Do the Telling

For them to hear about the Lord,
someone must tell them.
     —Romans 10:14

William Carey, widely recognized as “the father of modern missions,” went to India in 1793, and spent the rest of his life there, translating scripture and founding the first degree-granting theological university in that country.

When Carey felt called to India, a professor allegedly said to him: “Young man, if God wants to save anyone in India, He will do it without your help or mine.”

If ever there was someone God would have saved without the help of a human, it would likely have been Saul. But Saul was told: “Go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” And it was Ananias who did the telling (Acts 9:6; 22:16). There is no narrative of a conversion in the New Testament that was without human involvement.

William Carey’s motto: “Expect great things
from God; attempt great things for God.”

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