Carey’s passion prevailed. Within five months, on October 2, 1792, twelve ministers formed a society “for the propagation of the Gospel among the Heathen, according to the recommendations of Carey’s Enquiry.” They passed around Andrew Fuller’s snuff box, embossed with a picture of St. Paul’s conversion, and collected pledges for the mission. Christian History Magazine-Issue 36: William Carey: 19th c….

On this day in 1760, the first Moravian missionaries arrive in Tranquebar, a coastal town near the southeastern tip of India on the Bay of Bengal. It was the vision of Zinzendorf that a strong mission established on Tranquebar would establish a gateway to reach the hundreds of Islands scattered throughout the Pacific.  So he oversaw the commissioning and sending…

(Pgs. 271-272) February 28, 1863 ‘One Mr. Paton, expressing great anxiety to see some of them, she, after consulting some time with the other blacks, said she had some belonging to King John, her uncle, who was absent, and left them in her care.  After considerable reluctance shown on the part of the other blacks, were produced, in which three…