Arnulf Solvoll

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Arnulf Solvoll (Chinese: 蘇超生, Pinyin: Sū Chāoshēng, born August 28, 1908 in Westin) is a Norwegian evangelist and missionary associated with the Pentecostal Movement in Norway. He has been a missionary in China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. For his efforts he has been awarded the King's Medal of Merit in silver.

Arnulf Solvoll grew up in Westin. He is married to a missionary Berly Solvoll from Aarre. He served as an evangelist in Norway, for about ten years, between 1928 and 1938, before he traveled as a missionary.

Missionary life[edit]

In 1938, Arnulf Solvoll was sent out along with other missionaries of the Norwegian Pentecostal Outer Mission, to the north of China. Solvoll resided most of the time in the areas of Xinbao'an (新保安) and Beijing.

Shortly after Mao Zedong declared their seizure of power, all the missionaries were forced to leave China. Arnulf's next stop was Japan, a sunrise country. He later relocated to Taiwan, where he worked for many years and built up a great missionary work of radio broadcasts, a home for those patients affected with polio, and social work for prisoners.

In 1988, after forty-seven years of continuous service, Arnulf Solvoll was thanked as a missionary and this happened at a party gathering in Bethel. The following year, in 1989, he was awarded the silver King's Medal of Merit for his long contribution to the mission.


Arnulf Solvoll has written several books about his experiences as a missionary.[1]