Abundant Life Crusades
Missionary Evangelists Tony and Marge Abram
This is a special year for both Marge and myself.
It will be later this year on November 20 we will be celebrating our 57th year of marriage and our 57th year of Missionary Evangelism to the Nations.
Then on September 6th, Marge will be celebrating that special 80th birthday. Then earlier still, I will be having my 80th birthday on May 27th where I am trusting God for a new Mosaic anointing as did Moses when he entered his ministry at 80. (I am not saying I am a Moses, but have a desire to do all I can for God's Glory.)
Also on May 15th, it will be 60 years since I received a divine call to the ministry while in the Army. Most important of all, I celebrated my 62nd spiritual birthday as I was saved on February 17th 1957.
My birthday present for this year would be to see
a multitude of souls coming to Christ. In our newsletter this month, I
am sharing some of my testimony in coming to Jesus.
I was born again 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. God did three wonderful miracles to lead me to Christ. The first was when He planted a seed in my heart. My mother was very sick just 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’ when we tell others what Christ has done for us. 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 and received Christ as her Personal Saviour.
Kathryn Kuhlman called her out and told her condition by the spiritual gift of the 'Word of Knowledge.’ Kathryn prayed and God healed my mother. My mother was then the instrument God used to pray the whole family into the Kingdom of God from both my father’s and my mother’s side of the family. It took over 20 years but all came to Christ. My Dad was the last one. My brother Frank and I baptised him in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mom stood on the promise of Acts 16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Mom believed this promise and God did what He said He would do!
Then 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 would not be able to get inside.
Dad told me, smiling, to be sure to tell Mom we
could not get in because of the crowd. As we were turning to go back
home, a voice shouted from the upper window of the hall for my father to
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 totally healed!
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 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 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 could see Jesus in a vision on the platform
with His arms outstretched to me, calling me to salvation.
I ran forward, repented and received Him as my
Personal Savior. When I stood, it was not the same Tony Abram that came
to that meeting. I was a new creation in Christ.
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.