Connor (1863)

Mr H. M. Hooke, of London, who has been made very useful in the conversion of sinners in several villages in Derbyshire of late, commenced a fortnights labours at Codnor, Feb. 22. He met the church before the service the first evening and by an appropriate address enlisted their co-operation. His discourses were characterised by plainness, unflinching faithfulness, both to Christians and the ungodly, a fixed determination to preach truth at all risks, and an earnest wish to bring souls to Christ. Since Mr Hooke's visit the church as a whole has been greatly raised. Notwithstanding the hindrances that have been thrown in the way, the effects that have been produced in the world are extraordinary and pleasing. Many have been converted in Codnor and neighbourhood, amongst them some of the wickedest of the inhabitants; many, also, who promised to become very useful in the church. The congregations were large; such a general awakening of sinners was never known here. But the most pleasing results were in the Sunday school. Many of the scholars have been brought to know the Lord. The prayers of many of the little ones are most earnest and bring with them a blessed influence. We are looking for the conversion of many more in the school. Christ said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not," and we
intend to bring them to Him.

"The Revival," March 26th, 1863.

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