My father loved to work. He
said to my mom, “What can I do?” Mother said, “You are going to Kathryn
Kuhlman’s service tonight in Pittsburgh.” He said that he was not a
Mom replied with “But I
am!” She said she had to stay home with the baby but that Sonny (me)
would go with him.
I remember, when we
arrived, my father looked happy because the hall was packed with many
people outside and we could not get inside. As we were turning to go
back home, a voice shouted from the upper window of the hall for my
father to wait. It was a Christian from work. He shook my father’s hand
and told him that he had been praying for Dad and that he was so glad he
was there. My father said he could not get in. The man said he would get
He almost dragged us
behind him as he went into a side door to get to the balcony. He shoved
us inside and locked the door. We were packed like sardines. Dad put me
on a windowsill to sit and he stood against the wall. I was reading a
Superman comic book I had brought along when Kathryn stopped the
She pointed to the
balcony and said that there was a man there that had holes in his lungs.
I looked at my Dad. His face was as red as a beet. I poked him and said
“Dad, that’s you!” He put his finger to his mouth and told me to be
quiet. Then she said he would lose his healing if he did not acknowledge
it. She said, “Raise your hand.” Dad raised his hand half way. Thank God
for one elderly lady standing near by who shouted, “Here he is,
Kathryn.” Kathryn made eye contact with him and said, “You are the man.”
Then she said, “You are
not a believer, but your wife at home is praying for you. You are
Jewish, is that not correct?” My father just shook his head up and down.
“Do you receive your healing?” He said, “Yes” and my father was healed
that moment! I could not understand how she knew all this. We did not
even have a phone. The next day the new x-rays showed my father was
Then, when I was
fourteen, I was healed of large growths on my neck when my mother went
to a Kathryn Kuhlman’s service, praying and fasting for my healing.
She called my mom out and prayed over her. When Mom came home, she found
me healed. However, the greatest miracle took place on the 17th of
I was seventeen years old
and had the worst reputation as a senior in Butler High School. My
mother promised me a full tank of gas for my car if I took her to a
service 45 miles from home to Youngstown, Ohio. Kathryn Kuhlman
preached. I did not listen. At the end of the message, when her 100
voice choir sang ‘Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling,’ (little did I
think I would singing in the same choir less than 6 months later) I saw
Jesus on the platform with His arms stretched out, calling me to
salvation. I ran forward, repented and received Him as my Personal Saviour.
When I stood, it was not
the same Tony Abram that came to that meeting. I was a new creation in
Christ. (2 Cor 5:17 KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Sister Kuhlman pulled me and another young man to the platform and
prayed over us.
Then she laid her hand on
me and said that if I would be true to God, He would take me into many
lands and that I would be a blessing to many people. God has honored
that prophecy over the years. I have counted it a privilege and a high
calling to carry out the Commission Jesus gave us in Mark 16:15 And He
said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
For 48 years, I have tried to pursue the Commission of Jesus.
We are celebrating this year, praising God for all He has done is doing
and what He yet will do. Psalms 103:22 Bless the LORD, all his works in
all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul. Psalms 107:22 And
let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works
with rejoicing. Psalms 111:6 He hath showed his people the power of his
works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
This past Nov. 20th, my
dear wife and I celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary. Throughout that
time she has gone with me into over 125 countries to carry the Word of
God. I do thank God for the superb helpmate God has given me. Gen 2:18
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I
will make him an help meet for him. I know that you do already pray for
us and we do value it. We give all the Glory to God for all He has done!
However, the time is brief and we must do all we can, while we can.
This is why Marge and I
have devoted our lives to telling the world of our MAGNIFICENT SAVIOUR
JESUS CHRIST! 2 Thes 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word
of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with
you. I believe that World Evangelism is the Supreme Task of the Church.
Pray for the ministry in
Latin America, Africa, Asia, Ukraine and the former USSR. We are
trusting for a vast harvest. Many have told us of the wonderful exciting
life of travel we have had. However, it has gone against the
natural desires of my life. I am a poor tourist.
I naturally do not like
to travel and being of Jewish heritage, I am a finicky eater. I
also like to sleep in one bed and yet we have slept in more than 4,000
beds. We have slept in ‘water beds’ before they invented them.
The roof leaked or the children playing on the bed. I do not want to
talk about the food, etc, that we have eaten while doing missionary
You may ask us if we are
sorry for the life we had to lead? The answer is a resounding,
“NO!” Next to receiving Christ and being saved, winning souls is
the greatest JOY you can experience! We have given ourselves to the
ministry of world evangelism for over 45 years and traveled and
ministered on every continent. Our crusades have attracted many
thousands in a single service.
Marge is a singer and
accordionist and has made many recordings. Multitudes around the world
have been blessed through the ministry. I have written six books, which
have been translated into a number of languages. Many churches have been
established through this ministry in many different countries, more than
70 new churches planted just in the former USSR in the last 12 years.
Our ministry has purchased more than 120 buildings in the former USSR,
which have been converted into churches.
This ministry is for all
people and churches, being full gospel and interdenominational. The
theme of our ministry is "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and
We need your prayers. Our
prayer is that our latter years may count more in the Work of God than
our former years. 1 Thes. 5:25 Brethren, pray for us. God Bless You and
Yours is our Daily Prayer!
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