John Paton

“Mr. Dickson, you are advanced in years now, and your own prospect is soon to be laid in the grave, there to be eaten by worms; I confess to you, that if I can but live and die serving and honouring the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by Cannibals or by worms; and in the Great Day my Resurrection body will rise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer.”John-Paton

The words of John Paton, when a certain Mr Dickson repeatedly told John that he would be eaten by cannibals. John Paton was a missionary to the New Hebrides Islands of the South Pacific, called by the Lord to be a missionary to the cannibal tribes.

 

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