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May 30

This is Praise Harvest

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Allendale Schoolgirl Sees Miracle


Allendale missionary Cathy Grill has a tea party with a few of her friends.


By Chris Meehan

“I hate my stained clothes.”

LaTanya, an eight-year-old Allendale girl, was hopping mad when she got into the car for her ride to school on a recent morning. Her drivers, Allendale missionaries Jeanette Zimmel and Cathy Grill, saw a brownish circle about the size of a quarter on the back of her yellow uniform shirt—a dried stain from oily hair gel.

As they approached the school, Jeanette asked LaTanya if she wanted to pray for anything that morning.

“Can we pray for the stain?,” LaTanya asked.

Jeanette and Cathy prayed three times. The stain didn’t disappear, but they told LaTanya to keep asking God to remove the stain by the time her first class began.

Later that day, one of LaTanya’s friends told her that something seemed different about her appearance. She’d seen the stain earlier, but it wasn’t there any more. LaTanya rushed to the bathroom to check the back of her shirt in the mirror. Her friend was right: no stain.

The next day, LaTanya told Cathy and Jeanette what happened.

“You can be sure God loves you,” Jeanette said. “He took that stain away.”


  1. Fred & Sue Smith says:

    Sean,Chris,Jeanettte,Cathy , Wonderful stuff, Praise God!For this new venue or mode for proclaiming His Good News in our lives ! We look forward to a 'multiplication of loaves', a broader and more frequent telling of God's action - like the 'trumpets in heaven' or the 'choruses in conferences'!Glory to God - "He is coming , He is here !" Fred & Sue Smith

  2. Jim Grill says:

    Holy is the Lord and his love is never ending! To take away the stain. What a God! I thnk of all the stains he takes away from me through His death and resurrection!

  3. Judy Slabach says:

    Thanks for sharing that with me! I will pass it on to others. Our God is a God of both small & large miracles! Praise God, for He can use the small miracles towards larger miracles. I'm sure that little girls faith was built up. Who knows what will become of her story as she passes it on to others. It's kind of like the parable of the mustard seed :) Blessings on all of you doing God's wonderful miraculous works!

  4. Polly Jayjack says:

    I am truly blown away and touched that God would clean a stain off of a shirt. A stain - I would never think to 'bother' the Lord with something like that. But this is a testament of how much God cares about what we care about and that we should bother him more often! What great love the Father has for us!

  5. JoAnn Cutrara says:

    Our God is an awesome God!

  6. Polly Jayjack says:

    Oh, and one more thing - It sounds like he cleaned the whole shirt and made it brighter....why else would LaTanya's friend say she looked different?

  7. Mike Rosener says:

    Wow...Father is moving and doing stuff in Jesus's Name...that is Awwwwwwsome.........

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