Hong Kong in early October 1907. As they had done in India, they preached
and worked through preexisting missionary organizations. M. L. Ryan,
another Azusa participant, left Portland, Oregon, in September for China
with a group of fifteen missionaries, many of whom eventually made contact
with the Garrs. The Garrs were joined by May Law and Rosa Pittman. They
began preaching at the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis-
sions (abcfm), a Congregationalist operation. The Garrs persuaded a key
Chinese leader named Mok Lai Chi and nine Christian and Missionary Alli-
ance (cma) missionaries and a hundred other Chinese Christians to receive
the Spirit baptism. In the fall of 1907, Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh, A. E. Kirby,
Mabel Evans, and S. C. Todd joined the Garrs. They were joined by a stream
of other Azusa veterans like Anna Deane in 1909 and Paul and Nelly Bettex
in 1911. Below, Crawford sketches the origins of Pentecostalism in China and
Bernsten and Moomau talk about the influence of Seymour’s Azusa Revival
on their lives and ministries.
“how pentecost came to china”
(AF, Portland, Oregon, July and August 1908, 4)
Pentecost Has Fallen on the Dear Chinese People— Praise God.
Then the Lord sent Pentecostal missionaries [Garrs] from Los Angeles, who
had been in India, over to Hong Kong, China. And He opened the way the
same day they arrived for them to hold meetings in a missionary church. The
meetings continued every night for several weeks. A revival broke out and
the Chinese began making restitution and getting really saved.
The interpreter [Mok Loi Chi]. . . . was the first man to get his baptism.
. . .
In Hong Kong 25 Were Baptized.
Pentecost fell and 25 were baptized with the Holy Ghost. God baptized a
printer and a Chinese scholar. And the Lord laid it on a brother [T. J. McIn-
tosh] in Macao that they should have a Chinese paper to send into the inte-
rior of China . . . And God laid it on Brother Mock [Mok Loi Chi], the Chi-
nese scholar, and the printer. They have never missed an issue. It is published
free. They send it to every missionary in China. They are asking for it in the
interior of China. In a province in the Northwest of China they received
word that the missionaries of the province were seeking the baptism. . . .
Two sisters came from the South and took the Pentecost to Canton. One
missionary received her baptism there and was preaching twice a day on the
streets. . . . China is a ripe field. . . .
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