Boston - Salvation Army (1878)

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

THANK GOD, the prey is being taken from the mighty: the past month has been one of great victory. Some of the worst have been rescued from the devil's grasp; crowds have flocked to hear words of Salvation. On Sabbath evenings many have been unable to get into our Hall for want of room. Our weeknight services are well attended, and our outdoor work well sustained. Week after week fresh victories are won. Our motto is still "Boston for Jesus!" I will give you just a few experiences:- 

"I bless God because there is a crown in glory for me. I came into the hall to laugh at the two sisters but I bless God because He saved me, and now I am happy." '

"I thank God for what I am and where I am. I might have been crying in hell, but God has saved me, and I am still having to praise Him."

. One of our members was at work and a man went up to him and asked him if he was one of the Hallelujah blokes- and you love Jesus? I wish you could show me Jesusl" He said, "I cannot show you Jesus but I can point you to Him." 

On Sunday the people were packed like herrings: the power of God wrought mighty on them, and at the close, twenty-one precious souls wept their way to Calvary. Hallelujah!

A woman asked one of our members if the" Hallelujah Wenches" were still at Boston. She said they ought to be horse-whipped: they have "crazed us," and one young woman is quite crazed; the neighbours cannot get a bit of sleep at night because she is always singing  "Safe in the arms of Jesus !"

Oh, may God craze many more!

From, 'The Salvationist', March 1879, page 72.

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