Staunton Spectator (WV)
Staunton Spectator (WV)
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Description: A Sudden Conversion – Edgar M. Forrest

Date: March 24 1886

Newspaper published in: Staunton, VA

Source: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 2

A SUDDEN CONVERSION.--Edgar M. Forrest, a reformed gambler and drunkard, is holding exciting and profitable revival meetings in Missouri. He says that he was converted about six years ago while running a faro game in Parsons, Kan. One night while dealing, being then several hundred dollars ahead of the game, he says that he felt as though a hand was laid on his shoulder saying, "Stop!" So impressed was be with the thought that it was the hand of God, that he threw all his winnings upon the table and exclaimed, "Right here I quit." He went to work the next day exhorting the drunkard and the gambler to follow his example. He held meetings in Hiawatha, Kan, and over 500 took the pledge

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