NOTE: There are obvious sensitivities with this story, so you will understand that we must be, at this point, necessarily vague about some details. But the incident, as verified by Dr. Tom Stallter of the Grace Seminary faculty, is true. There’s enough here to enable intelligent prayer for what could be a very significant impact. We will share more details as it seems wise to do so.
One of the students in a D.Min. class being taught last week by Dr. Tom Stallter of the Grace Seminary faculty, is from an African country.
At about 4 a.m. Thursday that student received a telephone call from the president of his country back in Africa. The student had officiated last November at the funeral of a relative, who was a high-ranking officer in the country’s military.
The president had attended the funeral and left it pondering the words—the Christian message–he’d heard at the funeral.
Now, he was telling the Grace student, he (the president) had become a Christian and was desirous of having this student have an influential place in his government. They will meet in Washington D.C. to discuss the possibilities in a few months when the president comes to meet with President Bush.