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Bloomfield, Ray
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Ray Bloomfield  (1924–) began his ministry alongside his father; a dedicated evangelist and preacher at the People’s Worship in Freedom Mission in Auckland, New Zealand. After hearing news of a revival in the United States, his father wrote to discover the reason behind its success. In reply, he received a book by W.V. Grant on the nine spiritual gifts. Together father and son studied and implemented them one by one. Just as the church began to grow, Bloomfield suffered from a serious episode of osteomyelitis. Threatened with amputation, he and his wife, Anthea, prayed for healing. Bloom…

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Flett, Linda, “Bloomfield, Ray”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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