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Just a quick note to say hi-unbelievable isn’t it? A day to never be forgotten and wild to think that of the years that have already passed by. I still remember squirming like a worm in hot ashes as they stuck the needle in to my head to put the stitches in.

The all time classic ‘Bernie Moment’ was when you came to the horse trailer triage that a couple of us were in as we waited for the ambulance to come – and you said to me, “Dave, does this mean you’re not coming on the next tour?’ Sweet Bernie – an all time classic!

I was on the tour with my wife, Rona. We both remember the long drive, the snow falling and the bus beginning to swerve. As the bus began to go sideways down the road (that's never a good thing!!!), we both remember seeing all the trees passing in 'front' of us.
Being the Godly woman that Rona was...is...she began to pray right away. I however, was just completely freaked out!!! LOL!!! We remember the loud noise of the bus hitting the concrete culvert. Next thing I (David) remember, was regaining consciousness with Rona holding something (can't remember) on the top of my head as I was bleeding badly. We all concluded that I was hit in the head by a clothes iron. Rona vaguely remembers crawling out of the bus
Hear Dave's testiimony (around 2 minutes in)

Everything was crazy from that point ... because I was bleeding so badly, someone tried to put me on a school bus that had pulled over to help. When they took the first wave of students to the hospital, I was having problems with my back and the pain was so bad that I couldn't sit down in the "kiddie" bus seats. Shortly after this, I was transferred to the triage trailer until the ambulance came. That was the infamous "Bernie moment" where I remember looking out the entrance of the trailer when Bernie said to me, "David, Does this mean you're not going to come on the next tour?" That will forever remain a classic moment!!!

I served at the Teen Challenge Farm in Ontario for just over 15 years and was so blessed to see so many miracles and the power of God at work.

In August of 2001, I left Canada to begin working at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. I served as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Arts (Dr. Colin Harbinson) for just over 5 years. In 2006, I transferred to the department of Campus Operations where I now serve as the Assistant Vice President for Campus Operations. More information can be found at

Rona serves at BU as well as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Maintenance. We attend St. Mark's UMC in Brandon, MS where I also serve as the Worship Pastor for the 11th Hour contemporary service. Rona and I will be celebrating our 27th anniversary next June...it's amazing how the time goes by!

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Dave on the Steps of Airforce One

Our children, David (about to turn 21), and Victoria (20 in April), are such a gift to us. We are truly amazed at the goodness of God upon our lives. He is so faithful. I'm reminded of a portion of scripture from Psalms 77:11 "I will remember the deeds of the Lord, yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago."

Today, we along with the many, whose lives were touched forever that day, remember God's miracles of long ago...and He still does them today!

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