Epistles of Thomas

October 17, 2009

Quote(s) of the day – William Carey

Filed under: Missions — Thomas @ 22:45
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Today we have a humorous quote from our good friend William Carey and his book that shaped the world of Protestant missions:

“It is well known to require no very extraordinary talents to learn, in the space of a year, or two at most, the language of any people upon the earth, so much of it at least, as to be able to convey any sentiments we wish to their understandings.”

If you believe that I have about 1000 ESL folks I would like to introduce you to. It is well known that they slip back into their native tongue when they have something really sentimental to convey. Perhaps people were just that much more talented back then!

And now for a bonus quote – “If congregations were to open subscriptions of one penny, or more per week, according to their circumstances and deposit it as a fund for the propagation of the Gospel, much might be raised this way” or at least enough for a small coffee every three years.

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