Fourteen Sunsets

Fourteen sunrises.

Fourteen morning cups of coffee.

Fourteen afternoon walks and evening sunsets.

Fourteen days.

Last month, Charlie set off on a fourteen day journey across 2 continents. He left America to travel Europe and South Africa, preaching the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. He ministered several meetings and saw miracles, signs and wonders. 

In Durban, South Africa this happened…

A young woman was in the local hospital with a kidney infection and kidney stones. Charlie was ministering on a Sunday morning and several people in attendance had placed articles of clothing or other items on the altar to receive prayer and take back to loved ones. During this service the young woman’s husband placed her necklace with a beautiful golden cross on the pulpit. He was believing for her miracle.

Acts 19:11-12 (NIV)  says, “God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.”

This loving husband took the necklace, after the meeting, and placed it on her. Suddenly, her body temperature began to rise into a fever and the golden cross on her necklace began to burn her. Immediately they took it off and the symptoms left her body… She was completely healed of her kidney infection and stones.

The following day the hospital ran tests on her and verified that she was well and cleared her with a clean bill of health! 




This is just one story of the fourteen days my husband was gone. One life that was forever touched. Two hearts that were seared with the love and healing power of Christ. She and her husband received a miracle from a living God. 

My living God.

So, for the fourteen morning hugs and the fourteen goodnight kisses… I will gladly share.

I will share my heart, my husband, with others because I know that they will meet the living God. They will be touched by the power of His presence and be introduced to the Savior, Jesus Christ. 



“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” – Jim Elliot (Missionary to Ecuador)


Published by brynnshamp

Brynn Leigh Shamp is the Creator & Author of Diary of a Preacher’s Wife. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Destiny Encounters International, a ministry formed in 2009 with her husband, Charlie Shamp. Her blog was designed to tell her story and to inspire others in their own life’s journey. Her articles include topics such as faith, family, marriage, ministry and world travel. When she’s not out canvassing the globe, she resides with her husband and three children in Moravian Falls, NC. Her favorite things include: Books, books and more books; all things Jane Austen; Italian Food; Making her Mother laugh; Journals, Planners & Details…

One thought on “Fourteen Sunsets

  1. Hi Brynn, just moments b4 I came on line & red this I was thinking of another precious wife & family in Wales who are right now sacrificing having their husband and father at home with them for the same reason. I was thinking about how many of us show our appreciation to the ‘preacher man’ but often forget to appreciate and encourage those who for a season remain at home.
    I remember clearly the sacrifice of it all, my husband went on several trips to Africa and Asia while I remained @ home with our 4 children. It wasn’t easy, often challenges would arise, unexpected things would come up adding pressure. It was always a relief to have him come home and hearing the good reports of how blessed the people were greatly encouraged me 🙂

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