Refined in the Fire

After four years of feeling lousy, we finally found out what was wrong with me – my three arteries were blocked. I spent over two months of constant doctor visits, and was even admitted in to the hospital for a few weeks. I almost died, but Kathy and the church prayed without ceasing. Kathy and her team were praying so loud that the hospital kicked them out of the chapel and gave them their own VIP prayer room. People from the church took shifts in the prayer room. Every hour of the day someone was warring for my life. I am home now, and recovering well. It is a miracle that I am alive. I have Jesus to thank for saving my life more than once. My survival shows that I have yet to finish my work in Medellin. Satan tried to take my life, but instead I came out of it more refined and on fire for God, and excited to reach the hearts of Medellin for God’s glory.

“I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold. They
will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘These are my people,’
and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.'”
                                                          – Zechariah 13:9

Bob-FinkeOn the same day, November 11th, when I was near death, a great general of the faith, Bob Finke, was hit by a motorcycle and died instantly. Bob was a pioneer in Colombia. He planted hundreds of churches, and was a real father to thousands. He was my hero and my friend. I wonder why such a great man was taken and I get to live on. Please pray for his loved ones as they are feeling this great loss.  Because of Bob, I will live brighter and braver. I will fight harder for the souls of Medellin, Colombia.

– Andrew McMillan

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