The Pilgrim story is a church migration project and much of its success is due to the instructions and leadership of Pastor John Robinson. The Pilgrims landed in what is now Provincetown in early November of 1620.Their first response was to fall on their knees and to bless the God of heaven. One month later they landed on Plymouth Rock and as stepping stones, built a society on biblical law, principles and conduct. Only a remnant of the Leyden congregation came to America.
Evangelism, discipleship, integrity of character, centrality of the family, and for culture to change the church must be transformed – such was the legacy of Dwight Lyman Moody, born February 5, 1837. Moody describes his childhood: “Before I was four years old the first thing I remember was the death of my father… Soon after his death the creditors came in and took everything. My mother was left with a large family of children. One calamity after another swept over the entire household. Twins were added to the family, and my mother was taken sick. The eldest boy was fifteen years of age, and to him my mother looked as a stay in her calamity, but all at once that boy became a wanderer. He had been reading some of the trashy novels and the belief had seized him that he had only to go away to make a fortune. Away he went.” Though the older brother did return, these events became marks in the development of his character.