Park Row Chapel, Nottingham (1864)

Our dear brother, James Dupe, and a few fellow-labourers in the Lord's vineyard at Park-row Chapel, are going on gloriously with the good work. Thanks to the Lord for his loving-kindness, in various ways during the past few months! We have had many opportunities to proclaim the glad tidings among our poor brothers and sisters here in Nottingham and have had some visible fruits of the seed sown amongst these poor creatures. Truly the Lord is with us.

The large schoolroom below the chapel is full every evening and many souls have found peace through the blood of the Lamb. I bless my God and ask all saints who read the Revival to unite with me in praising Him.

We have every hope of a glorious season this summer in respect to the saving of souls. We are in good heart about our coming camp meetings. We have had with us the last fortnight, addressing the people nightly, two dear brothers in Christ - John Holmes, alias Jack Rough, an ex-pugilist, and Edward Arche, formerly housebreaker, etc., from Walsall and neighbourhood; likewise a dear brother from Derby, called the little Frenchman, Mr Fougal, and we heartily thank God for his valuable services with us. God has indeed blessed the labours of all these brethren.

How delightful are some of our meetings. We hardly know how to bring them to a close; and when we part at last, we part as those bound together by the closest bonds of friendship, as if of many years, when our acquaintance has been in some instances only of a few hours. Such is the uniting, cementing
influence of that love, so often alluded to in your valuable paper, which many waters cannot quench, nor the floods drown, and which we believe death itself will not destroy.

It would be impossible to give the exact number of those professing to have found the Lord since the commencement of the Revival services in January last. The very lowest and most abject beings your mind could picture have been heard to cry out for mercy. One very impressive fact should be related. A band of young men, say clerks and shopmen formed a project of attending these meetings in mockery and entered the prayer meeting in marching order, so as greatly to disturb the meeting for time, but I am happy to say, before the prayers were terminated, some of those scoffers were on their knees and I hope many of them have now enlisted as soldiers of the cross.

The struggle of many that have found peace to their souls were sharp and severe, and we ask the prayers of your readers that they may be kept faithful to the end.

"The Revival," June 2nd, 1864.

There are many who preach Christ in the town and souls have been saved, not only in the larger places of worship, but also in the mission rooms and cottage meetings. At the mission room I have been more particularly connected with many souls have been blessed at the various meetings; some of the converts are seeking admission into the fellowship of different churches, and some are looking forward to taking this step. A cottage meeting connected with this mission is very well attended; several profess to have found Jesus and manifest a great change in their lives by their earnest endeavours to live to Christ. After one meeting, a man confessed that he was not saved, and was earnestly entreated to come to Christ then, but he put it off. On the next Sunday evening he attended the mission room, but it is feared he again rejected the message, and the next morning he was taken with a stroke and was insensible until the following Thursday when he died. At the same meeting, a little girl appeared very anxious about her soul, and after being pointed to Jesus and prayer, professed to find Him.
Thus, one heart opens to the Saviour's love while another, close by, rejects it, and perishes. Some little children - the only ones in the meetings - have professed to find Jesus, and seem happy in Him. At a Sabbath school with which I am connected, there is a greater spirit of earnestness and love amongst the teachers. We are commencing prayer meetings every Sunday afternoon, as well as the general monthly one, at which many of the scholars remain. 

"The Revival," March 30th, 1865.

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