Trent Cornwell

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A common myth in the missions world is that your family can do well or your ministry can do well, but they can’t both do well at the same time. This is simply not true, and missionary Wayne Cooke is going to be teaching the students of the OGTC how to have and maintain a...
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        On this day in 1829, John Livingston Nevius was born on a small farm in Western New York.  The small son of a little-known father with few opportunities in life, he probably never imagined that one day, he would be traveling the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At the...
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On this day in 1823, Beverly Blanckard, the sister of George Boardman, wrote a letter to her brother, describing to him some of the trials and difficulties that his family back in America had been facing and the way that God had brought them through it. George, excited to hear the way that God was working...
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  (Pgs. 152-154) January 1, 1861 The first of January 1861 was a New Year’s Day ever to be remembered.  Mr. And Mrs. Johnston, Abraham and I, had spent nearly the whole time in a kind of solemn, yet happy festival.  Anew in a holy covenant before God, we unitedly consecrated our lives and our...
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My last name is Cornwell, but I am most certainly not British, at least not very recently. But for some reason my heart screams out with a British accent when it says “Respect me lest I die.” I believe it may have seen Braveheart or believes the accent will make me more prone to listen...
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  Following a victorious battle on November 12, 1815, Pomare destroyed all the idols and altars he could find. The great idol, Oro, was first made a post for the king’s kitchen and then cut up for firewood. Pomare took his own idols, twelve in number, to the missionaries and requested that they be sent...
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  After being ejected from an English ship for their illegal status, Carey and Thomas found a Danish ship. After a five-month voyage (punctuated by a violent storm), the party finally approached Calcutta. Since they had no permit to enter the country, the captain set them on a small fishing boat, and they floated into...
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On this day in 1832, Melville Cox, the first missionary sent out by the American methodist, set sail for Liberia aboard the Jupiter. For seven years, the money to send a missionary to Liberia lay unused. The mission committee could find no one willing to take the risk.  They could find no one, that is, until Melville...
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On this day in 1858, John and Mary Paton arrived at the island of Tanna, a southern island in Vanuatu, a group of eighty islands about fifteen hundred miles northeast of Australia, then known as the New Hebrides. In his journal, John Paton recorded the experience: We were all safely landed on Tanna.  Dr. Geddy went...
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As someone radically influenced by a missions trip as a teenager, you would think I would have had a deeper awareness of the value of missions trips for my youth group. To add to my personal experience, I serve in a church that is in many ways a Grand Central station for missions. I am...
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