On this date, March 17, 1856, Amanda Smith went to a cellar and prays, stating that she would be saved or die. With that determination, she was soon saved by God.
Years later, she heard of a second work of grace and desired to hear more about it. One Sunday in 1868, she sat in an all-white church listening to John Inskip preaching on the theme of entire sanctification. Ultimately she believed Inskip’s claim that God could bring every thought and action into subjection to himself. She simply asked God for it and waves of joy flooded her soul. Although she was the only black person in the church and afraid of white people, she began to shout!