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Posted: 6/18/2002 3:51:04 PM EDT
I recieved this from a friend about Bush. I thought it was probably a hoax. I looked it up on an urban legends site and it appears to be true!!! Here is the email and then the url to the urban legends site. If true, even though I don't agree with everything Bush is doing, it is still an improvement. The following is written by Lindsey Yeskoo, the wife of Paul Yeskoo, a Christian Foreign Service Officer serving in Shanghai, and details her experience of meeting the President when he was in China a month or two ago. It underlines why we need to be faithful in praying for the President in particular and all our national leaders... He gave a tremendous, candid yet heartening speech, and then was escorted down to the floor to meet the crowds. Everyone was of course behind a tight rope, and there were Secret Service men and security everywhere. There was no way he could meet all, but he sure did a great job of shaking hands with as many as possible. Colin Powell followed immediately behind him; he did not seem so engaging, surprisingly. Anyway, the three kids and I were in the very front row, and had an extraordinary experience with President Bush. Bush came along and shook Chris's hand first, noticing that he was all dressed up, and said, "You're looking sharp today, boy!" Chris was SO PROUD and SO PLEASED at the recognition (if only GW had known what a struggle I'd had to get him to wear a jacket and a tie!). Then he shook my hand and I told him how much we value his strong leadership at this time, that we are 100% behind him. He went on and took the girls' hands and talked to them. Then I leaned over and mentioned that we pray for him every day. He stopped dead in his tracks (a definite security NO-NO...the SS men got REALLY antsy). He searched my eyes as if to see how much I really meant what I was saying. Then he gave me the most amazing and unexpected personal response, Paul said for a good 20-30 seconds. He told me what the effect has been on him, waking up every day of the crisis and knowing within himself that he is being f aithfully prayed for. He almost pleaded with me not to give up, but to persist with it, for this is only the beginning. Then he looked me even more squarely in my eyes, and gave me a very personal and specific series of instructions about the very things he most needs prayer for, on behalf of himself and of the nation. He urged me that the threat against America is very great, and that one of our focuses in prayer to God needs to be "the shielding of America"... and wisdom for him as he leads the country through this time. I don't know why, but as I looked straight back at him directly into his face, he let me see for those brief moments a tiny part of the agony he himself is going through, and the weariness. He finished the conversation by putting his hand on my right shoulder, almost as if it were the close of a commissioning, but affectionate too in a brotherly sort of way. People were pressing in at this point and almost knocking the four of us right into Bush. Many of them were the Chinese staff who work for Paul, who would not have understood ANY of that conversation; but others caught snippets and came afterwards to ask me WHAT we had been talking about. The President moved on.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 3:51:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 3:53:49 PM EDT by patsue]
Story continued: Needless to say, the whole experience was unforgettable. I cannot begin to tell you how deeply it has affected me. Certainly, I do not think I have ever prayed for a leader or government or nation (or world!) so extensively as I have done since then. It was really quite an unusual and unexpected and powerful encounter. Urban legends site http://www.snopes2.com/glurge/yeskoo.htm
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 3:52:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 3:54:38 PM EDT by patsue]
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 4:10:58 PM EDT
I've seen this before. It wouldn't surprise me if it's true as it seems to be in character for President Bush.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 4:23:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 4:24:46 PM EDT by Benjamin0001]
[usa] Not in 50 years has any president been tested as much as Dubya has... God be with him,our nation, and our troops. Ben
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 4:48:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 5:10:42 PM EDT by The_Macallan]
True or not, it does seem to fit the man's character. I'll never forget hearing him when he came through Arizona during the primary season. I'd never heard him speak but I was captivated and thought to myself - he speaks very differently than a politician - he is a MAN. Imperfect in delivery but perfectly straightforward in content and integrity. That was confirmed in his [url=http://www.electric-america.com/01/Bush_inaugural.htm]inauguration speech[/url] which I think was (given the circumstances of the election) one of the most [u]inspired[/u] speeches in American history. I'll never forget him reiterating the famous quote [b]"Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?"[/b] How true this has been borne out during his Presidency thus far. It seems great men are placed into key positions at just the right moments in time by what was once called "Divine Providence" throughout this entire nation's history. I truly believe, say what you will of his politicking, that history WILL show G.W. Bush is just that sort of man, out of whom greatness will come during this time of immense threat, not from his own making but by his commitment to our nation, its noble history and by his faith in "Divine Providence".
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