I saw how God had answered my prayer, and paid the two
dollars I had borrowed of dear Brother Clark. "It shall come to
pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet
speaking I will hear." Isaiah, 65:24. So when Brother Clark
came on Saturday, I was glad to hand him the two dollars.
That camp meeting I shall never forget,. How God gave me
friends and blessed me. It was the first time I had ever been to a
meeting of.that kind. I had never heard such testimonials and
such preaching on holiness. The Sunday morning Love Feast will
never be forgotten. The Lord laid it on me to give my experience
of how I found the great salvation, and as I spoke He bjest me
greatly and the people as well. At the close, Brother Inskip said
they wanted five hundred dollars — I think it was that amount —
for the expenses of the big tent. Some person proposed to divide
the amount in shares, so there was a hearty and prompt response,
for everybody seemed to be so happy, and in about ten or fifteen
minutes they had the amount, and over. I wanted to give some¬
thing, I was so glad and happy I thought I would like to give ten
dollars if I had it, so I said, "Thou knowest, Lord, if I had it I
would give it, do put it into somebody's heart to give it for me."
I had hardly uttered the prayer when dear old Brother John
McGlynn stood up and said, "Ten dollars for that colored sister
that just now spoke."
"Praise the Lord! thank you, sir," I shouted. O, I felt I
It was there I began to learn the deep meaning of the text,
"Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and it
shall be opened unto you."
In the afternoon I went into the tent where Brother Purdy was
leading a meeting; he was probing and testing those who were
seeking full salvation, for all who know Brother Purdy and his
methods,know that no one slips through his fingers easy, who is
seeking for pardon or purity. He probes deep, praise the Lord. I
listened. I knew my own heart measured up to each of these tests
and I could say, " Praise the Lord! " My soul was all aglow with
holy triumph. I stepped up and said, " Brother Brady, would you
like to try your probe on me?"
He was all taken back, but in his pleasant way said, " Yes,
«an you stand it, Amanda?"
"Yes, sir;" and I took up the different tests he had given