From this Verse: Stay of Death

At age 15, George T. B. Davis determined to give himself to the Lord’s service; and, inspired by such mentors as D. L. Moody, R. A. Torrey, and Charles M. Alexander, he resolved to be a soul-winner. He promised himself to speak to someone each day about accepting Christ.
Sometimes I would forget to speak to someone during the day, and after I had retired would suddenly remember that I had not spoken to anyone that day about accepting Christ. I would get up and dress and go out on the streets. Perhaps the first person I met would be walking very rapidly and I would not speak to him, but presently I would find an opportunity and grasp it.
When World War I erupted, Davis began working among the soldiers under the auspices of the Pocket Testament League, distributing Bibles to those who would agree to carry them and read them.
While holding meetings in a military camp at Fort Matilda in Scotland, Davis met a Private Cairney who showed him a Pocket Testament League Bible that had saved his brother’s life. The brother had kept it in the upper left-hand pocket of his jacket. Suddenly a sharp-nosed, steel-jacketed German bullet went straight for his heart, but struck the little Book instead. It plowed its way through page after page and finally stopped at Revelation 3:6, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
The soldier did listen and was thus spiritually prepared for death when, a month later, he was hit by shrapnel. Being in great pain, he groaned fearfully. A chum leaned over and said, “Jock, don’t groan so.”
He replied, “I know I’m groaning and I’m suffering, but think how the Savior suffered for us on Calvary.”
Davis was given that little bullet-drilled New Testament, and he used it for the rest of the war to impress soldiers with the urgency of salvation, saying, “He who has an ear, let him hear.”

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