As many of you know the F.O.Y. ministry has been on a mission tour. We have been going to as many places as Yahuwah will allow for us to “Blow the Ram’s Horn!” (to see pictures and updates go here: http://followersofyah.blogspot.com/). After doing some free movie and dinner showings, street witnessing and fellowshipping with other believers, we were ready to leave the state of Florida. We were on route to Oklahoma. We were going to spend some time with some believers before making those 2000 some odd miles to the West Coast. Yes, we had a long road ahead of us. We were going from the southern point of the nation all the way up and over to the West Coast. You might be thinking, why in the world would we make such a trip? Good question!
I guess we can say the same reason why Abram left UR. We sought the Mighty One of Yisra’el on the direction we should go. The door was opened for Brother Danny to have work for the next four months on the West Coast. The job also allowed us to freely live on the premises. With free living conditions, the small income would enable us to promote the tour by having more free showings on the West Coast! Yahuwah supplied us with the funds to make the long journey. To some called out ones, the trip may have seemed crazy. However, each of us must step back and ponder if called up, would you be a trustworthy and faithful servant? Or would you run like the prophet Jonah did? We are not by any means suggesting we are like the prophet Jonah. On the other hand we are simply trying to share that each member of the Body of Mashiach has work to do. What may seem crazy for one member may not be crazy for the one called to do it. Comprehending this will allow the Body of Mashiach to not only work together but grow. If we all work together lifting Yahushua up then all men shall be drawn to HIM!
Have you ever heard of the autobiography called, “Ten P’s in a Pod”? Well some dear friends whom we deeply love, blessed us with an audio CD set of, “Ten P’s in a Pod” by Mr. Arnold Pent. Even though this is from a Christian perspective, we all can learn from this remarkable true life story. The F.O.Y.’s lives resemble how these people lived. If you have never heard of this family’s autobiography, we highly recommend getting the book or even the CD set. This family traveled a million miles to spread the message to everyone they could.
When we were in the state of Montana, Yahuwah humbled us and taught us to fully depend on Him. He went on to tell Bro. Danny that we will have what we need, when we need it and nothing more. The Mighty One of Yisra’el actually told Bro. Danny that we would go places we do not want to go. Who really wants to hear that? Nevertheless, He also spoke, “I will take care of your every need!” Yahuwah also told Bro. Danny that we would be sowing lots of seeds but would not see the full harvest as we would not sit idle very long at any given place. A few weeks later, while driving through a tiny town in Montana called Hope Yahuwah spoke, “Sit back and watch me work My Mighty Wonders!” When He told us, “You are about to go on a roller coaster ride”, He was preparing us for this journey! What a journey we have been on, witnessing to so many yet all the while fully depending on Him to supply our every need. Truly, our faith is getting stronger. Yahuwah has done some Mighty Wonders for us, to say the least. Not fully knowing what the outcome would be, as faithful servants; off we went.
May 17th 2011, started off as any other day for the F.O.Y. ministry. We had just spent a very peaceful night at a rest area. When traveling on the road, before we start the journey, we always run a check of the truck and camper. Before we move an inch, we take the time to pray. Since the rest area was full when we got there, we had to park closer to the highway with two other semis. Since we were one of the last ones to pull in, well we were also one of the last ones to leave. A sheriff came by asking if we were having problems since we were close to the road. Once we explained this to him, he completely understood. We told him how we just came up from the beautiful keys. We could not believe how much colder this area was but he told us that a cold front had just moved in. Boy, it was cold! We left the rest area shortly around 9:30 a.m. I still recall how we all were laughing and having a good time. None of us knew that a few ten miles down the road our lives were about to drastically change!
Driving through Route 10 is a little different from the rest of Florida. This area is very pretty with pine trees and valleys. As we entered into a valley of very long straight hills, the truck suddenly just quit working. Danny’s voice was very serious when he said, “It’s not doing anything!” He quickly turned on his turn signal to try to move over into the slow lane. Big semi trucks always try to get as much speed as they can to make it up the other hill. So it was close to impossible for us to get over. The speed of the truck was rapidly declining as we began to go up the hill. In a rush to get over, I stuck my head out the window motioning, “Can we get over!” Sorry to say, no one let us over.
The truck slowly came to a complete halt. Stuck up on the hillside, Danny turned the flashers on. While getting out of the truck the first thing He did was call 911 for assistance. From where we had stopped, traffic could see us for about a mile give or take. All traffic was thus going into the slow lane. Within moments, our lives were about to radically change. As Felicia got out of the truck she said, “Mom, please don’t get all worked up, everything is going to be fine. :)” She went to the back of the camper to tell her Dad that Daniel believed it might be the battery. If I had known what laid ahead for Felicia, I would have held onto her arm and say, “No, You stay right here!” Needless to say, the Creator has a plan much bigger than we could ever imagine or comprehend.
Felicia told her Dad. Just as Danny and Daniel made their way to the front of the truck….in that moment, that split second of time, our lives unexpectedly and drastically changed! Sitting in the truck, I heard a very loud yet deep B-O-O-M! Within milliseconds a truck doing about 55mph to 60mph passes us up in the median. “Oh! Nooooo! That truck just hit something!” I yelled to our one son. No sooner than I said that, I thought “Where’s Felicia anyway?” I saw parts of a vehicle, grass and something else flying in the air. My husband’s back is facing me as he was standing alongside our truck with Daniel. He immediately starts jumping up and down screaming, “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!” over and over again. In that instant, I felt my entire spirit go out from me. Michael and Daniel are also outside the truck in the grass screaming turning towards me, “WHY, Why! Felicia’s hit!” Everything seemed to be in slow motion. My heart began to pound. At that very moment, time stopped for me! Grabbing the bottle of activated charcoal, I slid off the truck seat. Hunched over holding my stomach, I managed to get to the side where I could see Felicia. Throwing myself to the pavement, from w-a-y down in the pit of my being, I began to wail uncontrollably. Screaming at the top of my lungs, I hallooed, cried out in my deepest despair, “Yahuwah help her! “Yahuwah save her!” “Oh Yahuwah…don’t take her!”
I felt as if I was stuck in-between reality and a nightmare. By her side, Danny prayed, “Please Yahuwah, please let her breath!” He continued, “Don’t take her…please!”
Just then, from the roadside I yelled “Is she breathing?”
“Yes, she is breathing!” He said while proceeding in anointing her.
“HalleluYAH! Thank you Yahuwah!” I cried.
Quietly we heard a muffled moan.
Now in my state I could not bring myself to see my helpless child laid there. I didn’t think I could handle seeing her. Therefore, I began asking Danny questions. “Is she bleeding anywhere?”
Turning to me Danny said, “Only from her nose.” As I went back to scream crying a few moments passed before I asked, “What’s going on?”
Standing up and facing me, Danny replied, “She has a broken leg.” Not knowing that the bone she broke people actually do die from it, I then thought, well people live with broken legs all the time. She’ll just be in a cast for about 6 months that is good.
It felt like forever before the ambulance arrived. Traffic was backed up for miles! She was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Upon our arrival we wondered would she still be alive or did the spirit leave her. A parent’s worst nightmare is to sit in a trauma E.R. room. So there we sat! We prayed earnestly that she should still be alive. Time seemed to have come to an abrupt standstill. The minutes passed by so slowly. I prayed for strength and endurance. It was like sitting on the edge of a seat. At any moment, we will know either way. Could I endure to hear Yahuwah took her home? Oh the thoughts that went through my mind. It felt like forever before that knock came. With my heart pounding, stomach to the floor and with a deep breath I sunk back in the chair.
“Your daughter has multiple injuries.” the doctor said. We then explained to the doctor about my health and how we needed to take this slowly. Explain one injury at a time. After each injury we talked in-depth about the issue at hand. First the doctor told us she has a fractured skull with bruising.
Working his way down, he explained that her neck was fractured. From there, three broken bones in her back and her right femur split in two. He went on to tell us that she had lost one and half liters of blood just from the femur break. After a while, the doctor then explained to us how her spleen, liver and kidney were all lacerated. Once he started talking about the organs, I quickly had to go to the bathroom. As soon as I realized Felicia had indeed been hit by a truck, every thirty minutes I had to go the bathroom. After a few moments, he continued to explain that she may lose her spleen. If that was not bad enough part of her kidney might be lost also. Urine was going into her body while blood filled her stomach. “Now she may need more blood!” He said. As it turned out, she had already had a blood transfusion before we got there. If she would not have received the blood she would have died. As we later learned, Felicia did need to be resuscitated twice. When we were done speaking, the doctor looked at each of us and said, “Hope for the best and expect the worst.” I wondered how many times that doctor had to say that. Wow, how devastating it is to receive those words. Nevertheless, we trusted in Yahuwah and not in man.
All of us still felt like we were in some terrible dream. As we sat in the Neuro ICU waiting room, at times there was complete silence. Then we shared times of grief. While most of the time we spent praying. There were quite a few members of the hospital staff talking with us. The hospital security taped off an area for us to park our camper on the hospital parking lot. This was a huge blessing for us. Since we did not have a vehicle, living on the hospital parking lot was very convenient for us. This also brought some normal see in this horrible ordeal. We were shown great favor from the hospital staff.
While waiting to see Felicia, I felt compelled to have a few members of the Body pray for her. I managed to write a short request up and then send out about twenty or thirty emails. As I closed the lap top, those few emails began to travel at lightning speed through cyber-space. Needless to say, I had no knowledge that something supernatural was occurring. When those emails reached their destination, the power of the Rauch Ha Qodesh came upon those believers. Every one of them was moved with great compassion along with sudden grief. Each of these faithful prayer warriors began to earnestly pray for this child of Yahuwah! As they prayed, they forwarded the email on to other trustworthy prayer partners. Before too long, the news of this tragic accident was heard in the top portion of the United States, down to the bottom, from coast to coast and everywhere in between. When the United States could no longer contain it, the urgent prayer request broke forth to the ends of the world. Yes, prayers were going up for Felicia on a global scale.
I think an entire day maybe two days passed, before I opened up the computer. When I did open up the email account, to my surprise emails were just flowing in. I was amazed and overtaken with tears. Truly, we are unworthy. Nevertheless step back beloved ones, be of good cheer for the Body of Mashiach moved this mountain! I speak a truth this is very hard for me to write as even to this day I am in great awe and moved by these prayers and words. As a writer, even I am at lost for words! Yet I speak a truth, this is far bigger than we all could have imagined. Let us behold the power of Yahuwah! He got the esteem in this entire matter! HalleluYah, praise Him.
As I begin to read the warm emails, I felt comfort and shalom. My eyes filled with tears as I read through them. Due to the large amount of inspiring words everyone sent us, there are too many to post in this article but are posted over in the right column of this page.
The more we read the more we praised Yahuwah. We didn’t care that we were right there in the waiting room! People saw and people heard. HalleluYah! We prayed for the entire Body of Mashiach. Everyone that prayed for her, we asked Yahuwah to allow the mustard seeds of faith to grow. We now saw that this was much b-i-g-g-e-r than a tragic accident. Yahuwah was working and moving His Rauch within His people! The Body of Mashiach was indeed coming together! Oh HalleluYah…rejoice with us! His Mighty Hand is not to short even as we enter into these last days. As we enter into the “Beginning of Sorrows” now more than ever the Called Out Ones need each other! Yahuwah the Mighty One of Yisra’el healed this maiden. Yahuwah received all praise in this miracle. The nurses, the doctors, hospital staff and even bystanders all beheld the power of Yahuwah!
Other patient’s family members were even touched by this situation. Two Christian sisters explained how they have never seen Christian’s act like us before. They witnessed the love we have towards others and thus were moved. One nurse even looked into our faith. While other nurses, staff members and patient visitors watched “Who is likened unto Yahuwah!” Many were moved by over whelming emotions. As the days passed many people asked us to pray for them and their family. One family in particular really was on our hearts. The day Felicia was moved out of the Neruo ICU and put in other room a woman took her room. We learned that here this woman was a horse trainer. She and her daughter were just going to take a ten minute nature ride. No sooner than she got on the horse, something scared the horse and it took off. Not holding on, the woman fell backwards off the horse. She landed on her head and thus suffered seven skull fractures. We felt what this family was going through as ten short days earlier there Felicia laid. We spent some time with this family helping out any way we could. They actually felt blessed just to be in the same room Felicia used to be in.
Brothers and Sisters, Yahuwah had His hand in this from the beginning. Before He formed her, He already knew that the day was coming when she would be hit by a truck. He knew this tragic event would touch several people’s lives including yours! Radio stations, congregations, prayer ministries, home based fellowships, entire families along with single brothers and sisters worldwide, would be praying for Felicia. He knew the message would go forth asking for prayer. He also knew there remains a trustworthy remnant that would seek HIM on this matter. No doctor was going to get the esteem in this but the Mighty One of Yisra’el, Yahuwah was. From one end of the earth to the other, thousands of His people prayed to HIM asking for a complete recovery for dear Felicia! HalleluYah! His hand was in this from the beginning.
A State Trooper drove us to the hospital. I sat in the front seat he and I spoke a few words. He was an older southern man with a slow accent. The more we talked we began sharing our faith. I don’t recall his denomination. He explained to me how he has seen many accidents in his day. We talked some about that. He then said, “While I was walking through the accident scene, the Almighty told me, “This one is going to be fine!”
“HalleluYah” I shouted. “You know, you’re a second witness to what I’ve been feeling! I think she will just have the problem with the broken leg and hip area. I received that with joy and thanksgiving.
From the beginning a super natural event was being unfolded before our eyes.We heard the hit. Saw her thrown in the air. Danny and the boys saw her land. She landed on her head hitting the concrete. Brother and Sister’s, the bone she broke in her neck is surrounded by the nerves that control the movements of the arms and legs. Yet, by Yahuwah’s great mercy she is not paralyzed. The fracture location in the skull is right by the brain stem. This injury along can be very tragic even death can follow. Again, we cannot praise Yahuwah enough for this Mighty Work He did. We are extremely thankful! He also heard your prayers! And we thank you for praying for our daughter!
We pray this will encourage each of you while strengthening your faith. Some websites posted the tragic event asking their viewers to join in prayer and financial help with us. We just cried tears hearing the wonderful songs made for her. The poems that one sister sent us was very powerful thank you so much. All the heartwarming cards, the encouraging phone call’s we truly thank each of you!
Current update, Felicia went on July 6th to get x-rays done. The one tech asked what happened. So Felicia explained to her about the accident. Felicia told her how the cervical fracture was on the right side. The tech leaned over and whispered into the other tech’s ear, “She told the fracture was on this side but it looks perfect! In six short weeks they said, “It looks perfect!” HalleluYah!