All I can say is CRAZY!

Hudson Taylor’s strength was failing rapidly.

People are perishing, and God is so blessing the work [he wrote to his father]. But we are wearing down and must have help….

Do you know of any earnest, devoted young men desirous of serving God in China, who, not wishing for more than their actual support, would be willing to come out and labour here? Oh, for four or five such helpers!

They would probably begin to preach in Chinese in six months’ time,

and in answer to prayer the means for their support would be found.


Mrs Howard Taylor and George Verwer, Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2009).