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“Angels Unawares…”

Modern-day churches do not want to talk about a lot of things that are in the Bible. Bobby and I have had some experiences which we cannot share because it would involve “angels” on assignments. If you cannot believe in angels, you cannot believe the Word of God. “Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.” (Exodus 23:20) Notice that this word, “Angel,” is capitalized… I am sure it means, “the Angel of the Lord.”

Bobby and I have both had experiences with angels. Angels can come in any way, shape, or form, but you will know an angel by the presence of the Lord, and by a miracle that takes place. Once, when I was driving through the mountains of Haiti, I had my interpreter with me (Bobby was in the States), and we were going way out in the mountains where we had a church and school. My tires were bald, and when I went across the river I had to climb straight up a mountain and make several hairpin turns. When I came across the river my tires were wet, and when I tried to climb (even in the four-wheel-drive) after the first turn, I began slipping back towards the edge of the mountain. I stopped right on the edge! I froze in fear! My interpreter froze too. My two back wheels were “over the edge!” We were both afraid to move because we thought the jeep would go over the mountain. I dug my fingernails into my skin, as I tightly clutched the wheel.

Just as I was praying, a peace came over me. I looked in the rearview mirror, and to my surprise, about seven “Haitian looking” men pushed me up over the side, enough so that I could get my foot on the gas and floor it! As I took off, I looked in the mirror because I knew that I would need to pay the sweet Haitians who helped me, and I wanted to yell to them to “meet me on top of the next mountain.” In a flash, they were gone! Gone! The higher I went I expected to see them down below, but I never saw them again. Any missionary in Haiti knows that this is something “unnatural.” When the Haitians here push you out of the mud or get you back on the road, it is polite to tip them. And you are always glad to do it!!!

A very strange and calm feeling came over me, and as I climbed the next mountaintops with no problems, I felt that I had experienced the “presence of angels!” To this day, I give God all the praise for all of the times that He has sent “angels unawares” to help us here in Haiti. We are always accompanied by God’s “bodyguards,” called angels! Don’t be surprised to feel “that presence” in your life! Have a great day! Sherry


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