Sermon Illustrations

Home > Sermon Illustrations

Missionary Doctor Never Saw His 'Success'

Missionary Doctor Never Saw His 'Success'

In 1912, medical missionary Dr. William Leslie went to live and minister to tribal people in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After 17 years he returned to the U.S. a discouraged man, believing he failed to make an impact for Christ. He died nine years after his return.

But in 2010 a team led by Eric Ramsey with Tom Cox World ...

sermon illustration Preview

This sermon illustration is available to PreachingToday.com subscribers only.

To continue reading:

Rating & Reviews

Average User Rating: Not rated

No comments

Please to rate and review this sermon illustration. Or subscribe now for full access.

Related Sermon Illustrations

Missionary's Efforts Bear Fruit 150 Years Later

The American missionary Adoniram Judson arrived in Burma, or Myanmar, in 1812, and died there thirty-eight years later in 1850. During that time, he suffered much for the cause of ...

[ Read More ]
The First North American Missionary—a Freed Slave

The First North American Missionary—a Freed Slave

The first missionary from North America was George Liele, a former slave who left the American colonies for Jamaica in 1782 and began a ministry of preaching in 1783, nearly a full ...

[ Read More ]

More Sermon illustrations

Related videos

Wooden Valentine Holiday Still | Playback Media | Preaching Today Media

Wooden Valentine Holiday Still | Playback Media

This abstract still features a black wooden surface made from several planks of wood. Painted on the bottom of the board are Valentine hearts in red. A grungy texture is spread across the image adding subtle depth and character. The warm hues help set a peaceful serene feeling. In the center are the words “Happy Valentine’s Day We’re Glad You’re Here”. [ Read More ]
Wooden Valentine Holiday Still | Playback Media | Preaching Today Media

Wooden Valentine Holiday Still | Playback Media

This abstract still features a black wooden surface made from several planks of wood. Painted on the bottom of the board are Valentine hearts in red. A grungy texture is spread across the image adding subtle depth and character. The warm hues help set a peaceful serene feeling. In the center are the words “Happy Valentine’s Day We’re Glad You’re Here”. [ Read More ]

More videos

Print this pageShopping CartHelpMy Account