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WilliamCarey was a village boy. He was born in the town of Paulerpury inEngland, in the year 1776. At first, he apprenticed in a localcobblers shop. He converted from a nominal Anglican and became aBaptist. He was a young convert and had little education. He wouldborrow some Greek grammar books and educate himself on the NewTestament.

Atthe age of fourteen, Carey became an apprentice in a cobbling shop.Later on, his master died and he took over the business in Hackleton.He later met and married his wife, Dorothy placket. They had a babygirl who unfortunately passed on after two years due to hardships.This was since the apprentice could not sustain all their needs.Carey and his family were rotting in poverty. Carey was from a veryhumble background and had a humble upbringing. Growing up under suchconditions, he learned to persevere1.

Hecontinued to study and managed to learn Hebrew and Latin languages.He became a preacher with the Baptists. This gave him the chance topursue the global affairs position specifically in the matters to dowith religion and culture.

Lateron, Carey inspired his relative John Thomas who was a surgeon so muchthat in 1793, they boarded a ship for India. In India, things weretough for them. Things were worse to the extent that her wife,Dorothy, lost her mind. She blamed her husband for all the thingsthey had gone through. Carey described the place as the valley of theshadow of death. However, he mentioned that he was glad to be therenotwithstanding. Carey stood as an example to many of themissionaries who came later.

Descriptionof the Current Phenomenon

Thepresent aspect of missionary`s movements from the non-western worldhas a lot of similarities with those of the past. The current charitycampaigns have to endure a lot of difficulties with the world havingcompletely evolved. The difference is that the non-westernmissionaries are well aware of their terrain and the language thatthe natives speak. There is also a difference in the aspect ofliteracy level which makes it easier for them to spread the gospel.

Advantagesand Challenges for the Non-western Missionaries

Thecurrent minister`s movements have been favored by the changes thathave occurred in the world. For instance, technology has made iteasier for the missionaries to teach their gospel far and wide. Ithas made it simpler for them to reach more people all at ones. Theyare doing their missions in a whole new era where a huge portion oftheir targets are literate and therefore can understand the concepts.

Despitethe advantages, the new missionary`s movement enjoy, they stillexperience a variety of challenges. For instance, the people have putup world mythologies that portray the mission work as mere rhetoric.They have also fed the young generation with earthly beliefs suchthat most of them are not ready to embrace the missionary work2.

Fromthese chapters it is clear that global Christianity is shiftingdramatically. That is to say it is moving from Europe, being thecenter to the south and other parts of the world. This explains thereason behind the ever increasing movements by non-westernmissionaries.


Winter,Ralph D., Steven C. Hawthorne, Darrell R. Dorr, D. Bruce Graham, andBruce A. Koch. 1999. Perspectiveson the world Christian movement: reader.Pasadena, Calif: William Carey Library.

1 Winter, Ralph D., Steven C. Hawthorne, Darrell R. Dorr, D. Bruce Graham, and Bruce A. Koch. 1999.

2 Winter, Ralph D., Steven C. Hawthorne, Darrell R. Dorr, D. Bruce Graham, and Bruce A. Koch. 1999.

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