This is a monthly report from the Salvation Army station here.
SHILDON for Jesus. Glory be to God forever. The Lord is working in the hearts of sinners. Sunday morning a dear man spoke in the Iove-feast and told us the people said that the Salvation Army picked up the scraps, and he wished that they had scraped him up before. Glory be to God. Another dear man who was saved after the tea said he never was at a halleluja do before, but he was glad he went; both himself and son got saved. A dear man 57 years of age, says he was a big sinner, but he is glad because he is saved and his wife and family. Hallelujah to Jesus forever. A dear father and two sons have got converted to God and are on their happy way to heaven. Twenty-six spoke in the love-feast, and 60 testified for God in the class. God is saving some of the vilest in Shildon. They are selling their dogs and giving all up for Jesus. They will make brave soldiers and mean to have the victory over the devil. Bless the Lord. Hall full every evening. Last Sunday the old Wesleyan Chapel was packed, and hundreds could not get in. Saturday night Sister Smith from Bishop Auckland came to give a help, and myself and two brothers spoke and sang for Jesus. Hallelujah to His dear name. There are lots of grand cases this last month. One dear woman says she is glad she got converted to God, for she has got a happy home. Men and their wives are going in the good old way. Praise God forever! To God be all the glory! '
Another dear girl, who was a backslider, came back to Jesus crying, tears of repentance streaming down her cheeks, saying God had let her have no peace till she gave up all. On Friday as I was talking on Holiness, a dear woman came running out from her seat and cried for God to take all away and five more followed. Glory be to Jesus. But I do believe that God is going to save Old Shildon. The devil is getting such a shaking. Glory be to God! At the Hallelujah tea eleven souls found Jesus.
From, 'The Salvationist', March 1879, pages 74-5.
I do not know where the meetings were held.