Runcorn - Salvation Army (1878)

This is an early monthly report from the Salvation Army station here.

Captain Kelly Cope and Annie Alsop write that God is working gloriously· They tell some wonderful stories of rescue and salvation. In one case seven saved in one family! Sunday congregations in the Public Hall increasing and blessed, blessed times on weeknights. The ·bitterly cold weather has interfered with the Sunday Morning Open-air Meeting which was a really wonderful meeting, worthy of the work.

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

O HALLELUJAH! This month has been one of glorious victory. We have indeed seen the arm of the Lord made bare in the salvation of many precious souls. l went to one dear man in one of our meetings and asked him to give his heart to the Lord. He was a long time making up his mind, but his wife jumped up and came to the penitent form and her husband saw her and he followed her, and they both found peace together. Praise the dear Lord forever.

In one of our cottage prayer meetings there came a dear man whom I was told was one of the greatest sinners in Runcorn; he went on his knees and cried to God for mercy, and he found salvation. At another of our cottage meetings there were five precious souls professed to step into liberty; one dear young woman as soon as she got saved, shouted "He has saved me." Bless the Lord! Bless the Lord! and she is now a good soldier of the cross. One dear man came to one of our meetings and while we were holding up Christ, his burden of sin rolled away. He went away home and was convinced that he must give up smoking; he had in the house a box of cigars which he had given 12s. 6d. for; he put them on the fire and said he would go to Heaven clean. Another dear man stood up in one of our meetings and said he had not money enough to buy ale, but he thanked God he could have salvation for nothing. This is but little compared with what God has done and will do yet.

Yours in the battle field, fully saved,

Additional Information

I do not know where the meetings were held.

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