William Carey

William Carey—known as the Father of Modern Missions and an incredible Bible translator—is a story birthed in India!
In the late 1700s, the British East India Company ruled India and its profits. Welcoming Christian missionaries wasn’t in their plan!
As Charles Grant rose in the ranks of the Company, he saw need for social reforms he felt Christianity could bring. Becoming a member of Parliament, he forced the Company to accept missionaries as a condition for renewal of the Company charter.
William Carey became the perfect choice!
He fought for moral reforms for women, education for girls, treatment for lepers, abolition of the caste system, and even setting up the first banking system in India.
A master of languages, Carey translated the Bible into Sanskrit and worked on over 30 more Bible translation projects.
Engage with the Bible—in its breadth and influence!
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