“I feel that it is good to commit my Soul, my Body, and my all into the Hands of God, Then the World appears little, the Promises great; and God an all sufficient Portion.” - William Carey
William Carey was a missionary, minister, translator, social reformer and cultural anthropologist. He spent 41 years in India without a furlough. He has been referred to as the "father of modern missions” and as "India's first cultural anthropologist." He translated the Bible into several different languages, and his teaching, translations, writings, educational establishments, and influence in social reform are said to have “marked the turning point of Indian culture from a downward to an upward trend.” (The Legacy of William Carey: A Model for the Transformation of a Culture by Vishal Mangalwadi, Ruth Mangalwadi)
William Carey saw the country of India not as a foreign country to be exploited, but as his heavenly Father’s land to be loved and saved.
May the lives of these men and women inspire you as they have me, and may we live our lives in the same sacrificial way that they have modeled for us, that God might use us in our daily mission field.
"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him." (C.T. Studd)
Gina Smith and her husband have served on a Christian college campus as the on-campus parents for over 20 years. They have lived on the campus where they homeschooled and raised both of their children. In her spare time she loves to write and recently authored her first book, “Grace Gifts: Practical Ways To Help Your Children Understand God's Grace." She also writes at her personal blog: ginalsmith.com.
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