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Oral Roberts

February 12, 1987

After reading your Letters column (Jan. 26), I have to ask, doesn't Oral Roberts have any defenders in your paper? Well let me be one of the few.

As to Oral Roberts' claim that he saw a 900-foot Jesus and that God spoke to him and said he would take him home if he didn't raise $4.5 million, I say, as a Christian, I would hesitate to doubt this claim.

The idea behind raising the money is a commendable one. It is to train young doctors free of charge and then send them to foreign countries as missionaries. As many countries forbid the entrance of missionaries, they welcome doctors with open arms.

May I give my own testimony? I was healed of prostrate trouble several years ago through Roberts' ministry. Now at age 77 I still have not had a recurrence.

HARRY F. LINCOLN

Los Angeles

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