How To Build An Orphange With 50 Cents

Bruce over at his method mentions the preacher George Whitfield in his blog this week. I'm a bit of a fan of all those old time preachers/missionaries. I love church history and Christian history. One of my fav's is George Muller. He set a wonderful example of real practical faith, trusting God for even the smallest thing. He wasn't a rich man but managed to start up but as this quote shows the Lord used him to do amazing things:

"Among the greatest monuments of what can be accomplished through simple faith in God are the great orphanages covering thirteen acres of ground on Ashley Downs, Bristol, England. When God put it into the heart of George Muller to build these orphanages, he had only two shillings (50 cents) in his pocket. Without making his wants known to any man, but to God alone, over a million, four hundred thousand pounds ($7,000,000) were sent to him for the building and maintaining of these orphan homes. When the writer first visited them, near the time of Mr. Muller's death, there were five immense buildings of solid granite, capable of accommodating two thousand orphans. In all the years since the first orphans arrived the Lord had sent food in due time, so that they had never missed a meal for want of food."

I only hope that I can be a woman of prayer and really trust God for the simple things in life as well as the big.

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