James Hudson Taylor Missionary to china for 51 years

Hudson Taylor was born on May 21, 1832 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. Hudson Taylor was born into a Christian home and his parents were James and Amelia Taylor, and his two siblings were Louisa and Amelia Taylor.

Background Info for Missionary

Childhood Hobbies/Experiences

-Hudson Taylor's father was a local Methodist preacher and chemist. Hudson Taylor helped his father in his chemist shop and he gained some experience in banking working at a local bank at the age of 15. Then he left the bank in 1848 to go work in his father's shop.

Educational Experiences

-Hudson Taylor studied medicine, mandarin - which is the standard literary and official form of Chinese based on the Beijing dialect, and trained to be a doctor.

Adult Experiences

-In 1859, Hudson Taylor married Maria and they later had 8 children together but only 4 of them lived older than 10 and the rest died before the age of 10. Maria died from getting weaker and weaker with cholera and then on July 23, 1870, 3 days after her 4 child died. Then later Hudson Taylor married Jennie Faulding part of the China Inland Missions.

Missionary Work/Experiences

What made him serve in missions

-At age 4 or 5 Hudson Taylor said to his parents "When I am a man I mean to be a missionary and go to China." Which his parents had been praying about before he was even born. After he was older at age 17 dissatisfaction with his spiritual state in 1849 he decided that God was calling him to go to China.

-As a young man: "I feel I cannot go on living unless I do something for China."

-James Hudson Taylor

Work he did and where

-Hudson Taylor found China Inland Missions (CIM) in China and was a part of the mission board of the Chinese Evangelization Society (CES)

-He also preached and baptized Chinese Christians.

Legacy left behind due to significant work/achievements made

-Hudson Taylor found China Inland Missions, developed a witnessing Chinese Church of 125,000, converted at least 35,000 Chinese to Christian, and baptized around 50,000 people.

Bible Verses

John 14:13

13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 7:37-39

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.


“When I cannot read, when I cannot think, when I cannot even pray, I can trust.”

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

“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.”

-James Hudson Taylor

Interesting Facts

-The China Inland Missions made 20 mission stations, brought 849 missionaries to the field, trained some 700 Chinese workers, and raised 4 million dollars by faith.

Works Cited

"James Hudson Taylor Quotes." goodreads.com Goodreads Inc. 2017 WEB. 23 April 2017
"James Hudson Taylor" wholesomewords.home Wholesome Words. 2017 WEB. 23 April 2017
"Favorite Verses Of Hudson Taylor" whitepaperbible.org Good News Publishers 2001 WEB. 23 April 2017

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