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I have read the story of the two brothers in Yorkshire, England. Both of them are Christians. During the early 1800s, two sons were born to a family named Taylor. The older one set out to make a name for himself by entering Parliament and gaining public prestige. But the younger son gave his life to Christ. He entered into covenant with the Almighty and live with holiness.” With that commitment, Hudson Taylor turned his face toward China and obscurity. As a result, he is known and honored on every continent as a faithful missionary and the founder of the China Inland Mission (now known as Overseas Missionary Fellowship). For the other son, however, there is no lasting monument. When you look in the encyclopedia to see what the other son has done, you find these words, β€œthe brother of Hudson Taylor.”