“The greatest conduct is love in action.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita. Here are 35 Inspirational Missionary Quotes.

Missionary Quotes

1. “I will go anywhere, provided it be forward.”
David Livingstone

2. “When I cannot read when I cannot think when I cannot even pray, I can trust.”
― Hudson Taylor

3. “You have one business on earth – to save souls.”
John Wesley

4. “Depend on it. God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterward, and He much prefers doing so.”
Hudson Taylor

5. “God Hold us to that which drew us first when the Cross was the attraction, and we wanted nothing else.”
― Amy Carmichael

6. “Untold millions are still untold.”
John Wesley

7. “To me, there is no more tragic sight than the average missionary. …We have given so much, yet not the one thing that counts; we aspire so high, and fall so low; we suffer so much, but so seldom with Christ; we have done so much and so little will remain; we have known Christ in part, and have so effectively barricaded our hearts against His mighty love, which surely He must yearn to give His disciples above all people.”
Amy Carmichael

8. “We can leave a place behind, or we can stay in that place and leave our selfishness (often expressed in feeling sorry for ourselves) behind. If we leave a place and take our selfishness with us, the cycle of problems starts all over again no matter where we go. But if we leave our selfishness behind, no matter where we are, things start to improve.”
John H. Groberg

9. “There were two worlds, two lives, for each person: this one--brief, narrow, finite; and the hereafter-- eternal, limitless, infinite. Fame, to mean anything, should go with one into the next world, where one could enjoy it perpetually.”
Courtney Anderson

Missionary Quotes

10. “Never pity missionaries; envy them. They are where the real action is -- where life and death, sin and grace, Heaven and Hell converge.”
Robert C. Shannon

11. “There are still many souls to be won for Christ,” she answered with quiet dignity, eyes downcast—but not, he figured, in humility. “Even here. Perhaps, especially here. Where better to spread his love, than a country just recently ravaged by war?”
“Where better to be kidnapped and sold into slavery, than a country just recently ravaged by war?” with a discernible sneer.”
V.S. Carnes

12. “Sacrifice, sacrifice.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

13. “My ACTIONS should draw people to the God I serve, not my SALES PITCH. If people want what I have, they'll ask me how to get it. If not, that's their business.”
Stefne Miller, Collision

14. “At that moment I would have welcomed spider-rats nibbling on my toes about as much as the idea of chatting with a missionary priest.”
Dan Simmons

15. “The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.”
David Livingstone

16. “There are no heroes, just those that choose to be servants.”
Ricky Maye

17. “The evangelist is the world's hopeless romantic, and just like a hopeless romantic, he must hope for the miracle of God more than the romance itself.”
Criss Jami, Healology

18. “Life is all we have, the grace of service to mankind.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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Missionary Quotes

19. “When we consecrate ourselves to God, we think we are making a great sacrifice, and doing lots for Him, when really we are only letting go of some little bitsy trinkets we have been grabbing, and when our hands are empty, He fills them full of His treasure. ~ Betty Stam”
Daniel L. Akin

20. “Words are drops of blood, from my heart.”
Jean Kenyon MacKenzie

21. “God demonstrated His wisdom in that, even as people in Europe began despising the gospel, He was already preparing to go somewhere else.”
Sinclair B. Ferguson

22. “You must put all your heart into everything you do.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

23. “The beauty of life is sharing life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

24. “We call ourselves followers but we refuse to follow him to the Unreached. We call ourselves Christians but refuse to lay down our life as he did that they might have life. We sing songs for him with our lips but deny him with our lives”
John Willis Zumwalt

25. “Man is a missionary.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

26. “The gospel messages you share will be accepted more readily if your Christlike example is evident in the ongoing pattern of your posts.”
David A. Bednar

27. “It takes one Rice bag to convert to other religions and one party ticket to change your ideology. That is why neither I respect Religions nor Politicians.”
Anupam S Shlok

Missionary Quotes

28. “I devote my life in service of humanity.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

29. “We can do more than we imagine by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

30. “Whatever is within your limit, do it to lift the souls of humankind.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

31. “Living according to God's truth means that my ego must die, and I must live entirely for God and for my neighbors. Living according to God's truth means not following the crowd and not being dismayed when even your friends misunderstand you. For the God whom you serve will have the final word. On the day of judgment, he will speak the final word over the whole of your life.”
Mikhail Khorev

32. “We will do the good work. It is our holy duty.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

33. “It is an alarming experience to be, in your person, representing Christianity to the natives.”
Isak Dinesen

34. “God has unlimited resources for every great work. Are you a willing spirit?”
Lailah Gifty Akita

35. “Missionary work is a priesthood duty - an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much.”
Thomas S. Monson

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“The Church has no reason to exist except for the advancement of His Kingdom into areas it has never been before!”― John Willis Zumwalt
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“A willing spirit, diligently perform the sacred duty.”― Lailah Gifty Akita
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“May we reach out to one another in love, in faith and in kindness.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

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