By Silvia Anne Sheafer
A sequence that examines the lives of people that have had a huge effect 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 US.
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The sounds of preaching and the joyous music could be heard for blocks. Months before the opening of her Oakland campaign, a local committee began to make plans. By the final meeting, 500 to 600 volunteers were ready to serve. Several thousand dollars were pledged—about half of the total campaign expenses. Flyers and newspaper advertising preceded Aimee’s arrival. On the morning of the event, she arrived by train. A large crowd greeted her with bouquets of flowers and hearty cheers. Cameras flashed as newspaper reporters and photographers captured the action.
At the services for children, there was a chorus of singing young people dressed in white. The orchestra was composed of children, and the solos and quartets were performed by young people. Aimee’s sermon was directed to the youth and she followed with an altar call. Afterward, children received Bibles and gifts of clothing, food, or toys, depending on their economic need. During the campaign, newspapers carried daily stories and photos, and the radio broadcast her sermons. Donations came from the audience and from outlying areas.
Within days, there were such large crowds that people were unable to find seating. During the time she spent there, hundreds were saved or healed, and scores received baptism of the Holy Spirit. 45 6 The Temple That God Built Jesus Christ, the Same Yesterday and Today, and Forever. —Hebrews 13:8, engraved on Foursquare Church The Temple That God Built imee Semple McPherson attacked Los Angeles with a force of physical and mental eagerness and a devout belief that she was following God’s call. Her ambitions were great, and the obstacles tremendous.
Aimee Semple McPherson (Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers) by Silvia Anne Sheafer