Subject: INCIDENTS #10
Date: October 26, 1998



The Reverend John Elmore DuBois

Edited by Elizabeth A. DuBois
(c) 1998  DuBois Publishing Co. All rights reserved.

THREE [Cont.]
Mrs. Mims' Influence

  Very much to the surprise of our large and promiscuous household, Mrs.
Mims, the wife of the proprietor, fell under deep religious conviction. 
In an hour that we not of, the Comforter came and spoke peace to her
soul.  Her peace and happiness were so great that she gave expression of
her feelings in outbursts of joy that were heard by all the inmates of
the large family.

      The position and intelligence of this lady were of such a high and
exalted character that the circumstance deeply and seriously impressed
the whole village and the country around, and soon the budding spirit of
a great revival was seen and felt.  The fire that had been thus kindled
by the conversion of this good woman, was fed by preachers,
class-leaders and devout persons, and grew and spread until nearly every
soul in our little town was soundly converted to God.  It was ever the
joy of this good mother that among the first fruits of this revival were
her own children.  Thus it would be with thousands of mothers to-day who
are living "without hope and without God in the world."

    This was a grand work.  But when the work was done the flock was not
allowed to stray.  The older members of the church went to work with
renew energy and redoubled diligence.  The young converts were closely
looked after, instructed, encouraged and trained.  They were put to
work.  Their armour was kept bright; the shield of faith was kept
constantly blazing before the ranks of sin while the helmet of salvation
was ever plumed with fresh wreaths of immortal victory.  Yes, these
young converts were nursed by experienced piety until they were perfect
men and women in Christ Jesus.

      As an old man, I do not wish to complain of the way things are now
done, but it does seem to me that there is not to-day that care taken of
young converts that should be.  God save our young Christians.

Jno. DuBois
Eutaw, Ala.

[To be continued tomorrow...]

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