Raising Missionaries

It is of utmost importance that the emphasis in our child training be laid upon this; that we raise up a godly seed to go and fulfill the great commission. It is God's desire and Jesus' command that we will be His disciples and make new disciples and so spend our lives. He that wins souls are wise and will have treasure in heaven.


A Twelve-Year-Old Missionary - Robert Moffat

Years ago when Robert Moffat was in Africa, he traveled far into the interior. One day he came to a tree upon which a board was fixed, saying that a Christian school was to be found in a village not far away.

Apostle of Holiness - Samuel Logan Brengle’s Home Life - by Denny Kenaston

Colonel Brengle was a well-known and beloved officer in the Salvation Army. This was the Christian army that fought with the devil for the souls of men. He was born in the year 1860 and passed on to his reward in 1936. Outside of the Salvation Army, he is best known for his famous book,Helps to Holiness. It is a classic, read and appreciated by Christians from every major denomination. In this book, he emphasizes the inner work of grace in sanctification as well as the outward aspects of a holy life.

Inside of the Army structure, he was their revivalist / evangelist. He was widely used all over the world to fan the flames of revival among Salvationists. He led thousands to Christ in his meetings, however, he was better known for his preaching on a holy heart and the holy life that follows it. Tens of thousands were inspired to seek God for a deeper work of grace and an enduement of power from the Holy Ghost.

Herbert & Ruth Grings’ Home Life - Denny Kenaston

But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: Ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: All that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed that the Lord hath blessed. Isaiah 61:6, 9

My heart thrills, as I sit down to write a brief account of this Missionary Patriarch, and the generations that follow him. A patriarch is one who has extended his influence far beyond the reach of an earthly life.

On Obedience to Parents - John Wesley

"Children, obey your parents in all things." Col. 3:20
1. It has been a subject of controversy for many years, whether there are any innate principles in the mind of man. But it is allowed on all hands, if there be any practical principles naturally unplanted in the soul, that "we ought to honour our parents," will claim this character almost before any other. It is enumerated among those universal principles by the most ancient authors and is undoubtedly found even among savages in the most barbarous nations.

Principles from Herbert & Ruth Grings’ Home Life - Helen Leibee

Continuing from the home life of Herbert and Ruth Grings, I want to draw out the details of this ten year period, as well as other points, so we can apply them to our homes.

Principles that Mold Missionary Children

  • The Word of God
    As I interviewed Sister Louise about home life on the mission field, Old Faithful, the Bible, took the lead. Their lives were filled with the Bible. They learned to read with the Bible. They memorized five verses each week