Aberammon - Salvation Army (1879)

This is a monthly report from the Salvation Army station here.

Although Sister Kate Shepherd, the first Evangelist, has left this flock, yet the work gets "Better and better." There is not, of course, room for half the people in the Hall. So there is no other way for them but to stand in a mixture of mud, &c., six inches deep! which forms the pathway to the Hall door. They throw the windows open, and the people stand outside by the hundred to catch the words, the old old story, the Gospel in its simplicity, as told by one simple woman who knows and feels what she says. They want a larger hall. The whole neighbourhood is moved, and we will take care shall be moved until everybody moves to the Saviour's feet.

From, 'The Salvationist', March 1879, page 82.

The fame of the Aberdare meetings brought men from the Rhondda Valley, who begged that at least one of the girls might hold meetings outside Aberdare, so Kate went for a short time to Aberaman. Each meeting there was so crowded and marked by 'signs and wonders of salvation' that neither she (Katie's mother) nor the General could refuse the entreaties of the people that Katie be sent to the valley itself. 

From, 'The History of the Salvation Army' by Robert Sandall, Volume 2, pages 13-4.

Additional Information

I do not know where the meetings were held.

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