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Some want to live within the sound
of church or chapel bell;
I want to run a rescue shop
within a yard of hell.

C. T. Studd was born this date, 12/2/1860 in England.  He was a missionary to China, pastored in India and served in both Sudan, and Belgian Congo (now called Democratic Republic of the Congo).  Charles Thomas Studd, one of England’s more famous cricket players, was converted to Jesus Christ and blessed the world with his mission vision. 

He and his wife Priscilla (Stewart) where blessed with four daughters (one of whom married Norman Grubb).  Studd died, 7/16/1931, in Belgian Congo.

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“My own family knew nothing of our circumstances, only that we were in the heart of China.  The last of our supplies was finished, and there was no apparent hope of supplies coming from any human source.  The mail came once a fortnight.  The mail man had just set out that afternoon, and in a fortnight he would bring the return mail.  The children were put to bed.  Then my wife came to my room.  We looked facts in the face.  If the return of the postman brought no relief, starvation stared us in the face.  We decided to have a night of prayer.  We got down on our knees for that purpose.  I think we must have stayed there twenty minutes before we arose again.  We had told God everything that we had to say in twenty minutes.  Our hearts were relieved; it not seem to us either reverence or common sense to keep on talking to God as though He were deaf or could not understand our simple language, or the extremity of our circumstances, or the weight of the words of His Son, Who said that God knew everything before we told Him, or as He said himself, ‘Before they call I will answer.’ And verily He did.”

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Norman Grubb, C T Studd (Ft.Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, 1972), 98      


C T (Charles Thomas) Studd died this date, 7/16/1931 in the Congo.  He was a child of privilege and famous cricket player who became part of the  “Cambridge Seven.”  He served God in China, India and Central Africa.

“Some wish to live within the sound of Church or Chapel bell; I want to run a Rescue Shop within a yard of hell.” — C T Studd

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