Missionaries Pg 2
Many Christian missionaries have gone to the poorest of the poor and to remote locations. Many missionaries preached Christ through helping people by giving medical services, hospitals, clinics and schools.
Ministering to the very sick and to the abandoned is ministering to Christ, himself.
(38) "When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? (39) When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?"...
"I say to you, what ever you did for one of these least....you did for me." MT 38-40
"I have but one candle of life to burn and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light." - John Keith Falconer
Amy Beatrice Carmichael
Amy Beatrice Carmichael (16 December 1867 – 18 January 1951) Pioneering international orphan care was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, Amy Beatrice Carmichael, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.
She is venerated in the Anglican Communion church.
Frank Charles Laubach (September 2, 1884 – June 11, 1970), a committed Christian and pioneer of world literacy is known as the “Apostle to the Illiterates”.
The programs he developed have been used to teach about 60 million people to read their own language. He was deeply concerned about poverty, injustice and illiteracy, and considered them barriers to peace in the world.
Dr. Victor C Rambo
Dr. Victor C Rambo (1894 – May 23, 1987); Sight to the blind:
Dr. Victor C Rambo was an American medical missionary and ophthalmologist who worked in India from 1924 to 1974 for the United Christian Missionary Society, of which the former Foreign Christian Missionary Society became part in 1920.
Dr. Victor C Rambo was a passionate Christian who could have made a lot of money as a doctor in the US. Instead he lived in India where he “worked from dawn ‘til dusk” operating on cataracts where little or no other help was available. Literally thousands of patients were helped through his ministry who would have otherwise been left seriously visually impaired or gone blind.
Dr. Ida Scudder
Dr. Ida Scudder (December 9, 1870 – May 23, 1960)
Missionary Doctor to India
Dedicated her life to women's health in India. Her reputation was so high that women and girls used to seek her out just to touch her. Doctors all over India sent their most difficult gynecological cases to her. She became so well known that a letter simply addressed "To: Dr. Ida, India" reached her in a country of over three hundred million people. In 1918, she started one of Asia's foremost teaching hospitals.
Lillian Hunt Trasher
Lillian Hunt Trasher (27 September 1887 – 17 December 1961) was a Christian missionary to Asyut, Egypt, as well as the founder of the first orphanage in Egypt. She is famed as the "Nile Mother" of Egypt.
Lillian Trasher worked 50 years among Egypt's orphans and other forgotten people, from 1911 to 1961, without a furlough, including through the Nazi occupation during World War II.
She is venerated in the Episcopal Church (United States).