Yvonne, in Balaklava, South Australia, spent 35 years praying for her unsaved husband of 49 years. Her answer to prayer came when he was on his deathbed.
While Yvonne’s husband, Geoffrey, wasn’t a Christian, Yvonne always had Vision Radio playing in the house. Although Geoffrey wasn’t against God or Jesus, it upset him that Yvonne had chosen to follow Jesus.
Yvonne never gave up praying for him, even at times when she wanted to, she would think that his salvation might be just around the corner, and she kept faithfully praying.
‘I prayed that he might do the Alpha course, and amazingly enough, he did decide to do it. He didn’t quite finish it before he died, but he did start it. And that was another prayer answered too.
When her husband suffered cardiac arrest and was on a ventilator, the nurse told Yvonne that her husband could still hear her and that she should talk to him. So, Yvonne decided to recite the sinner’s prayer to him. She later learned that her son and daughter-in-law had also recited the sinner’s prayer to him.
‘The next day, I went in and said, Geoffrey, have you seen Jesus yet? I’m sure God did business with him when he was in a coma. I thought, God, you can’t let him die yet because he’s not saved,’ said Yvonne.
Miraculously, Geoffrey woke up from his coma and announced that he’d accepted Jesus!
Yvonne’s story is a reminder that even after 35 years of sowing seed, she reaped the harvest of her faithfulness.
‘I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.’ 1 Corinthians 3:6 NASB20
Many of us might have a similar story to Yvonne’s where we are praying for a family member or friend to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If we remain faithful, we will eventually reap the harvest.
‘Let’s not become discouraged in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not become weary.’ Galatians 6:9 NASB20
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