Quote for Thought


I am not reaping the harvest; I scarcely claim to be sowing the seed; I am hardly ploughing the soil; but I am gathering out the stones. That, too, is missionary work; let it be supported by loving sympathy and fervent prayer.” -Robert Bruce, missionary to Iranian Muslims in the late 19th century.

<Quoted by Stephen Neill in “A History of Christian Missions,” Penguin (1986), pg 311.>

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