William Carey

careyWILLIAM CAREY

"Young man, sit down! You are an enthusiast"

Carey became gripped by the realization that thousands of people around the world had never heard the gospel and he became convinced that it was the responsibility of the Church to do something about it.

William Carey was born in Northamptonshire, England. He was just an ordinary boy and when he left school aged 16, Carey became a shoe-maker’s apprentice.Two years later, he attended a prayer meeting that would change his life  forever. Here, he committed his life to Christ. He became an avid reader, ploughing through the Bible and he also loved to read stories of the explorers discovering new parts of the world.

Bit by bit, Carey became gripped by the realization that thousands of people around the world had never heard the gospel and he became convinced that it was the responsibility of the Church to do something about it. He brought up the subject at a meeting in 1786, asking if the commission from Matt 28:18 was still relevant for the church today.“Young Man.Sit Down! You are an enthusiast. When God pleases to convert the heathen,he will it without your help or mine”, said the Chairman. Carey though, was undeterred. He went on to write and print a tract, published in 1792 where he wrote up the arguments for mission.

In 1793,aged 32,Carey set off for India, with his wife Dorothy and three sons. From his diary in Feb 1795 he wrote “This indeed is the Valley of the shadow of death for me...Oh what would I give for a sympathetic friend to whom I might open my heart.But God is here,who not only has compassion,but is able to save to the uttermost”.

Life in India was hard. Conflict with the authorities, financial problems, terrible heat, and frequent serious sickness, all took their toll. Carey had to bury his youngest son Peter, who died aged 5. His wife Dorothy suffered from mental illness.

Carey persevered. He learnt the language and spent hours in Bible translation work. In the evenings and weekends he would go out preaching on foot or horseback. It would be seven years before there was a single convert!

Carey and his team produced numerous manuscripts and translations in many different languages.These included dictionaries, grammar book, and whole versions of the Bible in different languages. But disaster struck in 1812, when a huge fire broke out destroying most of the work that represented decades of painstaking translation.

He started again. From scratch. Carey showed incredible perseverance and unswerving devotion to the Lord and to his work. He rebuilt the printing press and went on to produce masses of books and he published translations of the Bible into forty Indian languages! Incredible!

Because of Carey, many missionary societies were formed in the UK and USA. Carey was truly a pioneer, a hero of faith and has been named the ‘father of modern missions’.
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F.Johnson said:

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It is good to know that God used committed Men for HIS GLORY smilies/smiley.gifsmilies/smiley.gif
July 15, 2011

Rap said:

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Men of God should never back down.
July 22, 2011

abital said:

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god blessed his work and showed ways in vain situations...blessed be his name
October 20, 2011

choco :D said:

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I admire people who serve God smilies/grin.gif
December 07, 2011

Stelina said:

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I praise god for all he has done to Carey, god wil never leave his children..
December 14, 2011

evan said:

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March 07, 2012

evan said:

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i think william carry dhebe and is
March 07, 2012

evan said:

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i think willwm carry is a great guy and is a roll modle
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March 07, 2012

Kenny V. said:

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William Carey truly was a faithful servant of God by enduring all those hardships and pains to serve God.

Ephesians 2:8
May 08, 2012

suresh said:

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i am praising the lord god who sent cary to india.if we study the borden that was taken up by cary for india, we will find the love of god in cary's heart .
June 30, 2012

samuel said:

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Words are not required to describe about his work... but we can say ALL GLORY TO GOD Who enabled a cobbler to do such a wonderful work.
July 09, 2012

samuel said:

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Words are not enough to describe about his work... but we can say ALL GLORY TO GOD Who enabled a cobbler to do such a wonderful work.
July 09, 2012

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July 12, 2012

Jaikar Rai said:

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Garey has given Light to INDIA with GOSPEL
Carey fulfilled the Verse "You are the light of the world"
January 24, 2013

Joan said:

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Grateful to the Lord for giving William Carey the perseverance and love for the people of India.
March 15, 2013

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April 09, 2013

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April 09, 2013

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April 09, 2013

erich said:

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William Carey was a great man who did some great things smilies/wink.gif
April 09, 2013

shamo singh said:

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i use to share his life to the youngs,so wanted to know details so that i can be more authentic and challage the youth be more like him
May 08, 2013

pastor santhosh said:

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loving God ! Please let your love increase in me to establish your kingdom in all manner like william carey did. I just cry unto you that please blot out all our spiritual assault.
May 08, 2013

Milan Rai said:

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Really blessed by reading his life.smilies/smiley.gifsmilies/smiley.gif
May 28, 2013

Kham Sian Muang said:

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we should follow foot step of William Carey, as he inspired true love to indians. it must be the aim of all pastors and ministers to look him as an example for our present evangilism work.
August 13, 2013

wulfido caday said:

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William Carey is indeed a man of faith that all of us should follow. His story is so inspiring and heart breaking.
November 14, 2013

ankush said:

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His reword is in heaven
January 11, 2014

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January 23, 2014

shyam valte said:

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i really him
January 28, 2014

Sweety Suryaprakash said:

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All glory to god for his incredible blessing on a man like this...........who did his duties faithfully.....
March 12, 2014

Wesly joseph said:

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Glory to the GOD
We people have to stand well in taking the gospel to each people in this world.....
God will be with us.......
June 01, 2014

Dr Ratna Raju Nathi said:

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WE VISITED SERAMPORE ON 11th SEPTEMBER 1994 that is 20 YEARS AGO.IT WAS SUNDAY.WE PARTICIPATED IN THE CHURCH WHERE CAREY PREACHED 200 YEARS AGO.BY THEN BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS WERE OVER.WE VISITED THE BURIAL PLACE OF CAREY. IT WAS DRIZZLING.WE SHED TEARS ON SEEING THE INSCRIPTION ON THE TOMB: A WRETCHED POOR AND HELPLESS WORM, ON THY KIND ARMS I FALL.ALL PRAISE BE UNTO JESUS FOR SENDING CAREY TO INDIA FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING.TO SAVE A WRETCHED SINNER LIKE ME JESUS SENT GOSPEL IN ADVANCE THROUGH CAREY AND CANADIAN BAPTIST MISSIONARIES.MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER WERE WITH ME AT THE TOMB OF CAREY.ALL GLORY BE UNTO JESUS.AMEN!
September 12, 2014

Dr Ratna Raju Nathi said:

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ALL PRAISE BE UNTO JESUS FOR SENDING GOSPEL THROUGH CAREY BY WHICH A SINNER LIKE ME WAS SAVED BY GRACE.
September 12, 2014

sukumar said:

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He bought the light in darkness
October 24, 2014

ARVIND NETANRAO said:

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He bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ-- Save life of My and all Indian Christain!!!
November 30, 2014

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He was a wonderful contribute to world history. I am doing a research paper on this wonderful fellow.smilies/smiley.gif
January 08, 2015

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William is one of the best missionaries that ever lived
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April 16, 2015

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and by the way theminecrafthub, so am I.
April 16, 2015

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Darlain said:

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William Carey also founded the Baptist Missionary Society and was instrumental in influencing many other missionaries to the foreign field; particularly India. smilies/smiley.gifsmilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/smiley.gifsmilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gifsmilies/kiss.gif
April 15, 2016

Dr nkiru said:

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William Carey,s labour of was not in vain. We need to be the William Carey of today as God is still in dare need of true missionaries. Let us volunteer and also give to mission as led of God
April 30, 2016

narendrababu said:

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preay for me
July 05, 2016

MENSAH DANIEL said:

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This is indeed encouraging i pray for such awakening in us to do more for the Father.The Church must wake up to its responsibilities.
August 22, 2016

Oommen Chacko said:

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Should not the engineering college managements in Kerala, reaffirm to themselves that the Lord who blessed the work of Carey amidst all adversities still protects His servants in their dedicated mission endeavours for bringing value based education to particularly underprivileged children !!! I believe so. May God's name be blessed for having given to the world, leaders like William Carey and encouraging us to hold on in faith amidst all tribulations with the loving concern for the poor and needy, in all endeavours for their spiritual, intellectual and material upliftment.
May 25, 2017

JEEVARATNAM said:

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William Carey is a hero of the Christian missionaries a
June 17, 2017

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