When I took the Foundational Class in March of 1979, I became more confident in myself because of the love of God that was shown to me and because of what I learned about believing. I had the boldness now because of God and His Word to believe in what God could do for me, and I had the power of Christ in me.
Due to the confidence and trust in God that I received after taking the class in March of that year, I decided to go out on the ministry’s outreach program, called Word Over the World (WOW) Ambassadors. That outreach program was a year of great growth in all areas of my life. During that year is when my incident occurred.
I was driving down a road that I had thought I knew well. It had snowed the night before, so it was slippery. I thought the road had a natural curve at the end, but I was wrong! And very wrong was I! There was a stop sign instead, and I did not have time to slow down to stop. I turned my car to the right really fast. It whirled around into a spin and, with a big BUMP, went into a ditch. My WOW sister was with me, and other than it startling us, we were physically all right.
After calling for help at the closest house, the police came and the car was towed since it was in no condition to drive. When talking with the police, I found out that my insurance was no longer active. My parents had canceled it. The state we were in was the first one to require car insurance, so without it I was written up a ticket and told to appear in court.
It was a small town, and court was in the judge’s office. During the hearing, it was just the judge and me. He started with a simple chat, asking me where I was from, since my license was from Nebraska, and what I was doing there. I told him where I was from and why. He told me that he wanted this to be brief because he was feeling ill. That encouraged me to witness to him about believing and God’s healing that can happen when one believes. I asked him if he would like me to minister healing to him, and he said yes. I ministered healing, and he was so blessed because he instantly felt better! At the end of the meeting, he told me that he didn’t want to penalize me at all by charging a fee or revoking my license, but he had to at least revoke my license because he needed to do his job. He waived the fee. God made a bad situation into a witnessing opportunity for me! Or as they say, God made “lemonade out of lemons.”