Missions Quotes Gallery 
Browse this page for inspiring missionary quotes to grow your zeal for missions!
“Death alone will put a stop to my effort!” 
David Livingstone
“If you found a cure for cancer, wouldn’t it be inconceivable to hide it from the rest of mankind? How much more inconceivable to keep silent the cure from the eternal wages of death.” 
Dave Davidson
“What would happen to this world if more evangelical Christians were to realize that God blessed them with money in order to make them a blessing, not to pamper them?”
Ralph Winter
“The missionary heart: Care more than some think is wise. Risk more than some think is safe. Dream more than some think is practical. Expect more than some think is possible. I was called not to comfort or success but to obedience… There is no joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving him.”
Karen Watson
“Nail the colours to the mast! That is the right thing to do, and, therefore, that is what we must do, and do it now. What colours? The colours of Christ, the work He has given us to do – the evangelization of all the unevangelized.”
C.T. Studd
“Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.”
C.T. Studd
“How could I spend the best years of my life in living for the honours of this world, when thousands of souls are perishing every day?”
C.T. Studd
“Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.”
C.T. Studd
“Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle.”
C.T. Studd 
“His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us no other choice.”
John R. Stott
“People full of the Holy Spirit are committed to God’s work. They want to be where laborers are needed most, and there is no more pressing need than bringing the Gospel to hell-bound men and women.
Robert E. Coleman
“Oh for a fresh, clear, arresting vision of the whole world to break upon the Church of Christ, constraining all Christians to lift up their eyes and look out unselfishly beyond their own narrow boundaries and local interests, and share their Savior’s burden of heart for the souls of all mankind!”
Robert Hall Glover
“There are only three kinds of Christians when it comes to world missions: zealous goers, zealous senders, and disobedient.”
John Piper
“Send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. Sever any tie, but the ties that bind me to your service and to your heart.”
David Livingstone
“It is the whole business of the whole church to preach the whole gospel to the whole world.”
Charles H. Spurgeon
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
Jim Elliot
“Live as if Christ died yesterday, rose this morning and is coming back tomorrow”
Martin Luther
“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”
C.T. Studd
“We’ve strayed from being fishers of men to being keepers of the aquarium”
Paul Harvey
“Give me 100 men who love nothing but God, Hate nothing but evil, and know nothing but Jesus Christ and I will change the world”
John Wesley
“Our work is to preach the gospel and we must not be sidetracked.”
Oswald J. Smith
“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God”
William Carey
“The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity.”
Mike Stachura
“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed”
Hudson Taylor
“Lost people matter to God, and so they must matter to us.”
Keith Wright
“No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.”
Oswald J. Smith
“The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time”
Carl Henry
“Sympathy is no substitute for action.”
David Livingstone
“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.”
Oswald J. Smith
“As long as there are millions destitute of the Word of God and knowledge of Jesus Christ, it will be impossible for me to devote time and energy to those who have both.”
J.L. Ewen
“I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with
darkness than in a land flooded with light”
John Keith Falconer
“The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.”
Henry Martyn
“There is nothing in the world or the Church — except the church’s disobedience — to render the evangelization of the world in this generation an impossibility.”
Robert Speer
“If God calls you to be a missionary, don’t stoop to be a king” 
Jordan Groom
“Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.”
C.T. Studd
“No reserves. No retreats. No regrets”
William Borden
“If you found a cure for cancer, wouldn’t it be inconceivable to hide it from the rest of mankind? How much more inconceivable to keep silent the cure from the eternal wages of death.”
Dave Davidson
“The command has been to “go,” but we have stayed – in body, gifts, prayer and influence. He has asked us to be witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth…But 99% of Christians have kept puttering around in the homeland.”
Robert Savage
 “‘Not called!’ did you say? Not heard the call,’ I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.”
William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army
“This generation can only reach this generation.”
“The church that does not evangelize will fossilize.”
“We can give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.”
“Sympathy is no substitute for action.”
“The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.”
“You can’t beat God giving.”
“Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but how much of God’s money will I keep for myself?”
“The first work of the whole Church is to give the Gospel to the whole world.”
“If God wills the evangelization of the world, and you refuse to support missions, then you are opposed to the will of God.”
“The Light that shines the farthest, shines the brightest nearest home.”