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. Missionary to India. 1992. Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today.

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4 Comments
  • Posted October 2, 2014 4:51 pm
    by Glen South

    Wow. It is incredible to me that in 1792 a man’s passion could be so motivating and have such impact that a society was organized for world evangelism. It is certainly convicting to see this, in light of the resources that we have now in our day to communicate the need of world evangelism.

  • Posted October 2, 2014 11:26 pm
    by Kevin Page

    Snuff box awsome

  • Posted October 2, 2014 11:59 pm
    by Timothy Kelly

    I agree with Glen. It is incredible that this mans passion could be motivating that it impacted that society for world evangelism.

  • Posted October 4, 2014 8:39 pm
    by sergey kaprian

    It awesome to see the life of Apostle pauls conversion on a lid of a snuff box. They passed that around and collected pledges. That so cool to see this tradition still being done. Its interesting to see Pauls conversion, because it was probably a great motivator to surrender our lives to be a missionary. Pauls was greatly used by God. Seeing that was probably a great motivation for them.

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