Friends Laura Harper and Laura Billiet were walking into the Brussels airport when they heard an explosion—one of the two that rocked the Belgium capital early Tuesday. Harper, who confirmed to Charisma News that she is a Christian, told that prayer was one of her first reactions. “At first I was a complete coward, hiding under the desk,” Harper told “I thought maybe they have guns, maybe people are going to start shooting us. We were praying.”

Had a friend not stopped for a snack on the way to the airport, the two would have been in the line of fire. “If we had arrived one minute earlier, we would have been right inside, right where it happened,” Harper said. “(The explosion happened) at the counter I was going to. I’m just so grateful.” READ MORE