My father’s life was work.
He love working, but there was one day when he came home from
work, looking very discouraged (I was 11 at that time).
Mom asked him what was wrong?
He said that the doctor at the factory told him he had holes in
his lungs and would no longer be allowed to work.
He asked mom what was he now going to do?
Mom had been a Christian since her healing at a Kathryn
Kuhlman’s meeting a couple years earlier.
She had, at that time, become the first and only Christian in
She was standing on the promise in Acts chapter 16 verse 31
telling that if she believed, not only would she be saved, but
also her whole family.
She told Dad he had to go to the miracle service that night in
Carnegie auditorium in Pittsburgh where Kathryn Kuhlman was
He told her that he was not a believer.
She said it did not matter, she was a believer and that she
would be praying for him.
He asked her if she was going to go with him?
She said that she could not go, that she had to stay home with
the baby but she answered that Sonny can go with him. (that was
my nickname when I was small).
I knew that Christians carried a book to church, so I ran into
my room and got two comic books. I believe it was Donald Duck
So off to the auditorium we went that night, Dad parked the car
and we walked across the street to the auditorium.
It was next door to the museum. Dad stopped and told me to look
at the auditorium.
He asked me what I saw?
I told Dad that the place looks like it’s packed out and people
are hanging out the windows and the doors.
He had a big smile on his face and told me to make sure that I
remembered what I saw, to tell Mom.
As we turned to go back to the car, not thinking we could get
inside the auditorium, we heard a shout from an upstairs window
We turned and looked and there was a man, hanging out one of the
windows, shouting my Dad’s name, telling us to wait for him.
He evidently was a fellow worker of my father. The man rushed to
my dad and told him he had been praying for him and how happy he
was to see my dad there.
Dad had a big smile and said, “Yes, we came to the meeting but
as you see there’s no room for us to get in as the place is
The man said, not to worry that he could get us in.
Dad's smile now became a frown.
He took my dad by the hand while dad held unto me.
He took us through the side of the museum. He, having a key,
opened the door and shoved us into the balcony that was packed
Dad and I were leaning against the back wall and as we shimmied
over to the windowsill where he lifted me up and told me to sit
there. Do not fall out, as your mother wouldn’t like it.
They were singing and so I opened up one of my comic books.
A child is able to do many things at the same time. A child can
be doing homework, watching television and listening to
everything mother and dad are saying in the kitchen at the same
As I was reading my comic book, I heard Kathryn Kuhlman say that
there’s a man here with holes in his lungs. "Where is that man?”
I looked at my dad and I poked him I and said, "Dad, that is
He looked at me and said, "Be quiet.”
Again Kathryn Kuhlman said, “Where is that man? If you don’t
acknowledge, you will lose your healing. Raise your hand.”
Dad slipped his hand halfway up and I don’t know how anyone
could possibly have seen it.
Then a elderly woman saw dad’s hand and shouted, “Here he is
Kathryn Kuhlman, then made eye contact with my father and said,
“You’re the man.”
My father shook his head to say yes.
She said to him, "You have holes in your lungs and they told you
Dad shook his head in the affirmative.
She then told him, “You’re not a believer, are you? Your wife is
at home praying for you. Is that right?”
Dad once again shook his head, yes. “You are Jewish?”
Once again, dad shook his head.
"Do you receive your healing?"
Dad shook his head, yes.
I could hardly wait to get home to tell mom. I jumped out of the
car and ran into the house, saying “mom, mom, guess what
She said, “Jesus healed daddy.”
I said “How do you know, we don’t have a telephone?"
No one in the neighborhood had a phone. How did she know?
Then I thought how did Kathryn Kuhlman know everything?
Of course now we know. It was by the gift of the Spirit.
Mom asked dad what he was going to do now?
He said, "I don’t know."
She told him, “You’re going back to the doctor tomorrow.”
Dad said “What am I going to say?”
She told him to say that your wife wants you to have another
Of course, when the doctor asked why, as they had just taken
them the day before, he said, if there's one good reason, he
Dad told him his wife said so and he told dad he understood, he
had a wife too.
They ended up taking x-rays twice and they could find no holes
in his lungs.
The doctor told dad that they must have made a mistake.
The new x-rays showed he had the lungs of a young man.
God did a miracle!
This was no mistake.
This miracle was the second miracle that took place in my life
before I came to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior six
Even though God did this miracle for my dad, it would take more
than 10 years before dad also came to Christ.
That is another miracle testimony!
God bless you and
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades