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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Faithful Heroes: A. W. Towzer

A.W. Tozer was a prolific author whom we often hear about as a great Christian and author. But, who was he? Aiden Wilson Tozer was born on April 21, 1897 in La Jose {now Newburg}, Pennsylvania. He was born into poverty and self educated. He was determined to teach himself all that he felt he missed in high school and […]

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Faithful Heroes: John Wesley

John Wesley is considered the father of Methodism. However, his religious training began as a young child under the tutelage of his mother, Susanna. John Wesley was born on June 18, 1703 in Epworth, England. He was the fifteenth child born to Samuel and Susanna Wesley. His mother is described as “She was a woman of deep piety and brought […]

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Faithful Heroes: Charles Wesley

If you enjoy reading my hymn stories, you will recognize the name Charles Wesley. He wrote hymns such as Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, Love Divine All Loves Excelling, O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Jesus Lover of My Soul, And Can It Be that I Should Gain?, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus and Christ the Lord is Risen […]

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Faithful Heroes: Susannah Wesley

Susanna Wesley is considered the Mother of Methodism. John Wesley and Charles Wesley are two of her 19 children {9 of whom died in infancy}. Susanna Annesley was born on January 20, 1669 in England. She was the 25th child of 25 children born to Dr. Samuel and Mary White Annesley. Dr. Samuel Annesley was a dissenter of the established […]

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Faithful Heroes: John Newton

As we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July tomorrow, I thought it would be fitting to study a faithful hero who was both a slave and a slave trader, before he gained freedom in Christ.   He then worked to abolish the institution of slavery in Great Britain.   Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound that saved a wretch like […]

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Faithful Heroes: Marie Monsen, a life of devotion

Marie Monsen was born in 1878 in Sandviken, Norway. She committed as a young woman to going to China and arrived for a 30-year mission there on September 1, 1901. Her first years there are said to be disastrous. She received a concussion after falling and being unconscious shortly after her arrival, this would lead to years of debilitating headaches […]

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Faithful Heroes: Lady Jane Grey, trusted God

To understand the history and faith of Lady Jane Grey, we need a mini history lesson. King Henry VII died in 1509. He was the father of several children including Margaret, Mary and King Henry VIII. We all know the song of King Henry VIII having six wives. He had three children, each from a different wife. His daughters, Mary […]

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