Daily Topic for October 01, 2017

Matthew 5:7, NIV
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Pray that God will use his children to spread mercy and love throughout India.

Missionary Biography, E. Stanley Jones

by KC

It must have almost felt like a gust of wind had entered the room and E. Stanley Jones and three other Asbury College students continued their prayer meeting in 1905. Though they had been praying for a while, it felt like the Holy Spirit had really arrived around 10 pm. Students confessed their sins and made deeper commitments to the Lord who sent his Spirit that night. More students came to the room to bask in this emerging revival.
One student who was affected that night was Eli Stanley Jones, born in Baltimore in 1884. The Holy Spirit liberated him from a sense of superiority that night, which helped prepare him for the mission field. Jones graduated from Asbury College in 1906, and joined their staff for a year before God called him to India as a missionary. There he married a fellow missionary, Mabel Lossing in 1911.
Though he began his ministry with the despised lower castes of India, God gave Jones a ministry of reconciliation that often involved some of the most powerful men of his day. He worked with American President Franklin Roosevelt’s efforts to avoid war with Japan before WWII. His friendship with Mahatma Gandhi and other key Indian leaders right after they achieved their independence helped establish religious freedom as one of the pillars of India’s constitution.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that God will direct today’s seminary students to know exactly what his will is for their lives.

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