Dudley - Salvation Army (1878)

This Corps has been at work for the last four years, but we have always been crippled for want of room. However, God has blessed us in a wonderful manner, for the last six months we have had a good lot of “Blood and Fire” soldiers and we expect, in a few weeks, to be in a Theatre which will hold from 1,500 to 2,000 people and I have every reason to believe that we shall have a great, mighty work in Dudley.

From, 'The War Cry', March 1882.

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

...37 have fallen like dead men since our last report.

From, 'The War Cry', March 1882.

Hallelujah! This town is all on the boil and the Salvation Army is still marching along. We are having some grand times and great victories. Praise God forever! Drunkards, gamblers and pigeon flyers are getting saved. We had 43 converts this last week; making 140 since the Theatre was opened, but that is not half what is going to be. The police are very good to us here. God bless them, they protect us well in the open air.

(the comment above that things would get better once they were in the Theatre were proved correct.)

From, 'the War Cry', May 1882.

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