Shepton Mallet Circuit - John Smith (1823)

June 26. A short time ago, we had a prayer meeting after the missionary meeting at Shepton. Numbers were in deep distress, and many found peace with God. I was informed on Monday last by a pious young gentleman from that place, that the work is still going on, and that fifty have been saved since the missionary meeting. Several have been saved in various parts of our own circuit lately. We are trying to keep those whom God has given us and to get more converted. It is God's work; it must prosper."

— "July 30. The work at Shepton has been going on ever since. On the 20th I preached there. There was much of the power of God among the people during the sermon. A special power came down in the last prayer. I called on a local preacher to pray. Some ran out with all speed: some were in great distress: some were taken into the vestry apparently senseless. I concluded and commenced a prayer meeting, and I think nearly thirty souls found peace with God."

R Treffry's 'Life of John Smith' p193-4

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