“February the 8th, 2002, I made a traffic stop in the heart of the precinct with…a lot of gang activity, [and] violent crime. I was bringing one of the passengers out of the car when he pushed me. We began to fight. It was literally a fight for my life. I was at the point of giving up, when I heard this voice very loud and very calm say to me, ‘Don, if you give up, you’re gonna die.'”
Don Paden, a police officer who is a part of Grace Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Powell, Ohio (Rick Nuzum, pastor), shares his story of how God used a near-death experience to draw Don to Himself. Click the picture below to watch the video.
Thanks to Josh Howard, who produced this video, for sharing. Josh is the communication and arts pastor at Movement Church, Hilliard, Ohio (Mark Artrip, pastor).
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