Today William Carey, the Father of Modern Mission, came to India- November 14, 1793. It will be good if we could read about him today if you could afford the time.
Some of the quotes which inspire me and many mission leaders like David Livingston, Hudson Tailor etc...
"Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God."
"I am not afraid of failure; I am afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter."
"It is the duty of those who are entrusted with the gospel to endeavor to make it known among all nations."
"Is it not the Commission of our Lord still binding on us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?"
"I often think what interesting history we are making for the students of the 21st Century."
(Carrie lived in 1761- 1834- he has made history, you see, what we think, that we are)
"If you want the kingdom speeded, go out and speed it yourself. Only obedience rationalizes prayer. The only mission can redeem your intercession from insincerity."
"To know the will of God we need the open Bible and an open map."
"Surely it is worthwhile to lay ourselves out with all our might in promoting the cause and Kingdom of Christ."
"Though I will be deserted by all and persecuted by all, yet my faith fixed on the sure Word would rise above all obstructions and overcome every trial. God's cause will triumph."
"Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer- lies at the root of all personal godliness."
Let's praise God for sending such Stalwart missionaries, - William Carrie author for so many good things to come to India, as he obeyed God's call, despite hardships.
Translation of Bible in major Indian languages like Hindi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi etc...
Started the first-degree college.
Sathi stopped by his hard efforts. (wife burning alive with the husband's dead body practice).