Parham’s Open Letter


Parham writes an open letter explaining his actions at the Azusa Street Mission. He accuses the mission of being overrun by hypnotic influences, familiar-spirit influences, spiritualistic influences, mesmeric influences, and all kinds of spells, spasms, and falling in trances. Meanwhile, the missionaries from the Azusa Street Mission who are going to Africa arrive in New York City. These missionaries include: Samuel and Ardella Mead, Robert and Myrtle Shideler, Lucy F. Farrow, Julia and Willis Hutchins, Leila McKinney, George and Daisy Batman and their three children, Bessi, Robert, and an unnamed infant.