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In 1786 William Carey, a shoemaker/pastor from Northamptonshire, was burdened by the needs of the worlds people. He stood before a counsel of representatives at a ministerial meeting in Northampton. He explained his burden to share the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ.

He was rebuked by the eminent Dr. Ryland who said to him, "Young man, sit down! When God pleases to convert the heathen, He will do it without your aid or mine!"

Ignoring their advice, Carey followed his heart and the Bible, and the rest as they say is history.

William Carey has been called the Father of modern missions. He initiated the modern missionary movement as we know it.

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