It was on a Thursday, on the fifth day of the month of January, in the year of our Lord 1837, in Northfield, Massachusetts, that Dwight Lyman Moody was born. His second birth took place in April of 1855 when his Sunday school teacher, Edward Kimball, led him to the Lord.
Moody would go on to become a evangelist who would preach in America and in England. Out of a growing Sunday school congregation that needed a permanent home, he started a church, the Illinois Street Church, in Chicago, Illinois.
After the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871, Moody would become more fervent in his personal witnessing to anyone that he would come across in his daily life.
On January 22, 1886, Moody proposed to his congregation the formation of the Chicago Evangelization Society, for the training of gifted men for the purpose of reaching people with the Gospel. After his death, it would be renamed the Moody Bible Institute.
And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”