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Born in England, William Carey (1761-1834) was a Baptist missionary to India. A pastor before going to the mission field, Carey served abroad for 41 years. Carey also helped translate the Bible into some 40 languages and founded a Bible college before his death.
Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) was America's first Baptist foreign missionary. The son of a Congregational minister, Judson spent his life serving in previously-unevangelized land of Burma. He also translated the Bible into the Burmese language.
Ann Hasseltine Judson (1789-1826) was the first American woman missionary to go overseas. She sailed with her husband, Adoniram, for Calcutta, India, in 1812. Ordered to leave India, they began their missionary work in Rangoon, Burma in 1813. Ann learned the Burmese and Siamese languages, did translation work, taught Burmese girls, and managed her household and cared for her husband during his 18 month imprisonment in 1824-25.
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