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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018 from Kathy and myself.

Desmond Doss at Hacksaw Ridge

Desmond Doss at Hacksaw Ridge. This is an extract of a poster for Hacksaw Ridge. The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, the publisher of the film or the graphic artist.

A few days before Christmas, we were standing at Hacksaw Ridge in Okinawa, Japan recounting the experience of Desmond Doss on that unforgettable Sabbath, May 5, 1945. Desmond Doss experienced an incredible miracle as God protected him from the rifle fire of multiple Japanese soldiers when he rescued at least 75 wounded and dying American servicemen. While we were there, one ex-Japanese soldier told us how his friend on that unbelievable day had Desmond Doss in his rifle site and three times his rifle misfired! That was an absolute miracle! There were many other Japanese soldiers attempting to kill him because he was a medic and if medics could be terminated, the troops would be disheartened. Desmond Doss kept praying throughout that horrific experience, “God give me one more, give me one more!” The thought comes to me that for 2018, that needs to be the plea of AWR 360˚ From Broadcast to Baptism around the world, “God give us one more for your kingdom!” AWR friends, won’t you pray with us this new year that God will give us more and more until His work is finished and Jesus will come!

Blessings,
Duane

Mother and child listening to radio in front of simple home.

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