Going Forth

Jonathan Goforth, Rosalind Goforth, China, Boxer Revolution, Missionaries to China
China in the late 1800s wasn't safe or friendly for foreigners. But Johathan and Rosalind Goforth left Canada and gave up comfort, convenience and safety to share Christ with the Chinese people.

Conditions were difficult and demanding, and they ended up losing three of their children to disease. 

During the Boxer Revolution anti-Christian soldiers beat Jonathan close to death and the Goforths fled for their lives. But as soon as China re-opened to foreigners, they returned.

Their lives were a reflection of the words of Paul in Philippians 3:7-14:  
"I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage ... I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me." 

Today I'm asking what things in my life I should consider "garbage" for the sake of Christ. I hope you'll be prompted to ask the same. 
Source: Jonathan Goforth, An Open Door in China, YWAM publishing
While I recommend this book in the YWAM Christian Heroes series, I do not recommend all of the books in this series.
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