150 Autobiography of Amanda Smith.
know what the number was exactly. I never like to number
Israel. The record is on high. But I know one Sunday after this,
one of the leaders said to him, just before the meeting closed (as
he had not opened the doors of the church to receive any mem¬
bers), " Brother Ware, there are several persons who would like to
join the church," and brought them up; and he refused to take
them in, because he had not been notified of their desire to join
two or three days before, and said that he would not receive any
more in unless their names were given to him two or three days
before, and he could see them, and have a talk with them himself.
It seemed to throw a damper on the work. Everybody seemed
to understand what it meant. But the Lord of Hosts was with us;
and the God of Jacob was our refuge; and we hid, and went on.