June 3, 1905 – Hudson Taylor

The Foreign Missionary Hall of Fame (if there was one) would certainly include Hudson Taylor as one of the founding inductees. Born in England to devout Christian parents, Taylor initially rejected the faith but during his time in medical school began to see the Light. His parents had long been focused/interested in those nations that had never heard the name of Jesus and instilled that into Hudson who began a life-long love for China and it’s people. On Taylor’s first missionary journey he began to wear typical Chinese clothes and even grew his hair into a pigtail. He would later form the China Inland Mission and become a major factor in mission work before he died on June 3, 1905.

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