Hong Kong, China,

15th March, 1908,

c/o Thos. Cook & Son.

 

Rev. A. A. Boddy,

All Saints’ Vicarage, Sunderland.

Dear Brother in Jesus,

Your card and ‘‘Counsel to Leaders” received. We are glad to know you are sending them abroad. They are much needed in these days of conflict.

As to whether I know of any who have received a language, I know of no one having received a language so as to be able to converse intelligently, or to preach in the same with the understanding, in the Pentecostal movement.

Regarding the language I have, that was given to me in Los Angeles, Cal., about two years ago. I can speak it at will, and feel the power of God in most every instance when I speak at length, and can truly bear witness to the scripture that “Speaking in tongues edifies the one speaking.”

Regarding the question of an Indian language. When I was baptised with the Spirit in Los Angeles, I began speaking in tongues immediately, and a day or two after a young man, about 25 years of age, came to the meeting and hearing me pray in the unknown tongue, said I was speaking things he could understand, and desired that I should pray for him. I did so, he kneeling with me, and as I prayed it seemed he was moved to desperation, and began to cry to the Lord for himself, and presently began to shout and proclaim that the Lord had saved him. During the course of these meetings he informed me that I had been speaking in several

LANGUAGES OF INDIA.

One of them his mother tongue. I know for some time I was saying the word, ‘Bengalee,’ and when I reached India I found myself in the Bengal Province. Their language is called Bengalee, but I never knew there was such a language before until after starting for India...

 

From: SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT to “Confidence,” MAY, 1908. TONGUES IN THE FOREIGN FIELD.

INTERESTING LETTERS.

 

 

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