Tuesday, February 19, 2008
From John Wesley
“Do all the good you can by all the means you can in all the places you can at all the times you can to all the people you can as long as ever you can.”
Born: June 28, 1703, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England.
Died: March 2, 1791, London, England.
Buried: City Road Chapel, London, England.
John and his brother Charles founded the movement which became the Methodist denomination. Charles was the main hymnist in the family, but John translated a number of hymns (mostly German) himself. He began studying the German language on board the ship Simmons, which carried him and Charles to Georgia in 1735. Also on the ship were 26 German Moravian colonists, and Wesley wanted to be able to talk with them and share in their worship services.