Shielded With Prayers


A week before we were due to attend a 3 day conference in October, Mike was working on our house. A 2×4 board caught on the saw blade, and pushed a splintered piece of wood backwards, piercing his right arm! The board hit the bone & fanned out exiting the arm in two places. His bone wasn’t broken! Once he got over initial pain, it didn’t even hurt.

With the adventures we’ve had lately, the Doctor at the local hospital asked Mike what he did to himself THIS time. Then, everyone pulled out their camera phones and started taking pictures. The local hospital wasn’t set up for this kind of injury, so they just stabilized the limb and sent Mike to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Upon arrival, the medical staff there was also impressed and took pictures of their own. Mike just smiled.

Knowing we had the ministry with the Amish folk coming up, we immediately contacted people to pray. Five days later, we were on our way to the meeting place on the Indiana and Kentucky border. Upon arrival, our car’s transmission died!

During the meetings, Mike was writing on the board with that hand and worked through a schedule that had him teaching for more than 15 hours over 2 ½ days. He never had a headache or throat problem and his arm never hurt. He didn’t want to be bothered with fiddling for his reading glasses because he had so much to say in so little time. We knew people were praying because Mike’s mind was so sharp and clear, he was able to recall and quote chapter after chapter of Scripture. He didn’t NEED glasses to read!

And that was just the BEGINNING of the many things God did! We both felt like were at the right place at the right time with the right message for the right people. It was VERY powerful and VERY moving to see God do something among this people. We knew we would not be part of the exciting future, but we were thrilled to be able to catch a glimpse of what is to come.

Thank you so much for praying!

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