Bread Street (1861)

The many prayers which have been offered up for this town and neighbourhood are being answered, and God is working by his Holy Spirit in many hearts. Mr Rodway (whose health now obliges him to rest for a while) held a series of Re­vival services last week in the Independent Chapel at Ruscombe, a village about two miles from this town. From Sunday even­ing on which the first service was held, God worked. Many anxious ones remained behind every night for conversation and prayer. On Monday night a tea-meeting was held in the chapel. to which many who attend no place of worship were invited, There was a good meeting after it. On Tuesday night a female shrieked out in great agony of soul on account of her sin, and after being directed to look to Jesus, and being prayed for, she was enabled to take God at his word and rejoice in his salva­tion. On Wednesday night, at the last service conducted by Mr Rodway; upwards of twenty professed to have found Jesus on and since Sunday night. The services were continued during the week by the minister of the chapel, and some Christian brethren from Stroud and continued blessing was given in souls being, we believe, born again. The promise (Matt. xviii. 19), " If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven," were pleaded in faith over distressed souls for God's healing power; and God was faithful to his promise. Several who were amongst the worst characters are, it is be­lieved, now new creatures in Christ Jesus. Will Christians kindly pray for Ruscombe, that the good work may go on, and all Satan's devices to mar it be overruled, and the young con­verts established in the faith. E

From the 'Revival Newspaper', Volume IV, page 95.

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I do not know where the chapel was.

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