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Joseph Castleberry and his family were missionaries to Ecudor in 1998. Because of financial setbacks they were living month to month. Finally a month came when after paying bills on payday, there was no money left—plus there was an electric bill which had to be paid by the next day and there was enough gas to go to town one more time. His wife Kathleen asked what would they do. He said they would drive to town and go to the post office and there would be a check for $1000 in the box. He went in and began to shout when he saw a letter in the box. It contained nothing but a check for $1000. From that day on they never faced another financial crisis the entire time they were on the field.

A miracle, the result of faith, but the faith itself a gift from God (Joseph Castleberry “Faith, Miracles and Gifts of Healings” in James Bridges “Pentecostal Gofts and Ministries in a Postmodern Era,” Gospel Publishing House, 2004)

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