Although raised in church, he was spiritually ignorant. When he moved to Boston to make his fortune, he began attending a Bible-preaching church. In April of 1855, a Sunday school teacher came to the shop where he worked and led him to Christ. A month later when he applied to become a church member, one fact was obvious to everybody; he knew nothing about the Bible. One of his Sunday school teachers later wrote, 'I've never met an applicant for membership who seemed less likely to become a Christian of clear and decided views, much less fill any place of public usefulness.' So they asked him to undertake a year of study, which he did. During his interview with the membership committee a year later, his answers were only slightly improved. He was barely literate and used atrocious grammar. Few thought God would ever use a person like him.
But they were wrong! God saw in the heart of D. L. Moody the raw material necessary to make a spokesman for His Word and a changer of nations. Every oak tree starts as an acorn. Jesus began in a stable but He didn't stay there. David had a sling but he became King. Joseph was sold as a slave but he became Prime Minister. Why? Because '... God was with him... gave him favour and wisdom... made him Governor over Egypt...' (Acts 7:9-10 NKJ). Whatever you have today is enough to create anything you'll ever need in your future. Just put it into God's hands and be willing to start small.