I have been rejoicing for a fortnight in the glad tidings you have to tell me.
Taylor's methods were met with scorn, the Chinese dress being the big item that annoyed the western community as it did previously. The last led him to encourage single women to live in the interior of China, a step widely criticized by other mission societies.
Taylor had to return to England because of ill health and was semi-retired in Switzerland as a result. Passing his 23rd birthday he came within 70 miles of the Taipings. It was a visionary plan that would have left veteran recruiters breathless: Taylor, realizing he could not soon return, undertook various responsibilities. Experiences like these prepared him for his future life of faith. Current Issue March 2019 Subscribe. He could only later turn in bed with the help of a rope fixed above him.
Burella became engaged to missionary associate, John Burdon. Lewis Nicol, who accused Taylor of tyranny, had to be dismissed. In hours of trial and loneliness he would play his harmonium and sing some of the great Christian hymns — his favorite being, "Jesus, I am resting, resting, in the joy of what thou art.
Taylor had to stay in England to care for her own two children recently born including Howard, the biographer and author of his father's life story , plus the four from the previous marriage and an adopted daughter.
If I had A Thousand Lives.
So within months of arriving, and the native language still a challenge, Taylor, along with Joseph Edkins, set off for the interior, setting sail down the Huangpu River distributing Chinese Bibles and tracts. From the Editor - Surprised by China. This was to produce negative results as Western Imperialism became the excuse for Communist infiltration later. They decided to go and arrived March 12. Keeping his new missionaries in line with his policies was somewhat a task also.
And it was there, while walking along the beach, that Taylor's gloom lifted:. Christianity Today Weekly.
Clark pioneered the way for women's work in western China. At this time Spurgeon heard Taylor and was impressed by his zeal for China. In early 1855 he started preaching tours — a week or more with another missionary or alone. But he died quite suddenly on Saturday evening.
But is was Maria's tuberculosis condition worsening under the extremely hot sun that caused the greatest concern. Broomhall, Marshall. The personal cost of Taylor's vision was high on his family as well: One night about 10 p.