As Women’s History Month draws to a close, I’d like to finish with the Woman who led me to the Lord. One of the most significant women in my history is a woman whose name I did not know for over forty years. She was speaking at an Assemblies of God kids camp when I was ten years old. “Sister Wise” placed a 24×36 flannel board on an easel behind six hay bales. She used flannel pictures to depict a straight and narrow road leading to a place of light in a beautiful blue sky. Another picture showed a winding, rocky path leading to a circle of flames. They both originated from a church positioned at the bottom of the board. I had no problem choosing the straight and narrow. At a hay bale altar with women I thought were “old” (probably late thirties), I trusted in Jesus as my Savior. Years later in a book called Like A Prairie Fire by Bob Burke (https://www.amazon.com/Like-Prairie-Fire-Assemblies-Oklahoma/dp/0964132508) I learned that a woman named Katie Wise had been a missionary in China in 1936. During WWII, she was interned in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines for three years. She came back to the states and ministered in churches and camps. In 1962, she spoke at an Oklahoma youth camp. I had always known the woman with the flannel board was named “Sister Wise”. It would be surprising if any of my readers had ever heard of Katie Wise. I never saw her again. She never knew me. She didn’t know who or what I became. The number of souls saved through her ministry probably number in the hundreds. She doesn’t remember me, but I remember her. She holds a place of honor in my history. Was a woman instrumental in your salvation? Comment on facebook @TonyaAnn,Writer
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March is National Women’s History Month. Talk shows and news reports will feature women whom society considers worth of remembrance. They will feature artists who have produced great works of all kinds of arts. They will report on the “first women”, first woman in congress, on supreme court, attend ivy league colleges, and so forth….