Rosalind and Jonanthan Goforth

I have always both admired and stood in awe of the life of Rosalind Goforth and Jonathan Goforth.

Jonathan Goforth had been greatly influenced by the work of Hudson Taylor, the founder of the China Inland Mission, which was founded on 25 June 1865.
The Goforths were sent to pioneer the North Henan mission in 1888. Their work was difficult and they lost five of eleven children to sickness.
In 1900, the Goforths had to flee across China during the Boxer Rebellion. Jonathan was attacked and injured with a sword, but they both survived and escaped to the safety of one of the “Treaty Ports”.

Much as I desire to be used of God, so often, I find myself lacking both the faith and the courage to follow where I know the Lord is leading me.
So often I fall into the “Slough of Despond” in my daily walk with Him.

And while I’m very happy to sing “Trust and Obey” while sitting in a comfortable pew, the reality is, those are two of the most difficult words I know. I daily ask the Lord for eyes to see, ears to hear and the courage to go where he wants me to go. I know that I have nothing to fear because He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. (Psalm 23)

Thank you Lord for your mercy, loving kindness and patience.

And thank you Rosalind and Jonathan for your godly example of lives well lived!