Aimee Semple Mcpherson

Topics: Aimee Semple McPherson, Pentecostalism, Faith healing Pages: 2 (778 words) Published: January 30, 2013
Nicole Russell
9th Grade
Academic Writing
Expository Essay
1/3/12
Aimee Semple McPherson, also known as Sister Aimee, was an American-Canadian evangelist, and a celebrity in the media networks. She founded a church called Four Square Church. She has been known for using modern media, especially the radio. She was a strong and powerful woman who led many to Christ. Aimee was so loving and caring through her ministry, that God would use her to share with others, the story of Jesus Christ. Aimee as a child was able to get a first look at religion at a young age, which helped her out in later years. Aimee was born on October 9th, 1890 in Salford, Ontario, Canada, her father and mother, James and Mildred Kennedy, were loving and caring to Aimee. Her mother showed Aimee religion early by volunteering at Salvation Army soup kitchens, and Aimee took this and played, “Salvation Army,” with her friends at school. At home, she would gather up all her dolls and give them a sermon. When she got into high school, she turned away a bit from God and learned evolution, so she started questioning God and preachers, and she didn’t like the answers she got. So she started a crusade against the concept of evolution, beginning a lifelong passion. Aimee met her soon to be husband, Robert James Semple, at a revival meeting in December 1907. After a short courtship, they married on August 12, 1908. They both went on a mission trip together to Europe and China, she became pregnant, but shortly after settling down in Hong Kong, both got sick with Malaria. Robert died two months later, and Aimee gave birth to their baby girl Roberta Star Semple, and both went back to the United States. Later joining her mother yet again at Salvation Army and met Harold Stewart McPherson, they both married and had a son, Rolf Potter Kennedy McPherson in March 2013. These moments were all challenging, but she made it through it by trusting God. God really started using her when she started a...
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