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...I have now to ask whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this world? Whether you can consent to see her departure to a heathen land, and her subjection to the hardships and sufferings of a missionary life? Whether you can consent to her exposure to the dangers of the ocean; to the fatal influence of the southern climate of India; to every kind of want and distress; to degradation, insult, persecution, and perhaps a violent death? Can you consent to all this, for the sake of perishing immortal souls; for the sake of Zion and the glory of God? Can you consent to all this, in hope of soon meeting your daughter in the world of glory, with a crown of righteousness brightened by the acclamations of praise which shall redound to her Saviour from heathens saved, through her means, from eternal woe and despair?

    Topics: Romance, Missions
    Source: a letter written by Adoniram Judson to Ann Hasseltine's father, in which he asked permission to marr

I am not tired of my work, neither am I tired of the world; yet, when Christ calls me home, I shall go with gladness.

    Topics: Service, Death

In spite of sorrow, loss, and pain, Our course be onward still; We sow on Burmah's barren plain, We reap on Zion's hill.

    Topics: Suffering

The prospects are bright as the promises of God.

    Topics: The Future

If I had not felt certain that every additional trial was ordered by infinite love and mercy, I could not have survived my accumulated sufferings.

    Topics: Trials, Suffering

No mind, no wisdom--temporary mind, temporary wisdom--eternal mind, eternal wisdom.

    Topics: Wisdom

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