“The worst enemy man has is himself. His pride and self-confidence often ruin him. They keep him from trusting to the arms of a loving Savior.”
-DL Moody, raised Unitarian. After meeting Jesus personally, he became an early ‘Billy Graham’.
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February 8, 2021 at 7:37 pm
My Mother’s parents grew up in London. Her Dad, Alfred Taylor, was pointed to Christ by DL Moody, became a disciple of Moody, and taught one of Moody’s “Ragged Schools” in London before coming to Vancouver. He was a member of Ruth Morton Baptist Church for years. We first met him when he was 92 years old in his home up around 50th and Fraser. He had an 86-year-old housekeeper who was delighted to have a safe place in her old age. He would leave her a note in the morning telling her what he would like for supper. He had a little optical shop down by Carrol Street, where he sold bifocals, etc. and gave out gospel tracts. He walked two blocks to the bus, took the bus downtown, then did the same going home till he retired at age 92. He shouldn’t have retired as he died at 94. A good lesson for you, brother!
Allan MacLeod, Mission, BC
February 9, 2021 at 2:21 am
Great story, Alan.