Inspiring Story: God's Protection

I almost forgot... It's time for another Inspiring Story*. This one comes from Mini Missions Magazine. Enjoy!


During the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya in 1960, missionaries Matt and Lora Higgens were returning one night to Nairobi through the heart of Mau Mau territory, where Kenyans and missionaries alike had been killed and dismembered. Seventeen miles outside of Nairobi their Land Rover stopped. Higgens tried to repair the car in the dark, but could not restart it. They spent the night in the car, but claimed Psalm 4:8: "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." In the morning they were able to repair the car.

A few weeks later the Higgenses returned to America on furlough. They reported that the night before they left Nairobi, a local pastor had visited them. He told how a member of the Mau Mau had confessed that he and three others had crept up to the car to kill the Higgenses, but when they saw the sixteen men surrounding the car, the Mau Mau left in fear.

"Sixteen men?" Higgens responded. "I don't know what you mean!"

While they were on furlough, a friend Clay Brent asked the Higgenses if they have been in any danger recently. Higgens asked, "Why?"

Then Clay said that on March 23, God had placed a heavy prayer burden on his heart. He called the men of the church, and sixteen of them met together and prayed until the burden lifted. Did God send sixteen angels to represent those men and enforce their prayers?


I believe so! "For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." ~ Psalm 91:11

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P.S. I am a good friend of someone who recently experienced God's protection; she was in a car accident caused by hydroplaining, but walked away unscathed. One of my friends recently posted about it on her blog; go here to for more. I would love to hear your stories of God's protection; link up or leave a comment!


  1. truly an inspiring story Miss S. Thank you for sharing... i guess it slipped out of my mind that its time for another Inspiring story link up.

    Have a good Sunday and the week ahead.

  2. Oh my goodness. Wow, this is beyond inspiring! Thank you for sharing this!! I'm going to have to save this one!

  3. Amazing account of God's protection! I absolutely love to hear and read about God's power being manifested still today. On Friday I posted an article entitled "Supernatural Surgery - A testimony of Divine Healing". You can find it at Please feel free to re-post it on your site.

  4. Hi Audrey,

    Thanks for stopping by! It appears that we both have that in common -- I, too, love to hear and read about God's power. I also appreciate your sharing this story with me; I'll definitely be reposting it; thank you!

    Have a great weekend!

    God bless,
    Miss S.

  5. They spent the night in the car, but claimed Psalm 4:8: "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." In the morning they were able to repair the car.


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