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THE REVIVAL. WELSH WESLEYANISM AT ABER- DARE. At Seion Welsh Wesleyan Church, Cross street, on Sunday evening, the Rev. T. Manuel. circuit minister, received into mem- bership 13 candidates; many of them being revival converts, one of whom was an aged man whose years have exceeded the allotted span, and who is nearly blind. Mr Manuel made some very impressive remarks on the occasion. Mr Manuel has made strenuous efforts to awaken the church from its lethargy to participate in the spirit of the revival. It is worthy of note that, for months before the spiritual fire broke out in Wales, the subjects chosen by the pastor for the members to meditate upon, and which were afterwards dealt with at the church meet- ings, were, among others, Love and the Holy Spirit blessings that are so characteristic of the revival. Although the ordinary meetings showed some marks of religious fervour-one of the most promising signs being that many of the sisters took active part in them-yet no addition was made to the roll of church members, as but very few non-members attended. How- ever, before the beginning of the new year, revival prayer meetings were commenced, which have been kept up almost regularly till now, and are still continued, preceding which processions are formed and three or four open air services are held nightly in different localities, when addresses are delivered and prayers are offered by the rev. gentleman, whose stalwart figure and thrilling voice makes him an effective commander-in-chief. Popular revival lyrics are sung en route. The result is that 22 converts have already been made. In a fortnight the remaining nine will be en- rolled. The number by then, we hope, will be doubled. WHAT IS ABERDARE GOING TO DO? A correspondent writes :—What is to be the result of these religious gatherings in Aberdare? This enthusiasm will naturally ultimately die down. People cannot always live at this pitch of excitement. What will be the afterward? In some towns the result has been the entire closing of shops on Sunday, in others early closing on Saturday nights, and the closing of public houses at the same time. What is Aber- dare going to do ? Anything or nothing ? EVAN ROBERTS AT HIRWAIN.. On Thursday the missioner did not attend any of the services at the Hirwain chapels until late on Thursday afternoon. Some had congregated there at the early hour of 9 a.m., and had remained expec- tantly' until Mr Roberts' arrival at Nebo Chapel. In the meantime a service of prayer and song was kept up uninterrupted- ly. The atmosphere of the building was intolerably hot, and the result was that when the missioner came on the scene the huge congregation was in a state of exhaus- tion. Mr Roberts Vead the prophetic por- tion from the book of Joel, and declared that that prophecy had been fulfilled in these days. An appeal to the missioner to speak a few words in English was met by a reply from him that he would not do so un- less prompted by the Spirit. When Evan Roberts sought to gain admission to Bethel Chapel in the evening, he had to get the assistance of a constable, so densely crowded wasthe edifice Many fainting females and children endeavoured to go out, but the doorway was completely blocked, and they had to be let out through a window. Inside there was a great crush especially in the gallery. A woman, exas- perated by the great strain caused by the heat and onrush of the crowd, made use of some angry remarks, and the missioner im- plored her to pray for wisdom. Many complained that there was some stiffness in the meeting, and Mr Roberts re- marked that unless the obstacle was removed they could not expect the Spirit to visit them. The cause of the coldness, he observed, was disobedience. They should pray with all sincerity; Thy will be done." Thereupon he sank to his seat, and for a time the frown of displeasure banished the smile from his face. Shortly however, he got up again, looking 11 greatly relieved—almost elated. A great burden had been cast from his shoulders, because the spirit of unbelief had vanished from the meeting. Just then someone struck up Mi dafla 'maich oddiar fy ngwar," the vast congregation taking it up with fervour. Some time later the mis- sioner spoke on the imperativeness of im- plicit obedience to God's call. It was easy, he said, to pray for God to send workers to the harvest, but not so easy to volunteer as a worker in the great harvest of souls. There were a great many visitors from Aberdare, and from Trecynon, the scene of Evan Roberts former mission in this locality, and they took a very active part in the meetings. The utter freedom and spon- taneity of the meetings naturally occasioned a little discord and conflict, which the suffocating atmosphere and the tremen- dous crush tended to augment. There was a great deal of pardonable curiosity on the part of the multitude to see and hear the missioner, hence the over-crowding at the place where he attended, and the compa- rative desertion of the other chapels. How- ever, those who had charge of the local arrangements were by no means responsible for this state of things. AMONG THE CHURCHES. MOUNTAIN ASH.- At Nazareth English Baptist Chapel, on Sunday last, 36 converts were baptised by immersion. The pastor, Rev E. V. Tidman officiated. At Rhos Welsh Baptist Chapel, on the same date, 15 converts were baptised by the Rev. T. T. Hughes.

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