Ep. 1 – Learning from Baptist Missionary William Carey
After reading through the article, I felt compelled to think upon its content and openly share a few thoughts. I thank God for William Carey and his legacy. Let’s dive into the article and unpack a few things.
Nathan Finn sums up Carey’s legacy — “Carey has been called the father of the modern missions movement in the English-speaking world because of his forty-plus years as a missionary in India and the role he played as a missions apologist.”
Read Nathan Finn’s full article for IMB here.
You don’t need formal education to be a fruitful disciple.
Carey was known as “mostly uneducated.” However, he is one of the most well-known missionaries ever. This reminds me of Acts 4:13 — “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.”
Every single believer should make disciples, baptize, and teach.
Who is the Great Commission meant for? Can any disciple of Jesus baptize someone?
Carey’s heart was to motivate every believer to take the gospel to foreign lands. We all have a role to play in the mission.