On Tuesday I had an amazing time with friends in Bristol visiting the home and learning some of the history of George Muller and visiting the New Rooms, where John and Charles Wesley founded the Methodist movement.
George Müller (German – born as : Johann Georg Ferdinand Müller) was a Christian evangelist and Director of orphanages in Bristol, England, cared for 10,024 orphans in his life. He was well-known for providing an education to the children under his care, to the point where he was accused of raising the poor above their natural station in life. He also established 117 schools which offered Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them being orphans. The level of education was so good, that when the children were o age to leave the orphanage, companies applied to the orphanage rather then the child have to apply for the Job. It is believe that Mueller received well over £1 million, through gifts and answer to prayer. He believed God for everything.
After we visited the New Room in Bristol, it is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement. It was built and used by John Wesley and the early Methodists as a meeting and preaching place and the centre for helping and educating the needy members of the community.
It was really amazing to learn more about John and Charles Wesley, the things which shaped their lives, both their achievement and the failures. How God can use a life which is submitted to him.