“You also helping together in prayer for us.” 2 Corinthians. 1:2
A station in the China Inland Mission was peculiarly blessed of God. The lost inquired about God in greater numbers and were more easily turned from dumb idols to serve the living God than at other stations. The difference was a theme of conversation and wonder. One day, in England J. Hudson Taylor, the mission’s head, was warmly greeted at a certain place by a stranger who showed great interest in his mission work. He was particular and intelligent in his questions concerning one missionary and the locality in which he labored, seemed so well acquainted with his helpers, inquirers, and the difficulties of that particular station, that Mr. Taylor’s curiosity was aroused to find out the reason of this intimate knowledge. He now learned that this stranger and the successful missionary had covenanted together as co-workers. The missionary kept his home brother informed of all the phases of his laborer. He gave him the name of those he witnessed to and those who seemed close to conversion. He also kept his English brother informed about the nature of the difficulties of ministering in this far-off land. The brother at home took every issue of the mission field to God in prevailing prayer. It made a huge difference.
- A.T. Pierson