Last night my friend Sam Paul from India messaged me about the time I was forming a spiritual warfare group to help me pray for this project. Boom! A total message from God. A “God-incidence” if you will.

Sam and I have been working together on some business projects for about a year now. Pretty soon after we started working together we discovered that we had a very similar faith in God, and particularly in the Son of God, Jesus.

Well, as we talked more last night, Sam told me about an experience he had when he was in Vacation Bible School as a kid. There was somebody who told him he would go to Uganda some day!

Are you kidding me?

Wow, and I have been praying for somebody to go to Uganda with me! It still gives me sparkling chills 24 hours later. And very emotionally moving for me…and Sam too!

Do you know what? Sam was born almost exactly one year before Everett, my oldest was born. So Sam is 25 and he has referred to me as a father-figure to him. Wow! What an honor to be thought of so highly by Sam. 

And he is very close in age to what both Everett and Austin would be now. So Sam is kind of a new spiritual child for me. And now it appears we are destined to work together in the ministry together!

One extra beautiful thing is that I have also been praying for somebody like my friend Joe Sanchez was when I was a youth director in the mid 80s at a small church in Kissimmee FL. 

Joe was amazing because the way he lead worship was in a wonderful “Kum Bah Yah” spirit and he was so easy to sing along with. And people WANTED to sing along and worship God together with him.

I feel this is true of Sam as well. Sam has a few of his songs up on YouTube. I’m embedding some here in this article. Please check them out. Very beautiful and moving…

By Tim Gillen

I'm a born-again christian, sold out to serving the needs of the less fortunate and in Sub-Saharan Africa. I founded The Everett and Austin Project in October 2018 to honor my 2 boys posthumously by helping people living in poverty going thru Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases. My sons each died of Duchenne, Austin in 2012 at age 16 and Everett in 2017 at age 22.

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