Dwight Lyman Moody grew up in Massachusetts, and at the age of 17, he left his country living for the big city of Boston.  In Boston he came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.  He sold shoes in Boston, but Moody later moved to Chicago to make more money.  Once in Chicago, he made good money selling shoes.  In Chicago, he started a Sunday school class for boys.  He would go around the neighborhood before church to get the boys to come to class.  He later quit selling shoes and went into ministry full-time.  Once the civil war came, he went to the lines to minister to the troops.  At first Moody did not like speaking to adults, but he adjusted and became one of the leading revivalist in the nineteenth century.  He then traveled as evangelist preaching the Gospel to several thousands of people and leading them to Christ.  Moody was a vital contribute to the beginning of the Young Menís Christian Association (YMCA).  He also started several institutions to help boys and girls, and he had influences in two publishing companies.

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Last updated:  March 26, 2001