Revivals in Alabama
From The Baptist Newsmagazine
R.B.C. Howell, editor
TUSCALOOSA January 12th, 1838.
DEAR BROTHER HOWELL, During the fall past, the Lord has been pleased to manifest the riches of his mercy by sending down copious showers of saving grace upon many ruined And helpless sinners in Alabama. We have had precious revivals all around us, and amongst us. In Perry county near Marion, in September last about 65 were added to the church by Baptism; about 100 are thought to have professed faith in the Saviour in that region. About 18 miles west of this place, in this county a work took place during the same month and 30 or 35 have been Baptised there since.
At grants Creek, 11 miles south of this, a camp-meeting was held, near the last of October, at which, about 40 professed to find Jesus at that place. A revival has continued nearly 12 months, which commenced while Bro. Fisher was with them last winter, since it commenced there have been about 160 Baptized there.
At Antioch and Union Churches, in Perry County, near 80 have bowed to the Saviour. At Big Creek, seven miles west of Tuscaloosa, about 100 have followed Christ into the water. In Bibb County, 35 miles east of this, a gracious work commenced about the first of Nov. 35 have been immersed. At Friendship, Mt. Tabor and Salem, in this Co., north of this place, there have been from 15 to 20 added to each Church. In this City, 81 have been added to the Baptist Church by Baptism in the course of the fall, and the Methodist Church has received something more than 20. For these tokens of divine favor, I feel that our songs of praise are due to the Great giver of all good. I am, I hope, your brother in Christ,
[From R.B.C. Howell, editor The Baptist Newsmagazine, Volume IV, February, 1838, p. 56; via Internet. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]
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