Story of Old Revival is Told in 1951

(04/24/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 2/15/1951.

With the start of revival services at the First Baptist church, a story of long ago has been called to the attention of the editor by Mrs. Fannie Yoak of Pleasant Hill, concerning a revival held some fifty years ago in that church

Interest was high in the series of meetings being conducted by the Rev. William Burns in a winter shortly after the turn of the century.  One evening all was quiet when someone in the congregation exclaimed, "Look at the window!"  There was discovered a remarkable picture in the frost of a man holding out his arms.  Below could be seen the people assembled to hear the teacher.  The entire congregation was a witness to this remarkable scene, although it disappeared soon because of the heat of the breath of those standing near to look upon it.

Mrs. Yoak was told of the incident first hand by her mother, Mrs. Betty Morris, who was among those present at the meeting.

Perhaps there are some still living who were present at the time of this unusual happening.


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