Some of us are going through Sketches from Church History by S M Houghton one small chapter at a time. (By the way, the book has pictures.) Aiding us in this study is the work book by Rebecca Frawley. Both are Banner of Truth books.
Now we are at
Chapter 10 Early Missionaries in Europe
S M Houghton ends this chapter like this:
How is it possible, we may ask, that these Christian workers did not give up in despair? The secret is that they did not work with an eye to success, and much less for personal gain or glory, but first and last and always they complied with the command of the Lord, ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature’ (Mark 16:15).
Some keywords/names to remember/key ideas from this chapter are:
- Willibrord (658-708) Apostle to the Frisians. Frissians were the Dutch or people of the low countries.
- Boniface (680-754) Apostle to Germany
- Eligius (589-659) Apostle to Flanders and the low countries
- Ansgar (801-865) Apostle to the North