C.T. Studd, 1860-1931, English Missionary
Written by: Unknown Posted on: 03/12/2003
English missionary. C.T. Studd was the son of a wealthy man,
Edward Studd, who was converted to Christ under the ministry
of Dwight L. Moody in 1877. Young C.T. Studd became an excel-
lent cricket player, and at the age of 19 was captain of the
team at Eton. He attended Cambridge University from 1880 to
1883, and, while he was there, he also heard Dwight L. Moody
preach and was converted to Christ.
Shortly afterwards, he and six other students dedi-
cated their lives and their wealth to the Lord Jesus Christ
and offered themselves to Hudson Taylor for work in China.
They sailed to China in 1885. In 1888 Studd married. He con-
tinued to work for several years before bad health forced him
and his wife to return to England, where they turned over all
their property to the China Inland Mission.
Studd and his wife began to tour the world in order
to raise funds for missions. While in southern India, on one
of those tours, he found a suitable climate for him and his
wife. He served there six years, after which time he returned
to England to make plans to go to Africa.
In December of 1912 he left his family and was gone
for two years in evangelistic work on the Dark Continent. He
returned home for a short time, and then once again went back
to Africa for five more years. Mrs. Studd did not join him
until 1928, one year before she died.
Studd died in Malaga, Africa, in 1931.
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