pray for Sam

I hope you are still praying for Sam. I am.

He is getting help, and he seems better. But I’m sure he still need help–and prayer.

There were no drugs in his system. And they even tested for synthetic drugs.

Just a few days after the event at my house, Same sent me an apology. Here it is:

“Dear Mr. Hemphill,

First of all, I want to express how deeply sorry I am over the events which occurred at your home on Friday. I honestly do not remember most of what happened or why it happened. I know it sounds strange but I truly believe that some invisible force overpowered me to the point that I had zero ability to resist the power which led to major damage to your beautiful home.

The last few days have been extremely confusing and scary for me as I am sure they have been for you but I humbly ask for your forgiveness in this matter. I totally understand if you wish to never see me or speak to me again because I would feel that way if the roles were reversed. However, I truly want to continue being mentored by you. You helped ignite a passion for Christ inside my soul and for that I am eternally grateful. You, Steve, are the godliest man I have ever known and everyone who comes in contact with you feels the same way. I hope we can put this behind us and if there is anything you ever need from me, I am at your service. I can never repay or atone for the sins I committed against you last week.

In closing, please accept my apology and please don’t forsake me as your pupil in Christ. That is too difficult for me to bear because I truly love you as a brother in Christ.

Humbly your friend,


I forgave him. And have been at Bible studies with him since that time. I have hugged him. And I have prayed for him.

But don’t think for a minute that this is not a real war; that Satan and his angels are real; and that they aren’t after you and me.

It’s probably not best for me to be too close to him, since he has a tendency to think too highly of me. I’m just a servant of Jesus who is trying to act like Jesus and bring others to Jesus.

One of my favorite quotes from Charles Spurgeon is a little know one: “If you are a Christian, you are either a missionary or an impostor.”

How about you? I HOPE you are a missionary. And I hope you are helping fund the mission. One day at a time.

Steve Hemphill, author / inspirational speaker
“My Search for the Real Heaven”
(Also Available In Spanish)
“My Search for the Real Heaven Workbook”
“My Search for Prayers Satan Hates”
“What Are The Stakes?”

About Steve Hemphill

Steve Hemphill grew up in Mason, a small town in Central Texas. He graduated high school in 1975, and received a B.A. in Marketing from Abilene Christian University in 1979. He married his college sweetheart immediately after graduating, and is the father of three boys. He was the founder and owner of a successful technology company in Northeast Texas for almost 30 years, with over 30 employees and annual revenue of over $6 million. Steve was the son of a missionary until his Father passed away in 2000. He and his brother searched for the “Last Will and Testament” and found it in a safe that contained a sealed envelope which stated, “If you find this after my death, do NOT open it, destroy it, it’s not important, Dad”. This led him to research what the Bible has to say about “Heaven” resulting in his first book, My Search for the Real Heaven. He later wrote My Search for Prayers Satan Hates, a detailed look at the Bible’s teaching on demons, prayer and spiritual warfare. His speaking career began in 2009. Since selling his business, Steve now dedicates his time to speaking, writing and leading retreats. His outreaches and inspirational events include sharing “God’s Stories”. He has lectured in many states and several foreign countries on a variety of topics. He keeps audiences spellbound and focused with his fast-paced, enthusiastic presentations and compelling real-life stories.

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