The year is 1732. John Wesley, an irritatingly self-righteous instructor at Oxford is offered the chance to go to the new colony of Georgia, where he hopes to preach to the Indians. During the voyage, the ship encounters a violent storm; overwhelmed with the fear of death, Wesley begins to doubt the validity of his faith In Georgia, Wesley's plans are waylaid: he is not able to do much preaching among the native tribes, and falls in love with Sophy Hopkey, the beautiful niece of the local magistrate. When the star-crossed romance fails to produce a proposal from the angst-ridden young minister, Sophy marries another; bitterness explodes between the two until one day Wesley publicly refuses to serve Holy Communion to Sophy. He is arrested for defamation of character - and is to be tried by Sophy's uncle! There will be no fair trial here. Escaping from Savannah, he returns to England in failure and shame. Back in London, he meets a Moravian missionary, Peter Boehler, who counsels the ...
A Heart Transformed ... Can Change the World
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One of the horses that John Wesley rides in the movie was a gift from the Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil to President Bill Clinton. Since US presidents cannot accept personal gifts, the horse was given to the US Park Service, which in tern donated it to the Methodist Children's Home in Winston-Salem, NC See more
Charles Wesley sings "And Can it Be" to the tune Sagina, written by Thomas Campbell (1800-1876). Charles Wesley died in 1788. See more