Born In: Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Rising from a life of sin to become one of the world’s most revered Christian evangelists, George Muller was a true son of God. With nothing but his faith in Jesus Christ, he set upon himself the task of establishing orphanages for providing care and education for thousands of orphans. His initial work with orphans started when he and his wife started taking in orphaned girls into their rented house. Gradually their work expanded and soon they were managing three homes, not just for orphaned girls, but also for boys and smaller children. As the population of orphans grew, neighbors began to complain about the noise and Muller decided to establish separate buildings for the orphanages. He had a very deep faith in God and prayed to the almighty to give him the funds for accomplishing this aim. Miraculously, he never fell short of funds or found himself in debt. People always offered him unsolicited donations in form of money or in kind, and he and his orphans never felt themselves missing any necessity such as food or clothing. A devout Christian he frequently read the Bible and encouraged the children to do so. He was a preacher by profession and had traveled all over the world during the course of his missionary tours.
Also Known As: Johann Georg Ferdinand Müller
Died At Age: 92
Spouse/Ex-: Mary Groves (m. 1830–1870), Susannah Grace Sanger (m. 1871–1894)
father: Johann Friedrich Müller (Oct 1768 – 20 Mar 1840)
mother: Sophie Eleonore Müller (nee Hasse)
siblings: Friedrich Johann Wilhelm (1803 – 7 Oct 1838)
children: Elijah (19 Mar 1834 – 26 Jun 1835), Lydia (17 Sep 32 – 10 Jan 90)
Born Country: Germany
place of death: Bristol, England
Notable Alumni: Martin Luther University Of Halle-Wittenberg
Founder/Co-Founder: The Scriptural Knowledge Institution for Home and Abroad
education: Martin Luther University Of Halle-Wittenberg
George Muller was born in a village in the Kingdom of Prussia. His father was a collector of taxes. He lost his mother when he was just 14 years old.
He went to London in 1829 to work with Jews in England through the London Society for promoting Christianity amongst the Jews. However, the society did not allow him to preach and he went to Teignmouth and preached there. He was asked to become the minister of the Chapel of Ebenezer Chapel on a salary of £55 per annum.
He is most respected and remembered for establishing the Orphan Houses at Ashley Down which could accommodate around 2,000 children at any one given time. Children in the orphanage were well cared for and educated. He cared for over 10,000 children during his lifetime.
George Muller died of natural causes on March 10, 1898. He was 92.
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