Stay in the Field
William Carey, often called the father of modern missions, arrived in India in 1793 with a burden to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who had never heard Jesus' name. For seven years he proclaimed the gospel message faithfully week after week, month after month, with not a single native of India converted to Christ. Carey could have allowed himself to return home defeated and empty-handed.
But he had faith that God would bring the harvest. To his sister back home in England, Carey wrote, "I feel as a farmer does about his crop: sometimes I think the seed is springing, and thus I hope; a little blasts all, and my hopes are gone like a c