Portsmouth - Salvation Army (1879)

This is a monthly report from the Salvation Army station here.

Davey reports about a hundred souls the last two months. Last Sunday place fuller than ever; six souls; £3 6s. offerings. A man-o'-wars man says: "I came ashore the other night, and fell in with some pals and got drunk, was robbed by some women; lost my way, nearly lost my soul; but God has saved me.''

The all-night meeting here last week was a time of the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. A night to be remembered throughout eternity. Hallelujah!

From, 'The Salvationist', September 1879, page 252.

THANK God the war still rages here against the powers of darkness, and many are the slain of the Lord. Hallelujah! While the half-hearted and lukewarm have stopped to criticise and condemn, or turn and run away, the faithful few have pushed the battle and stood by the standard of the Cross, and we have victory through the blood. The police authorities are helping all they can. To God be all the glory. Many soldiers and sailors have left this port for foreign lands, and they write to say, although the Salvation Army is not there, their Captain is, and He who saved them keeps them. Many homes and hearts that a few months ago were filled with darkness and sin are now lit up with rays from the Sun of Righteousness...

From, 'The Salvationist', December 1879, page 326.

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

Additional Information

I do not know where the meetings were held.

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