Willenhall - Salvation Army (1881)

Crashing in at the theatre are numbers of men and women who never hardly saw the inside of a place of worship till the advent of the army into this place. Men who drank and swore and mocked, now testified to God's saving power. 26 came forward on Sunday, making a splendid total of 76 for the week seeking a Saviour.

From, 'The War Cry', November 1881.

This is just one example of what was happening here. More reports can be seen from the War Cry in future months/years.

Willenhall, which is only 3 miles from Bloxwich, is being shaken by the mighty power of God in such a manner as I never remember seeing a town shaken before. Not only in the Army, but in every chapel in the town, hundreds of souls are getting saved. I spent Sunday last, February 5th with them and indeed it was a never to be forgotten day.

At night all the chapel people joined us in procession. It was said that there were from 1.000 to 1.500 Christians marching all at once through the town into the Market Place, where we formed a big ring all round the Market Place eight deep. After a short address, we separated and went singing a lively song to the Theatre and the others to their own chapels.

We had 40 souls and at the other chapels a goodly number of souls were saved.

From, 'The War Cry', March 1882.

Note: In 1881 the town's population was 18,461, so over 5% were in the march and likely over 10% of the town was saved.

Additional Information

I do not know where the meetings were held.

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