They are considered America’s first foreign missionaries; and, their story of dedication, sacrifice, adventure and triumph is one for the ages.

Here are 5 lessons from the lives of Adoniram and Ann Judson:

  1. Surrender is Complete
  2. Scripture is Your Compass
  3. Suffering will Come
  4. Sow with Confidence
  5. Celebrate with a Crowd

Key Takeaways:

  • Though Adoniram and Ann are best known for their missionary endeavors, they were also examples of good citizenship in their adopted country.
  • Walk with me through Adoniram’s dramatic conversion from deism, his lightning courtship of Ann, their complete dedication to the Great Commission, their terrible sacrifices and their incredible impact in Burma (now Myanmar) and the world.
  • In summary: Don’t keep up with the Joneses. Follow Jesus like the Judsons.