A raven brings missionary's food to a praying Hindu woman



Dr. Grier, long a medical missionary in India, relates an unusual answer to prayer wherein God used a raven as an instrument for feeding a Hindu woman.

A missionary doctor and her assistant had gone to open a hospital long closed. When noon came, they went out on the porch to rest and eat their lunch. The assistant opened the lunch, which consisted of a meat and bread loaf, and went inside for a moment. A raven swooped down and, clutching the loaf in both claws, flew away.

Three days later a poor Hindu woman with several small children appeared at the hospital. She told the doctor that three days before she was desperately in need of food for the children. She knelt and prayed to every god she knew of, but no help came. At length she thought of one whom she had heard of as the Christian's God, and she called on Him for help. A great raven came swooping down and dropped a fine meat loaf at her side. In gratitude she came to the mission to be told about this wonderful God.


From: ANSWERED PRAYER IN MISSIONARY SERVICE By Basil William Miller, Beacon Hill Press, Kansas City, Missouri. First Printing, April 1951 Second Printing, July 1951 Printed in United States of America