“Christ must reign, till Satan has not an inch of territory.” — William Carey
Carey worked as a missionary in India for 40 years. He began the work in 1793. He did not see his first convert until 1800. When a Hindu man named Krishna Pal professed faith in Christ, Carey wrote in his journal, “He is only one, but a continent is coming behind him. The divine grace which changed one Indian’s heart can obviously change one hundred thousand.”
That’s the hope that drove the modern missionary movement - a hope that God is determined to save the world through his Son, Jesus, a hope that is for all nations and tribes and languages and peoples.