Missions: Keeping Up With ...

"I want to go full steam ahead until the old boiler bursts," says the Rev. E. Stanley Jones, whose fame overseas as an American evangelist is matched only by Billy Graham. Jones was formally retired by the Methodist Board of Missions in 1954, after 47 years of work —but retirement meant only that he was freed from all church assignments to set his own unflagging pace. In 1963, for example, he spent six months hopping from one missionary outpost to another in Asia and Latin America, filled 736 preaching engagements, spent his vacation writing his 24th book, a spiritual...

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