A Interesting Soulwinning Experience
One of my most interesting times I had in sharing the gospel was at the hospital in Baraboo, Wisconsin. I was called by one of the nurses from the hospital to come and visit a woman that had terminal cancer. They warned me that she was very sick and probably wouldn’t last more than six months.
When I got to her room I thought I has went into the wrong room. I was expecting to find someone very quiet and possibly depressed. What I found was a lady who was full of vigor and was just full of excitement.
I went in and introduced myself and told her I would like to talk with her. We had a very long talk and I introduced her to Jesus and she accepted Christ as her personal Savior. She was 92 years old and I cried as she prayed and asked Christ into her life.
After she prayed she wanted to talk some more and she shared with me how she was going to fight her cancer with goat milk. I didn’t want to discourage her so I listened as she told me her plan. She was planning to get out at the end of the week and then she was going to start on her goat milk remedy. She asked me if she could come and visit my church and I told her yes, of course.
The next Sunday she was in church and during the invitation came forward. She wanted everyone to know she accepted Christ as her Savior and she wanted to follow the Lord in believer’s baptism. I had never seen anyone so excited as she was on that day.
Later that day I explained baptism to her and told her that we believed in emersion and that she would be put totally under the water and would she have a problem with it. She said no that she was ready and wanted to get baptized right away.
The next Sunday we had a baptism as we had several others be baptized so we just added her to the list. I remember when she came down into the water she looked at me and said, “Are you really going to dunk me under the water?” I said, “Yes, I baptize you my sister in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in newness of life.”
When she came out of the water she said, “Glory to God!” What an experience that was. To make a long story short she lived another five years and attended church until the week before she died. I held her funeral in the church as she requested. What an experience that was for me. She died at 97 and not sure if the goats wilk worked but she didn’t die of cancer they told me she died of old age.
It isn’t often I was able to experience something like this. I baptized many over my years in the ministry but this one was a real experience. I had the opportunity to introduce her to Christ and then I was there when she entered the gates of Heaven as I was at her bed side when she died at home.
I will also thank God for each of those I was able to baptize and what a blessing it has been to me over the years.