Submitted by Charles Walker

One day in 2001, maybe three weeks before I graduated from college, I was in a near fatal car accident. I was living in Fort Valley, GA and it was after a Sunday morning service. I was on my way to a night service at one of our sister churches in Lizella. I had not been driving long when suddenly I awoke. Yes, I fell asleep while driving and woke up slumped over. Startled I gripped the steering wheel tight and rammed my feet on what I thought was the brake but unfortunately it was the gas, and my car sped forward. It all happened so fast! The car was out of control and I called the name of the Lord just as the car headed off the side of the road into an embankment. The next thing I remember was waking up and feeling an immense amount of pain. I was able to climb out of the car up the embankment and a good Samaritan drove me to the local hospital. I thank God I came out alive, but my face was severely damaged because it smashed into the front windshield braking and fracturing the majority of bones in the left side of my face. My injuries included a broken nose, jaw, and eye socket, trauma to my head, mouth and interior bleeding. I was immediately scheduled for a four-hour reconstructive surgery and it was completely successful. There was a large amount of swelling in my face; so much that I could not open my left eye and I saw two of everything. But one Sunday God spoke to me after Sunday school to open my eye and it stayed open. There was very little pain after the surgery and I haven’t had any problems since then. Two weeks after the accident I was also able to walk across the stage and receive my college degree. It may have been a very bad accident but God is good. He healed me and very few people even know I was in an accident unless I tell them.