Over Darwen - Salvation Army (1878)

Captain Jackson has had so desperate a fight of it, that there seemed to be serious doubt whether we could conquer without sending reinforcements to the town; but the foe is falling at last. Fourteen captured one night, and twenty-six another and the force to march through the streets is growing fast.

From, 'The Salvationist', January 1879, page 15.

Hard at it. Never fail to strike while the iron is hot with a hammer of love and the fire of the Holy Ghost for our bellows the Power of God. We are enabled to break hard stony hearts from the rocks of sin and join them to the Rock, King Jesus.

The past six weeks have been all hard fighting, but not in vain, for many have fallen by the blow of the hammer and power of the fire.

...66 have buckled on the full armour of God. We have some Army men, Army to the backbone. One soldier had a shilling offered him to stop out of the open air, but he said, “no, not for 10 shillings, for I must be in the battlefield, I must be at my post.”

On Sunday, when in the open air, round the back slams, one man came up with 3 gallons of ale and another with one and asked us to drink. Our soldiers shouted, “we are drinking at the Fountain of Life;“ then one stepped into the rain and said, “dear friends, you all know me; I used to live here. I was as big a drunkard and liar as anyone, but God has saved me now and he will save you,” and the people began to weep.

From 'The Salvationist', December 1879, page 323.

For future reports see, 'The War Cry' which began January 1880.


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