D L Moody

On February 5, 1837, in Northfield, Massachusetts, Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899) was born, the sixth in what would be a family of nine children. His father died when Moody was only a tender child, leaving little provision for the family. Hence, Moody learned the value of hard work at an early age. An ambitious Moody went to Boston at the age of seventeen, where he became a successful salesman in his uncle's shoe store. His uncle made him promise to go to church, a promise that he faithfully...See more