Insects attack in
the Amritsar, Punjab, India Crusade!
It was the first night of the Punjab crusade.
Thousands of Indians were sitting on the open field as I stood
to preach on the rough wooden platform.
Much prayer had been offered to heaven and I knew in my spirit
that God wanted to give us a great harvest of souls.
I no sooner opened my mouth to speak when gnats attacked me.
As I preached, it seemed like someone was throwing handfuls of
sand at me, hitting me in the face.
I struggled through the preaching, gave the invitation to
receive Christ and hundreds of people responded and were saved
Then the next night, as I got up to preach, hundreds of
grasshoppers seem to land all over me on the platform.
They started to crawl up under my Punjab shirt and grabbed my
bare skin under the shirt.
Some pastors on the platform, wanting to help, jumped up and
began to crush them through my shirt.
My shirt started to then turn brown from the juice in their
mouths and bodies. I remembered, as a child, fishing with my
dad. He told me that the brown liquid was tobacco juice that the
grasshoppers had in their mouths and made it brown.
However, I continued
preaching and again that night God gave us hundreds of souls
that came forward under that open Indian sky, receiving the Lord
as their personal Saviour with God confirming His word with
Then, on the third night, as
I stood up, swarms of mosquitoes began to surround the platform.
Marge rose up and said, “This
We joined hands and bound the
These attacks were not
natural. This was the enemy!
The mosquitoes left and
disappeared and for the rest of the 10 day crusade, we had no
more problems, just hundreds of precious souls coming to Christ
nightly, God confirming His Word with signs following, God has
kept us over the years.
God has kept us time and time
again from danger and this time the enemy used bugs.
Marge and I, for the past 60
years, have seen the deliverance of the Lord from many sources
of the Devil so that we can say, But thanks be to God, which
giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1
God bless you and
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades