Abundant Life Crusades
Tony and Marge Abram have been sharing God's Good News for over 64 years!

Josephine Agnes (Kartes) Abram
July 21, 1913 - April 8, 2012



Sunday April 8, 2012
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Sunday April 8, 2012:  The sun was just breaking on a beautiful sunrise Easter morning when Mother Abram, sleeping peacefully, at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, in Phenix City, Alabama slipped away to Glory to meet her Risen Saviour. 

Her race was over.  If I could hear her now, she would be saying: “I ran the race, I kept the faith and I finished the course and here it is.  I see Jesus and He is giving me a Crown of Life.  All the tests, trials and pain of life have been worth it all now that I see Jesus.”   We were hoping Mom would be here for our 50th Anniversary Nov. 20th and of course for her 99th birthday on July 21st. 

She was born in 1913 in the state of Pennsylvania to Mr. and Mrs. Kartes, immigrants from Slovenia.  She was born again as a Christian in 1948 when God saved and healed her.  At that time there was nothing doctors could do for her.  Then my Uncle Simon Abram heard about Kathryn Kuhlman and told her to listen to the radio.

Mom heard and believed and talked her brother Frank into taking her to a meeting in Pittsburgh.  There she heard the Gospel, believed and received.  She said this is when she really began to live. 

God used her to pray for all the family of Tony Abram, both on his mother's side and father's side, into the Kingdom of God by standing on Acts 16:31 - Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Mom said it worked for her and it will work for any one who will trust and stand on the Word of God.

Mom Abram Dallas 1988

Mom and Dad’s wedding photo 1936

It took her 20 years but she held on and prayed the whole family to Christ. The last one saved was my father. Dad passed away January 5th, 1968 while Marge and I were in Australia that year, planting 6 churches.

She was told as a young woman that she would never have children. Then after 3 years of marriage at the age of 26, I came along and 5 years later at the age of 31, my brother Frank was born.

Mom was a lovely caring mother till the day she died. She worked in both of our ministries for almost 50 years. At age 95 she was still helping us with our ‘Good News’ reports. She and her prayers will be sorely missed. 

She loved to pray for others and talk to others of God’s Saving Grace. Her desire was to see the Return of Christ in her lifetime, but if not, to go to be with the Lord in her sleep. 

God gave her the desire of her heart. She will be missed and will still be loved until that Great Day when we all gather at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!

(left) Mom with Tony August 1939. She looks happy.
(right) Mom with her Mother, Agnes Kartes and sons Tony and Frank, summer of 1947.

(left) Mom hugs Tony in 1940
(right) Dad with Tony in 1940.

She has prayed for thousands of requests on the behalf of others. There have been hundreds of answered prayer requests over the years all over the world. Her whole life was praying, counseling and telling others about the Lord. The big hole in our lives will be the loss of her prayers and counsel.

Psalms 116:15  Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

I was reminded that even though Mom is gone, all the prayers she prayed are still kept on file in heaven and that God, in His perfect time, will answer them.

Mom and Frank at Jack Coe’s Tent meeting 1952

(left) Tony and Mom.
(right) Mom and Dad, very happy.
Uncle Frank and Grandma in background

Mother could joke and have fun.
Here she is puts on Tony’s Army shirt.

Dad, Tony and Mom January 1959

Another of Mom’s favorite photos of Tony and Frank.

Mom’s funeral service was a HOME COMING CELEBRATION. We celebrated her home going because Jesus has promised and we believe His word to be true, "Because I live ye shall live also."

In this wonderful passage of scripture we find these words of assurance and hope. We know that when Christ appears, we will be like him for we shall see Christ as He is. This is our Christian hope. One of Mom’s favorite promises was Psalms 91:16 (KJV) With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

One of Mom’s favorite photos of Tony and Frank 1945.

Mom praying for Tony on his 33rd birthday.

She lived in every year of this past century, born in 1913 and gone to Glory in 2012.

She wanted my brother Frank and I to do her funeral. I knew my mother longer than anyone alive. I knew her for almost 73 years. (You can read more of Mom’s testimony etc at our website www.tonyabram.com)

Also you can go to YouTube at abundantlifecrusades channel. It is the first file to click on to view. 

She was honored to have a total of 17 ministers to come and to say goodbye to her.                         .../continued


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