in the morning, as he felt better, he thought he had better come
out and explain, for he knew the Methodist discipline, and he was
not afraid of anybody. Everybody knew that was old man Dennis,
and it was all true.
So that was my introduction. If ever I prayed for God to help
me, I did that day. And He did. Then I stayed and took part in
the class meeting after the service. Then I addressed the Sabbath
School, and took the service at night. The church was crowded.
Oh! how the Lord helped me to speak. I thought, "This is my
last day here, so I will do everything I can."
After I was through speaking at night I gave the invitation to
sinners to come forward and seek the Lord; and almost immedi¬
ately eight men came forward; four were converted that night.
I thought that my strength was gone; but it seemed to me
that God gave me a double portion. I had no further trouble with
The news spread like wildfire. The people came from all
directions. We went on for two weeks without a break. We had
several all night meetings, and all day. In that meeting some old
men were converted that were never known to pray, or be serious
before. I went to see them from house to house, and sat down
and talked with them, and explained the way of faith. Oh! how
God put his seal on the work. This was the beginning. In this
meeting Charlie Gray and Brother Cox were sanctified.
I had worked hard, and was so weary I thought I must come
home for a rest. So on Monday I came home to Sister Harmon's.
Now, the two weeks' Bible readings that I had held prior to
going to Mt. Tubman, had laid a foundation, and God had blessed
Tuesday night was the prayer meeting night. I had had a
little rest on Monday after I got home, and on Tuesday night
was the prayer meeting at Mt. Scott Church. Brother Thompson
called and asked me if I would lead prayer meeting that night, I
told him I was very weary and needed a rest. But he said he
would be glad if I would take it, I told him I would do the best I
could. I was so very weak, but I asked the Lord to strengthen
me, as I did so often. Oh! how many times He has heard and
answered that prayer. Blessed be His name. That night the
work began at Latrobe. And what a tidal wave swept all over
Cape Palmas. Oh! it was wonderful.