Daily Topic for July 01, 2017

John 14:12-1, RSV
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Intercessors, as you pray for peoples, and for their harvesters, senders, and your fellow intercessors, ask Him freely for anything and everyone He shows you ... up to and including the unreached in every tribe, tongue, people, and nation! Your asking ... results in Jesus doing ...which glorifies the Father! Pray that believers will ask, and be given the privilege of doing great things for the unreached for the glory of the Father.

Missionary Biography—Sam Pollard

by KC

Does God call children to follow in the footsteps of their parents? Or does He call everyone independently of what their parents do? In the case of Samuel Pollard, it seems that he took things one step beyond what his parents did.
Samuel Pollard was born to a couple that both preached for the Bible Christian Church, a Methodist-based denomination. It was 1864, and the location was Camelford, in England. Young Samuel put his faith in Christ when he was 11 years old. He wanted a career in the civil service, but God had other plans. At a conference in 1885, Samuel was convinced that the Lord wanted him to be a missionary instead. Two years later he sailed for China with the China Inland Mission.
In China, Pollard took language study before beginning his work in the city of Kunming, in Yunnan Province. Initially Pollard did evangelism and compassion ministries such as establishing schools and intervening on behalf of Miao people who were being taken advantage of by government officials and landlords. In 1891 he began work in a Bible Christian Church mission station where he married Emmie Hainge, another missionary.

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Pray that the Lord will help would-be missionaries to not settle for anything less than total dedication to His path for their lives.

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