James Hudson Taylor

James Hudson Taylor was born on 21 May 1832 in a Christian home. His father was a pharmacist in Barnsley, Yorkshire (England), and a preacher who in his youth had a strong burden for China. When he was 17, entered the library of his father. He took a brochure of evangelism that seemed interesting. That day he poured out his heart before the Lord and gave his entire life.”A very deep impression that I had ceased to be master of myself seized me, and since that date has not been erased here again ‘. Shortly thereafter, she felt God was calling him to serve in China.Desde then his life took a new turn, as he began to prepare diligently for what would be his great mission. He adapted his life as possible to what I thought life could be in China. He did more outdoor exercise, changed her soft bed for a mattress, and was deprived of the delicacies of the table. Treated promptly distributed in poor neighborhoods, and held meetings in hogares.Comenz to get up at five in the morning to study the Chinese language. Having no resources to buy a grammar and a dictionary too expensive at that time, studied the language with the help of a copy of the Gospel of Luke in Mandarin.He also began the study of Greek, Hebrew, lat n.En May 1850 and began working as assistant to Dr. Robert Hardy, with whom he learned the art of medicine, which had begun with his father. He knew of the shortage of doctors in China, so we took pains to learn. In November the following year, took another important decision: to spend less on itself and can give more to others, rented a room in a modest Drainside suburb on the outskirts of town. Here began a strict regime of economy and self-sacrifice, of their time officiating as self-appointed doctor, sad and miserable streets. He realized that a third of his salary could live soberly. “I had the experience that the less spent for me and did it to others, the greater was the joy and blessing that I got my soul.” Faith is probadaSin But by this time Hudson Taylor had a painful experience.For two years I met a young music teacher, the sweet face and melodious voice. He had raised hopes of an idyllic and happy marriage with her. But now she walked away. Seeing that nothing could dissuade his friend from his missionary purposes, she said she was not willing to go to China. Hudson Taylor was completely broken and humiliated. For a few days did wavered in purpose, but the love of God said. Years later said: “I’ve never made any sacrifice. They had missed the sacrifices, true, but he became convinced that giving up something for God was inevitably receive more. “An indescribable joy all day, every day, it was my happy experience. God, my God, he was a bright and real. The only thing that was my job to pay my joyful service. “Meanwhile, the burden for the evangelization of China was growing stronger in your heart.His mother wrote: “The missionary task is the noblest that we can devote. We certainly can not be insensitive to human bonds, but should not we rejoice when there is something to which we give to the Savior Oh, Mama, can not tell you how to desire to be a missionary …