Daily Topic for July 03, 2009
Mongolia would seem to be the least likely nation to be co-heirs with Israel. Ever since their empire faded in the 1300s, Mongolia has been viewed as a harmless backwater by their more powerful Chinese and Russian neighbors. But they have the chance to be co-heirs with the people God chose to be His own children!
Pray that all Mongolian groups will recognize and embrace their chance to be God’s children.
(Continued from yesterday)
There were two things James Gilmour considered foundation stones upon which he built his missionary life and service. First, he never neglected to read his Bible. It ruled his life. Second, he respected the Chinese and the Mongolians and never looked down on them. He knew that God does not regard one person as better than another.
After the death of his wife, Emily, James decided to go to work with the settled farmers in eastern Mongolia. In this area missionaries were sometimes blamed for crop failures, and their lives were in danger. James knew that there he would be cut off from all Europeans and would be very lonely, yet he was not afraid. Each morning early, he would be at a stall in the market or on the streets, selling books, treating the sick, and having conversation with anybody who wanted to talk. Thus James Gilmour kept occupied until the last.
At the close of a very busy week, when he was exceptionally tired, he came down with typhus fever. He never regained his health, and in 1891, at age 48, he died.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
In spite of Gilmore’s good work in Mongolia, only in the last 20 years have Mongolians begun publicly turning to the Lord. Today several churches have been established in the capital city and the JESUS Film is being shown repeatedly throughout the country.-AL from “James Gilmour of Mongolia,” his diaries, letters and reports arranged by Richard Lovett, Chicago, Student Missionary Campaign Library, n.d.
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