Duff Defied Shipwrecks to Disciple India

Through the Eyes of This Calvinist

Today in Christian History



On this day, April 26, 1806, Alexander Duff was born in Perthshire in Scotland. The boy, who would win such a name for patient and enthusiastic faith as a man, grew up on a small farm. His father farmed but also had a heart for the things of God. He was among those influenced by Charles Simeon, the evangelical chaplain of Cambridge. Through reading a poem about “Judgment Day,” young Alexander Duff also saw his need for a Savior and learned to hope for salvation in Christ.

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