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No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets

Just what I needed to hear this evening. God is working tonight!

Brian L Powell

No Reserves No Retreats No Regrets

In 1904 William Borden graduated from high school. For his graduation gift, his parents gave 16-year-old Borden a trip around the world. He was born wealthy as heir to the Borden Milk family fortune. As he traveled through Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, he felt a growing burden for the hurting people of the world.

William Borden wrote home about his desire to become a missionary. Some expressed skepticism that he would be throwing his life away as a missionary. Many thought he should assume his place with the family empire. In response, Borden wrote two words in the back of his Bible: “No Reserves.”

Borden arrived on the campus of Yale University in 1905. His classmates quickly noticed something unusual about him and it wasn’t that he was wealthy. One student wrote: “He came to college far ahead, spiritually, of any of us. He had already…

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