On another business trip Robert Noland again checked into the Holiday Inn near the Nashville airport. “This time my marriage was really in trouble and I had no idea what to do about it. My wife and I had been in counselling, but not much was changing. I was mostly away from home, and, more than anything, I missed my three daughters. That evening, I was very troubled about separating from my wife, and very concerned about what would happen to my children. Although I was not particularly religious, I was very distraught, and I began praying about my worries and about my children. I believe the Lord spoke to me and suggested I look in the nightstand beside the bed. I did, and found the Bible that had been placed there. “I read. I found that God’s servants will suffer, but that they will be free of their pain as they go on to do God’s work. Right then and there, I felt the Lord’s presence. I felt relieved of my pain, worry and guilt as I surrendered my life to God.
“My divorce was bitter and hard-fought. Nevertheless, I was able to stay in close touch with my children. I recovered financially, never missed a support payment, and gave each of my children the education they wanted. I became involved with a prison ministry and also enrolled in a home study course. I have completed a master’s degree in theology. The first Kairos Prison Ministry weekend took place in Maryland. As the state chair of the organisation, I have plans for two other prisons and the families of the incarcerated. God truly has worked a miracle in my life. “God does not call us to be successful; God calls us to be faithful. Thank you for being faithful to your call to place a Bible where it was needed. “Your brother in Christ. The Gideons International