This past Tuesday, April 12th marked the death of the first missionary sent out from the United States overseas.  Adoniram Judson was born in Malden, Massachusetts in 1788, and served the Lord in Burma (modern day Myanmar) for 37 years until he died in 1850.  I was going to write about his life with a link to a message given by John Piper that is basically his biography, and really, a great, stirring, missionary message ! As I was reading through my normal blogs that I check out each week, I found a post about Adonarim Judson and his death, as well as a link to the same message that I was going to link to – so to save on time, please just click on this LINK and read what this post has to say about one of my favorite missionaries, and truly a hero – Adoniram Judson.