william borden

By December 3, 2009Church

William Borden was a young man who found Jesus under the ministry of Dwight Moody, one of the greatest evangelists of the 19th Century.

He was also an heir to the wealth of the Borden family (best known for selling condensed milk).

After graduating from Yale and then Princeton Theological Seminary, Borden felt called to be a missionary to the Muslims of China.  Unfortunately, he died of spinal meningitis in Egypt while training for the mission field.  He was only 25 at the time of his death.

After his death, Borden’s Bible was found and given to his parents.  Inside it they found the words “No Reserve” and a date placing the note shortly after he renounced his fortune in favor of missions.

After being diagnosed with meningitis, he had written the words “No Retreat.”

Shortly before his death, he added the phrase “No Regrets.”

May God give this generation a few more William Bordens.