Went this morning with some friends to view a tract of land consisting of five hundred acres which Mr Habersham, whom I left schoolmaster of Savannah, was directed, I hope by providence, to choose for the Orphan House....I called it Bethesda, that is, The House of Mercy, for I hope many acts of mercy will be shown there...Nearly forty children are now under my care, and nearly a hundred mouths are daily supplied with food from our store.

I went up and prayed for half an hour with some of the women of the house, and three girls who seemed to be weary with the weight of their sins. But when we came to public prayer the Holy Spirit seemed to come into the congregation like a mighty rushing wind, carrying all before it.