Colchester - Salvation Army (1882)

Saturday, met in the Cattle Market, music playing, people rushing. First shots aroused the Prince of darkness, but told well upon his soldiers; thousands in the march, Rink packed, powerful service.

Sunday, 7 o’clock Knee drill, people wept all around. At 10 multitudes in the streets. After a telling march we opened fire inside and very soon four hell-bound captives were taken to Jesus, Who broke their fetters and set them free; two of them were between 60 and 70 years of age. Afternoon, about 4,000 in the march. Captured on route two burglars and conjurers, brought them with us to the Barracks; they fell at the feet of Jesus, confessed they had been getting their living by thieving all their lives – they burnt their bag of tools and tricks.

At night the King’s message was with irresistible power; crying for mercy, 106 volunteered from the ranks of the devil to serve King Jesus.          Captain Polly Parkin

From, 'The War Cry', August 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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