Tuesday, 2 October 2007

David Mansell on Angelic Appearances at the Dales Bible Week 1977The same phenomenon occured at the Dales Bible Week in 1977

"The same phenomenon (angelic singing) occured at the Dales Bible Week in 1977. On several evenings after the meeting was over and the auditorium vacated and locked up for the night, heavenly singing was heard coming from the building at two or three o clock in the morning. This was not only reported by those on site; people living in the houses near the site complained about the singing in the early hours of the morning!

During the same week there were several angelic appearances, particularly to the young. One six-year old boy lost in the crowd and anxiously awaited by his parents suddenly turned up full of smiles. When asked how he found his way, he replied 'Oh a nice ghost in a shiny coat showed me the way'.

During a time of testimony another lad of six was asked what he enjoyed most about the Bible Week. He replied; "I liked it best when all the angels came and flew around the children's meeting playing their trumpets and praising God".

David Mansell - "A Radical Goal for Radical Christians" in "Revive Us Again!" edited by David Matthew - Harvesttime (1990) - (pp101-102).

4 comments:

Growing4God said...

o come on! Were there fairies at the bottom of the garden as well?

Eric said...

Nope. I was there at the time, though, and I do remember a request from one of the locals that campers should not spit their toothpaste over their garden fence as it went on the cabbages and they didn't like the flavour.....
Glorious days, though...

Anonymous said...

@Growing4God - I wasn't there - but I have friends - reputable Pastors - who were, and saw angels that year too. Plus there are others who were there sharing their memories here: http://pa-in.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=6957202111&topic=3417

The Recordist said...

"...after the meeting was over and the auditorium vacated and locked up for the night, heavenly singing was heard coming from the building at two or three o clock in the morning."

Yes that's right, or more to the point, reviewing and editing the music in the protakabin used as a recording control room sited next to the auditorium building.

There were a number of "singing-in-tongues" tracks which were often reviewed. At night sound travels, so you make up your own mind what was going on at 2am in the morning.

How do I know? Because I spent many thankless hours every night after the meetings reviewing the tapes in order to have on sale a music cassette. The Dales Bible Week (in association with Harvestime Publications, as it was known then) also had a very keen eye for business.

It's only many years later as to how the commercial elements expanded and prospered that the "Word of God" showed its commercial value and the shift to the US where more gains were possible.

History will out.