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Having spent six years since his conversion living for cricket, Charles was confronted by his brother George’s serious illness with his coldness towards God. He realised he had been in an ‘unhappy, backslidden state’, and decided he wanted to live for eternity. Subsequently, he joined a group of Cambridge athletes who studied the Bible and prayed together, and, meeting Hudson Taylor, he was inspired to dedicate himself to missionary work.

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C. T. Studd

Charles Thomas Studd, often known as C. T. Studd, was a British missionary, a contributor to The Fundamentals, and a cricketer. In 1888, he married Priscilla Stewart, and their marriage produced four daughters, and two sons (who died in infancy). As a British Protestant Christian missionary to China he was part of the Cambridge…

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