Man on the Brink of Death Experiences the Miraculous When Captain Calls on the Name of Jesus

Only moments after Trosvig dove into the water, a US Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrived at the scene capturing the rescue on video.On the morning of July 24, Captain Christian Trosvig started the day like any other—he circled up his crew and prayed.

Trosvig is a fisherman of more than 20 years. His home port is Kodiak, Alaska.

That Monday, he and his crew and about four other vessels were fishing off Alaska’s Raspberry Island.

“We had a nice big bag of fish, the Lord was providing, and we dumped it in the fish hold. After we did and we got the net rolled up the rest of the way and the skiff hooked up, we had alarms start going off,” Trosvig told CBN News.

His boat, the Grayling, was taking on water.

At first, Trosvig says he wasn’t concerned. He and his crew had just pulled in thousands of pounds of salmon and it was natural for the stern to dip lower into the water under the weight. Still, the alarms kept sounding and Trosvig called for his crew to bring out the water pumps… read more

Karla Faye Tucker Set Free: Life and Faith on Death Row

Karla Faye Tucker (November 18, 1959 – February 3, 1998) was the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984, and the first in Texas since 1863. She was convicted of murder in Texas in 1984 and put to death fourteen years later. Because of her gender and widely publicized conversion to Christianity, she inspired an unusually large national and international movement that advocated the commutation of her sentence to life imprisonment, a movement that included a few foreign government officials. [from wikipedia]


When I share that I was out of it on drugs the night I brutally murdered two people, I fully realize that I
made the choice to do those drugs. Had I chosen not to do drugs, two people would still be alive today. But I
did choose to do drugs, and I did lose it, and two people are dead because of me.

– Karla Faye Tucker in her letter to Governor Bush and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles,
January 1998

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! – 2 Corinthians 5:17

February 3, 1998, 6:25P.M., Walls Unit,
Huntsville, Texas

With the strength and poise of a gymnast, Karla leapt up on the gurney and whispered a prayer: “Lord Jesus, help them to find my vein.” Then, strapped to the table, she looked toward the small window and spoke her last words.

“Can Warden Baggett hear me?”

After being assured that yes, the warden was nearby and was listening, Karla went on: “I would like to say to all of you- the Thornton family and Jeny Dean’s family- that I am so sorry. I hope God will give you peace with this.

“Baby, I love you,” she told her husband, Dana. “Ron, give Peggy a hug for me. Everybody has been so good to me. I love all of you vety much. I’m going to be face to face with Jesus now.
“Warden Baggett, thank you so much. You have been so good to me. I love all of you very much. I will see you all when you get there. I will wait for you.”
After her final words she licked her lips and, according to witnesses, appeared to be humming softly as she waited for the lethal injection.


“Karla, how do you explain to yourself that you were involved in a violent slaying?” television interviewer Larry King asked, his familiar face separated from hers by a scratched Plexiglas window.

Millions of viewers throughout the world were riveted to their television sets in January 1998 as the drama unfolded on CNN’s Larry King Live. They, too, wanted to know the answer. Who was this attractive and captivating woman that drew Larry to Texas? How could she have committed such a heinous crime?

Pausing just for an instant, Karla looked steadily back at him. “I can’t make sense out of it, Larry. I don’t know how to answer, except to say that because of the choices I made to do drugs and buckle to peer pressure, it was inevitable that something like that was going to happen in my life.”

While they continued talking and the CNN camera crew filmed the interview, I sat in the chapel at Karla’s prison, praying. After it was over, Karla and I would meet for our daily two-hour visit. As I waited, I thought about the events that had led her to this place.


Over the years I’d heard much about Karla’s life. While never shy, she shared her story with me cautiously. She never hesitated to accept responsibility for what she had done. Better than anyone, she knew the horrific life from which she’d now been set free.

When she talked with reporters she carefully omitted details about the crime itself. “I think about it pretty often; I am well aware of what I have done. But it’s pretty hard to talk about because it brings up too many painful memories. I think about the pain I put others through. I wish it had never happened. If I could go back, I would not do it again. Now I know the value of human life.”

She understood that each time her victims’ family or members of her own family read or saw anything about the crime, they experienced renewed grief. In addition to not wanting to relive the past herself, she wanted to spare them as much pain as possible.

I feel the same way. The two murders Karla committed were a tragedy; the lives of everyone connected will never be the same. Yet, the Karla I had come to know was not the same young woman who had committed the crime. She had been transformed- as I am being transformed- by a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Karla Faye Tucker was born November 18, 1959, in Houston, Texas. “As a little girl, I remember that we were a family,” Karla said when I asked about her background. “We lived in a middle-class neighborhood and went to the bay house where we water-skied and fished. But that period didn’t last very long. My parents fought a lot and divorced each other several times.”

As her parents’ turmoil increased, Karla’s life began unraveling. Her first experience with drugs came when she was seven or eight. “I caught [my older sisters] smoking pot and threatened to tell our parents,” she told the Gatesville Messenger in 1998 (January 30 ). “But they gave it to me and then said I couldn’t tell because I was doing it too.”

Karla remembered one brief encounter with what seemed to be a normal life. “At school this little girl would talk to me. I remember seeing something really different in her. It was like a genuine love for people. But her parents didn’t want her hanging around with me because they thought that I was just a bad, bad child.

“Somewhere along the way she talked her mother into letting me go to church with them. I think they must have been [very conservative] because they wore something on their heads and had to wear dresses. We sat on the front row. At some point she was down on her knees and really praying in the Spirit. I thought, ·what is going on here? Everybody came and laid their hands on her. I don’t remember doing anything wrong that night, but they never would talk to me again. Why didn’t they reach out to me? Why did they cut me off?”

Life at home was rapidly deteriorating. Any chance of a normal childhood disintegrated. “Back then there was a lot of drugs and sex. My sisters ran around with older people. One of their friends was in a biker club. He came to see my sisters and when he found out they weren’t there, he took me off on his motorcycle. He asked me if I wanted to shoot some heroin. I think he was going to molest me. But he shot me so full of heroin that I got sick and he wasn’t able to do anything. He ended up dropping me off at some apartments. That was the beginning of me shooting dope.”

By the time Karla was in seventh grade she was heavily into drugs and she dropped out of school. “I got kicked out as much as quit,” she said. When her parents divorced for the last time, she chose to live with her mother, Carolyn Moore. Life with her mom was unrestricted, with little or no adult supervision.

“There were a couple of things my mother did that made me wonder, Don’t you see what you are doing to me? Why don’t you notice this and come to me and ask what is going on?” In spite of inner turmoil and confusion, Karla wanted to be just like her mother. When Karla was only fourteen she followed her mother into prostitution.

Sharing Thoughts: This is what a new creation in Christ looks like! True Salvation! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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Family Thanks Jesus as Infant Healed of Rare Disease

manholdingbabyshandasWhen doctors told the family of 7-month-old Denniya Rawls that she would finally be released from the hospital after spending more than 100 days there, one of them shouted, “Thank you, Jesus!”

Medical staff at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in Ohio also celebrated the release of the baby who was at death’s door in March.

“It is amazing she recovered like this,” Dr. Rabi Hanna said. “She has spent more time in her life inside the hospital than outside the hospital.”

Little Denniya was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). She also had liver and respiratory failure. <!–more–>

Do You Know Where You Are Going?

Full show here: Jan Markell plays a message from Dr. Mark Hitchcock that he delivered at her conference last fall. Mark gives a passionate appeal to the audience about eternity and where you will spend it.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Psalm 106:10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

Psalm 107:13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

Missionary Rescues Orphan Baby From ISIS Territory in Mosul

VictorMarxBabyVictor Marx of “All Things Possible Ministries” is a missionary and child advocate who helps to free children from dangerous situations all over the world.

The former U.S. Marine and trained martial arts seventh-degree black belt takes teams of missionaries and aide workers on what he calls “high-risk missions” trips, going to places where no one else wants to go but where the need is great.

When he received a phone call about a baby boy in need of help, he geared up for any and every threat that would prevent him from getting that innocent child out of harm’s way.

“K-9.Check. Diapers. Check. Guns. Check. Body Armor. Check,” reads an excerpt from a recent entry on his blog.<!–more–>



Without warning, Ting’s health started to deteriorate.  In just over the course of a few days, she was bed-ridden and completely paralyzed. Her illness perplexed doctors. No one had any answers, and they were running out of time. Every passing moment could be Ting’s last.

She couldn’t even speak of her agony. Or her fear of death, which seemed inches away and creeping closer.

She fell into a deep sleep. And in the midst of her slumber, she heard a voice summoning her in her dreams. Ting says—…. <!–more–>

American Runs Through ISIS Gunfire To Save Little Girl In Mosul

Aid worker and former U.S. special forces soldier David Eubank, 56, was captured on video heroically saving a young girl in Mosul, Iraq, by running through ISIS gunfire.

Eubank made the brave decision to run though the gunfire after he spotted what appeared to be two live children among a heap of civilians murdered by ISIS snipers.

“There was a woman sprawled on her face. Dead,” said Eubank. “A baby, all shot up. Dead. Near them, two old people. Dead. And then you realize all those lumps of rags were kids. Dead dead dead.”

“Then, in the distance, Eubank noticed movement among a group of corpses clustered before a wall pocked by bullets: A half-naked toddler stumbled over the bodies; a girl of about 5 peeked from under the hijab of her dead mother; propped up against the wall, a wounded man waved for help,” explains the LA Times… read more

Sarah’s last journal entry before she went Home!

nullATLANTA — A church bus carrying high school students and adults has crashed in the Atlanta area.

A law enforcement source said one person was killed in the crash, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.

At least 21 were people were injured, and nine were immediately taken to nearby hospitals, Fulton County Fire Department Chief Larry Few said. Two of the victims were critically injured, The Associated Press reported…. read more

From her Mom: “This is Sarah’s last journal entry before she went Home!”

This afternoon the Mt. Zion Baptist Church bus was in a terrible crash as 40 students with chaperons were on their way to the Atlanta airport to go share their love with children in Botswana, Africa. At some moment before that crash, Sarah took the time, while riding on the bus to read her Bible and write this, her last journal entry.

Please pray for the Sarah’s family, and the families of all of those injured! Pray for our community in this time of grief!

The love she had for the Lord and others can clearly be seen! She wanted to share the Love of God around the world, and I pray that this will be done!

-Sarah Harmening. June 8, 2017

The letter says:

“I was just sitting here on the bus, feeling a little sad. I guess because I’m going to be gone so long and I was a little uncomfortable. Then I decided to read my Bible. I prayed and opened up to 1 Peter 5 and 2 Peter 1. Pretty much everything I read applies to me now. It talked about watching over the flock entrusted to you, which would be my little buddies in Botswana, humbling yourself which I will need to do (and that also means being a little uncomfortable), it talked about the devil prowling about like a lion seeking whom he may devour, which he will especially be doing on this mission trip, and how we need to be alert and of sober mind, and lastly, how we get to participate in his divine nature! I mean, how awesome is that? So mostly, I was just reminded of why I’m here and that God has called me here and he’s done so for a reason. So I know he’s going to do incredible things.”

Full source located here