States and has been called the father of Modern Revivalism. Charles Grandison Finney was born on August 29, 1792 in Warren, Connecticut. He was the youngest of nine children and the son of farmers. He is said to have been six food, three inches tall with piercing […]

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Faithful Heroes: C.S. Lewis

  C. S. Lewis set out to prove that Christianity was a farce and discovered Christ along the way. He became a well known lecturer, lay theologists and novelist following his conversion. Clive Staples Lewis was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. He was the son of Albert James and Florence Augusta Hamilton Lewis. He had an older […]

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Faithful Heroes: Martin Luther

Martin Luther broke free from the Roman Catholic Church to open the doors for the Protestant movement to begin. Martin Luthern was born in Saxony, the Holy Roman Empire on November 10, 1483. He was the eldest son of Hans and Margarethe Lindemann Luder {later Luther}. His father worked as a leaseholder of copper mines and smelters. Martin had several […]

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Faithful Heroes: Jacob DeShazer

Jacob Daniel DeShazer was born on November 15, 1912 in West Stayton, Oregon. He grew up a farm boy, who always wanted to be a pilot. After graduating high school, he eventually enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1940. “On Sunday December 7, 1941, while peeling potatoes, DeShazer heard news of the attack on Pearl Harbor over the […]

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