Eric Liddell Maddie Stephens

Eric Liddell was born in Tianjin, China on January 16th, 1902.
Liddell's family was concluded of his father James Dunlap Liddell, his mother Jenny Liddell and brother Robert Liddell.
As a child, Liddell went to a Chinese school for 5 years then went to England. He became Captain of the Cricket Team and Captain of the Rugby Team.
Eric married Florence MacKenzie. Together they had three children: Heather, Patricia, and Maureen. However, he died before he could ever see Maureen.
Liddell's father and mother were both missionaries, so he was destined to be one too. he left all the fame and glory to serve as a missionary in China, just like his parents.
Eric Liddell worked as a school teacher in China to teach and spread the word of God. Liddell was the one who sacrificed his life for the emancipation of China during its worst time when the Japanese invaded China in 1937.
Liddell was a brilliant sportsman at school and was named the best athlete of the year and awarded the Blackheath Cup, which is why he was made the captain of both the cricket and rugby union teams. He became the member of the Scottish national rugby union team and from 1922,
His movie Chariots of Fire had won several Oscars and the Legacy Award. In the Olympics he won One Gold, no Sliver, and One Bronze. Which is pretty incredible!
Liddell had a favorite verse, which was 1 Samuel 2:30. ""Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.' But now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained."
"We are all missionaries. Wherever we go we either bring people nearer to Christ or we repel them from Christ." "God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure."
Liddell suffered from a brain tumor at age 45 on the left side of his brain. He died never getting to see his 3rd child, Maureen Liddell.

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