First of all I’d like to thank you for the teaching you’ve been giving us, through the Holy Spirit, and in particular about saving souls.
A 72 year old patient with cancer came to me for treatment. She was a director of a large medical center in Portugal, and one of the top plastic surgeons. She has trained many medical specialists in this country and around the world, and is well known internationally. In spite of her titles, she has always been a simple and disciplined person, never arrogant. I have known her for some years, and in the past she was the director of a group of medical specialists, myself included.
One day she came into the office and I happened to have the Temple of Solomon book opened to the page with the candelabra that forms the name of Jesus (YESHUA), and she wanted to know what it was. I explained what it meant and also spoke about the book of Exodus. She liked it so much that she asked for a copy.
From that day on I kept speaking to her about the importance of salvation. She agreed to visit Universal with me, and on the first Sunday left radiant and happy, and said, “Thank you for introducing me to this God that I’ve never known.” In the 3 months that she attended the church, she would go on Sundays, Fridays and Wednesdays, was faithful in her vows, and became a tither and an offering giver. She liked Sundays and Wednesdays best, the Night of the Bridegroom, when she felt she was being lifted into the heavens. She never questioned tithes and offerings. She would say, when it’s for God it’s a pleasure to give.
She had been a Catholic, and on her own decided to get rid of all the images she had in her house. She bought a Bible and carefully followed everything that the pastor preached, and when the pastor forgot to give the chapter and verse, she would ask the assistants afterwards, note it down and read it at home. In the church bookstore she asked about the meaning of the mezuzah, and then installed one at home. In less than 2 months she was baptized in water, accepted the Lord Jesus, and as she came up out of the water she smiled, look upwards and said, “Excellent. Excellent.” She was so happy that she wanted to greet and hug everyone. It didn’t matter that the water was cold, even when she had an extreme sensitivity to the cold because of the type of chemotherapy she was going through, so much so that she would be all bundled up even when it was 25 C (77 F).
Though she was physically weak, she operated on her last patient 2 weeks ago, after which she worsened. She died peacefully 4 days ago. I believe she went to the open arms of the Lord Jesus. In short, in less than 3 months she found the Lord Jesus, forgave and asked for forgiveness, got rid of her images at home, became a tither and an offering giver, was baptized in water and never missed a Wednesday in church. (I believe she truly found God.) She made her salvation a priority.
In contrast to another patient who, after some years, was healed from cancer in her hospital bed, but ignored my invitation to Universal. The sickness then returned, was more aggressive and she died after 2 years. In extreme agony, she asked for ice to be placed in her mouth to relieve the extreme heat she felt in her body (like what the rich man asked Lazarus to do).
Bishop, it’s like what you said one time with tears: At least one soul! Let’s win souls!
Bishop, I send you a big hug.
Give Mrs Ester a kiss for me.