William Carey was the morning star of modern missions. Between 1793 and 1865, a missionary movement never before seen in the history of the world reached virtually all the coastlands on earth. Then in 1865, Hudson Taylor founded the China Inland Mission, and from 1865 until 1934, another wave of missionary activity was released so that by 1974 virtually all the inlands — all the geographic countries of the world — were reached with the gospel. In 1934, Cameron Townsend founded Wycliffe Bible Translators, which focused not on geographic areas or political states but on people groups with distinct languages and dialects and cultures — and gradually the church awakened, especially at the Lausanne Congress in 1974, to the biblical reality of “every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9; cf. 7:9) — and the missionary focus of the church shifted from unreached geography to the unreached peoples of the world.
Andrew Fuller: A Mind for Modern Missions

Quatro movimentos chaves na História de Missões:

  1. Alcançando o litoral, William Carey (1793–1865)
  2. Alcançando o interior, Hudson Taylor (1865–1934)
  3. Alcançando as Línguas, Cameron Townsend (1934–1974)
  4. Alcançando as Etnias, Movimento Lausanne (1974 até hoje).