Forty people went out to share their faith at the 2010 Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown over the weekend—but something amazing happened that I would call a miracle….
One member of our team, Shawndra Hartman, was walking down the parade route handing out Gospel tracts to parade-goers when she noticed a woman slumped over in her chair. Being a nurse, this roused her curiosity. She turned toward the woman and called out, “Hello! Hello!” trying to get her attention. When the woman wouldn’t respond, she bent down to shake her.
Still no response.
Immediately she had her husband Steve call 911 while she checked the woman’s pulse. There was none.
Shawndra laid the woman out on the street and performed CPR and gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Time was running out. She continued to work until the woman regained consciousness. “My name is Shawndra. Can you repeat it?”
“Shawndra,” the woman replied.
“God saved your life today,” Shawndra gently explained.
The paramedics arrived and took over from there.
As an evangelism team we are used to going out together with the intention of saving souls. This time however, due to Shawndra’s diligence, a life was saved.
And yes, she got a Gospel tract.