Faithful Heroes: Frederick Douglas

Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey is estimated to be born around 1818, although his exact birth date is unknown. He chose to celebrate his birthday on February 14. He believed the master was his father and was parted from his mother at a young age. He then lived with his grandmother until he was six and he moved in to learn […]

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Faithful Heroes: Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth went where she felt God was calling her. She was one of a dozen children born to James and Elizabeth Bomefree and given the birth name of Isabella Baumfree. She was born around 1797 in Swartekill, New York and went through four owners throughout her childhood. She only spoke Dutch until after she was nine years old. She […]

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Faithful Heroes: Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman became known as the Moses of the Underground Railroad. She relied on her faith to lead the slaves to freedom through a tumultuous time. But, who was Harriet Tubman? She was born on January 29, 1822 {based on midwife payments} in Dorchester County, Maryland, into slavery. Her parents, Harriet “Rit” Green and Ben Ross named their daughter Araminta […]

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Heroes of the Faith: Amy Carmichael

Amy Beatrice Carmichael is known for her missionary work to India, where she opened an orphanage and founded a mission. Amy Wilson Carmichael was born on December 16, 1867 in Millisle, County Down, Ireland. She was the daughter of David and Catherine Carmichael. She was the oldest of their seven children and her father worked as a miller. “One possibly […]

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Heroes of the Faith: Lottie Moon

Growing up in the Southern Baptist Church, each Christmas we take up the Lottie Moon Foreign Mission offering. This goes to fund and assist foreign missionaries around the world. But, who was Lottie Moon? Why do we take up an offering in her name? Charlotte Digges Moon was born on December 12, 1840 in Albermarle County, Virginia. She was the […]

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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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