The death of Kathryn Kuhlman leaves an aching void in the hearts of thousands of those who followed her on television and in her public meetings. She was an unusual and certainly a controversial figure. CT ran an interview we had with her in 1973. She said “I have never healed anyone. I am absolutely dependent upon the power of the Holy Spirit.” I sat in one of her meetings at the First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. Scores of people responded to the invitation to receive Christ. I talked to an Episcopal clergyman who recounted several healings in his family. Miss Kuhlman died weeks after she had open heart surgery. She will not soon be replaced.

A physician friend called from Asheville, North Carolina regarding the Hearst trial. We both agreed that Christians should pray for Patty Hearst’s parents. Theirs has been a lonely, frustrating, and tragic time. Whether Miss Hearst is convicted or pronounced innocent they have some more rough years ahead. Join me in prayer for them and for her.

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