Forgiven Corrie ten Boom’s story is known to most us through its portrayal in the movie “The Hiding Place.” She was a quiet woman, and could never understand why God raised her to the place of public prominence He did. With the end of World War 2 she continued to minister in Holland to as
Billy Graham Billy Graham first came into the public eye through “Youth for Christ”- a youth-oriented ministry holding Saturday night rallies across America. After two trips to Great Britain and Europe, the evangelist began to bring a team together (Cliff Barrows and Bev Shea would remain part of the team for another 50 years). The
The Evangelist Great Britain has never been fond of all things American, which makes their growing love of Billy Graham all the more unusual. Billy’s first major crusade in 1954 was met with an antagonistic press and hesitant churches. His return the following year included an invitation to preach to the Royal Family and talk
George Mueller George Mueller was an extraordinary man of faith and prayer. At the time of his death in 1898, the orphanages he founded were caring for 2050 children. Without ever making a public appeal for funds, he had received through his lifetime around 1,500,000 British pounds for buildings, maintenance and provision for the children.
Faith Tested George Mueller is known mainly today for his amazing work among orphans. A year after taking on the leadership of Bethesda Chapel in Bristol, England, he became burdened for the needs of the poor. Initially Mueller began to gather some of the poorest children in the area for breakfast and a Bible story.
God’s Provision The orphanages run by George Mueller saw remarkable provision through prayer. Throughout the years, the meals (which were plain and repetitive) were always served on time. One morning the tables were all set for breakfast but the cupboard was totally bare. So was the cash box. The children were standing, waiting for breakfast
Principles We too often look for a spiritual “secret of success” when we find a man or woman God is using in a uniquely powerful way. Most men and women God uses don’t have a spiritual secret of success. They do have principles though, that God has made real to them, and without which they
Talents The growth of the orphanages under George Mueller was extraordinary. In 1837 there were three, housing 81 children and 9 staff. Over the two years between August 1838 and August 1840, the ministry was reduced to being penniless a full fifty times. A fourth orphanage was added in 1844 bringing the total number of
God’s Answer The name “George Mueller” is synonymous with prayer, faith and orphanages, and rightly so. But through the first years he worked with orphans, through to housing and caring for 2050 children forty years later, Mueller also led the Bethesda Chapel in Bristol. While its early years saw the greatest growth, the chapel remained
A Dedicated Life George Mueller was 65 when Mary, his wife of forty years died. Theirs had been a near perfect marriage and they were very much in love right to the end. Sensing God had much more for him, and knowing how difficult life could be alone, Mueller married Susannah (a friend and colleague