|Abertillery Baptismal Services: Feb. 18, 1905|
In Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Abertillery (pastor, the Rev. D. Collier), on Sunday 38 people were baptized, five of whom came forward out of the audience without any pre-arrangement. One of the converts was a gentleman of position, who lives about a mile from the town, he would have to walk back to his home after the baptism in a soaked condition had not some friends found him dry clothes. The week before last seventeen converts came in the same way. Before the revival the Church had 500 members, and there have now been in addition to this 630 converts. The chapel on Sunday night was uncomfortably crowded, and about a hundred members went out to the square and a very large meeting was held there, those who failed to gain admission to the chapel joining.
At Brynhyfryd Welsh Baptist, 40 candidates were baptized recently, making a total of 138 baptisms during the revival. Two hundred and twenty conversions are reported at this church. The pastor is the Rev. W. Jones.
|Swansea - Changed Lives|
Ebenezer Chapel and Mission Hall have been thoroughly roused. Prayer meetings are held every evening and open-air meetings on Saturdays and Sundays. Forty-seven additions have been made to the membership and many more are expected.Services are held every evening at the Tabernacle, Skinner Street, and converts are responding night after night. Eighty have now signified their acceptance of Christ by standing up in response to the invitation to do so. On one evening, twenty-two were received into membership.
|Hafod - Mr. J.H. Howe|
Revival services have been held at Garndiffaith during the last month, being conducted by Mr. Howe and others. The services have been of a very enthusiastic nature throughout, resulting in over 200 converts being added to the Church of the neighborhood. There have been many instances where practically whole families have given themselves to the service of Christ, also whole Sunday School classes.Mr. Howe is a converted actor, having been on the stage a number of years. He was converted about four months ago at a meeting in the town hall, Pontypridd, which was held under the auspices of the Pontypridd and District Total Abstinence Union (of which he is a member). He possesses a very powerful baritone voice, which he uses to advantage in his services.
|Cross Keys - Bibles|
A bookseller stated that more Bibles have been sold of late than were ever sold before. Secular literature is being rejected.
The revival shows no sign of abating - in fact, it is increasing in fervor. The Trinity Church members continue to hold open-air meetings, and are doing much good. The Baptists and Primitive Methodists are also working hard.
|Bristol - A Fight Stopped|
At an open-air assembly, held at 10:30 near the Portcullis Inn, Mr. Taylor, of Downend, and Mr. Brain, of Staple Hill, led the meeting, and singing was accompanied by Salvation Army concertina players. The crowd increased and some little difficulty was threatened owing to two men who had come from a public house desiring to settle a difference by fighting the matter out. Mr. Giles opportunely gave to all present an invitation to a midnight service in a neighborhood chapel, and a movement in that direction being made, so many followed that the place of worship was nearly filled. Six signed the total abstinence pledge, one of the two disputants before referred to being in the number. Several of those who had obviously been given way to drink were so influenced that they decided for Christ and bore testimony.
|Garndiffaith - A Versatile Traveler|
A traveler at Garn said, "Today revival comes before business," At one place where he called to do business the people found that he could play the organ, and before any business could be done a regular Revival service took place, the traveler acted as organist. "Throw out the lifeline" was sung by those present. The service then closed, and good business was subsequently transacted.
|Ammanford - A New Town|
Half a dozen young people cannot meet accidentally in the street without joining in praise. Recently a group of children met on the Cross and began to sing and pray. Ultimately they were joined by young men and women. The result was a grand open-air prayer meeting. The most noteworthy characteristic about the gatherings is their spontaneity. Ammanford is a new town. Young people full of religious enthusiasm frequently walk three or four miles over the mountains to hold meetings at farms and hamlets.
|Abertillery - Drunkards Saved|
One evening two men greatly under the influence of drink entered the Salvation Army Barracks while a Revival meeting was being conducted, and appeared to be greatly affected. They gave their names as converts, but seeing their condition those present thought that they would have forgotten all about the matter the next day. On looking them up, however, the officers were overjoyed to find that both men remembered what had taken place, and were determined to lead a better life.
|Cardiff - A Handful of Fire|
An aged Lincolnshire farmer was so impressed by the newspaper reports of the Revival that he wrote to a lady friend begging her to go down to Wales and bring back, if possible, a "handful of the religious fire." He would pay all the expenses. That lady was at the Welsh tabernacle, in the Hayes, recently, when, with much simplicity and fervor, she told the story, "And here I am," she went on smilingly. "This has been the happiest, the most glorious week of my life. I have heard and seen so much to rejoice over. God is very good to you Welsh people. Will you please-please pray that He will help me to take back some of the 'fire' to my county, where we need it so much." Earnest prayers followed, and the lady thanked her "dear, kind friends."