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By Silvia Anne Sheafer

A chain that examines the lives of people that have had a tremendous impression at the historical past or present perform of faith. This quantity follows the lifetime of Aimee Semple McPherson, famed for her tent revivals in the United States.

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24 A BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT Minnie scolded Aimee and insisted that she return to school and not visit the Pentecostal mission again. Aimee wanted to obey her mother, but one day, snow flurries were as heavy as her heart and she changed her mind. Her desire to be baptized in the Holy Spirit was too intense. Instead of going to school, and despite her mother’s forbidding, Aimee went back to the mission house. The Pentecostals welcomed her, and she decided to spend the entire day on her knees praying that God would either baptize her then and there or arrange it so that she could remain until she did receive baptism.

That autumn of 1917, a young woman with dark eyes and auburn hair embarked on a lifelong odyssey that few women had ever undertaken. Until Aimee Kennedy stood at the altar, there had been few women evangelists. Objections came from fundamentalist preachers who asserted that women’s emotional dispositions made them unfit for preaching. According to these people, a woman’s place was in the home—cleaning the house and caring for the family. A recent exception to this line of thinking was the well-known Christian advocate Evangeline Booth, commander of the Salvation Army.

In the United States, there were less fearsome, but nevertheless eventful, happenings. That autumn of 1917, a young woman with dark eyes and auburn hair embarked on a lifelong odyssey that few women had ever undertaken. Until Aimee Kennedy stood at the altar, there had been few women evangelists. Objections came from fundamentalist preachers who asserted that women’s emotional dispositions made them unfit for preaching. According to these people, a woman’s place was in the home—cleaning the house and caring for the family.

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