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Being Face to Face with God

Double pneumonia puts Yvonne on life support and in a medically induced coma for six weeks. After an encounter with Jesus, she miraculously wakes up three days before life support is to be stopped. Read Transcript


I HAD BEEN SICK FOR TWO WEEKS

WHICH FELT LIKE THE FLU.

I FELT I NEED TO GET TO THE

DOCTOR AND GET ANTIBIOTICS.

YVONNE SCAR DIDN'T HAVE THE

FLU, SHE HAD PNEUMONIA AND

GETTING WORSE.

I REALIZED MY BREATHING WAS

SO SHALLOW I COULDN'T HEAR IT.

I SAID WHAT IS GOING ON, LORD?

HE SAID TO ME, TRUST ME.

THEN YVONNE COLLAPSED.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO UNIVERSITY MED

COOL CENTER WHERE DR. TACKEN LOW

DISCOVERED THE SEVERITY OF HER

ILLNESS.

OUT OF THE SIX LOBES IN HER

LUNG, FOUR WERE INVOLVED IN

PNEUMONIA.

YVONNE WAS GOING INTO SEPTIC

SHOCK.

DR. LOWE TOLD HER SHE WOULD NEED

TO BE INTUBATED AND PUT IN A

MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA AND

RESISTANCE.

I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD EVER

WAKE UP.

I KEPT TELLING THEM I HAD A

REALLY GOOD LIFE AND IT IS OKAY

TO LET ME GO.

SHE AND I

HAD A VERY HEART TO

HEART TALK, WE PRAYED WITH EACH

OTHER.

I LOOK INTO HER EYES AND TOLD

YVONNE, LOOK AT ME.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST PERSON YOU

SEE BEFORE YOU WAKE UP.

MEANWHILE CHAPLAIN DONNA

RALLIED PEOPLE TO PRAY.

I BELIEVED IN THAT AND

GATHERED MY STUDENTS EVERYDAY

SOMEONE COULD GO AND PRAY WITH

HER.

WE GATHERED AS HER FAMILY.

THEN YVONNE'S ORGANS BEGAN TO

FAIL.

SHE CODED THREE TIMES OVER THE

NEXT TWO WEEKS.

FOR EACH OF THE ORGAN TO

FAIL, APPROXIMATELY 20% OF

DYING.

LUNGS, HEART, KIDNEYS FAILED AND

HER ENDOCRINE SYSTEM, WHICH IS

THE BLOOD SUGAR OUT OF CONTROL.

AT THAT MOMENT, SHE HAD

APPROXIMATELY 70-80% CHANCE OF

DYI

DYING.

YVONNE HAD NO FAMILY PRESENT,

HER FRIENDS MET WITH DOCTORS TO

CONSIDER TURNING OFF LIFE

SUPPORT.

AS A LONG TIME CHAPLAIN, DONNA

HAD SEEN THIS MANY TIMES BEFORE.

WHEN YOU ARE ON A RESPIRATOR

DAY AFTER DAY, THIS IS NOT

SOMETHING YOU RECOVER FROM.

YOU DON'T EXPECT THAT.

I PREPARED MYSELF SHE WAS NOT

GOING TO SURVIVE.

LATER DONNA FELT GOD TELL HER

TO GO TO HER FRIEND'S SIDE.

SHE DIDN'T APPEAR TO BE WITH

ME.

SHE WASN'T GONE, EITHER.

I TOOK HER HAND AND SAID YVONNE,

I LOVE YOU AND IT IS OKAY IF YOU

WANT TO STAY WHERE YOU ARE, GO

ON TO STAY WITH THE LORD.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY OKAY I WILL

MISS YOU, WE WILL MISS YOU.

IT IS OKAY.

DONNA DIDN'T KNOW AT THE TIME

YVONNE WAS ALREADY IN HEAVEN.

I REMEMBER WHEN I LEFT MY

BODY, I WAS IN A

BEAUTIFUL,

BEAUTIFUL FIELD.

FLOWERS WERE SO VIBRANT AND

ALIVE.

THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE

WHAT IT IS LIKE IN THE PRESENCE

OF JESUS, THE LOVE AND LIGHT AND

PURITY.

THE LOVE IS UNSURMOUNTABLE, IT

IS ALL CONSUMING.

THE MUSIC WAS MORE BEAUTIFUL

THAN ANY TABERNACLE CHOIR, ANY

ORCHESTRA.

IT SOUNDS LIKE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE PRAISING

GOD.

THERE ISN'T EVEN AN INKLING OF

ANY OTHER EMOTION THAN HAPPY.

YVONNE SAYS THEY WALKED

THROUGH HEAVEN.

HE TOLD ME, I TELL YOU IN MY

WORD TO ASK FOR ALL THINGS SMALL

AND LARGE.

PEOPLE EITHER DON'T FEEL WORTHY

OR FEEL LIKE THEY ARE BOTHERING

HIM OR TOO MUCH TO ASK OR DON'T

BELIEVE IN CHRIST OR HEAVEN.

HE SAYS REMEMBER TO TELL PEOPLE

ASK.

JESUS TOLD HER SHE HAD TO GO

BACK AND ASKED HER TO DELIVER A

MESSAGE.

I WANT YOU TO TELL PEOPLE

EVERYTHING I SHOWED YOU.

I WANT YOU TO TELL THEM ABOUT MY

LOVE AND FORGIVENESS AND COME AS

THEY ARE.

I WANT THEM TO REPENT AND FOLLOW

MY LAWS.

THEN BEFORE SHE WAS SCHEDULED

TO BE TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT,

YVONNE WOKE UP.

WHAT WAS SO AMAZING ABOUT

THAT WAS THE SHIFT OF GOING FROM

DEATH TO LIFE.

I MEAN YOU DON'T INTUBATED,

PALE, THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO

A BODY INTUBATED THAT LONG.

TO WALK IN THE ROOM.

SHE IS NOT DOING DANCES, BUT SHE

WAS YVONNE.

VERY QUICKLY, SHE PROGRESSED TO

A REGULAR ROOM AND GONE TO REHAB

REHAB.

IT WAS AMAZING, AMAZING.

COMING BACK WAS BITTERSWEET,

FIRST OF ALL, YOU ARE IN THIS

BODY AGAIN WHICH IS VERY

CUMBERSOME AND VERY LIMITING AND

HEAVEN THERE IS NO LIMITATION.

I WAS TALKING ABOUT HEAVEN AS

SOON AS THEY PUT A LITTLE DEVICE

ON MY THROAT.

WHILE YVONNE'S RECOVERY WAS

LONG AND DIFFICULT, SHE BOUNCED

BACK.

DR. LOWE IS ASTOUNDED BY HER

PROGRESS.

YVONNE IS A MIRACLE.

NORMALLY IT IS VERY HARD FOR A

PATIENT LIKE HER TO HAVE SUCH A

MIRACULOUS RECOVERY AND TO THE

POINT SHE CAN GO BACK TO THE

COMMUNITY AT LARGE AND

CONTRIBUTE SOME ACTIVELY.

LATER SHE MARRIED RICK, ONE

OF THE FAITHFUL FRIENDS WHO

PRAYED FOR HER RECOVERY.

YVONNE BELIEVES SHE WAS BROUGHT

BACK FOR A VERY SPECIAL REASON.

MY ENTIRE MISSION ON EARTH IS

TO SHARE WHAT HAPPENED TO ME AND

HOW MUCH HIS LOVE IS AND FORGIVE

THEM AND WHAT IT IS LIKE THERE.

I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH WORDS OR

ADJECTIVES, IT IS A PLACE I AM

LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK

TO.

I WANT AS MANY TO GO WITH ME AS

POSSIBLE.

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