Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,…
Miss Hopkins, in her story of Miss Robinson's work among our soldiers at Portsmouth, relates that when the "Institute" was first projected Miss Robinson one day went to her, almost in despair at the hopeless aspect of affairs. Opposition to the scheme was strong, and funds were sorely needed. The lookout was dark enough, but the eye of faith pierced the gloom. "We knelt down," says Miss Hopkins, "and prayed that, if it was His will, He would give us the means to stay this flood of iniquity that was sweeping away His work in the army, and enable us to do the right thing. I fear our faith was not strong enough," she continues, "to ask for more than a few hundreds, but still it was the prayer of faith. The answer to that prayer was £15,000."
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