I have just begun reading the works of Thomas Russell, 1806-1889, a Primitive Methodist preacher. He was a man of faith, prayer and vision, who faced persecution and hardship with courage and perseverance.
He was falsely accused, arrested, and sentenced to three months hard labour, because of outdoor preaching. His imprisonment became part of the battle for religious freedom in England. He was instrumental in the mission to Berkshire and Hampshire.
We need men like him today.