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John Nelson Hyde

Born: Nov 9, 1865

Death: Feb 17, 1912

Birthplace: Illinois

Nationality: United States

John Nelson Hyde

Date of Birth : Nov 9, 1865
Date of Death : Feb 17, 1912
Birth Place : Illinois

John Nelson Hyde was an American missionary who preached in the Punjab. Born in Illinois, the son of a Presbyterian minister, this minister prayed that God would raise up more missionaries. John Hyde passed college and became a member of the faculty. Strangely, he resigned and entered into McCormick Theological Seminary. His elder brother Edmund was also in the seminary. Edmund dreamed of being a preacher, so in pursuit of that dream he went to preach in Montana but suddenly died of a fever. John wondered if he would take his brother's place. In his senior year, he asked a fellow student, Mr. Konkle, for his argument supporting missionary work. That night he decided to become a missionary at last. He came to believe that God was calling him to India. He departed to India in 1892 to preach in the Punjab region. On the way, he read a letter from a friend who said he would ask God to fill John with the Holy Spirit. Angry at the suggestion that he did not already have the Spirit, he threw it away. However he then humbled himself and prayed to God for help. As he was partially deaf, he struggled to learn the native languages.

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