Pwllheli (1859)



Glorious tidings reach us from Carnarvonshire The towns of Car­narvon, Bangor, Pwllhely, Portmadoc, Tremadoc, Conway, and Llandudno, are awakened to a blessed extent.

Similar statements are made respecting the work at Pwllhely, Bangor, Carnarvon, Nevin, and the whole of the districts called Lleyn and Eifionydd. Immense additions are made to the churches. In one month of the present year it is stated that one hundred and ninety one persons joined the communion of various denominations in the town of Pwllhely. In the letter communicating this intelligence it is said:—" The meeting held at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel on the night of January 20 was extraordinary. The sight was awfully stirring—young men who had been indifferent about their souls before, now cried out the loudest, 'What must we do to be saved?' while aged men with hoary hairs were as lively as lambs, praising God for visiting His people with showers of heavenly rain."

In the month of December last, a correspondent at Bangor states:—" Although we have no loud expression of feeling under the ministry, we have amongst us warm hearts towards the Redeemer and His cause. In one day thirty persons joined the Calvinistic Methodists at the Tabernacle, and not a week passes without additions to all denomina­tions in the city. There is a most powerful movement amongst the children. They meet to pray everywhere, in the roads, the houses, the school-rooms, &c. They are full of the spirit of prayer, and it is remarkable what high and enlarged ideas they have, though expressed in humble language. They pray for all classes; sometimes a youth may be heard praying earnestly for an ungodly father, who was himself a month before a swearer and blasphemer. We know many examples of the kind. About twenty of these children have been admitted as candidates at Upper Bangor."

Later still, it is stated:—" The good work continues to go on amongst the various congregations in the city and neighbourhood. Old hearers have been led to decide for Christ; backsliders are reclaimed; young people who had been religiously trained, but who had sold their birth­right,' are now seeking a home in the house of God; prodigals are returning to their offended Father, and many youngchildren are under deep religious impressions. .. We rejoice,' but it is with trembling.' "

From ‘The Welsh Revival’ by Thomas Phillips


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