MY 61st SPIRITUAL
VOL 55 No. 2
This year of 2018, the third Sunday of February, is my
61st SPIRITUAL BIRTHDAY. In this and next month’s Good
News report, Marge and I are sharing some of our
testimonies. We feel that in this way you will know a
little more of our beginnings and thus know how to pray
more effectively for us and we know that the more people
praying for our ministry, the greater will be the
harvest. I have been preaching this wonderful Gospel of
Jesus Christ for 59 years.
I was born in
Pennsylvania and raised in a Jewish-Catholic home. My
father was Jewish, born in Lithuania of the former
Soviet Union. My grandfather studied to be a Rabbi
before they came to the USA. My mother’s people were
from Slovenia. I was converted on the 17th of February
1957 in a Kathryn Kuhlman meeting in Youngstown, Ohio.
My life has been an amazing work of the grace of God.
did three wonderful miracles to lead me to Christ...
The first one was when He planted a
seed in my heart. My mother was very sick. She was skin
and bones. The doctor said “No hope for you, Mrs.
Abram.” Then in her hopelessness, someone told her to
listen to Kathryn Kuhlman on the radio. When my mother
heard the testimonies of healing, hope came into her
heart. Hope always precedes faith. When we give our
testimonies of what God has done, we are giving hope to
people. We cannot give faith. God gives faith through
His Word. We can be ‘hope givers.’
With the assistance of my Uncle
Frank, (Mom’s elder bother) she was able to get to the
service at Carnegie Hall, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
She heard the Word for the first time. She received
Christ and Kathryn Kuhlman called her out and her
condition by the Word of Knowledge.
Kathryn prayed and God healed my
mother. My mother was the instrument God used to pray
the whole family into the Kingdom of God from both my
father’s side and from my mother’s side of the family.
It took over 20 years but all came to Christ.
She stood on Acts 16:31 “Believe
on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and
Mom believed this promise and God
did what He said He would do.
about two or three years after her healing, God did a
second miracle in our family.
One day my father came home from
work sad and discouraged. He was told he would not be
able to work any longer as they had found holes in his
lungs. He did secret work during WWII and had to have
exams every six months. 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 believer. 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
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 Dad in. 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 singing. 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 red
as a beet. I poked him and said “Dad, that’s you!”
He put his finger to his lips 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 up hidden to
all but thank God for one elderly lady standing nearby
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 is at home
praying and believing for you.
You are Jewish, is
that 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
However, the greatest
miracle took place on the 17th of February 1957. I was
seventeen years old and had a bad reputation as a senior
in Butler High School, Butler Penna. My mother promised
me a full tank of gas for my car if I took her to a
service 45 miles from home in 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 out stretched to
me, calling me to salvation. I ran forward, repented and
received Him as my Personal Savior.
Two Travelers for Jesus
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 high calling to carry out the Commission Jesus gave
Mark 16:15 And He said unto them, Go ye into all the
world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
For 59 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
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
This past Nov. 20th, my dear
wife and I celebrated our 55th 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
SAVIOR 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 our
outreaches 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. I AM A HOME BOY.
However, as Paul who said he
did what he did not want to do and what he wanted to do, he did
not do, Like him, I am 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. I do not want to mention some of the food,
etc, that we have eaten while doing missionary work.
You may ask us if we are
sorry for the life we have had to lead? The answer is a
Next to receiving Christ and
being saved, winning souls is the greatest JOY we can
We have given ourselves to
the Ministry of World Evangelism for over 55 years together and
traveled and ministered on every continent. Our crusades have
attracted many thousands in a single service. Multitudes around
the world have been blessed through the ministry.
Our 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 forever!"
We thank God for the hundreds
of churches which we have helped plant, thousands of workers we
have taught on soul winning and the more than 100 native workers
we are supporting monthly along with the many training and Bible
schools we are helping.
You see why we need your
prayers. Our prayer is that our latter years may count more in
the Work of God than our former years.
WE GIVE GOD ALL THE HONOR,
GLORY AND PRAISE!
We must continue to decrease
and Jesus must increase! 1 Thes. 5:25 Brethren, pray for us.