Great-Grandson of Legendary Missionary to China Dies
The great-grandson of British missionary James Hudson Taylor, the man foremost responsible for spreading Christianity in China, died in the early morning on Friday in Hong Kong, mission agency OMF International announced.
Dr. James Hudson Taylor III went to be with Christ at the age of 79, according to OMF. He, like his great-grandfather, had immersed himself in Chinese culture and shared the Gospel with the Chinese people. Taylor will be remembered as a mission statesman who was warm, a master storyteller, and won the respect of senior Chinese government officials and church leaders alike.
OMF International, formerly known as China Inland Mission and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, was founded by James Hudson Taylor in 1865. Taylor spent 51 years in China and the organization he founded was responsible for bringing more than 800 missionaries to the country. The missionaries in turn began 125...