As a child, John Wesley was saved from a burning house and his mother told him that he was a “brand plucked from the burning” by God for some great purpose. (See Zechariah 3:2)
In later life he preached to thousands of people, often in the open air, about God’s saving grace. His fire/passion was utterly genuine, and he brought many to a greater understanding of who God is. He travelled more than 4,000 miles a year on horseback to bring the message of God’s love to people.
His life was not easy, but John Wesley insisted that :
“The world is my parish”.
“Untold millions are still untold.”
He and other Methodists were involved in prison ministry too. His own father had spent time in debtors’ prison as he was a poor financial manager, so their plight was close to his heart.