“Remember, you must never use your position to lord it over the heathen. Instead, you must humble yourself and earn their respect through your own quiet faith and the power of the Holy Spirit. The missionary must seek nothing for himself, no seat of honor or hope of fame. Like the cabhorse in London, each of you must wear blinkers that blind you to every danger and to every snare and conceit. You must be content to suffer, to die, and to be forgotten.”
― Nikolaus Zinzendorf / (Count Zinzendorf: Firstfruit – Christian Heroes Then And Now)
The above is the fullest quote we can find to what is commonly credited to Zinzendorf and cited as the more succinct and popular, “Preach the gospel, die, and be forgotten.”
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