No Resources . . . No Returns . . . No Regrets

JP: A very powerful blog entry by Dave McGuire. More on William Whiting Borden below the quote.

No Resources . . . No Returns . . . No Regrets


… the story of William Borden. His father founded the Borden Dairy Company, but William was called to be a missionary to Muslims in China. While enroute to China, William Borden died of spinal meningitis at the age of twenty-five. In the flyleaf of his Bible, he had recorded three brief slogans: “No resources . . . no returns . . . no regrets.” He had voluntarily given away his fortune, he had decided that he would not return to the United States, and on the day he died, he professed that he had no regrets concerning the Lord’s call to become a missionary in China.

Nancy and I have been a part of Pillsbury for twenty-five years. We have appreciated the college, our local church, and the Owatonna community. We don’t know what the Lord has planned for us, but we are willing to wait on Him to show us the way. As I often tell my students, “Wherever you go, there you are.” The problem is that we don’t know where “there” is yet, but we will wait patiently for God’s direction. Please pray for our students and colleagues as we seek God’s will for our lives.

When Nancy and I were married in 1970, we took as our life verse Isaiah 40:31. It seems appropriate for this occasion: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” May God allow all of us to be “eagles.”

Full text of William Borden’s: “What Does It Mean To Be A Christian”
Borden as “an ideal missionary volunteer”
William Borden’s life

About Dave McQuire: He spent thirty-six years as a history and education professor, primarily at Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC) and Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (Owatonna, MN). He married Nancy Ruth Crane in 1970. They have seven children (Cynthia, Tricia, Michael, Daniel, Darrell, Matthew, and Andrew). Nancy serves as the Library Director at Pillsbury. Nancy and I have enjoyed seeing our own children grow up, and now we look forward to seeing our grandchildren go through the same process. As Dr. Bob Jones III used to say in faculty meeting, “The lines are fallen unto [us] in pleasant places.” (Psalm 16:6)

%d bloggers like this: