Friday, July 12, 2019

A prayer came true 
Before 1975 , I was an officer of the late Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces . After the fall of Saigon , I was a prisoner of the Communist Vietnam .
In 1977 , I was detained in the prison of Phong Quang in the northwestern mountainous province of Hoang Lien Son . (This concentration camp is near to the city of Lao Cai on Chino-Vietnamese border) . The wardens divided us into 21 groups of production (about 40 prisoners each ) .
Around Dec of 1977 , in fear of an imminent Chinese invasion , they decided to transfer us to the prison of Nam Ha in the province of Ha Nam Ninh (adjacent to Hanoi) . Belonging to the first stage , my group and seven others assembled in the prison meeting hall . I remember that about (40 x 7  280 persons were present there . At that time , I had had troublesome diarrhea .
The wardens began to read the list . Having known this move is an ordeal (two or three days in crammed trucks and each pair of prisoners are tied by handcuffs) , I sincerely prayed .
I entreated God to help me to stay in the camp until the next transfer . After ending the call , they asked if any name had not been called . At that moment , I surprisingly realized that only two persons (an other prisoner and myself) were not on the list . After this miraculous event , I had enough time to treat the above health problem . I left the camp with the last stage two weeks later .
I always think in the most extreme conditions , in order for our prayers to be answered , they must be right and reasonable . In the future , i shall tell you about my other interesting spiritual experiences .

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