Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
fangs sank in:
On a Wednesday in August of 2000, he was involved in a 60-year
custom...harvesting his peanuts. Pulled behind his tractor, the harvester mechanism seemed tangled
by vines. Pete Smoak of Branchville, S. C., got down from the tractor and grabbed into the wad of
vines to pull them free. POW!! He felt something hit his right forearm and pulled back to look. He
saw two holes in the skin oozing blood and said to his wife, Miriam, "I've been
Miriam looked down at the vine clump and saw the big Canebrake
rattlesnake and helped Pete to the truck. They headed for the doctor's office. About a mile and a
half down the road, Pete blacked out; and they fell into the midst of a full-scale emergency! From
the doctor's office, Pete was taken to an area hospital; but there was not enough antivenin
(between 40-50 doses were needed). Soon, he was taken by Medivac helicopter to the M. U. S. C.
teaching hospital in Charleston, S. C.
About 4 a. m. on Thursday morning, the doctors came to
Miriam and said, "Call the family in...his kidneys are shutting down." The family gathered and
joined hands in a prayer circle. They asked friends and family everywhere to pray. [Our Sunday
school classmates, Liz and Terry Broome, asked all of us to keep her uncle in our
Over the next several days/weeks, his organ
systems failed, his right arm turned black, and he retained about 100 pounds of fluid in his
damaged body. Surgeons removed a soda-can sized chunk of his right arm. "The only system that
didn't quit working was my heart," said Pete. About 13 weeks later (Nov. 2000), 74 year old
Pete got out of the hospital with loss of vision in one eye, loss of some meat in his right
arm, and a profound sense of appreciation and gratitude for the power of prayer. "I know God
intervened in my life; and, for what reason, I am still waiting." [televised Feb.
***give me your comments about this
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now