David Smith sent the following miraculous story and gave permission to share it.
"My father, while he was a missionary in Africa, had finally been granted permission from the then British Commonwealth to open a mission in Kenya. It had been suggested by the other missions for him to go to the Vetendi area in southern Kenya (today they are called Kuria). He set out, traveling by compass because there were no roads into the area.
A missionary was surrounded by tribal enemies, but miraculously, none of them harmed him. Later the leader of the tribe became a Christian and told the missionary that they had not attacked him because of the twenty-six white warriors surrounding his house. The missionary stated there had been no white warriors, but the tribal leader insisted he had seen them.
When John and Isobel Kuhn served in China as missionaries to the Lisu, the church was struggling despite all the Kuhns' efforts. Three different clans were fighting each other for a choice piece of property. So Isobel wrote to her small prayer group in Great Britain and said, "Would you pray that Jesus would come to our Lisu?"
The Hebrew word "fast" means to cover the mouth. In fact, a fast of words is one of the fasts in Isaiah 58. Isaiah 58:9b lists not pointing fingers in judgment and not speaking malicious words as conditions of great blessings.
Recently while reading in Matthew's Gospel, I was stopped by the phrase, "he saw a man." The man Jesus saw was Matthew, a tax collector, probably a man hated by those around him. The people had no use for tax collectors.
When William Mackay left for college, his mother feared he was heading down the wrong path spiritually. She gave him a Bible in which she wrote his name, her name and a Bible verse, and prayed much for him.
One mother I know said Satan had hindered her from praying earnestly for her son by saying he was a free moral agent, and therefore, her prayers couldn't be answered. She told the devil she was aware that her son could choose, but she also knew God could send hornets or whatever it took to cause men to change their minds as He did for His children in Exodus 23:28.