THE DISASTER
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Some people have been blessed with the opportunity to be aware of the times they have almost passed through death's door, but for some reason they were miraculously saved from what could have been a disastrous end.  Some have even been made aware that there are probably many times that they were not even aware of how close they were.  Three months prior to my eighteenth birthday, I was allowed to experience true Divine Salvation even though I had not given my life to the one that would come to my rescue. What you are about to read and see has not been made up.  It is all true. Thirty years after it happened, I was to receive the pictures of the results.  I had no idea that pictures of the episode existed.  It is now two years later and I want you to share in the experience. Please bear with me as I have only the pictures of the vehicle that I was driving at the time (the after affects).  The pictures are of the car I was driving at the time I met another in a head on crash.  I was hospitalized for five days, all of which I remained unconscious until the few moments before I was released.  [ View the car ] The car was a two door 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air like the one on the left. No picture was made of the car before the accident.  The picture to the left is basically what the car looked like before. By clicking on link below you can view another aspect of this car.   [ View the car ]  The on coming car collided with this car at the door post.  [ View the car ]  It removed everything from the driver door to the rear passenger corner.  Just a split second difference could have had a deadly outcome.  Both my girlfriend and I  were thrown out of the driver door.   She was treated and released but I was to remain in the hospital for five days.   The interesting part was, that my parents were on vacation in Switzerland, to our ancestors home land, and were due back on the fifth day.  On that morning of the fifth day, I was to regain consciousness and within hours I was home, even before they had returned.  They would find out about it later.  [ View the car ]   Afterwards, it is plain to see the Divine intervention!  Earlier, in May of that year, I had enlisted in the Army under the delayed enlistment program.  I was planning on becoming a Warrant Officer.  I would be flying the helicopters in Viet Nam.  Of course, I was young and foolish, but that didn't prevent me from wanting to be loyal to my country.  On that evening, I was on my first date with the young lady.  As you can imagine, I was trying to be on my best behavior.   It didn't help that her parents didn't even want me to leave their house with her.   It was not that I couldn't be trusted.  We were just young children that didn't know as much as we should have.At the close of an enjoyable evening, was when two young lives would be changed for ever.  I can not speak for the young lady, but my life was changed in an instant.  I would not realize how important the events of that week would be until much later.  On my eighteenth birthday I was to report for active service.  So in December of 1978 I reported to Fort Polk, Louisiana.   It was at that time, and maybe still is, termed little Viet Nam.  I remained there for my eight weeks of basic training, and then moved on to Fort Gordon, Georgia. What I was not aware of, was the fact that such an important episode in my life would not remain secret.  Six weeks into basic training, The Army would inform me that I was no longer qualified to be a warrant officer, or helicopter pilot.  They found out about the fact I had been unconscious for five days.  To be a pilot, you can not at any time, have been unconscious for more than two hours.  That washed me out of the program.   It hurt me deeply, because I had my heart set on going to Viet Nam for my country.   Now I had only two years to serve.  After Fort Gordon, I was assigned to several places in Germany.   The time would come for me to be released from the army after a two year period, and I still would not get a chance to serve in Viet Nam.So, I re-enlisted for a school in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and then was reassigned to The Pentagon.  Again I found myself stuck.  I would be assigned there for the next four years.  The possibility of Viet Nam was out.  So, as you can see, that day in 1978, changed my whole life.   But, finally, I figured out how to get to Viet Nam.  The office next door to where I worked, had working none other but a dear friend.  In two days I had my orders for Viet Nam.  This is where The Lord trained me as a soldier, a warrior.  Little did I know that later in life I would need the experience.  Now that I am an ambassador for Christ, now that I am in The Service of Our King, I understand the significance of allowing the path that He has designed for you, to not be altered.  We must not even complain if the path doesn't seem to be of the right design.  Any thing The Lord designs, is Perfect.  Much more can be gleaned from that day, but it all laps over into additional testimonies which have stories of their own.  I must say, what ever you do, do it for The Lord!  You will not be sorry!

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