In September of the same year, an Evangelist Seth Joshua was addressing a Convention which included these young people at Blaenanerch just 5 miles north of Cardigan. Seth himself had been praying for years that God would raise up a young man from the pits to revive the churches little did he know that on Thursday September 29th 1904 his prayer was to be answered in a life changing experience for one 26 year old student, Evan Roberts.
years Evan had been a faithful member of Moriah Calvinistic Methodist church
at Loughor, he was a Sunday School Superintendent, a consciencious reader of
the main theological works of his day, and more than that he had been praying
for revival for over 11 years. Having been converted as a young teenager, he
continued to pray regularly that God would visit again the nation in Revival
Power. Determined to do his part, he felt compelled to go into the Calvinistic
Methodist Ministry and on September 13th 1904 he became a pupil of the Newcastle
Emlyn Grammar School to prepare for Trefecca Theological College
This was a Revival with youth on fire young men, yes and women. After the first stirrings amongst the young women of New Quay, young women continued to play a part in the Revival work young Florrie went on a team to North Wales with her friend Maud others used their voices as instruments of Gods message and amongst the most well known was Annie Davies Maesteg who accpomanied Evan Roberts on his missions.
Yes a storm had hit the churches yet for so many it was a storm of love and power which completely transformed their lives.