Youth Ministry as Mission
William Carey and Hudson Taylor
William Carey was born in Northampton, England on August 17, 1761. He received his calling when he was 18 years old at a prayer meeting, soon after on October 5, 1783 he was baptized and soon after called to the ministry. From then on he lived a life full of ups and downs but undoubtedly devoted to the lord in all of it.
Carey became a part of the Baptist missionary society in England and was appointed as a missionary in India in 1793. He first started in Calcutta and his wife Dorothy Carey would not join him. So Dorothy and their children stayed in England until the third visit home. I could imagine how hard that would be trying to follow your call from god and not having your family there to support you. Then his 5 year old son peter died in 1796, I don’t think there is any way I could have continued at this point but this is only the beginning of the story. That same year, 7 years after arriving in India he baptized his first convert.
In 1800 He moved to Serempore to continue his mission work. Soon after moving the he baptized his second convert Krishna Pal. He had a long line of achievements at this point including being elected Professor of Sanskrit and Bengali languages at Fort Williams College, completing the New Testament in Bengali, founding a self-supporting missionary organization, and publishing his first book on Marathi grammar. All these great achievements were followed by his wife dying in 1807, he soon after married Charlotte Emilia Rumohr.
He continued to publish translations of the bible such as the entire bible in Bengali in 1809, the New Testament in Marathi 1811, and in 1815 the New Testament in Punjabi. This is a great example of hearing you’re calling from god and sticking to it no matter how many trials face you and throughout the rest of his life he would continue to face trial after trial. From...