careyWilliam Carey became a Baptist minister in England but his thoughts were on missionary work in India. In 1792 he persuaded the Baptists to start the Baptist Missionary Society and Carey was their first missionary.

The start of this mission was a disaster. They were destitute, ridden with sickness and living in a shed next to a swamp. But things improved when Carey was offered a job as a planter, although they were still affected by illness and one of their children died as a result.

Then God’s plan for them began to be seen. A new set of families joined Carey from England and for thirty years this group of people led the Christian work in India.

William Carey translated the whole Bible into five Indian languages and parts of it into thirty more languages. Christian converts spread throughout India. From such a discouraging start God grew His church in India.