Protected on an international business trip

This testimony is an expression of my gratitude to God for a healing that took place more than thirty years ago while I was on a business trip in an Eastern Bloc country that closely monitored the movement of all visitors from the United States. The Ministry of Oil and Gas of this country had asked my company based in the US to send representatives to give them a technical presentation on our computerized positioning system that the Ministry was considering installing on ships to be used in drilling for oil in deep ocean waters.

In the morning on the day of the meeting, I decided to take a walk in the neighborhood where our office was located. I was bundled up in a light-colored winter coat, and since most of the people out that day were wearing dark-colored clothing, my presence was quite noticeable. As I walked along the street, I took a few pictures of people and of the surrounding buildings and landscape. A local woman passed me and made some comments in her language, which I did not understand since I did not speak the language, but which I sensed had to do with my taking pictures. Suddenly, I was surrounded by several policemen, who motioned for me to give them my camera and escorted me across the street and into a building. They took me down a dimly lit hallway and into a room filled with several more policemen.

I sat there in silence without anyone speaking to me for a long time. This gave me time to turn my thought to God and pray. It was common knowledge that Westerners visiting this city in the past had disappeared without anyone knowing where they had gone or why, so I felt an extreme urgency in turning wholeheartedly to God for help. I silently declared that I was in the arms of divine Love, and that I was innocent of any wrongdoing. I knew that, as God’s spiritual idea, I dwell “in the secret place of the most High” and abide “under the shadow of the Almighty”; and that “He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust” (Psalms 91:1, 2). I did not feel fearful or concerned about my situation. In fact, I kept my winter coat on, fully trusting that I would not remain a captive. 

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