An excerpt from the book ‘Hope Deferred’ authored by David Hairabedian.
“In 1990, while in Leavenworth Penitentiary, looking at life in prison, I received an unexpected vision that would forever change my life. This vision is what birthed Heart of America Prison Ministries. A portion of this vision is below: The scene before me was pitch black. Suddenly I heard a Voice from Heaven speaking these words, “OUT OF DAN COMES THIS!” My entire body shook as the words were spoken and out of the blackness before me unfolded a beautiful mountain scene on a brilliant day. At the base of the foothills a Giant Right Man’s Hand appeared. Then, as quickly as it had appeared, a small sprout of a tree (like a sapling) sprung up through the ring finger of the Giant Hand. It appeared to be about four feet high and immediately began to stretch forth its little branches towards the noon day sun.”
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy” Proverbs 13:12 NIV
“On this day, I had simply asked for prayer for pain throughout the left side of my back. As she began to pray, she suddenly stopped in mid-sentence and said, “Oh my, you’re suffering from deferred hope.” I thought, “What is deferred hope?” Then calmly, yet with noticeable authority, she spoke directly to the problem, “Deferred hope, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I break you off my brother’s life right now and order you not to return to him again. Instantly I was delivered! The pain in my back left simultaneously. It was miraculous.”