Dwight was born in Northfield, Massachusetts on February 5, 1837. His parents are Edwin and Betsy Holton Moody and he had eight siblings.
His formal education ended in 5th grade.
When he was 17 he left home seeking employment. Struggling to find a job he asked his uncle, Samuel Holton for a job. Samuel hired him and he worked in his shoe retail store.
Edward Kimball visited him at the shoe store and spoke to him about the love of Christ. Soon after he accepted Christ's love and devoted his life to Jesus.
He married Emma C. Moody (pictured above) and they had two kids- Paul and William.
His calling to the mission field was is heart for creating a better Christian education for kids and to provide opportunity for them.
Some of Moody most favored bible verses:
Isaiah 50:7 7 But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
Isaiah 12:2 2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
Moody started Mission Sunday School. As classes grew he began his own church on February 28, 1864 called Illinois Street Church. This church is now known as the Moody Church.
Moody opened Mount Hermon School for Boys to educate the poor and minorities.
He started Northfield Seminary for Young Women in 1876 to provide women with education.
Moody began Moody Bible Institute in 1886.
Dwight L. Moody died on December 22, 1899.
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