SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS I accept your challenge to begin work on it. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Give the Lord a great handclap. Hallelujah. Ann, you were at the Women I understand you were at the Women in Leadership Conference this past week. There’s lots going on while I was in Korea. Lindsay went off and preached. Lindsay went up to Washington, D. C. for one day. She couldn’t go to Korea with me because of the little baby, our baby, but she could go for one day to Washington. And she went and she preached on the subject of “Crisis.” And my mother was there and Lindsay’s mother was there and they told me she did a terrific job. I’ll put you on the spot. Were you there?
SPKM ANN PRETORIUS Oh, yes, I was there. I certainly was. And Lindsay was such a great blessing.
SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS Did she do O.K.”
SPKM ANN PRETORIUS You know, I don’t think people realize just what people in ministry can go through at times. And it was so encouraging to me. You know, sometimes we’re right out in the field, we feel as if we’re cut off from everything and we feel as if we’re going through a crisis that nobody else would ever understand. And you just blessed me so much and encouraged me to see the things I’ve gone through, I wasn’t alone. Other people have been through those things and God gets the glory because He brings us through every time.
SPLR LINDSAY ROBERTS Well, you know, God showed me two things before I went to minister up there. I remember a man many years ago told me the saying, “It hurts to get hurt.” Your hurt may be in one area and my hurt may be in another area and Richard’s hurt may be in another area, but it hurts to get hurt. Our hurt is all the same. The subject may be different, but inside it feels all the same.
SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS Pain is pain is what you’re saying.
SPLR LINDSAY ROBERTS That’s right, no matter how it comes, it still hurts. And the other thing that the Lord showed me was, God wants to heal our scars. And Cheryl Prewitt Salem who was Miss America in 1980, was up there with us as well, and she was sitting in the audience. And the Lord directed me to look at her face and she had several stitches, I mean over 100. They stopped counting at 100. And when you look at her, she’s had no plastic surgery, and how God healed her scars. And when I saw her face, the Lord gave me this saying, “I can even heal the scars.”
Even though the exterior looks O.K. and you think that, you know, you’ve gotten over the crisis, that’s not good enough for God. He can heal the scars on the inside. And that’s what He led me to share with them.
SPKM ANN PRETORIUS There was something else that you said, Lindsay, that really ministered to me and that is, you said when you squeeze a lemon what’s inside must come out. And I realized that you cannot bury those things in your heart. You cannot get rid of those scars by burying them. They must come out. Otherwise, when you hit the crisis they’re going to come out and it’s going to make it harder for you.
SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS When they come up they can be healed.
SPKM ANN PRETORIUS Oh, yes.
SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS Well, I’m grateful. Lindsay is–can I just tell you the truth?
SPLR LINDSAY ROBERTS No.
SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS Lindsay has been a little frightened to be a speaker.
SPLR LINDSAY ROBERTS A little?
SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS But she has, she has come in demand. Many people, many groups are now asking her to come and to speak out of her experience of losing a child, of miscarriage, of what she’s been through in her life, losing her father, and learning now about the healing power of God. And, Lindsay, I’m very grateful that you went. I heard from so many different people that you were a blessing and I thank God. I thank God for your life and for what you’re doing on this program.
SPLR LINDSAY ROBERTS Thank you.