Isaac McCoy (1784 - 1846) was a Baptist missionary to the American Indians. He faced many hardships including personal poverty, illness, and death in his family. Yet he laboured faithfully to preach the gospel in modern day Indiana, Michigan and Missouri. Isaac McCoy poured out his life preaching the gospel and advocating for Indian rights before the President and Congress.
While travelling and preaching, Isaac McCoy caught a deadly cold that would soon end his life on June 21, 1846. In his dying words, he said,
"Tell the brethren to never let the Indian mission decline."
May we heed the dying wish of Missionary Isaac McCoy. Dear friend, are you praying for and supporting gospel ministry among the precious native peoples of North America?