The Welsh Revival beginning in 1904 swept throughout Wales, transforming communities as thousands flooded into the body of Christ. Through repentance and faith, they forced the powers of darkness back as the Kingdom of God advanced forcefully.
Samuel Rees Howells or “Mr Samuel” as he was affectionately called by students and staff members of the Bible College of Wales (BCW) was born in 1912 in Brynamman, a mining village near Swansea, South Wales, UK. Before his birth, the Lord gave Rees and Lizzie Howells his name – ‘Samuel.’ There were similarities in his life, to the Samuel he was named after in the Bible. His mother’s middle name was Hannah and he too was to be dedicated to the Lord by his mother on the altar of sacrifice. They called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord” – 1 Samuel 1:20…