William, at his birth in 1887, was the heir of a million dollar family fortune. He came to Christ at an early age. William went to Yale University. He renounced the fortune so he could become a missionary to the Muslims in China. One friend exclaimed that William was throwing away his life. To this William wrote in his Bible "No Reserves". After Yale he was offered many jobs. He turned them all down. He added the words "No Retreats". In 1812 he set sail for China. He had to stop in Egypt to study Arabic. After four months there he contracted spinal meningitis and within a month he was dead. He died at the age of 25. On the back page of his Bible was found two more words, "No Regrets". When his life was over he could say,
"No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets."