Erica Grace, the author of this article, kindly gave me permission to share her story with you. God sees the sacrifices his children make, and honors them in heaven whether or not they are honored here on earth. I was so encouraged by this story and I had to share it with my favorite people! This article was published in Connecting With You by Robert and Maureen McQuillan, my New Zealand friends.
August 5, 2016 – Erica Grace, ex-missionary to South America, challenges us to remember unsung Hebrews 11 type heroes!
Have you ever known people in the ministry that you felt didn’t receive their due recognition? Marie Monsen was one of those people.
Born in Sandviken, Norway in 1878, Marie became a school teacher. She went to China in 1901 initially to help the missionary couple sent there by her Lutheran church who needed a teacher for their children.
But because of the national unrest and turn of events in China, the missionaries left shortly after Marie arrived. The mission agency back in Norway didn’t have the funds to send for Marie as well, so she stayed back waiting for her ticket to arrive.
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