A lot happened in less than a day’s time. We had been in a wreck. Dale died and came back to life. We went to the hospital and there made a connection with someone, resulting in funding being provided to serve 5000 people in South Sudan. And before the day was over, while Dale was at the hospital, he was healed.
It was December 26th. We were headed home from celebrating Christmas with family. Dale turned his signal on to make a left turn and brought the car to a stop. A speeding car behind us didn’t see us stop and ran right into the back of us. It was a strong hit. The lady who hit us had her head go through the windshield.
Blood poured down her face, as I asked her if she was okay. She was disoriented. I prayed for her. The rescue, fire department, and police came on the scene quickly.
Dale drove the three hours home, and by that time it was late. He didn’t tell me then, but he wasn’t feeling right and didn’t want to go to sleep. He stayed up for a couple of hours hoping the “not right feeling” would go away.
It didn’t. The next morning, he had been doing normal activities and suddenly fell to the floor. He wasn’t breathing, nor did he have a pulse that I could feel. I screamed at him thinking that would jolt him out of it, but it didn’t. I did CPR on him, but it didn’t work. I commanded life to come into his body in Jesus’ Name, but he still didn’t breathe. I did more CPR, and still it didn’t work. Then I said, “In the Name of Jesus Christ, I command you to live Dale!” He casually opened his eyes, as if he had been in a nap.
The casual thing didn’t last more than a second. He started crawling into the other room. His arms felt like lightning bolts were shooting out of them and chest pressure was intense. I anointed him with oil and prayed for healing. Then I ran next door to get my brother-in-law, Tom (who is a missionary), to come over and help.
Things weren’t looking good. Tom prayed for Dale and said, “Whatever your will is Lord…”
All of a sudden I had this overwhelming surge of faith come over me to fight for Dale’s life in the heavenly realm. I commanded life into his body again in Jesus’ Name. I didn’t know if Satan had anything to do with any of this, but I was going to cover all my bases. So, I rebuked Satan and any of his schemes to destroy Dale.
At this moment even though Dale didn’t get better instantly, I knew he was going to live.
Tom got one of our daughters to call 911. I called the Fredericksburg House of Prayer, to get a prayer chain going. I rode with Dale in the ambulance and continued to pray. Our daughters, Jennifer, Rachael and Ellie rode with Tom behind us praying the whole time.
Tom and our girls sat in the hospital waiting room, when our dear friend and lead pastor at Mount Ararat Baptist Church, Todd Gaston, sat down next to them. While they waited to see Dale, Todd asked Tom about his mission he directs in South Sudan www.mercy-partners.org. Tom told him he was working on finding resources to help him put wells in place for thousands who didn’t have access to clean water. Instantly, Todd recalled a conversation that he had with a lady the night before. She felt that the Lord wanted her to give money to fund water wells in Africa. Todd had found her link to accomplish this — right there in the waiting room with Tom.
While that divine appointment was taking place in the waiting room, another one was taking place in the emergency room stall. Our ministers from the House of Prayer arrived and prayed with us. All heart symptoms ceased, and by afternoon Dale was well. The hospital recorded that he had suffered a heart attack. All of the tests had led them to this conclusion. The next day, the heart attack prognosis was taken off his chart and he was released from the hospital. They said his heart was in perfect condition. He was healed.
Their conclusion was that the car accident jolted his heart out of rhythm and caused the event. I thank the Lord that He saved Dale’s life.
God didn’t just save and heal Dale, but he provided a miracle for people in Sudan because of our presence in the hospital.
This week the drilling rig began boring for water. As of today, 5000 people that didn’t have access to safe water have it for the first time ever because of that divine moment in the hospital waiting room. Water is vital for life. Glory be to God He provided it through Dale.
Romans 8:28, “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”