„I have never passed a more anxious or trying month in my life, but I never felt God so present with me.“

—  Hudson Taylor, (A.J. Broomhall. Hudson Taylor and China’s Open Century, Book Two: Over the Treaty Wall. London: Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1982, 192).
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