At Abercanaid the spirit of revival has taken firm hold and three Nonconformist churches have won 250 converts. The streets at night have undergone a complete change. Rowdiness and blasphemy are disappearing. A junior football team has been disbanded. The Rev. Isaac James, pastor of Deml Welsh Baptist Church, said they had succeeded in converting some of the worst characters in the village and the improvement in the moral tone of the place was remarkable.
From, 'The South Wales Daily News', 5th January 1905.