In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while the leader was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death. –from the Journal of John Wesley, May 24, 1738
This passage in John Wesley’s Journal describes the impetus for the Wesleyan/Methodist movement – one that circumnavigated the globe and continues to grow to this day, and this year the World Methodist Council celebrates the anniversary by asking our global family to share their own personal stories of faith.
If you’d like to share, it’s simple – just send us your story. It can be a paragraph or two – along with a picture and where you are from. Our goal is to show the vast tapestry of people who make up the Wesleyan/Methodist faith.
The readers who share their stories will have them displayed on our website commemorating the anniversary of John Wesley’s Aldersgate Experience and will help to showcase our faith as one that is touching and changing lives every day.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .