Chester-le-Street - Salvation Army (1882)

Praise God! We are going up here. The Brewers are crying out, wondering why a respectable man goes about with the Army, singing and fiddling. They are very much against us; when we stop beside their place to tell the people about Jesus, they turn the outside gas light down and will not waste gas over us. Publicans are reducing the price of ale to entice the people to buy it. Good meetings all the week. In our Assembly hall, one brother got up and said his home was nothing like the same since his wife and he got saved. They used to always to be fighting, but praise God they were happy now when up jumps his wife and says, “We used to call into several public houses and get a drop and then we used to be fighting all the way home, about 2 miles off. Now we go home arm in arm singing all the way.” Hallelujah! Saturday nights Free and Easy was grand. 62 got up and told how the Lord had saved them, but best of all, four in the Fountain, which made our hearts glad. Sunday, ground open-air meetings all day; but that night was the crowning time, when 11 precious souls rode right into the Fountain, which made us shout for joy, making 15 souls for the week. Hallelujah!

From, 'The War Cry', April 1882.

This is just one example of what was happening here. More reports can be seen from the War Cry in future months/years.

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I do not know where the meetings were held.

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