When you think about someone who is relentless, what qualities come to mind? Is it someone who exhibits great strength? Someone who is constant or steady? Maybe someone with great persistence? Perhaps it’s a combination of all these things.
For me, I think of someone who is bold and who has unwavering strength in their pursuit of something. I think of someone who, despite whatever hardship may come their way, remains steadfast and immovable in their faith. I think of someone like Ann Judson, whose relentless faith in Jesus still impacts the world today.
Ann was the first American female overseas missionary who was relentless in her efforts to share Jesus with the people in Burma (now Myanmar) in the early 1800s. Ann and her husband Adoniram were trailblazers in their ministry work, pioneering much of the missionary movement there in Burma. Ann was passionate about educating women and desired to reach girls who were oppressed and lived in poverty.