Thursday, March 10, 2011

William Carey: Missionary to India

In England, on August 17, 1761 William Carey was born. Carey was converted at the age of 18. At the age of 25 he was appointed a minister. Even though he was very busy he still had time to learn five languages: Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Dutch, French, and English. June 10, 1781 he married Dorothy Plackett. Only 3 of their 6 children lived past the age of 5. Many people did not agree with him about missions one time one man said, “Young man, sit down! When God pleases to convert the heathen, he will do it without your help or mine!” Carey organized a missions society. At it’s first meeting he preached a sermon – ‘Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God’. On April 1793 he arrived in India. In December 1807 Dorothy died. In 1812 a fire destroyed the printing press. At the age of 73 William died. He had spent 41 years in India without returning home. As he died he said to a missionary, “Dr. Duff! You have been speaking about Dr. Carey; when I am gone, say nothing about Dr. Carey – speak about Dr. Carey’s God.” :

2 comments:

Abby said...

Oh! I didn't even see this post! Great job! I saw a movie about William Carey, quite interesting.

Abigail

Carissa said...

Hi Abigail,

Do you remeber what the movie was called? It might be very interesting to watch. Thanks for all the comments you have given me. I really like receiving comments:) Have a wonderful day.

Carissa