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Pentecostalism arrived in Bolivia relatively late compared to neighboring Chile and Brazil. The first Pentecostal missionaries came from Sweden in 1920 (Johansson 1992, 74–75). The most important pioneer of the Swedish mission (Misión Sueca Libre) was Gustaf Flood (1895–1990) who settled in the town of Punata (near Cochabamba) in the early 1920s (1920 or 1921). He was soon accompanied by other Swedes and ministries sprung up in Santa Cruz and Villa Montes (Johansson 1992, 75–77). Swedish mission continued to pioneer Pentecostali…

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Autero, Esa, “Bolivia”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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