Who was your first hero of the faith? My first hero of the faith and the man who inspired me to live a life of faith was George Mueller. If you don’t know, George Mueller, during a desperate time for orphans in England’s history, desired to show men that God still works through faith in mighty ways and so embarked on a mission to establish orphanages for the physical and spiritual well-being of orphan children. Ultimately, he built several large orphanages, fed and cared for nearly 2,000 orphans over many years, all without ever asking publicly for a penny of support.
“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.” (OChristian.com)
I learned of George Mueller while just a child. His legacy of faith truly shaped my view of God’s sovereignty and my view of the power of faith in the Word of God. His son-in-law said George Mueller “devised large and liberal things for the Lord’s cause.” He certainly did. I pray and trust the Lord will lead the ministry here at LeTourneau to “devise large and liberal things for the Lord’s cause” as well. Thank you for your prayers and support as we invest time, energy, and resources here for the Lord’s cause.
For His Glory,