Hit the Roman Road!

We are in desperate times. Former Pfizer vice president Dr. Mike Yeadon has just revealed that these covid vaccines are totally unnecessary, and that they are likely being used to accomplish a vast reduction in the world population, which is an announced goal of globalists.

Some of us are blessed to have been raised in a Christian environment, and are aware of how things are going to play out, and that we win in the end (which is approaching quickly). Something that we were taught as children is known as the “Roman Road to Salvation” and it’s something that you MUST know and teach to your children if they don’t know it already.

We begin with Romans 3:23, “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” We all inherited a sinful nature from Adam, and there is nothing we can do to qualify ourselves to enter heaven at the end of our lives here on earth. Satan’s greatest weapon is, I believe, convincing people that they will make it to heaven if they just “live a good enough life”, that they can “make themselves fit”.

But here is the answer, the way out. We find in Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God is love, and this provides for our salvation, for anyone who will receive, no matter what they have done. Salvation is available to all.

This gift is further described in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The word death here refers to eternity in hell, and ALL folks are citizens of that horrid place until they receive Christ, at which time their citizenship is transferred to heaven! (and not from anything “good” they have done)

So, what do we have to do? According to Romans 10:9 “If you declare with your mouth,
‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” And in verse 10, “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Note that this declares a certainty, you WILL be saved, not maybe.

If the elites, the globalists, the deep state, whatever you call them, are successful in eliminating 95% of us as they plan (remember the Georgia Guidestones?) then there will be no “second chance” to receive Christ. Now is the day of salvation. We have stated that after the “rapture”, at which time all Christians will be snatched out of this world, those left behind will still be able to accept Christ, but it will come at the price of losing your head. Do it now! The rapture can occur at any time.

Keep in mind that a “vaccine passport”, or “green pass” is only one step short of receiving the mark in order to buy or sell, as described in Revelation chapters 13, 14, 16, 19, and 20 (and taking the mark dooms you to hell forever) Jesus is your “passport to heaven”, and there is no other way. Where is your citizenship??


Dr. Jones


“I don’t believe the government lies.” This could mean that you don’t believe that the government tells any lies, or that you don’t believe the lies that the government is telling. Our government has a long history of telling lies. The income tax was promised to be “temporary”. The Social Security card was “not to be used for identification purposes”. JFK was killed by a lone gunman. The towers on 9/11 were brought down by airplanes. You get the idea.

The globalists operate by generating fear and then offering the cure. They have been highly successful. The most recent example is the “pandemic” we have been faced with for the past year. Control over us has been accomplished by the requirement of masks and by persistent lockdowns, all of which have done nothing to counter COVID-19, but have resulted in the shutdown of our economy and the generation of widespread anxiety and depression of our children and adults.

The ever-escalating (until recently) number of COVID “cases” has led to the demand for a vaccine to protect us and end the pandemic. Sadly, these numbers have been generated by manipulation of the test results. PCR was never intended to diagnose any disease, and the numbers are meaningless, as enough amplification cycles have been used with the test to obtain large numbers of false positives. Recently the number of such cycles has been lowered to cause a falling number of positive results, or “cases”.

Yes, COVID is going away, but not because of mask-wearing, lockdowns, or vaccines. It’s all manipulation of the numbers. Are you thinking of getting a COVID vaccine? Think again.

First, read the package insert that comes with the vaccine. It will tell you that you have the right to refuse the vaccine, and that there is no FDA approved COVID vaccine available. That’s right, the FDA has only authorized their use on an “emergency” basis. There is truly no emergency since both hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin are among the low-cost effective treatments against COVID.

You should know that the vaccines are experimental, as they have never been used before. They genetically alter your cells to manufacture the spike protein of the COVID virus, with the hope that you will form antibodies against the virus. To call them “safe” is a lie, because it will take months to years to know this. And there is good scientific reason to believe that they are not safe.

Attempts were made to develop vaccines against other coronaviruses in the past, such as MERS and SARS. They failed. In the animal studies they found that the animals seemed fine after getting the vaccines, but when introduced to the wild virus later they got very sick and many died. This was traced to “pathogen priming” or “antibody enhanced disease, as the antibodies produced attacked the animals’ own bodies. (cytokine storm) How do we know that this won’t happen with these vaccines? We don’t, because the necessary animal studies were omitted!

There is a Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program that may provide money to some who have been injured or killed by the vaccines, similar to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program that has paid so far over $4 billion to the families of children brain-injured by childhood vaccines. It will be difficult to prove causation.

We don’t know the percent of vaccine recipients who will actually be protected from COVID, nor how long any such protection might last, nor the percentage of recipients who will die when later exposed to the wild virus, possibly millions.

We do know that Bill Gates, a eugenicist, and Anthony Fauci are linked heavily in the production of COVID vaccines and are reaping billions of dollars from their sale. We know that they are globalists, and that a major goal of globalists is to “maintain the world population at a level of 500 million”. (see the Georgia Guidestones) The world population is around 7 billion. Do the math.

Here’s what we can expect. Over half of America’s citizens will be persuaded to take the COVID vaccines. Some will have adverse reactions, but mostly mild ones. After having received both (or 3) doses, all will appear to be well until the next wave of COVID virus appears, when thousands, if not millions, will start dying. No link to the vaccines will ever be admitted (remember that the mainstream media is owned by the same globalists who own the politicians). The cause of these deaths will be attributed to the new virus variant, for which an even newer vaccine will be required.

All of this will take place while masks and lockdowns are still enforced, and you will need your “green pass”, or certificate of vaccination, in order to participate in society. (already being required in Israel)

The new mantra of President Trump (the legitimately elected president by 75 million votes) is “Save America”. From what? From the widespread evils being propagated by the current fake, illicit administration, which has stopped the transamerica pipeline, stopped President Trump’s efforts to end child sex trafficking, supported abortion, supported transgenderism that allows confused (at best) men to enter women’s showers and rest rooms and play on women’s sports teams, ended the building of the southern wall, and raised the LGBTQ flag at all U.S. embassies. How can the nation continue to receive God’s blessings when it is officially supporting such perversion? Which side are you on – deplorable or despicable?

We have not seen the end of President Trump. He has all of the past election fraud documented, and this will be produced at just the right time, when the courts will listen. Maricopa County, Arizona just passed legislation requiring that all of their election ballots be reviewed and that their voting machines be released for evaluation.

What are we to do? Well, if you have already taken a COVID vaccine, claim God’s promise that “no weapon formed against you will prosper”. We should expose fraud and corruption wherever it is found, walk in truth and love (in Christ), and pray for our enemies. This is a spiritual battle.

Will God grant that the deep swamp be drained, or has America’s day of judgment arrived? In any event make sure that you and your family are “rapture ready” so that you will be snatched out of here in your new “forever body” before the time of hell on earth begins. (which, according to the Beerisheet Passover Prophecy begins in the year 2023)


Dr. J

Is Your Doctor Killing You?

Don’t be put off by the title. I love most doctors and believe that they are out to help you as best they can. I spent four hard years at Baylor to secure my medical degree, and three more for specialization.

The medical license is for practice in the realm of “allopathic medicine”, or “conventional medicine”, which focuses on diagnosis of health problems and selecting treatment, mostly in the form of FDA-approved pharmaceuticals. There is much of value in this approach, but too little focus upon encouraging good health and strong immunity in order to avoid diseases and disorders. (there is little money in preventing cancer, but very much in treating it)

I prefer the practice of “integrative medicine”, which includes the application of more natural forms of healing and health maintenance. There are many physicians who believe that taking vitamins is a waste of time and money, and that you get all you need in your daily diet. That may have been the case in the past, but not any more. In addition, there are many forms of effective treatment using natural products that are shunned by the average physician, along with the government.

A major reason for this is the magnitude of control over the medical establishment wielded by the pharmaceutical industry, or “Big Pharma”. They fund medical training, they fund medical research, medical societies, and even the journals that report on the research, as well as those branches of the federal government that deal with our health. They are also the largest providers of money, by far, to members of congress! That explains most of what you see going on today.

A prime example, as I have mentioned repeatedly, is the government-sponsored childhood vaccination program, that decides which, and how many, collections of ingredients (never adequately safety-tested) will be injected into your children, all without any risk to the manufacturers! Your doctor believes, as the CDC has told them, that these are all “safe and effective”.

We are told the same today regarding the various COVID-19 vaccines, even though they have not been safety-tested or even proven effective. The necessary animal studies were eliminated, and all that is needed to be declared “effective” is to elicit an antibody response, not that they prevent your getting the disease or transmitting it. If you take the vaccine, you are a lab rat, and you had better pray that you fare much better than the animals did in previous coronavirus vaccine trials! Those poor creatures became very ill or died when later contacted by the wild virus.

Your doctor may not know that both hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin are extremely effective against COVID when given early, and are very inexpensive. They also are potent when used to prevent the disease, thus no vaccine is needed. In fact, the response to the whole “pandemic” is a fraud, in that the death rate, even among the elderly, is no worse for the year 2020 than for the previous several years. Yes, COVID can kill, but so does flu, and the death rate for COVID is no worse than that for influenza.

The fake, illegal president has stirred up enough fear, along with the complicit media, to cause millions of people to plead for the vaccines. Even President Trump (who won the recent election in a landslide) appears to have been duped by the vaccine hysteria. The lockdowns serve only to destroy the economy of the nation, and should be ended ASAP.

If you develop COVID symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, (especially if loss of smell or taste accompanies them) and your doctor does not treat you, or only recommends some vitamin D or zinc and such, you are at greater risk of death. A physician in Lamar treats all such patients with ivermectin, and I have treated many with HCQ, azithromycin, and zinc.

I must add that I rely more than anything else on the safest and most effective antibiotic and antiviral that I know of, and that is colloidal silver. It’s my main weapon to keep on hand for flu, strep, MRSA, COVID, MERS, SARS, or any other bioweapon that may be headed our way.

No, it is not approved by the FDA for such because it stands in the way of securing billions of dollars from sales of vaccines. (Moderna alone should get $35 billion just from their COVID vaccine sales) And of course all of the vaccine manufactures, as well as the FDA. are immune from prosecution.

I still provide this “dietary supplement” for about 5 times less than you can find it anywhere else, and I have it ready for you! Just call me at (417) 667-2457 (leave a message if I don’t answer)

Make sure you are “rapture ready” by having trusted Christ Jesus as your saviour. Much is unknown about the near future. The majority of the population is fully aware of the mass fraud that allowed the coup that ushered in the current White House resident. Some believe that God will allow a “great awakening” that will bring many more folks into His kingdom before the end of this Church Age. Others think that America has gone too far by kicking Him out of our schools, courts, government, homes, and even churches, and that “Payday Has Arrived”, as Daymond Duck states.

I believe those who say that anywhere from one-third to two-thirds of all in Congress are involved in child sex trafficking and pedophilia, including politicians at the very top. This is worldwide. Whether the evidence of such is made widely available remains to be seen. It would take the cooperation of too many who are personally involved.

Most recent administrations, excepting that of Trump, have pushed for the “Great Reset”, or one world government that is coming. This will be global total control. On January 26 Joe Biden ordered that Gay Pride flags go back up at U.S. embassies all over the world. On January 27 the Department of Homeland Security issued a nationwide terrorist alert. Who are these terrorists? They are anti-government extremists who are opposed to the presidency of Joe Biden. MSNBC analyst Jason Johnson recently stated, “Democrats should declare that all Republicans are terrorists.” So much for “unity”!

Eat your vegetables, eat your fruits, take your vitamins, drink good water, get enough exercise, and stay healthy. And read your Bible. Oh, and sleep well!


Dr. Jones

Coming Very Soon – The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

Our world is corrupted almost beyond imagination. This is not surprising, given that Satan has been given control of the world for the time being. He has been on a leash, however, but when the “Restrainer” (the Holy Spirit) is removed all hell will break loose. We are very close to that time.

Before we discuss the coming time of tribulation, we need to make sure we are aware of a number of facts from God’s word, the Bible. First, we need to understand that the Bible, the living word of God, was not written by men, but by God Himself. It was written down by men as the Spirit directed them, and does not contain any of their own private opinions. (2 Peter 1:20,21)

Make sure that you and your children know that God (Jesus) made everything there is (John 1:3) and that the idea of macro-evolution is a complete lie. That is anti-Christ teaching. The truth that God made it all is so important that it composes the very first verse in the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

Why in the world is there so much evil, and why do bad things happen to “good” people? First of all, there are no good people in this world. “There is none good, no not one”. (Psalm 14:3, Psalm 53:3, and Romans 3:12) We live in a fallen world because of the actions of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. (They “chose poorly”.) Each of us is automatically a sinner, and in need of a savior. We can’t save ourselves, as we have no righteousness of our own.

Here’s the greatest fact of all: Jesus is our escape from sinfulness and its consequences. We find in 2 Corinthians 5:21 that “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” It’s the Great Exchange – He took our sins and gave us His “right-ness”. He did it all. There’s nothing we can do to get ourselves to heaven.

Trying to keep the Ten Commandments does not make you a better person, in fact that makes you sin more! It’s true. First, it’s “the law of sin and death” that Christ has freed us from, and “when we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death.” (Romans 7:5) We are no longer under the Ten Commandments. “For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” (Romans 6:14) At least a dozen more verses support this.

Well, the worst is yet to come. That’s right, the most evil, most satanic, most horrible time ever in history is just around the corner. That brings up the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming. These are two different events on God’s calendar. The Second Coming occurs after the period of Great Tribulation and the Battle of Armageddon when Satan is finally cast into the Lake of Fire. Jesus’ feet will touch down literally on the Mount of Olives just east of Jerusalem and the mountain will split in half. “All eyes will see him”. (Revelation 1:7) Jesus will reign from Jerusalem for one thousand years.

The Rapture is described in 1st Thessalonians 4:13-17, “caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” The Latin Vulgate Bible written by Jerome was “the Bible” for 1200 years until we got the King James version in English, and the the Latin version actually contained the word “rapture”.

At any rate, there is nothing more that needs to happen before the Rapture takes place. Once Israel was back in her land (1948) that was all that was necessary. When the event happens, the Holy Spirit is removed and Satan has free reign for a seven year period, the “Great Tribulation”. All who are not Christians will be left behind to deal with the extremely harsh conditions in the world, including the requirement for a “mark” on the forehead or right hand in order to buy or sell, or else have your head removed.

Many will become Christians during the Tribulation and will testify for Christ and resist getting the mark, but many will lose their heads, as described in Revelation 20:4. You want to trust Christ Jesus NOW, and not have to face that ordeal. Every single obituary you read describes a person who is either in heaven or hell for eternity. Let God’s LOVE convince you, as stated in John 3:16. Repenting is simply changing your mind about God. He is not “out to get you”, but wants to love and bless you more than you know.

As a Christian, you do not need to keep confessing your sins, because they are ALL gone, put away by Christ’s work on the cross. Don’t let 1 John 1:9 confuse you. That was written to the unsaved, letting them know that if anyone admits to God that they are a sinner and trust Him for salvation, He is faithful to cleanse that person “from all unrighteousness”. God sees fellow believers as being as righteous as Jesus himself, a gift from Him.

So, for Christians, the “best of times” is approaching, but for the unsaved the “worst of times” is around the corner. How close is it? I have suggested that you go to YouTube and check out the “Beerisheet Passover Prophecy”, which makes a very good case for the Great Tribulation beginning in the year 2023.


Dr. Jones

Colloidal Silver Questions Answered

Colloidal silver is used by some ten million people in the U.S. and yet many have not heard of it, or know of its many benefits. Let’s try to answer some common questions.

1. What is it?

“Colloidal silver” is the term used commonly for “ionic silver”, that is a solution of silver ions in pure water, generated by electrolysis. True colloidal silver is a solution of tiny “nano” silver particles, and is usually yellow or amber colored. The ionic form is clear and is the most active against germs.

2. What does it do?

Colloidal silver is an amazing product that kills nearly all viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that we know of. It augments the action of antibiotics, and often works when infections are resistant to antibiotics. Little, if any, resistance develops to silver since it works in multiple ways to destroy pathogens (germs).

3. Is it safe?

It is safe when it is prepared properly and used as directed. The Environmental Protection Agency issues a “reference dose” for silver that is considered safe by the Silver Safety Council, which publishes formulae for determining safe doses of silver for people of all ages based on body weight, even for silver ingested every day for a lifetime!

4. What about argyria?

This condition of blue-gray skin discoloration is caused by ingesting extremely concentrated products of silver salts and proteins over long periods of time. When silver solutions are produced by electrolysis and kept between 10-20 parts per million (ppm) concentration, and used sensibly, there has never been a case of argyria reported. Some unscrupulous individuals have made silver solutions using salts and proteins, as they can be made much more quickly, but are unsafe. The salt on your table will kill you if you eat too much of it (a few tablespoons)

What about the “blue bloods”, didn’t they get argyria from using silver spoons? No, they may have had fewer infections, but they got that term because they chose to display their membership in the aristocracy by keeping their skin quite fair (white colored) and therefore their blue veins were more apparent.

5. How is colloidal silver used?

There are many ways to use it. Many people take a tsp or two once or twice a day as an immune booster, and around 12 tsps ( two ounces) twice a day for a week or so to fight an infection. ( 3-4 days for a urinary infection)

It is commonly sprayed into the nose and throat for URIs and sinus infections. I use a netti pot and colloidal silver to stop upper respiratory infections in their tracks, (and to prevent sinus infections) and describe the technique in detail in my instructions that accompany my solutions. I consider it more reliable than spraying.

For a respiratory infection that seems to be heading down the trachea (windpipe) the colloidal silver is commonly delivered directly to the lungs via a nebulizer. This would be especially useful for anyone with asthma or who tends to get bronchitis.

It may be sprayed directly into an eye for conjunctivitis, being careful to not get too close to the eye with the pressure from a spray bottle. A medicine dropper can likewise be used.

Colloidal silver sprayed on a tooth brush when brushing teeth can prevent gum disease.

If one googles “freebies – the silver edge” and then clicks on “info library” and then “articles”, there is a long list of ways that colloidal silver may be used for various infections, cancers, and even for pets.

6. If colloidal silver is so great, how come it’s not prescribed by doctors and other professionals?

It needs to be, but the fact remains that the FDA considers it a “dietary supplement” and not a drug. Being a natural product, it cannot be patented and fortunes made from its use. It should be noted that prior to the arrival of antibiotics on the scene, doctors did use silver products widely and successfully to treat infections. (Those would not have been in a safe form like we use today.)

7. Where do I get colloidal silver?

My business, “Silver Health” provides colloidal silver in the form of ionic solutions of 17-18 ppm using a medical grade generating system. Most solutions you buy are around 10 ppm, and I think the higher concentration gets more silver in contact with germs and therefore should be more effective, while remaining in the safe concentration zone. My solutions contain only pure silver and pure distilled water, with no additives.

I provide a 32 oz bottle of colloidal silver along with a 2 oz nasal spray bottle of same for $40. This is about 5 times less expensive than you can find it elsewhere. And I replace an empty 32 oz bottle with a full one for $20! This is ridiculously cheap, but I want to make it available so that nearly everyone can afford it.

I have just ordered a second generator to try to keep up with demand. It takes three hours to produce each bottle of colloidal silver at this concentration.

You call my home at (417) 667-2457 and let me know what you want. Since we usually do not answer unfamiliar numbers, if we don’t answer leave a message and I will pick up or return your call. You then come to my house to pick it up at 1015 S. Adams here in Nevada. If you drive south on Adams past the hospital, we are the third house on the left, the green-colored house.

To your health!

Dr. Jones

More Rescues!

Ok, here are some more times that I could have died, but the Lord provided what was needed. I guess He still had some work for me to do.

At the end of my senior year at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston I had some free time, so I took a local SCUBA diving course. The opportunity arose to go to Freeport, Texas and dive on the V.A. Fogg, a tanker that had discharged its cargo of benzene and was never heard from again. (see 7 minute YouTube video, “VA Fogg, a ship lost at sea”)

Its radar mast was found 10 days later protruding above the surface, 40 miles off the coast. The ship had exploded in two, with 32 men blown off and only the captain remaining on board in his cabin. The ship rested 110 feet down.

As I descended toward it I found one of the largest fishes I’ve ever seen just off my left shoulder, fortunately a grouper, or large sea bass. The deeper you go, the more air you take in with each breath, because of the increasing pressures, so your tank empties much more quickly than near the surface.

There was some current down there, and the ship has creaking and groaning. All of a sudden I was starting to suck on my mouthpiece, as my tank was nearly empty! It is a good thing that I had my air reserve lever properly positioned, and when I pulled that I had about 10 more minutes of air, enough to slowly make my way back up to our boat.

My first airplane was a Grumman AA-1, a small low wing two-seater, and we belonged to the American Yankee Association, a national group of Grumman pilots. Valo and I had flown to national fly-ins in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Cody, Wyoming [described in a Nevada Herald article]. We had flown down to Gaston’s, a fly-in resort on White River for a regional AYA meet.

After a great trout dinner, we were departing on the grass strip and had a bit of tail wind (you had to go out that way that day). I had pulled the yoke (“steering wheel”) all the way back to take the weight off of the nose wheel, and should have eased it forward as we gained speed, but I didn’t. As we hopped off of the turf, the yoke “froze” and would not move, and we were headed for the trees on the left!

About 5 seconds passed before the yoke returned to normal function, and I decided that it was best to land, which I did. We didn’t quite get stopped at the end of the runway, and we took a trip down the sloped embankment at the end, and when we got to level ground the nose wheel collapsed and the propeller hit the turf and bent. There was firewall damage, and the plane was a total write-off. I later bought a similar sized plane, the Alarus CH-2000. ( If I’d had the presence of mind to take my foot off of one brake pedal, we could have swerved to a stop at the top of the hill, but I would have always had some mistrust for the plane – we never found out what the problem was.)

There’s another story about the Grumman. We were approaching TBO (time between overhaul) for the engine, and it was starting to use oil excessively, so I had it sent to Tulsa for overhaul. Jody, the airport operator had installed the “new” engine, and I was thrilled to be taking the plane up for the break-in flight. I would fly in wide circles around the airport in case of problems.

Well, about the second time around, the engine quit! I was west of the airport and declared an emergency on my radio [the local fire and rescue was standing by when I arrived]. I began to enter the standard approach pattern for NVD and quickly it became apparent that my loss of altitude would not allow for a “normal” landing! As I turned to the runway, the propeller stopped and there I was! I knew that unless I kept the nose pointed down, I would crash and die, so I made a rather steep turning descent to the runway and touched down with a bounce.

Jody towed the plane back to the hangar. Here’s where it gets crazy. Jody ALWAYS refilled my fuel tanks after my return to the airport, and I always checked the tanks for fuel before each flight. But after the engine installation he did NOT fill the left tank, and for some reason on the test flight I failed to check the tank, ASSUMING that he had filled it.

So, when the engine quit I was convinced that the overhauled engine had failed, and headed for the airport. I also at that time failed to run through a checklist for engine failure, which would have solved the problem with the first action – switching fuel tanks! The engine would have roared to life and I would have finished by test flight. This illustrates that one problem adds to another if you are not careful, and it can ruin your whole day!

Here I sit, grateful to the Lord for saving me once more. (My angel may be getting tired!) Never forget, though, that it is the initial salvation experience that is most important.
“You must be born again”!

Dr. Jones

Personal Blessings

It is so comforting to know that as a child of God I can look forward to His constant provision, both daily and in special circumstances. We are in the end of the End Times, and you must be ready to go in the rapture or face the great trials of the Tribulation. A one-world church has just been formed, Israel is ready to build the Third Temple (they even have the priest identified), and the Middle East is nearing the playing out of Ezekiel 38 and 39 as the head of Iran’s nuclear program was just killed, likely by Israel. The signs are here.

I will relate three separate occasions when the Lord sent persons to help when needed. I mentioned the “angel” last time. The first of these three happened in December of 1976 in Leningrad, Russia. I was in the Air Force, and Valo and I had taken a trip to Moscow and Leningrad (now St. Petersberg) and had ventured to go hear the Leningrad Symphony. After a delightful experience listening to Beethoven in that beautiful hall with marble columns and crystal chandeliers, we got lost on the subway trip back to our hotel.

In Russia you can’t just read the signs for information! As we pondered our dilemma at an underground station, a lady stopped and offered help. She was French, but knew some German and so did I. That was enough to get us on the right train and to our stop.

The second occasion was also in the 1970’s when we were in the Air Force in England. I was to give a talk at a medical conference in Wiesbaden, Germany and had papers indicating that my plane was to stop first at Ramstein, then proceed to Rhine-Main Air Base, next to Wiesbaden. All was well until it became clear that when the plane landed at Ramstein, it was not going any further!

You might say my “heart sank”, but a Colonel stepped over and offered help, drove me to the local train station, and bought me a ticket to Wiesbaden. On the train, I was seated next to a young lady who was on the way to see her boyfriend there, and mentioned that we had to change trains halfway there, something I didn’t know! We had two minutes to do so. When the train stopped in Wiesbaden, we were across the street from my hotel, the Von Steuben! I had to thank God right there.

The third time was on a trip with the whole family to a conference at Stonecroft in the Ozarks. We were 10 miles north of Branson when our van just quit! We had plenty of gas, and it was a mystery. We coasted to a stop at a guardrail on one of those long uphill stretches. It was 5 pm on a Saturday, and what were we going to do??

My daughter Libby and I walked to the top of the hill and found the Ozark Winery (gone now) and told a lady inside of our plight. We said, “Well, there is this guy Earl McGrath who is a mechanic”, and she phoned him. Earl had just gotten out of his work clothes and was ready for a shower, but he agreed to come and help us. Now ask yourself, what are the odds of finding help on a Saturday evening from anybody?

Earl came, towed us over the hill to a church parking lot, and diagnosed our problem. I don’t recall what the exact problem was, but we needed a new battery. Earl drove me the 10 miles to Branson, helped pick out the right battery, then drove back to install it. The van started right up, and earl insisted that we follow him to his shop which was on one of those beautiful bald knobs in the Ozarks. He hooked the van up to his electronic equipment and pronounced everything good. As I remember, he charged me about $35 for everything (!) and I paid him at least double.

So there I was, stranded three times and saved three times. I could not have planned the rescues any better. This has given me great confidence that whatever the situation I find myself in, God provides the way out.

Oh, I have to mention one other time! This did not involve a person, but a mechanical device! We were driving in our little Morris sedan down to Cornwall in England. It was late at night and we were nearly out of petrol (gas). Sometimes we bring problems on ourselves by poor planning. I was getting desperate for a gas station, but not about to find one at that hour (about 10 pm).

We passed what appeared to be a gas station, but with no lights on. I turned in to it for some reason and pulled up in the dark next to a pump. To my amazement, the pump took COINS! I had some 50p coins in my pocket and got enough gas to get us to our destination. To this day, that is the only coin-operated gas pump that I have ever seen. See what I mean?

Trust in the Lord and He will favor you just as highly, love you just as deeply, and bless you just as much as He does me. And it’s not because any of us are so special, it’s because He is!

Dr. Jones

Who Was That Man?

If I ever came in direct contact with an angel, this was the time. Our family was returning from Branson and heading north on highway 13 in our GMC van when the right rear tire blew out.

I pulled out the jack and prepared to change the tire. The problem was that with the jack fully extended, it was not high enough to raise the tire off of the ground. While I puzzled over what to do, a man came riding up on a bicycle and stopped to help. I had not seen anyone on a bike along the highway, and it seemed strange to have him there in the middle of nowhere.

I explained the problem and he immediately walked a few feet from the van and grabbed a piece of lumber, like a 4X4 and arranged it under the jack to provide the extra height. He changed the tire for me, as I recall, then hopped on his bike and rode on north.

I stowed the jack, and as we proceeded on northward I found it amazing that we did not see him along the road, and there were no exit roads there! What do you think? This is but one of a number of times that the Lord has sent someone to help me at just the right place and just the right time. I’ll tell you about more of them next time.

Dr. Jones

Sticking it to the President of Panama

In my final year of training at Baylor in Houston, I was blessed to be selected as a Chief Resident in Pediatrics at the Texas Children’s Hospital. During that time I had a “side job” of starting IVs for the injection of a dye to evaluate kidney problems.

It so happened that the president of Panama who was visiting Houston developed “renal colic”, a very severe pain usually caused by a kidney stone. He was brought to the St. Luke’s Hospital ER and I was charged with getting an IV started.

I searched the usual sites, the “antecubital fossae“, where they usually draw your blood at the front of your elbow, but he was rather stout and I could not find a vein there. [the most difficult ever was in a severely dehydrated child where the only place available was the jugular vein in the neck] Eventually I settled on one in the back of his right hand.

I introduced the needle, and immediately the vein “blew”, or leaked. I was starting to sweat, as his bodyguards were hovering close by. I then used one on the back of his left hand, and thankfully it was successful; I’m not sure what my fate would have been had it not!

The chief of radiology at Texas Children’s used to tell patients if he blew a vein that “we have your right kidney injected, now we have to inject for the left”. Anyway, that’s what he told me.

So, the president of Panama got tested and treated, and that was the closest I have ever been to a prominent political figure. I praise the Lord for getting me through that one!

Dr. Jones

Dining in Parliament

As promised, this article will tell you about how Valo and I got to have a lovely evening meal in the Houses of Parliament in London, England. It typifies the special blessings that God has showered on us that we never deserved, but that God is pleased to send to His children.

As I was concluding my pediatric training at Baylor, I had to make a decision regarding the military. This was during the Viet Nam war, and according to the law I could be drafted into the service any time up until I was 35 years of age. Wanting a bit more stability in my life, I opted for the Berry Plan, which allowed me to finish my pediatric training and then go into the military as a specialist, and pick my branch. I chose the Air Force and they sent us to England, where we served for 3 years, as I took advantage of concurrent travel for the family (Valo, and Sam and Scott who were 9 months old when we departed from McGuire AFB in New Jersey)

We were blessed to live in the little village of Eynsham, which is 8 miles from Oxford, and had its thatched-roof cottages. We could jump on the double-decker bus at the stop around the corner from our apartment, get off at the Oxford train station and take the train to London or on to Dover to board a hovercraft to France and catch a train to Paris, for instance.

During our stay I was contacted by Dr. Joseph Merrill, the president of Baylor College of Medicine. He told us of his upcoming visit to England and wondered if we would like to join him for a meal in the Houses of Parliament in London. We didn’t have to think that one over too long! I don’t recall what all was on the menu, but it was very nice, and we enjoyed the occasion thoroughly even though Parliament was not in session!

We were also contacted by the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor, Dr. William Blattner, who wished to visit us on his trip to England. We did have a lovely meeting, and we took him to Stratford-On-Avon to a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theater – Romeo and Juliet. Sometimes I had to pinch myself to realize that we were actually there and enjoying these things!

There is so much more to tell about living in England – we loved it there. We joined a little Baptist church in Eynsham, and we have felt at home any place we have been in the world. There are always Christian brothers and sisters to make one feel comfortable.

That brings up the topic of “citizenship”. Yes, we are citizens of the United States of America (how blessed we are for that!), but even more importantly we are “citizens of Heaven”. That’s what the Bible calls Christians. It’s a fact that all who have not called upon Christ Jesus for salvation are still “citizens of Hell”. Yes, all one has to do to spend eternity in that horrible place is nothing! If you think you are in that category, don’t wait another day to ask His forgiveness. We are in the last of the end times, and you do not want to be “left behind”. There will be opportunities to accept the Lord after the Rapture and during the Tribulation, but it will not be easy in those bloody times. “Behold, now is the day of salvation.” Next time I’ll tell you how I blew a vein in the President of Panama!

Dr. Jones