It was while I was in the Navy, sitting in a gun tub on a ship in the South Pacific, the USS Cape Esperance T-CVE88—sitting there thinking, and I decided that day I’d become a veterinarian when I got out and I would treat horses.
I was discharged from the United
States Navy in 1955 and spent one semester at Joplin Junior College,
beginning in the fall of 1956. I took 15 hours and entered the
University of Missouri in January 1957.
The Lord visited
me August 1, 1958 as I was finishing the rotating of the tires on my
automobile. I was 200 yards north and slightly east of the Big M on
Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri and the Spirit of God fell upon me
and it scared the daylights out of me. He said, "I don't want you to be a veterinarian, I want you to be a minister of the gospel." I started praying, “Oh God, don’t send me to hell, oh God, don’t send me to hell, oh God, don’t send me to hell.” My spirit knew where I was headed if I didn’t turn around.
didn’t heed to the Lord’s presence or His words, and went ahead,
entering the University’s veterinary program in September, 1958.
Those that have ears to hear let them hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying.
Servant and apostle of Jesus Christ