Norman read the first sentence of the letter again: “The whole country round seems to be really greedy to hear the Word of God, many are deciding for Christ.” As he read, he heard a clear voice inside his head say, “That’s where you are to go.” A shiver ran down Norman’s spine. He was positive God had just directed him to join C.T. Studd and his mission in the heart of Africa. That was where his life’s work lay.
As a boy at boarding school in Great Britain, Norman would never have guessed where his life’s work would take him. After serving in World War I, he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he played a key role in the beginnings of InterVarsity Fellowship. Following in the footsteps of C.T. Studd, Norman then answered God’s call to join the Heart of Africa Mission in the Belgian Congo.
A passionate yet humble evangelist, missionary, and teacher, Norman went on to lead the Worldwide Evangelistic Crusade (WEC) and helped found the Christian Literature Crusade. Pouring his heart into teaching the Bible and writing numerous books, he strengthened the faith of thousands (1895-1993).
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