Skenfrith (1862)

It will I trust be interesting to your readers to hear of the work of God carried on in a small Baptist chapel in Wales, called Norton chapel. A revival took place amongst us, so long ago as last December and as six months have now passed away, we can speak a bit with the more calmness and thankfulness to God for what he has done. In December last, Mr Rodway of Stroud paid us a visit. At that time we had only seven members and that three had been baptised during the last 10 years. Mr Rodway stayed with us for four days. After the first meeting, the chapel was crowded every night. The preachers ernest appeals to the few Christians who assembled, led them to work and pray and before he left us, very many were under concern about their souls. Some who are not in the habit of attending a place of worship came and were arrested by the solemn truths  proclaimed to them. Before Mr Rodway left nearly 20 professed to have found peace in believing. Some attributed the sudden change to excitement; but we have reason to be truly grateful to God, that many have been decidedly converted. We have had 40 baptised, so that our church which numbered seven in December last is increased to 40 and the congregation is exceedingly good. Also, we used to have only one service a week and now we have three. Most of those who attend them have to come many miles to hear the gospel and we have never seen such a spirit of hearing amongst the people before.

'The Revival', 3/7/1862.

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