Author: an autobiography of Mel Trotter.
Foreword by Dr. G. Campbell Morgan,
Appreciation by Dr. H.A. Ironside.
Pages: Paperback, 180 pages
“Mel Trotter (1870-1940), grew up in the closing days of the 9th century. His mother was a godly woman, but his father ran a saloon and it was said he drank as much as he serve! By the time Mel Trotter reached young manhood the influence of his father, the saloon and the lifestyle of lquor had led him down the trail of a drunkard’s life. Even after Trotter was married and had a son his drinking remained a problem. After and extended drinking binge, he came home to find his two-year-old son dead in his mother’s arms. He vowed never to drink again, but within tow hours he was staggering drunk. He tried to make a living as a barber but gambling and drinking took the razor from his hand and the shoes (literally) off his feet.
In January 1897, Trotter penniless, drunk and shoeless trudged through the snow in Chicago, headed for Lake Michigan and a cold, watery suicide. Passing a mission, he was urged inside and after hearing a testimony of salvation, was soundly converted to Christ himself.
In 1900, he began his rescue mission work that lasted until his death. He ministered to WWI soldiers along with the drunken and lowly. During his time he helped found 67 other Gospel missions across the nation. He persevered even after being diagnosed with cancer in 1920 and his wife leaving him. He preached his last message in January of 1940 and died in September of that same year.”
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