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The Churches Were Packed

Leslie Basham: Do you start getting nervous when a church service runs a little long, especially when your kids are in the nursery or class, and you wonder if they're getting cranky?

Well, what if there wasn't a nursery and the services lasted all night? That's what Dr. Merathan Lewis experienced when he was a seven-year-old boy. His friend, J. Edwin Orr, recounted the story.

J. Edwin Orr: His father was a coal miner, came home from the morning shift at three o'clock in the afternoon, took a bath to wash off the coal dust and put on his Sunday clothes and said to Mrs. Lewis, "Come, Mother, we're going to the meeting."

Leslie Basham: It was 1904 and Wales was in the middle of a nationwide revival.

J. Edwin Orr: So they took the three children. When they got to the big church at four in the afternoon, it …

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …