Unusual people John Wesley encountered



William Kingston, a man born without arms, came to see John Wesley of his own accord. He was remarkable in many ways. Earlier he had a “clear sense of the favor of God,” but after some months he was persuaded by some friends to join in a “favorite diversion” and lost sight of God.

But God had now touched his heart again and he was once more in earnest to save his soul. Wesley describes him as of a middling height and size, with a pleasing look and voice, and an easy, agreeable behavior. John Wesley says that at breakfast William shook off his shoes, which were designed to make it easy for him to do so, took the teacup between his toes, and the toast with his other foot. He could also write a fair hand, and do other things with his feet which we do with our hands.

John Wesley was impressed!