Sis. Karen Gets Malaria

(Faith & Victory : September 1997)

It was inspiring to meet with so many of the saints this year during the days I spent at the Monark Springs National Camp Meeting. There was grandeur in the way God’s Spirit worked, and messages were preached containing practical substance. More was offered over the pulpit than trite theology. Encouragement, as well as warnings, were presented in a manner which reached the soul.

On Wednesday of the Monark Springs Meeting, word came via telephone of a problem concerning Bro. Bob Sallee and his daughter, Karen, who were doing missionary work in Malawi, Central Africa. It was soon determined that Sis. Karen had contracted malaria and was seriously ill. The overriding burden of the rest of the meeting was for Bro. Bob and Sis. Karen’s welfare. General prayer sessions were called, and prayer chains formed. The throne of heaven was inundated with hundreds of petitions. Bro. Bob’s wife, Sis. Irma, and Bro. Michael Smith, quickly obtained plane tickets and flew to Blantyre, Malawi, to be with them.

When Bro. Bob and Sis. Karen’s scheduled flight back to the States came, they were on it. At every step of the way, God miraculously intervened. It was a huge accomplishment to get Sis. Karen home, but the battle wasn’t over. Her body was often wracked with chills and fever and the saints continued to hold on to God with constant prayers throughout the nights. As a result, God brought her out of this affliction with a wonderful testimony of His love toward His people.

-Bro. Wayne Murphey

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