Even though that particular phase of their journey had come to an end, the men were still on fire to spread the gospel to the unreached of the world. After a quick trip back to London, Lester and Howard returned to America. At twenty-three years of age, Lester had already ministered more in three years than many men do in a lifetime. But his amazing work in the kingdom of God had only just begun. He and Howard next ventured to South America, ministering in Brazil and elsewhere across the continent. Then, it was back to Europe to visit Spain and France before finally settling for a time to teach in England.
Roberts Liardon tells us that after their first travels together, Howard Carter had a great deal of administrative work to catch up on at Hampstead Bible College, and God had another divine appointment awaiting Lester Sumrall. A Pentecostal leader recognized throughout Great Britain, Howard had organized a teaching conference in Wales. He honored young Lester with an invitation to be the featured evening speaker. In accordance with Pentecostal conference tradition, Howard chose a man with a teaching ministry to speak at the afternoon session. This man was none other than Smith Wigglesworth, fondly referred to for years as the Apostle of Faith. Lester was speechless with excitement to know that he would be ministering on the same platform as Smith Wigglesworth. To Lester’s delight, Smith Wigglesworth had read some articles he had written for a Pentecostal journal. Wigglesworth listened to Lester preach the gospel that evening and then invited him to a visit at his home in Bradford, England.