Recently I finished reading the excellent book, “We Felt Like Grasshoppers (The Story of Africa Inland Mission)” by Dick Anderson. He shares about John Stauffacher, missionary in the early 19th century and his commitment to spend daily time in God’s Word.
“John had cut short his college education in order to fulfill his call as soon as possible. But he read avidly, worked hard at the language and used his knowledge of Greek in translating the Maasai New Testament. Wherever he lived he sought a quiet place where he met God daily – a log in the Kijabe forest, a tree house at Rumuruti – and from such communion he could preach confidently and plan with assurance.” [p. 44]