No One Left Behind

-Ethel Price

When the churches of our land, uniting upon such points of faith as are held by them in common, shall influence the State to enforce their decrees and sustain their institutions, then will Protestant America have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy. Then the true church will be assailed by persecution, as were God's ancient people. {SR 381.2}

  “Whatever lies ahead, that road will lead me home.” President George W. Bush, November 2, 2004 

The original article I wrote about Soophaphone Sirivongsack (Soo) was entitled “Will I Find Faith" because it is an important question from Jesus. It certainly is my choice to let Jesus change me and renew my mind in His image. I want to have faith!

But there is another aspect to Soo’s story that I want to direct your thoughts to—whom will you take to Heaven with you? Did an angel do my work—your work—that we neglected to do? How many more “Soo’s” are out there searching and longing for the love of Jesus—and dying without it?

There is no other reason to discuss Soo’s story than to uplift Jesus, His Power, His Love, His salvation, and His sure and soon coming. This is not about Soo, or you, or me. It is about Jesus.

SOO'S CONVERSION STORY
-Ethel Price  
(updated per email dated July 07, 2008)

    Loren and I had the pleasure of getting personally acquainted with Soophaphone Sirivongsack (Soo) in Sacramento during a visit there the last week of October 2004. I say pleasure, because Soo is a happy, friendly, loving Christian woman. I enjoyed seeing her open inquisitive mind soaking up truth from God’s Word, and seeking His direction often with us in our conversations and work together there. She talks so naturally about her Heavenly Father. 

    Soo’s adoptive parents were Buddhist and moved from Laos to Australia when she was in her late twenties. Soo traveled back and forth between these two countries. There was a cousin of her parents whom Soo also “adopted” as her father and calls him “godfather” or “second father” and sometimes “dad.” He is now a priest in a Buddhist temple in Chicago , Illinois

    When she was about 28, Soo’s never-strong body developed cancer of the breast that spread through her body to her liver, kidneys, and skin. She was in pain and weak. The doctor she saw in Australia , who took x-rays of her body, did a biopsy of her right breast and determined she did have cancer. The doctor said whether they operated on her liver and kidneys or not, that she would die. She tells me that her uncle, also a doctor, warned her not to let anyone operate on her. 

    The early morning of October 10, 2000 found Soo finishing her packing and getting ready for a 9 am flight to America . Since she was a child, Soo had longed to see the land she could only dream about from the pictures she had seen. She was grateful to her adoptive mother for helping to raise the two thousand five hundred dollars she needed for the vacation trip that would include Canada , Guatemala , Mexico , and Washington D. C., finally ending in a visit with her “second father” in Chicago , Illinois

    As Soo prepared to go to sleep, she saw something strange reflected in her window—her bedroom door was opening and shutting. Three times it happened. Her hair stood on end; she had goose bumps on her arms. She was frightened that an evil Buddhist spirit was visiting her. So Soo prayed to the “Second God” [PRA-MA-XI-ANN in her language] she had learned about and the manifestation stopped. Relieved and at peace, she turned off her light to go to sleep.

    Instead of darkness, there soon appeared a light in her room that grew brighter until she was blinded for several minutes. Once able to see, she saw a tall man in a long white robe with flowing sleeves. His garment was not made of cloth, but rather was like a glowing light about him. She had no fear of him even before he told her not to be afraid. She was fascinated by his white skin and hair, and beautiful countenance.

    In a kind, melodic voice he told her about Jesus, the God of Heaven that made her, loved her, and died to forgive her sins and save her. He said Jesus had marks in His Hands, Feet, Side, and Head and told her Jesus holds the keys of Heaven and of Hell. This shining being talked with her in her native tongue for about one hour telling her about Jesus, telling her she could trust Jesus and giving her directions of how to learn more about Him. 

    The angel directed Soo to go to the Seventh-day Adventist church when she arrived in America , saying, “It is the true church.” When Soo came to America she followed the instructions of the angel, finding her way not only to an Adventist church, but eventually to a school where she learned more of the health message and how to care for her body.

    God has promised to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh (see Joel 2:28, 29) and He is bringing people to a knowledge of salvation through any means He can! We are thankful that Soo is now a member of the family of God and praise God that she is still working for Him in Australia and hopes to one day return to Laos to continue to work for Him there.

    You and I don’t need an angel to tell us about God. We have the knowledge of the great love and sacrifice of Jesus for us. Please, listen to the pleading of the Holy Spirit today. Seek Him, pray for the outpouring of the Latter Rain, shout it from the housetops, and work like the night was coming!

    Jesus truly is coming soon. -Ethel Price

Loren and Ethel Price
THE OMEGA PROJECT MINISTRIES

Original version

This article, as well as Ethel's interview of Soo taped October 26, 2004 and an interview with Jim Doss taped April, 2004, can be obtained/viewed at www.BiblePlus.org/Soo

 

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