William Carey was born on August 17, 1761. At Vision I like to remember these great men of God that paved the way for much of what we do today. I call the Sunday closest to William Carey’s birth, William Carey Sunday! That will be tomorrow. I challenge you to consider some of Carey’s famous quotes:
Carey requested the following epitaph:
A wretched, poor and helpless worm, on Thy kind arms I fall.
This is what Carey asked of his friends who did not go to the mission field. At Vision, we are the senders and the yokefellows:
I will go down, if you will hold the ropes.
The following quote comes from his most famous sermon. This sermon was used to stir England to begin the Modern Missionary Movement.
Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.
Carey said that the secret to his success as a missionary could be summed up in this quote:
I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.
Would you like to ask Carey how to know God’s will for your life? Here is a quote that he might use:
To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.
This might be a message he would preach to us as a church in our effort to do world evangelism:
Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?