At the movies, she recognized some of her fellow Methodist church members.She learned too, at a local dance she attended, that her dancing partner was a Presbyterian minister.There, her faith crisis ended as she decided to dedicate her life to God and made the conversion to Pentecostalism as she witnessed the Holy Spirit moving powerfully.At that same revival meeting, Aimee became enraptured not only by the message that Robert Semple gave, but also with Robert himself.She decided to dedicate her life to both God and Robert, and after a short courtship, they were married on August 12, 1908, in a Salvation Army ceremony, pledging never to allow their marriage to lessen their devotion to God, affection for comrades, or faithfulness in the Army.The pair's notion of "Army" was very broad, encompassing much more than just the Salvation Army.For a time Harold traveled with his wife Aimee in the "Gospel Car"as an itinerant preacher himself; helping her to set up tents for revival meetings.After embarking on an evangelistic tour to China, both contracted malaria.
One spring morning in 1915, her husband returned home from the night shift to discover Mc Pherson had left him and taken the children.
Robert also contracted dysentery, of which he died in Hong Kong.
Aimee recovered and gave birth to their daughter, Roberta Star Semple, as a 19-year-old widow.
On board a ship returning to the United States, Aimee Semple started a Sunday school class, then held other services, as well, oftentimes mentioning her late husband in her sermons; almost all passengers attended.
Shortly after her recuperation in the United States, Semple joined her mother Minnie working with the Salvation Army.