Jonas Brooks


“I bless the Lord for the secret of a happy life. I was ‘born’ twice in one town in old New York state, and sanctified in the bargain. (“Amen!”) Soon after the blessed Lord touched my heart with holy fire, He set me going, and called me out into Christian work, and, by the grace of God, I have been at it over thirty years. I have had a good time in the service of the Lord. (“Amen!”) They call me a scout, peddling holiness literature. I have visited fifteen different states, carrying my grip-sack on my back, walking thousands of miles and scattering thousands of dollars’ worth of holiness literature. I have seen in this work many conversions, and many led into entire sanctification. I love the Lord with all my heart, and, by the grace of God, I am going through on this line.” (“Amen!”)

Source: “Echoes of the General Holiness Assembly, Held in Chicago, May 3-13, 1901” Edited by Solomon Benjamin Shaw