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Henry Martyn (1781-1812)

Following a brilliant student career at Cambridge, rejected several opportunities in order to go to the mission field. He prayed, "Here am I, Lord; send me to the ends of the earth, send me to the rough, the savage pagans of the wilderness; send me from all that is called comfort in earth; send me even to death itself if it be but in Thy service and in Thy kingdom.'

Donald Campbell, Nehemiah: Man in Charge, Victor Books, 1979, p. 13