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When you give to the Voice of Prophecy, your gift is multiplied and touches more souls than we can know! Shirley’s story is a wonderful example of the work donors like you can do for God.
The only time young Shirley entered a church was to pick up food for her family. As a young girl she was responsible for all the cooking and housework, as her mother was constantly ill. Shirley remembers boiling the family laundry in huge washtubs and rocking each of her five siblings to comfort them, even though she was only slightly older. “I didn’t have a childhood,” she says.
One evening Shirley was turning the radio dial looking for programs or music when she found The Voice of Prophecy broadcast. The King’s Heralds sang beautifully, then H.M.S. Richards, Sr., spoke about the state of the dead. Shirley was confused and intrigued. She was determined to hear more from this program that claimed the dead were sleeping.
Shirley eventually got up the nerve to write and ask for the Junior Bible Studies. She sat out on the porch studying and reading the Bible. But her father had other expectations.
“My daddy would come out on the porch and say, ‘You need to come in and go to bed!’ That didn’t happen just once. The third time he said, ‘Put that book up and go to bed.’ I said, ‘But Daddy, it’s the Bible!’ ‘I don’t care what it is. You put it up. You know you have to fix breakfast in the morning.’ ”
“That hurt me so bad, I just said, ‘OK, I won’t do it. Period.’ ”
Shirley didn’t read the Bible, listen to religious programs, or pursue God again for years. Her life moved on.
Years later, Shirley married a wonderful man. They were expecting their first child when something unbelievable happened. She was sweeping when she heard someone come in the back door.
Looking up, there was no one, but a voice spoke to her.
“What do you think you’re doing? Fixing to bring a child into this world with no church home for it . . .” spoke a gentle voice.
“Who, Lord?” breathed Shirley.
“Voice of Prophecy,” answered the Voice.
“Where, Lord?” she asked meekly.
“Los Angeles, California,” came the reply.
Shirley dropped her broom and immediately wrote a letter asking for Bible lessons and addressed the envelope simply to: Voice of Prophecy, Los Angeles, California. No address!
The letter arrived and was answered quickly. Shirley once again began her journey to Bible truth through the Voice of Prophecy.
Shirley dove into the Bible studies. A few years later, she and her husband were both baptized. Through Shirley’s influence many of her family members came to Christ. From a girl who was told not to read the Bible came two children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild who all believe in Jesus and work for Him.
“I just thank God over and over again that He led me and that the Voice of Prophecy came into my life that way,” Shirley says. “I know it had to be my guardian angel, or the Holy Spirit, or something that spoke to me in that little house!”
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