Dowlais - Salvation Army (1878)

This is an excerpt from the first monthly report from the Salvation Army station here.

After spending a Sabbath at Merthyr, we went on to Dowlais. A large new Welsh Independent Chapel had been kindly lent for the evening, for which I wish here to express my gratitude This commodious and beautiful building was crowded in every part by people who hung upon every word. Twice we concluded and yet, late as the hour was, the people were unwilling to move. Although only three came out seeking mercy, we are sure there were numbers convicted. There will be a harvest reaped there. God will shake that town. He has begun to do so, and He will go forward if we are faithful. That the people are feeling after Him is evidenced by such simple facts as the attendance of 112 persons at the seven o'clock prayer meeting on the previous Sabbath, and the affecting incident of four colliers coming straight from the mine to a nine o'clock week-day morning prayer meeting, in order to be saved.

From, 'The Christian Mission Magazine', June 1878, page 150.

"Oh, dear me, whatever does this all mean? Go to whatever part of the town you may someone talks to you about being saved or about the Christian Mission,'' so said a dear man to me when I invited him to come to our meetings, and I do thank God that there is a.great stir in this town; nearly every society seems on the move · they are coming out in the streets and having early morning prayer meetings, and I am sure they thank God that we came here. Hallelujah!

From, 'The Christian Mission Magazine', August 1878, page 211.

VICTORY and joy. We have indeed seen the arm of the Lord laid bare in the salvation of precious souls. When I entered this town, we had to stand as it were alone, but since that we have a band of men and women who are ashamed to speak for their Saviour,. Praise God forever. During the last four weeks we have had some grand times and God came down our souls to greet, while glory crowned the mercy seat. We have seen 44 precious souls weep their way to the Cross. Glory to God.                

From, 'The Salvationist, June 1897, page 153.

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