(Mahesh and Bonnie Chavada) One evening when our oldest daughter Anna was in college, I, Mahesh, was suddenly overcome by a strong urge to pray. I did not know why, but I knew the Holy Spirit was alerting me and giving me this sense of urgency. I began to pray in the Spirit, and continued to pray for nearly three hours until I felt the inner prompting leave. It was late in the evening when I left my study, and I saw Anna’s light was still on where she was preparing for her final exams. I stuck my head in the door to say good-night and heard myself saying, “Please drive your mother’s Jeep instead of my car in the morning.”

She ordinarily drove my car to school every day. I had no particular reason to make the request, but when she nodded without looking up, I told her a second time just to make sure she had heard me. Then I went to bed. The next morning, our phone rang just before eight o’clock. It was the police department. Our daughter Anna had just been involved in a terrible car crash. When we arrived at the scene, the EMS and fire department were fervently working to extricate our daughter from the destroyed Jeep. She had hit a slick spot in the road and lost control of the vehicle. It was wrapped around a tree in a shallow ravine. Everyone involved was certain that our daughter was either dead or dying. CONTINUE