Muller, George

<<evangelist, orphanage director>>

The orphanages he set up in Bristol, England, cared for over 10,000 children in total, with over 2000 resident at any one time. Muller who lived 1805-1898 never shared his needs with people but prayed and trusted God to provide, such as when there was no food to feed 300 children breakfast. When informed of the need he still had the children sit down at the tables. Within minutes of praying, a baker came with bread and a supply of free milk arrived, when the milkman’s cart broke down outside the orphanage. Some 120,000 children were educated in his schools.

He is quoted as saying, ‘It is through trials that faith is exercised and developed more and more…Every instance of obedience, from right motives, strengthens us spiritually, while every act of disobedience weakens us’.

See also: influential Christians, prayer.