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Alana Milson

Alana is a primary school teacher. She and her husband, David lived in Cairns for over 17 years but are now living in Cape York in a remote Aboriginal community. Alana enjoys teaching in many different capacities, reading missionary biographies and pursuing biblical womanhood.


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    I have a biography on Taylor in the States that I haven’t gotten to so thanks for yours here. Wow, good to get the challenge about his young life and training and how he went about applying it. Thanks for your insights! Whatever happened to his sister Amelia? And I like his mom’s idea with the empty shelf. :)

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    Good post Alana, I always enjoy reading missionary biographies. As you point out, it’s interesting to see how they became great missionaries and what aspects we can take on board for our benefit.

    Looking forward to the next installment.

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    “As test after test came that might have been avoided, he chose the pathway of self emptying and the cross.” How human to instinctively choose to avoid tests and follow the pathway of self preservation. And he was only a teenager! … choosing to be emptied of his own desires. The ego is what defines most teens. He was radical and truly Christs person. As Major Ian Thomas says in the title of one of his books ‘All of Him in all of me’.
    I avoid even little things like taking the kids outside on a hot day for a walk around the oval because it will be uncomfortable. I am very concerned for my own comfort. My self is way too full.

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    this character you explain of hudson’s sounds familiar in my own grandfather who was a missionary in africa… so young yet so deep and God centred in his thinking… i should read more about both men! thanks, again! xxx

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    The OMF biography of Hudson Taylor has inspired me too. Thank you Alana, for sharing your insights of this servant of Christ!


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