George Whitefield — Had an hour’s conversation with a gentleman…

Had an hour’s conversation with a gentleman about new birth in Jesus Christ.  Breakfasted with some gentlemen in the great cabin, who were very civil and let me put in a word for God.  About eleven at night went and sat down among the sailors in the steerway and reasoned with them concerning the Christian life.  Gained an opportunity, by walking at night on the deck, to talk closely to the chief mate and one of the sergeants of the regiment and hope my words were not altogether in vain.
George Whitefield (as he noted in his journal the contacts he made on shipboard)