i came across this in a newsletter i get at work and had to share… i’m sure this is nothing new to a lot of people, but it sure was to me. maybe i like it so much because i have such “close ties” to moody, or maybe it’s because i just LOVE seeing God in the details… regardless, it is pretty stinkin’ amazing!

On July 1, 1885, Edward Kimble felt constrained to share his faith with a young shoe salesman he knew. That day Dwight L. Moody prayed and received Jesus Christ as Savior.

Several years later a pastor and well-known author by the name of Frederick B. Meyer heard Moody preach. He was so deeply stirred by Moody’s preaching that he himself embarked on a far-reaching evangelistic ministry.

At one of Meyer’s speaking engagements a college student named Wilbur Chapman accepted Christ. He later employed a baseball player to help him prepare to conduct an evangelistic crusade.

In 1924 a group of business men invited that ballplayer, Billy Sunday, to hold an evangelistic campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina, which resulted in many people coming to Christ. Out of that revival meeting a group of men formed a men’s prayer group to pray for the world.

They prayed for Charlotte to have another great revival. God sent another evangelist named Mordecai Hamm to the city in 1934.

On one of the last nights under the big tent, 75 years ago this November 1, a lanky 16-year old walked up the aisle to receive Christ. That young man’s name was Billy Graham.

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