Saint Combs (1859)




" Dec. 6.—I entered the first town on the east coast, St. Combs, contain­ing about 94 families. I had a meeting the first night. About 300 people attended, and, of a truth, God was with us that night. The Spirit of God was present, and the meeting was kept up till a late hour. All the next day I went from house to house and spoke to the people, and at night preached to about 400. The Church was filled. What a night of the power of God t The meeting was kept up until morning. A great many did not sleep that night, neither did I. All the next day I again spent in going from house to house, and at night the church filled at 6 P. M., and my God came down with such power. There is a little place called Charleston:. close by St. Combs, and I also went from house to house in it. For ten days I laboured in these two places, and God saved young and old, drunkards and fighting men.. . What a sight to see men of 70 years crying on the streets for mercy ! From 400 to 500 were led to feel their lost estate. What a work of God!

From James Turner by E McHardie.

Additional Information

This building is reputed to be where the Christians met at that time. There was no church in the town. The house is one back from the road.


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