Life is short. Happiness consists not in outward circumstances. Millions of Burmans are perishing. I am almost the only person on earth who has attained their language to such a degree as to be able to communicate the way of salvation. How great are my obligations to spend and be spent for Christ!
Adoniram Judson Pioneer Missionary to Burma. Letter from Adoniram to his wife Ann while she recovered her health in the States, 1822.
(HT - Jonathan Phipps)