Their Love Destroyed His Hatred

A true story of Christian love melting the heart of a man inspired by hatred

At 19, Feng joined the Boxer Revolution to kill foreigners in his Chinese homeland. Filled with hatred, he helped massacre Christian missionaries, their children and their Chinese converts. 

But two particular incidents haunted him. 

In one city, a woman named Miss Morrell stood in front of her missionary compound and asked if she could give her life to spare the others. Although the Boxers murdered them all, Feng was shocked by Morrell's sacrificial love. 

In another area, Feng was touched and perplexed when a missionary father gently and calmly comforted his son as they were burned alive. 

Feng couldn't rest until he learned more about the God who inspired such peace and love in His followers, and Feng ended up giving his life to Christ. 

Few of us will be asked to make the sacrifices of Miss Morrell and this unnamed father, but they should inspire us (Hebrews 12:1) and make us ask "What might God be asking me to sacrifice for the Gospel?" 

For some, this will mean adjusting our budget to sacrifice something to help support God's work or sacrificing time and other resources. Most of us never challenge ourselves to give up things that cost us something. I am convicted by these examples and I hope you are too. 
This story found in Jonathan Goforth, An Open Door in ChinaAfter his conversion, Feng worked with Goforth
While I recommend this book in the YWAM series, I don't recommend all of the books in this series. 

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A true story of Christian love melting the heart of a man inspired by hatred


  1. Gail, I read your blog regularly. I don't think I have ever commented. I love every one of your posts. I don't have a fb and I don't follow twitter. I am a busy home school mom and your concise Bible love notes are so helpful to me. I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your faithfulness.

    1. Thank you, Jennifer, for taking the time to encourage me. I appreciate it. As a former home school mom (my children are grown), I can appreciate your demanding schedule. God bless you,


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