of famine during the past ten years. . . . [Today] more than 800 of the girls
are Christians in the saving sense of that word.
Both Pandita Ramabai and Miss [Minnie] Abrams were deeply impressed
by the truth contained in the reports which came from [the Azusa newspaper
from] Los Angeles concerning Pentecost, and believing that God was willing
to send like Pentecostal blessings to Mukti which up to that time had not
been received, after the manner described in Acts 2, they exhorted all the
Christian boys and girls to begin to tarry for the promised baptism of the
Holy Ghost.
In taking this step, Pandita Ramabai fully acknowledged all that God
had bestowed through His Spirit in the past; but she discerned there was
the deeper fullness of the outpouring of the Holy Ghost accompanied with
the gift of tongues which had not yet been received. Before Christmas 1906,
the seekers assembled in the Church daily at 6 o’clock in the morning for a
time of waiting on God.
About this time a band of 20 girls were sent to the station of K—attended
by two English Missionaries, and before much preaching had been done,
J–, a native girl, began to speak in a new tongue and magnify God. Within
a few days every member of the party, including the two lady missionaries,
received the Pentecostal baptism of the Holy Ghost and all were speaking in
new tongues . . . and held the people spell bound.
The joyful news of Pentecost at K—stirred the seekers at Mukti with fresh
zeal. A worker from Mukti visited the band at K—and in a few days she her-
self returned full of joy and the Holy Ghost. . . .
Mukti is the glad scene of a continuous Pentecost, as day after day seekers
come into fullness of blessing. . . .
Some have received the gift of healing . . . and in answer to their prayers
the sick are healed. . . .
As in other countries so in Mukti, the girls and women are . . . believing
for the restoration to the Church of all the lost gifts of the Spirit. Those
baptized have been filled with a new and burning desire for lost souls. . . .
Their joy is unbounding. . . .
Address Max Wood Moorhead,
Publisher, Colombo, Ceylon.
After spreading Seymour’s message to India, in October 1906 Alfred and
Lillian Garr felt called to China, a country carved up by Western powers
and still simmering with internal conflict. They arrived in the British port of
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