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[Magic lantern exhibition] (lantern entertainment, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, October 1894)

Type of event
lantern entertainment
Full title
Magic lantern exhibition
October 1894
People linked to event

JOHNSON, Captain   (fl. 1890s-1900s) – lecturer

‘The Church's Holy War’ in Church Army gazette

“Come Home! Come Home!: God has indeed been moving in the midst of us. Our congregations have increased now for some time past, so that we have had to take the partition down. Last night we had our new Captain and the Magic Lantern; our subject, 'The Prodigal Son.' Capt. Johnson told out of a full heart how God had saved a poor prodigal like him. He described the poor fellow, starving, dying, without home, without a friend, and worse, without God in the world, money gone, friends gone, character gone, all gone; no father now to give advice, no mother to care for him, broken-hearted he sits down by the side of the swine trough and bitterly sweeps. Mrs. Shingler sang 'In the land of the stranger,' and 'Come home.' At the close of the meeting, two men and a young woman came home from the far country to travel with us to Heaven - to God be the glory.”

Lucerna ID 7000177

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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