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I read an incredible story this past week on one of the Internet forums of which I am a member. The story was told of a man whom was not even identified because he was unknown.

Missionaries Bill and Molly Thompson told of a man who went to a large city in Columbia many years ago. He did not speak Spanish. He rented an apartment and fasted and prayed for souls for 18 years. He was an intercessor, not a preacher. He died on the mission field. He never had a convert. He only prayed and fasted for 18 years.

Then the Thompson’s and Lewis and Sally Morley felt to go to that city to start a work. They rented a storefront and prepared to fight hell as they did everywhere else they went. Instead great revival broke out. They later found out about the man that had recently died there after 18 years of intercession. He had lived on the same block. He was a great success because he labored in prayer.

(SOURCE: from a sermon by Philip Harrelson, "Trading the Superficial for the Substantial" 6/30/08,

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