Aimee Semple McPherson (Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers) by Silvia Anne Sheafer PDF

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By Silvia Anne Sheafer

A sequence that examines the lives of people that have had an enormous effect at the heritage or present perform of faith. This quantity follows the lifetime of Aimee Semple McPherson, famed for her tent revivals in the USA.

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Hymns that had been popular fifty to sixty years ago were then sung. 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.

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.

41 Sister is a term often used in Pentecostal churches to denote a female member’s ties to the congregation, and it increasingly became a moniker used by the public to denote Aimee’s religious status. Aimee nodded and the woman sat her down at the kitchen table and served tea. Aimee soon learned that the woman who had invited her to preach had made no preparations at all for holding a revival. ” 42 For several days, she and Sister Aimee walked the streets of Corona, searching for an auditorium or hall in which to hold the Corona!

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