Exeter - Salvation Army (1882)

It’s war, conflict and victory all along the line. Good Friday morning, we had a grand Holiness meeting in Exeter when about 100 came out for the blessing. I was there again on Saturday. On Sunday and Monday we had tremendous meetings and souls at every service. Grand open-air musters. On Sunday, we had the Victoria Hall and many testified to the power of God to their Salvation; after which I asked all to stand up who had been blessed by the Army during the 12 months we have been in the city, when about 1,500 stood on their feet. I then asked those who were converted that did not belong to any place of worship when we came into the city and about 1,200 testified to being converted through the agency of the Army. At night, we had both halls open and when we were rejoicing over the victories of the day, which was over 20 souls, the Reverend Mr Reid, president of the Bible Christians, spoke a few words. We all went home praising God the Army ever came to the city.

Monday, was a day of great excitement, we had announced a march out; they had threatened to lock me up and had all the night police on duty and were ready to bounce on us and “run as in“. What a pity they did not go to the trouble to put down ruffianism and brutality, when I was followed home and stoned and all the windows in the hall were broken; but they did not.

From, 'The War Cry', May 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 Hall was in Queens Street

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