Hawthorn, MO -- The official greeting time was long past. The worship songs had been sung, and the projector bulb was cold by now. Handraising had ended about the time of the offertory. Offerings had already been counted and placed by the tellers in the safe during the sermon. The sermon went over, lasting almost a full 25 minutes.
When it was time for the Invitation, Brother Alfred Newson, the now retired music minister, came forward to lead in Just As I Am as he had every Sunday for the last 42 years. How many verses would he feel led to do today?
It was during the third verse that revival broke out. A woman came forward and said she wanted to surrender her all today. Her husband followed her and said he wanted to lay his all on the altar.
TBNN interviewed Pastor Carter over the phone. "I've never seen anything like it. No one has ever done this before. It didn't know it was even possible for someone to surrender their all or lay their all on the altar. But it really did happened. I'll admit that this may be the only possible way to do it."