Sidley (1859)



DEAR SIR I am a missionary labouring for all denominations in Hastings and St. Leonard's, and the surrounding neighbourhood. Sidley is about six miles from St. Leonard's-­on-Sea. At this place many are rejoicing in the pardoning love of God, whilst many more (men, women, and children) are labouring under deep conviction of sin. Bless God for his many mercies. About three months ago, the Primitive Methodists visited this village, preaching in the open air. At that time all was spiritual darkness. I went then as a preacher in turn with my brethren. The Lord. has blessed the work; there is a glorious Revival! As I walked from Sidley to Hastings last Thursday (22nd inst.), I called at almost every house, and found the poor people ready to fall down on their knees and bless God for visiting them with his Holy Spirit. A few days before, I had visited a female and pointed her to the Lamb of God; and now when I called again, she was anxiously waiting to tell me her joy and blessed hope of everlasting life through the blood of the Lamb. A room at Sidley, which will hold about one hundred persons, has been hired, but it is too small for the anxious seekers. Oh, let us praise the Lord for what He has done and is doing, and unto his name, shall be the glory. S. C. J.

From 'The Revival Newspaper,' Volume ii, p3.


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