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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