- When George was two, his father passed away, leaving his mother struggling to support the family
- When he was fifteen years old, George persuaded his mother to let him leave school to work to support his family
- One of his hobbies when he was younger was to read plays consistently. He even skipped school to practice for performances
Contributions and Work Done in the Mission Field
- He turned two nations back to God
- He spent a duration of twenty four years in the British Isles and about nine years more in America speaking to ten million people
- He preached almost each day to thousands of people in the colonies; especially New England
- He made fifteen missions to Scotland. Cambulsang in 1742 to the "Preaching Braes" was the most well-known
- He also made two trips to Ireland, and one trip each to Bermuda, Gibraltar, and the Netherlands
- In 1738 he served as chaplain in the Georgia colony in Savannah
Bible Verses/ Quotes by or about Missionary
- "When our Lord says, we must by converted and become as little children, I suppose He means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child"
- "Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you."
- "Nothing is more generally known that our duties which belong to Christianity; and yet, how amazing is it, nothing is less practiced?"
- Bible Verses(a few that he quoted)
- John 5:39-"You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,"
- Isaiah 54:5-"For your Maker is your husband- the Lord Almighty is his name- the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth."
- Matthew 22:42-"'What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?' 'The son of David,' they replied."
- 1 Corinthians 1:30-"It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption."
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