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My Parents will Forever be my Heroes

But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

Growing up I was a daddy’s girl, so when my father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis our family was devastated. As kids, we didn’t really understand what was happening. All I knew is he couldn’t play with us and was in bed a lot. More than once he was taken to the hospital and mom called people to pray.

During this time, it seemed God was working on his heart. He was called to preach and began preaching around the area where we lived. All while preaching, he would hold on to canes to steady himself. A few people told him that he didn’t believe in what he was preaching since he still had MS.

Mom became the rock of our family. She went back to school and became an LPN and worked all through Dad’s illness and beyond.

But God… During a minister’s conference, Dad was prayed for, God intervened and he was healed! I had never seen a miracle, so as a freshman in high school, I was amazed. He was walking and praising the Lord with no help from anyone!

My father, Paul Brewer, lived and preached many years after this. My mother, Nona Brewer, is living with us and is often heard listening to Christian programs and studying her bible. They will forever be my heroes.

Susan Purcell


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