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