Years ago a pastor in the U.S. gave a testimony in the church I was attending. He told of several pastors in Guatemala who had gathered for some sort of retreat. One evening, after a meeting, they all retired to their rooms for the night, or so they thought. In the middle of the night one of the pastors awakened all of the other pastors. He told them, that the Lord told him, there was going to be an earthquake “tonight.” The other pastors were kind, but they didn’t believe him. The pastor who had the “word from God” said “I’m going to the church to pray.” One other pastor said “I won’t let you go alone, I’ll go with you.” That night, as the two prayed in the little church, there was a terrible earthquake.
I’ll backtrack a bit. A short time prior to the earthquake, the pastor who I heard give the testimony said he had been prompted, by the Holy Spirit, to go to Guatemala. At a church service he told his congregation about the prompting. After the service someone gave him money for the flight, and someone else gave him extra money to have for the trip. The pastor arrived in Guatemala right after the earthquake. He was at a hospital there when two pastors came to the hospital. They were the two Guatemalan pastors who had gone to the church to pray. The little church was destroyed, but they had been miraculously “sheltered” in the little area where they had been praying. They survived, but had been injured and needed medical attention. In that particular hospital in Guatemala, at that particular time, you had to pay in advance for medical attention. The pastor from the U.S. had the money to pay for the medical care of the two Guatemalan pastors.
A Christian woman was at her mother’s wake. Her mother, a Christian, loved Christian music and hymns. The daughter wanted to have music at the wake but there was none. While the family was talking about this at the wake, a Christian man was riding on a bus nearby with his keyboard. He was prompted by the Holy Spirit to get off the bus and go into the funeral home. He was hesitant, and told the Lord he didn’t know anyone in that funeral home. The prompting continued and seems it was strong enough to cause the man to go into the funeral home. When he went in he was made aware of the situation and played his keyboard at this Christian woman’s wake, a woman who was a perfect stranger to him! This testimony was given to us by the dead woman’s son, who was at the funeral home that day.
He also gave us the following testimony regarding his sister. At another time this same daughter was standing by a light pole waiting to cross the street. She was prompted by the Holy Spirit to go to the other side of the street right away. She did, and a few short moments later she observed a car accident. A car hit the pole right where she had been standing.