He Fought Well!
The Bible says: “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6:12 ESV)
T. Studd is one of the greatest missionaries of the last century. He was the son of a wealthy British family, but gave up all to become a missionary to China, India and finally Africa.
One of the most impressive things about Studd is this (from the Wikipedia article about his life):
Studd emphasised the life of faith, believing that God would provide for a Christian’s needs. His father died while he was in China, and he gave away his inheritance of £29,000, specifying £5,000 to be used for the Moody Bible Institute, £5,000 for George Müller mission work and his orphans, £5,000 for George Holland’s work with England’s poor in Whitechapel, and £5,000 to Commissioner Booth Tucker for the Salvation Army in India.
He wrote a poem, that became well known even to this day. It was on a plaque my family had hanging on the wall of our home
Only one life, twill soon be past.
Only what’s done for Christ will last.