tony and marge abram, christian evangelist and missionaries

Tony and Marge abram
Abundant Life Crusades

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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!   

 
100 YEAR FAMILY REUNION OF MARGE ABRAM’S FAMILY HISTORY !

Tony has only his mother, one brother, one second cousin and a couple of third cousins but here I am one of 8 children It was in this setting that I was born. We attended church and Sunday School. Grandfather and grandmother have over 300 descendants and over 180 attended the family reunion. It was so wonderful to see so many of my relatives that I had not seen for many years with hundreds of family members.


Marge with eldest Brother Andy and wife Karen.


Marge’s sister Evelyn, husband Ed and brother Keith.

In 1948 a revival swept through Northern Alberta deeply affecting our Slavic churches and many others as well. I was eight years old at this time when a visiting evangelist came to our church. As the evangelist ministered, he asked for those who wanted to invite Jesus into their hearts. I felt a tug on my heart and wondered, "Would Jesus really come into my heart?" Shyly I raised my hand and went forward in the altar call.

That night, while we were praying, my friends had visions. One had a vision of Jesus! Praise the Lord! That night Jesus came into my heart. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus had come into my life and washed my sins away! Oh, the joy and peace that flooded my heart! The next day at school, I shared the Lord with my classmates. I obtained a Bible. God planted a hunger in my heart to one day attend a Bible School and study His Word.

I have shared this testimony around the world before singing the song, 'Had it not been for Jesus, then my soul would be lost.' I have prayed for and led many to the Lord myself. My pastor had confidence in me as a seventeen year old, asking me to become bookkeeper for the church. This experience was to prove invaluable in the years to come.


Ernie, Marge and Bill.


Ernie, daughter Ronda and Tony.
 


Marge with youngest brother Ernie and wife Dora.
 


Cory and wife Lisa.
Eden and Hannah.
God's Hand was on my life and I felt the need for further study of the Word. When the Dean of British Columbia Bible Institute came to our town, I prayed, "Lord, if it is your will for me to study at this college, let the Dean approach me with an enrollment application." This he did and the following year I enrolled there.

While at Bible College, we were required to make a church in the area our home church. The Ukrainian church there became my home church. This experience was also invaluable as my husband and I would minister in the former Soviet Union during communism and after the fall, planting 70 churches ourselves to date. Praise God! While at Bible College. I was also praying, asking God for His direction in my life.

I had chosen Matt.6:33 as my favorite scripture…"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." If you are earnestly desiring God's perfect will for your life, God will give you the very best. It was during this time that my future husband, Tony Abram, an Associate Evangelist with the T.L. Osborn ministry came to Vancouver to precede his crusade there. I was assistant youth leader at this time. Tony was invited to our church to share his testimony and preach there. He visited many churches in the area, asking for their co-operation in the crusade, staying with friends at the church.

Two months later we traveled back to Williams Lake for my parents and Tony to meet. Tony and I had planned to meet in England and be married there. However, my parents wanted me to be married at home. The following week on a Tuesday evening, November 20th, 1962, we were married in a candlelight ceremony.

All my family, the church family and many friends were there. However, Tony's parents and brother Frank could not be there as they were 3,500 miles away in Pennsylvania.


Marge’s brother Keith and cousin John.




Aunt Kate with daughter Bernice, Dan, Brent,
Denice and daughter Doreen
 The church ladies made my reception lunch and dear Sister Dunn and Muriel, her daughter even made us our beautiful wedding cake.  After the wedding reception, my sister Evelyn and her husband Ed drove us to Vancouver where I helped Tony pack to leave for home and then to England.  There at the airport we said goodbye, trusting to meet again in England.  I gave notice at my job and in two weeks was able to join my husband in Pennsylvania, meeting his family there.

We had a short time of ministry in the area before leaving for England. That cold winter was to be the coldest year in 248 years of recorded history.  God did many wonderful healings and miracles in England that year.  I have been especially blessed as I have been able to share in Women's Ministries telling women that they can also be used of God.


Rejoice, Jordan, Jaden, Savion, & Tony.


Marge's niece Darlene & Malcolm


Uncle George with daughter Marilyn.
 


Marge, Lisa, Cory, Jeff, Dora, Josh and Sara.

I have been so blessed as I, with my husband, have seen two Nation-wide revivals in Bolivia and Paraguay, South America.  In the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, during our crusade in the stadium, three nights in a row, ten deaf and dumb testified of healing. Their first words were, "Jesus!"


Mafety and Eudocia Kryzanowski, Pioneers.

What a privilege it has been to share the wonderful good news of the gospel!  I can truly say that my eyes and ears have been blessed to see and hear the wonderful works of God!

Matt.13:16-17 "But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them".

We want you to know that without your prayers and faithful support we would not be able to take the Gospel to the Nations. God bless you and yours is our daily prayer.

We love you Tony and Marge Abram.


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