C.T. Studd (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)


C.T. Studd: No Retreat – C.T. and his companion were lost in the African jungle. All the warning others had given the two missionaries rushed into C.T.’s mind. He had the uneasy sensation of being watched. C.T. shivered as he stared into the dense foliage surrounding him. He was exposed on all sides, clearly visible to anything or anyone concealed in the jungle.

Endowed with rare determination and a wry sense of humor, C.T. Studd unceasingly pursued a life devoted to God. A star English cricket player in his youth, C.T. did nothing halfway. When challenged by near tragedy and the words of an atheist, the wealthy young man became a missionary of exteme devotion.

Serving in China, India, and finally Central Africa, C.T. Studd was the first missionary to reach numerous tribes deep in the congo. Together with the mission he founded, Worldwide Evangelization Crusade, this man who refused to retreat opened a way for Africans to hear the gospel for years to come.

1 thought on “C.T. Studd (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

  1. I’m challenged by C.T. Studd’s example of surrendering a promising career, giving up the comfort and security of wealth, and persevering many times through physical illnesses as well as oppositions to trust and follow God’s call to share the Gospel in China, India, and Congo. One of the most meaningful part of the story is when the African converts began following his example to surrender their lives and pay great costs to share the Gospel, and were sent out by him to start many more stations in the African jungle to reach the lost because it reminds me to likewise follow the example of the older ones to together live out the vision of bringing the Acts 2 church to college campuses.


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