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Abrams, Minnie
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Minnie F. Abrams (1859–1912)  was one of the most influential North American female missionaries to India, who became Pentecostal while there. She was born in Lawrenceville, Wisconsin, and grew up in Minnesota. Dreaming to become a teacher, she studied at the University of Minnesota. However, she was motivated by the life of Fidelia Fiske, a missionary educator, and dedicated her life for overseas missions. She then attended the Chicago Training School for City, Home and Foreign Missions.

In 1887 Abrams came to Bombay (now Mumbai), India as a missionary of Women’s Foreign Miss…

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Lukose, Wessly, “Abrams, Minnie”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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