Over the course of Christian history there have been times of revival when the Holy Spirit powerfully manifests among the people of God. One of the most far-reaching revivals took place in 1904 in Wales. In this film you will see how the revival started and how it changed lives and impacted an entire society. Through the use of letters, interviews and photographs, this program examines the 1904 Welsh Revival through the eyes and thoughts of the revivalist himself, 26-year-old Evan Roberts. From his conversion at age 13 to the outbreak of revival in November, 1904, the story traces the steps of his spiritual development. The story unravels from the coal mine and blacksmith’s shop, to the grammar school at Newcastle Emlyn, and to the actual outbreak of revival at his home church of Moriah Chapel in Lougher. God worked through 26-year-old Evan Roberts many years ago. Viewers are finding this film a strong stimulus for a new manifestation of God’s power in our day and age.
“Diary of Revival: 1904 Welsh Awakening” is an intimate portrait of the Great Welsh Awakening and preacher Evan Roberts. The documentary explores the highlights of his life, as well as chronicling his tests of faith. It speaks of his conversion at age 13 and his work in the coal mines before becoming a minister.
This documentary explores Evans’ desire for a deeper experience with God, the overflowing crowds of his meetings, and the many conversions that took place. Other ministers of the day are also featured in the film, including William Williams and hymn composer Charles Wesley. This film is a powerful viewing experience, featuring both Welsh history and a story of compelling spiritual awakening. We are pleased to award it our Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages, while noting it is not intended for the very young. This film is sure to inspire!