Three enthusiastic young missionaries were sitting in a noodle bar in Singapore
The Young American: It was good to hear this morning about John Mott’s giving a call at the 1910 Edinburgh Conference to complete the evangelisation of the world in this generation. I like that ‘can do’ spirit.
The Englishman: Pity that generation soon plunged into a world war. Rather than saving that generation, it almost wiped it out.
The Singaporean: And the sight of the major missionary nations trying to destroy each other didn’t do much to commend the Gospel to the people of Asia.