PRLog - Nov. 21, 2012 - SEATTLE -- Guest speaker, Pastor Bill Davis, a Vietnam Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient and author of “Twice Dead, Now I Live” delivered a message where he briefly shared his personal combat experience, being mortally wounded and presumed dead, and how God’s healing power allowed him to walk away from the hospital just months later.
Pastor Bill Davis
“As I jumped for my hole, a mortar round exploded in front of me. Instantly, I had entered the realm of life after death and did not know it. Hope was leaving while doom and despair set in. Suddenly I knew I was lost. Conscious awareness began slipping away while dizziness and wooziness took over... then everything became pitch black. I remember looking back at my body and will never forget that feeling of untold terror that literally shook my being. There was no doubt that I was tasting a small portion of the place called Hell as I felt an indescribable aloneness overwhelm my being. I cannot explain how I came to survive. I only know that God was with me and continued to heal me over the course of the next several months. To look at me today, you would never know that my right cheek and jaw were demolished. God has amazing healing powers and he can heal you, too.”
The true story about the "life after death experiences"
“One of the best testimonies I've ever heard - and I've heard a lot! Riveting. And worship was off the hook. Great service!” – Ken Ralston
The 9:30am and 11:30am services closed with a tribute and recognition being presented by Senator Kirk Pearson, State Representative Elizabeth Scott and Dr. Bob Lantrip (Point Man Ministries, Yakima, WA) to over 40 Veterans:
Gerry C. Adair, Jim Aitkins, Danith Anderson, Don D. Abel, Noland Bender, Tammie Bennett, Bill Carter, William A. Carver, Dave Douglas, Christopher Elder, Bob Fenton, Henri P. Fischer, Jeremy Gross, Karl Gustafson, James Heintz, Jason Hill, Jeff Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Ken Klein, James Knight, Joseph S. Knight, Joseph R. Knight, John Lewis, Nick Lewis, Raymond P. Lockman, Pat MaGee, Mary Martinez, Rene Martinez, Shawn McCoy, Victoria Neibert, Dr. George A Parker, Sean Rosenlieb, Charmarie Ryan, Michael Ryan, Paul Scott, Phil Scott, Walter Scott, Jeff Sherman, Satyn Simmons, Roberts S. Smith, Brandon Smith, John D. Sundby, Christopher H. Taylor, Dave Travis, Jimmie D. Woods
Over the years, the sacrifices have been many and no hand shake or hug can adequately reward our veterans for their commitment. Words cannot begin to express our deepest gratitude and pride for the men and women who have given their lives to our country so that we may remain a free nation under God, with liberty and justice for all. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
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Pastor Bill Davis (Ellensburg, WA), a member of The Rock Church, is available to speak at your church, motivational or youth event and may be reached via http://BillDavisMinistries.com, 425.232.3734. A non-denominational church, Connecting People to Life is how The Rock Church defines its mission today. “Christianity is not something done only on Sunday,” Jeff Knight (Lead Pastor) notes. “Being a Christ follower impacts every moment and every day.” Don’t just make a living, but make a Life! There is real potential for meaningful relationships when you redefine your priorities to include church. You will find God, guidance and friends at The Rock Church. http://therockchurch.info