Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life Church in Hagerstown, Maryland for the past 40 years. He faithfully served in Prison Ministry at Mount Hope Inc. for 23 years and now travels full-time, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. Bill's calling is to encourage the Body of Christ to move forward into God's destiny as they are sent into the harvest field. "Humility and Humor" characterize his ministry as he brings forth a fresh word that is "in season" proclaiming the Word of the Lord! The shofar or (ram's horn) is at times used in his meetings, breaking the powers of darkness over regions, churches and households. Many of God's messages which Bill ministers prophetically, come out of everyday life with his family and friends.
My Story Starts Early
I never tire of telling my story - as someone may need to hear it and lest I forget. Here are some highlights...
On April 25th I will be 73 years old, yet still twenty-five inside for I have eternity in my heart. Ecclesiastes 3:11
"If they found a fountain of youth, I wouldn't drink a drop and that's the truth, funny how it feels I'm just getting to my best years yet." ( Alan Jackson )
So far, I have survived a brain tumor at age seven when it disappeared on the last x-ray before surgery, a blood clot in the artery of my heart with a 50/50 chance of living when I was fifty-four. Three days later, my heart stopped on the table during a heart catheterization and they jumped it back to beat again. And recently, a heart murmur became a false report. The doctors tell me I'm a lucky man. I love doctors but I've learned to never allow them to number my days. Our times are in God's hands.
I will never forget what God spoke to me when my life was hanging in the balance. "Son, if the enemy can attack you, I can outdo him." I know that I'm being attacked by healing now and that healing runs in my family because of those stripes across His back. Never fear the sickness or disease that ran in your parents and grandparents lives. As a believer royal blood rushes through your veins and has taken care of that.
The books and songs God has given me through these many years witness to what He's brought me through and are keeping me alive. I wanted to let you know He can do that for you.
Where the devil tries to take you out is where the Lord will often send you back with bragging rights. I'm back!
Whispers From My Darkest Nights...
* All my past scars are releasing a sweet anointing.
* When I am afraid, I have learned to say, "I'm excited!"
* "Son, when your heart stopped on that hospital table, I put some stuff in you, because you were out of the way."