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You Are a Living Miracle

“Street Preacher Shot in the Head Is Awake, Holding Son”

On Friday (Dec. 22), Zulya Schmidt, the wife of the street preacher Hans Schmidt who was shot in the head on November 15 while preaching on a street corner not far from their church, shared a photo of him awake in his hospital bed holding his 3-month-old baby boy.

“In the blink of an eye our lives were changed,” Zulya posted. “You are a living miracle. Every day I am amazed 😊 Seeing you hold our baby boy once again 😭 waving at our baby girl. You have a long way to go, but God will carry us through💕.”

Zulya concluded her post by thanking everyone who has been praying for husband and their family and asked, “Please continue to pray!! ❤️‍🩹


During an interview with CBN News’ Billy Hallowell, Zulya shared that God has not only provided peace through the situation but that she believes that the prayers from people, many of whom she doesn’t even know, are the reason she’s been unwavering in her faith during the situation.

Zulya recalled the moment Hans was shot while he was street preaching. “He’s been doing that for over a year, and usually he street preaches for 30 minutes before every evening service for our church. That day, he just ended street preaching early, and I thought that was odd.”

Later… As her brother drove him to the hospital, Hans began to vomit. By the time they arrived at the emergency room, Hans started to have seizures and became unresponsive.

It wasn’t until doctors performed a CT scan that they realized Hans had been shot in the head.

The situation went from “maybe he needs some stitches to this is way worse than it seemed it was,” Zulya said. “I just felt sick to my stomach once I realized it was a gunshot wound…it was hard.”

After getting the specific medical attention he needed, he’s recovering.  “We are hopeful and we are praying for a supernatural recovery, but there’s so much unknown still,” Zulya told Hallowell. “But everyday we have been able to witness a miracle from that first night were we saw blood just coming out of his ears and stuff…Now here we are a little over a month [and] the progress he has made is just amazing.”

It’s been recorded that he will continue to preach.  Praise God for such a testimony.  May we all be serving God Hardcore in 2024. Pastor Larry

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