PODCAST: Whyte House Family Spoken Nonfiction Books #99: “100 Most Influential Black Christians in History” — Eliza George

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Nonfiction Books podcast: Black History Month edition episode #99. Today we are celebrating the life of Eliza George from the book “100 Most Influential Black Christians in History” compiled and edited by the editors of BCNN1.

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Eliza George
Missionary to Africa

1 John 1:8 says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

Land of America, I love thee
But a voice has called me over the sea;
I will not stay longer, the Lord said, “Go.”
And I must obey Him for He loves me so.

When this young, educated, beautiful woman resigned from her teaching position at Guadalupe College to become a foreign missionary, many were amazed. In her words: “These are the reasons for having to go. I must go because (1) I feel led by the Holy Spirit to go. (2) I’ve found my life’s work. (3)    Millions of my unsaved brethren are in Africa. (4) Africa is the home of our forefathers”

On December 12, 1913, Eliza Davis boarded a ship for Africa with six other missionaries. They landed in Monrovia, Liberia on January 20, 1914. One hundred and fifty souls were saved in the first meeting. She began her missionary venture before the split in the national convention, and continued to serve both conventions after the split.

She adopted and brought children to America to be educated, so they could return to help their people. After the children grew into adulthood, some of them died on the mission field working for our national convention. Others served in various capacities. One, Adekie, attained his Doctorate, and became a teacher in a university abroad.

Mother George founded numerous schools and churches for our convention, some with help from Southern Baptist Convention.

She continued to work despite threats of war, internal church or convention discord, and ultimately a split in the convention, the death of her husband, and much hardship..At the time Mother George organized the first Mission Station of our convention, her support was mostly coming from churches and individuals in Texas, and only a few of them. Sis. M. A. B. Fuller, the St. John Regular Women, led by Sis. Birda Bradshaw, along with Dr. G. F. Curry, Dr. S. A. Pleasant, the Mt. Zion Association, and a few others were among those who help purchase land for a mission station from the Liberian government. The land was deeded to the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas. The station was named Kelton Baptist Mission.

Mother George completed her last tour of Africa in 1977 after 64 years in the foreign mission field. She passed away at age 100.

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Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

May God bless you until next time.