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A collection of Jackie Pullinger quotes that will inspire your faith.
I remember in my discipleship class getting a few missionary books and one book being Chasing the Dragon. I had never heard of the book and I have never heard of Jackie Pullinger. But when I started reading I couldn’t put it down… her story of how God used her in Hong Kong blew me away.
So, I thought it would be fun to find some of Pullinger’s quotes and share them with you. There isn’t much out there since she tends to shy away from the media. But I have found 10 that power-packed!
A Short Jackie Pullinger Biography
As you know with all my quote posts…I like to share a short little bio. Here is a snippet from her ministry website St. Stephen’s Society.
Jackie Pullinger came from England to Hong Kong over 50 years ago. She started sharing the love of Jesus Christ with gangsters and the poor in the Kowloon Walled City. She began to see them set free from drug addiction and start new lives. Today, many of the people who met Jesus and came off drugs in Hong Kong have gone to other countries in Asia to share what Jesus has done.
Also, here is a great little video about her!
Quotes By Jackie Pullinger
God wants us to have soft hearts and hard feet. The trouble with so many of us is that we have hard hearts and soft feet. – Jackie Pullinger
I went up to a man and said ‘Jesus loves you’ but I realized that it didn’t mean anything unless I did it. – Jackie Pullinger
Addicts are driven. Satan drives. The Holy Spirit leads. So, I’m not even purpose-driven, hopefully, I’m Spirit-led. – Jackie Pullinger
It is very much easier to do what God made you for than not. – Jackie Pullinger
Jesus is everything. If it weren’t for him, I’d have no goodness at all. – Jackie Pullinger
We need people who will go, and stay until the end. – Jackie Pullinger
The desperately poor are not going to come to us to hear the Good News. We have to go to them. – Jackie Pullinger
We don’t talk about ministries. I don’t have a ministry either, I just have a life. The joy is not seeing them come through, the joy is knowing Jesus. – Jackie Pullinger
The opposite of patience is not impatience, but unbelief. – Jackie Pullinger
People say to me. ‘What about the rich?’ They need Jesus too.’ Well, that’s fine if you’re called to them, but we’re called to the poor. The rich can look after themselves. – Jackie Pullinger
I hope you have enjoyed these Jackie Pullinger quotes! I hope they have inspired and blessed you. And if you haven’t read one of her books! Please check one out. God has done so much through this willing vessel.
Feel free to leave me a comment below! I would love to hear from you and how Jackie’s life has inspired you!
Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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