I have always enjoyed learning about Missionaries and hearing their quotes. I hope the following quotes serve as an inspiration and catalyst in your own missionary endeavors.

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Hudson Taylor Missionary Quotes

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.”

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.”

“China is not to be won for Christ by quiet, ease-loving men and women…The stamp of men and women we need is such as will put Jesus, China, and souls first and foremost in everything and at every time—even life itself must be secondary.”

“All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on God being with them.”

David Livingstone Missionary Quote

“I will go anywhere, provided it is forward.”

Amy Carmichael Missionary Quotes

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”

“If the praise of man elates me and his blame depresses me; if I cannot rest under misunderstanding without defending myself; if I love to be loved more than to love, to be served more than to serve, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

Paul the Apostle Missionary Quote

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

Mary Slessor Missionary Quotes

“I have one desire now – to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.”

“I have one passion; it is He, He only.”

“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”

C.T. Studd Missionary Quotes

“Only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”

“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”

“Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.”

Adoniram Judson Missionary Quotes

“The future is as bright as the promises of God.”

“I never made a sacrifice.”

“The motto of every missionary, whether preacher, printer, or schoolmaster, ought to be ‘Devoted for Life.'”

Gladys Aylward Missionary Quote

“I wasn’t God’s first choice for what I’ve done for China…I don’t know who it was…It must have been a man…a well-educated man. I don’t know what happened. Perhaps he died. Perhaps he wasn’t willing…And God looked down…and saw Gladys Aylward…And God said – ‘Well, she’s willing.'”

Jim Elliot Missionary Quote

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

Lottie Moon Missionary Quotes

“Can we not do more than pray? Prayer is a wonderful gift, but so is money, and money can do so much.”

“People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives… and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.”

“I have a firm conviction that I am immortal until my work is done.”

David Brainerd Missionary Quote

“I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so that I could but gain souls to Christ.”

Mary Mitchell Slessor Missionary Quote

“I put no confidence in anything that is man, except the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

George Whitefield Missionary Quote

“We are immortal until our work on earth is done.”

Robert Morrison Missionary Quote

“If I had a thousand pounds China should have it – if I had a thousand lives, China should have them. No petty fogging feelings have moved or constrained me. It is the love of Christ that has done it.”

“We should always look upon ourselves as God’s servants, placed in God’s world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.”

John Wesley Missionary Quote

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

Samuel Morris Missionary Quote

“Tell them I came from Africa, where my forefathers lived, and tell them I am going to Heaven where they will live again.”

Nate Saint Missionary Quote

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

“Lord, let me die for the unreached.”

“People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives… and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.”

Roland Allen Missionary Quote

“Missionary enterprise is not a human invention, but a divine command, and our obedience to

William Carey Missionary Quote

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”

Eric Liddell Missionary Quote

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

“Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins.”

Corrie Ten Boom Missionary Quote

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

Robert Moffat Missionary Quote

“We shall have all eternity in which to celebrate our victories, but we have only one swift hour before the sunset in which to win them.”

William Cameron Townsend Missionary Quote

“The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner.”

Elisabeth Elliot Missionary Quote

“The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it’s going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.”

“The will of God is always greater than the means at our disposal.”

Charles Spurgeon Missionary Quote

“If you want to be a missionary, don’t begin by trying to preach to the heathen. Don’t decide upon some great thing for God and try to do it. First find the little things… Show your love by your bearing toward one another, your kindness toward the poor, your faithfulness in your engagements, and your obedience to the Lord.”

John G. Paton Missionary Quote

“I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.”

“I felt immortal till I found my Savior.”

“You will have mission work just where you are, if you have love to God and man, and hearts that will venture anything for Jesus.”

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