Couple Builds Relationship With God

May 12, 2015 | Heidi Baumgartner

Twenty years ago, God brought Thom and Betty Pratt together. As their acquaintance turned to friendship and romance, they found healing from their broken relationships.

Betty remembered growing up in a God-fearing home and knew in her heart what it meant to follow Jesus. She prayed for 20 years for Thom to know Jesus. Betty convinced Thom to go to church with her every so often.

Thom recently had some health challenges. After being released from the hospital one day, Thom and Betty went to look at a boat for sale. En route, they turned down a different street than they normally traveled. They drove right past Southcenter Adventist Church in Des Moines, Wash.

The couple saw the signs for the church’s Bible prophecy seminar and decided to go. Their first night was the church’s second night of meetings. The presentation went right over Thom’s head. He didn’t understand much of what he heard.

Before long, Thom and Betty agreed to have Bible workers from SOULS Northwest come to their home. The Bible workers helped Thom get acquainted with the books of the Bible, answered his questions and prayed with the couple. Soon Thom was receiving top marks on his Bible prophecy quizzes instead of failing them.

Today the Pratts are both baptized members of the Adventist Church. They thoroughly enjoy their daily devotional time together as they grow in God’s grace and discover His blessings in life.