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Transforming a Culture: The Story of William Carey

LENGTH: 45 minutes

A Christian Drama about the life of William Carey

Being a missionary requires, not just desire and passion for the lost, but perseverance and dedication. The mission field can be a place of isolation and constant challenges, whether its with health, feelings of isolation or learning the language. Missionaries need encouragement and support.

The story of William Carey and his family illuminates these challenges for churches. Known as the ‘father of modern missions’, he created a template that would help others ‘go into all the world and preach the gospel’. However, it would come at great personal cost to he and his family.

He started out as a poor shoemaker and minister in England in the late 18th Century. By the middle of the next century he had become a Professor of Oriental Languages at Ft. William College in Calcutta, India. He also had become a recognized botanist, astronomer, educator and Bible translator; having translated the New Testament into 40 different Indian languages and dialects. He is famous for starting educational instruction in the language of the lower castes; helping to stop sati (widow burning), the sacrificing of infants and the burning of lepers.

“Expect great things from God! Attempt great things for God!” William Carey

THEMES: MISSIONS AND THEIR PURPOSE; SUPPORTING MISSIONARIES; CHALLENGES OF THE MISSION FIELD; THE NEED FOR BIBLE TRANSLATION; HOW CHRISTIANITY AND GOD’S WORD TRANSFORMS CULTURE

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Testimonies

“Deanna has a unique ability to bring incredible new life into old stories. Her creation of the story of William Carey helps us see the power of one dedicated person to transform a culture. Stories like this give us hope and encourage us to live boldly and to attempt great things for God.”  Dr.Rob Patterson, VP External Relations, Carey Theological College, Institute and Centre

“We were amazed and drawn into the story of William Carey due to the performing work of Deanna Storfie. She is available to engage many of our churches and will be doing so over the years to come. We realized what a gift William Carey has been to the world, India in particular, but also to the world of science, linguistics, and evangelism.” Jeremy Bell, Executive Minister  for Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC)

“We were missionaries in India for twelve years. For us, you captured the people and the challenges of ministry. This is a story that needs to be told. A very real story, full of tragedy and hope. And you did it so honestly. May the Lord bless your ministry.”      Pastor Ron & Sharon Harris with CBM, Encouraging Ministry to Indian Pastors and Spouses (now retired)

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How can they call on the one they haven't believed in? How can they believe in the one they haven't heard? How can they hear without someone preaching to them?" Ro 10: 13&14 "And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of them who bring good news!"" Romans 10: 15b