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Famous Missionary: William Carey

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William Carey was a famous missionary to India. He was called the “Father of Modern Missions” because he was actually one of the few missionaries of his time. In fact, when he told his pastor about his desire for missions, he got yelled at. “Young man, sit down! When God pleases to convert the heathen, he will do it without your help or mine!”

However, nothing stopped him from following his convictions. He didn’t even care where he went as long as it was where he was most needed.

“To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map,” he used to say.

As a child, Carey was extremely poor and worked as a shoemaker. He had no education, but he taught himself languages, and ended up translating the scriptures into over 40 different languages. He also was a really hard worker. In India, he took a job at an Indigo factory just to get to know the local people of the village where he lived.

At the end of his life, he had founded a mission that had 30 missionaries, 40 teachers, 45 stations and almost 600 church members. In addition, he helped form the English Baptist Missionary Society, which has reached thousands in different parts of the world.

So, no matter what other people think of your plans, you can be confident in where God is leading you. What do you think He might have in store for YOUR future?

To read more visit http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/bios/b3careyw.htm or purchase his biography at Amazon.com.

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