West Bromwich - Salvation Army (1879)

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

The success attained here during the first few weeks has been so remarkable that we much regret having had no means of reporting it last month.

Disappointment followed disappointment as to the officers announced to take command, but the sisters who are now on the ground have had perfect victory all along the line.

FIRST SUNDAY .-A good day. At night a crowded house. One soul the people are very hard, but we shall have the victory.

A very good meeting on Monday night. Two souls. When we go into the prayer meeting most of the roughs rush out, leaving only the saved people, so we got a lot of them together last night, and we all went into the fountain, and God did bless us.

SECOND SUNDAY. A good day, Hallelujah! seven souls. Since we opened we have had 27 souls saved. On Sunday night one who has been a local preacher for nine years but fell away. We have glorious open-air meetings. we gather hundreds round us.

THIRD SUNDAY. The hall was so full that many had to stand, and the doorways were crowded; three souls. Monday, a mighty smash, 11 precious souls; they were all volunteers.

FOURTH SUNDAY. O Hallelujah, a glorious day. Twenty precious souls.

MONDAY. Place nearly full. Twenty-six precious souls. Glory to God. We have some grand open-air meetings.  

During the past three weeks about 400 souls have wept their way to Calvary. Thank God they have not wept in vain, for the Friend of Sinners has been there with His handkerchief of love and wiped away their tears. Oh, Hallelujah!

From, 'The Salvationist', November 1879, page 289.

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

Additional Information

I do not know where the meetings were held.

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