Religion: The Friend Ship

Walter Parr of Paducah, Ky., can spot the two turning points in his life to the day and minute. The first came when he was 18 and riding his horse one night near his home town of Bowie, Texas. Suddenly a ball of fire seemed to flash across the sky in front of him, and he heard a voice say: "I am God, who has called you." Walter Parr knew then that he would devote his life to the ministry. When he told his English-born mother about it later, she exclaimed: "I knew it would happen! We never told you before,...

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