In 1910, James bought a ticket to Sweden. Intending to stay only two weeks, he did not return to Scotland for three years. During this time, he learned the language and then began to preach the gospel. In 1912, he saw a great revival, and he continued to tour Sweden, preaching wherever he could. James writes that men and women were kneeling and weeping in the knowledge that their sins were forgiven, seeing many come to faith. However, there was opposition to the gospel. One clergyman told the people that James was Mormon, and one night a few men came to the hall, one complete with rifle in hand. The First World War inhibited his ministry and he was forced to return to Scotland. After the war he began mission trips to various countries, including Estonia, Poland and throughout Scandinavia. Over time he learnt Swedish, Danish, Polish and German, to be able to reach people with the gospel.
…he saw a great revival, and he continued to tour Sweden, preaching wherever he could.