Bridlington - Salvation Army (1879)

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

When I turned in here, I was struck with the happy faces and said, "You have a nice lot of folks here" when an old fisherman said

"We are not all 'towed in yet" By the time to commence a few more had "towed in", and the place was full in every part. We had a grand time for holiness. Five professed to find the blessing of a clean heart.

The next night others told us how they had spent the night in prayer. One had found the long-sought blessing by the bedside; another found it in the field; one man on the road.

On the Saturday night, a man squeezed a piece of tobacco into my hand and said, "That's my idol, I will give up my 'quid' for Jesus." The Lord knocked him down flat on his back. A lot of fellows said, "He is in a fit;" but God was making him fit for Himself for real fighting, and he soon rejoiced in a full salvation.

In the morning we had a good time, in the pouring rain, in the open air. Afternoon, a full mile in procession. Conveyances of almost every sort. Place crowded before time. At night lots unable to get in. A grand time. Seven souls, and £10 for the New General Fund.

From, 'The Salvationist', December 1879, page 322.

For future reports see 'The War Cry' which began in January 1880.

Additional Information

I do not know where the meetings were held.