Emily Chubbuck Judson

    “Time and eternity are here.” Emily Chubbuck was born in New York on August 22. Being part of a very poor family, Emily was forced to work in the mills by the time she was twelve years old. She wanted to learn as much as she could, however, so …

George Mueller

    “The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.” Born in Prussia on September 27, 1805, George Mueller began running from God at an early age. By the time he was 10, …

Christmas Evans

    “Nothing could preserve me in cheerfulness and confidence under these afflictions, but the assurance of the faithfulness of Christ.” Christmas Evans was born in Wales on December 25, 1766 – which is why he was named “Christmas.” His father, a humble shoemaker, died when Christmas was 8, leaving the …

CH Spurgeon

    “Don’t rely too much on labels, for too often they are fables.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon, often called “C.H.” Spurgeon, is known as the most famous British Baptist preacher in Christian history. Born on June 19, 1834, he has often been called “the Apostle Paul of his generation.” Remarkably, he …

CT Studd

    “If Jesus Christ be the Son of God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.” Charles Thomas (“C.T.”) Studd was born into a very wealthy family in England on December 2, 1860. His family had “made it rich” in …

Amy Carmichael

    “You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving.” One of the most famous missionary stories ever told is that of Amy Carmichael’s “unanswered answer” to prayer. As a little girl, Amy wanted blue eyes more than anything in the world! Her mother had always taught her …

Charles Wesley

    “O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise!” Charles Wesley has been called many things, including “the great hymn writer of all ages” and “the Father of Sacred Song.” Born the eighteenth child in his family on December 18, 1707, he wrote over 6,500 hymns in …

John Bunyan

    “Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.” John Bunyan was born in England on November 30, 1628. He was sixteen years old when England was going through a civil war in 1644. He became a soldier. One …

Elisabeth Elliot

    “Today is mine. Tomorrow is not my business.” Born to missionary parents in Belgium on December 21, 1926, Elisabeth Elliot was only a few months old when her family moved to the United States. Her father was the editor of the Sunday School Times – a Sunday School paper …

Robert Murray M’Cheyne

    “I am deeply persuaded that there will be no full, soul-filling, heart-ravishing, heart-satisfying outpouring of the Spirit of God till there be more praise and thanking the Lord.” Robert Murray M’Cheyne – one of Scotland’s greatest preachers – lived a very short life. His influence, however, would live on …