Her name is Audrey Forehand, and she's as bright and pretty as a new dime. Dr. Michael Guido, renowned evangelist whose Metter-based ministry has reached international venues, remained hospitalized Friday in serious condition. When Michael staggered out of the wreck he saw Audrey lying on the ground unconscious, hands crushed, face terribly lacerated. From the very beginning Michael knew that he could not live without her, but she was an agnostic and they argued passionately about religion. Michael Guido, a 92-year-old evangelist from this town in East Georgia, is a man whose life is marked by faith. Guido was a jazz bandleader when God saved him at age 18 in a revival meeting in Lorain, Ohio. Enjoy Our Daily Devotional. While in the hospital Audrey found that there were almost no religious radio programs worth listening to. Audrey finally accepted the Lord, abandoned her plans to pursue a medical career, married Michael, and joined him in his ministry. 'Because,' he said, 'it's easier than asking her to leave.'" We are honored that you have come to visit us and pray that you will enjoy your time with us. When the preacher ended the message and invited people to come forward to surrender their lives to Christ, Guido was among them, and from that moment on, everything about his life changed. Guido writes out multiple scripts daily for his broadcasts and pens his own sermons and devotionals for distribution. He eventually admitted exactly that, however, and he remembers the exact day. GA a leader in forming first 'Southern Farmers Alliance', The more you say 'no,' the less effective it becomes for kids, High School Highlights - SEB vs Jackson Game 3, High School highlights - SE Bulloch state softball. Today the bridge over I-16 into Metter is called the Michael Guido Bridge; and the city water tower bears his name. The Guido Gardens in Metter are accented with colorful pansies during the winter months, but the landscape really comes alive in the spring when the azaleas, crepe myrtles, flowering dogwoods, lantanas, snapdragons, day lilies, and a multiplicity of breathtaking flowers emerge in all their glory. P.O. This organization is a nonprofit. Housed on the property, the college offers certificates and associate and bachelor’s degrees in biblical studies. “The things I’ve seen God do, I want to point people back to the cross,” he said. Michael Guido – alumnus; evangelist, known later in life for his "Seeds from the Sower" television sermonettes and his faith-based ministry in Metter, Georgia. The driver jumped out of the truck and ran down the middle of the freeway toward Michael and Audrey. While Michael Guido sounds like an Italian mobster from the Godfather movie, in fact he was - Michael Guido passed away in 2009, at the age of 94 - what is commonly referred to as an "evangelist." While in the hospital, she noted that there were few religious radio programs to enjoy. (Sower Ministries wishes to thank the estate of the late board member Grady McElmurray for helping make this archive possible.). Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Both events were attended by hundreds from the campus and the community. Michael Gido was born in Lorain, Ohio, where his father was a section foreman on the B & O railroad. Years ago he determined to live by faith and his prayers have produced so many miraculous provisions that he has been called a modern day George Mueller. But when the preacher asked people to come forward and surrender their lives to Christ, Michael was among them. “But when we finally give it up, it all becomes so simple, like waving a surrender flag and getting victory.”. The conviction grew that the direction she and Michael should take was into a radio ministry. According to Guido Ministries staff members, Guido, in his 90's, broke no bones, but a CAT scan revealed he "bumped his head when he fell and was bleeding on the brain. One day in the little town of Metter a friend said, "There's a girl here you ought to meet. We are honored that you have come to visit us and pray that you will enjoy your time with us. They knew almost nothing about broadcasting, but they learned that people responded to short, anecdotal messages with a touch of humor along with the religious element. Welcome To Our Site! Walking past a revival meeting in his hometown of Lorain, Ohio, Guido impulsively walked in, just to check it out. Audrey wanted to be a helpful partner in her husband's work. The floral artistry is delicately and purposefully set amidst sparkling streams, cascading waterfalls, picturesque bridges, inviting gazebos, and even a Japanese Koi pond. His message of God’s love and forgiveness sounds a great deal like Michael Guido’s, perhaps without the humorous prologue, unless you count the one he spouts off often about his age difference with the rest of the small staff. Guido Evangelistic Association, Inc. ("GEA") is the ministry of Dr. Guido and his Wife, Audrey. She said, 'Are you calling me a fool, Michael Guido?' Guido’s message has never varied: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, and that those who accept Him in their hearts will find eternal life. Guido Reni’s (Saint) Michael tramples Satan. They argued passionately about religion, though. She voiced her petition: “Dear Lord, The Bible says, ‘The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.’ We are in want. Copyright © 2015, The Christian Index, All rights reserved. "A Seed for the Garden of Your Heart" is shown on more than 1,500 television stations. Lee said that everything about his life changed that night, and he proved it shortly thereafter by hosting a worship event at the RAC pavilion last spring and another at Hanner Fieldhouse in the fall. Please give it to us.”. “Nothing else came close. Going to be a doctor; she's been offered a scholarship at Johns Hopkins. The newest “addition” now, however, is Win Lee, who graduated from Georgia Southern University in May. De naam Michaël wordt in de Hebreeuwse Bijbel meerdere keren genoemd als eigennaam van mensen, maar was vooral populair in de Perzische periode.. The town of Metter was so impressed with Guido and his ministry that they provided the lot upon which he built his first broadcasting studio. Apparently Guido fell for the beautiful woman almost immediately, and though she professed to be an agnostic and had plans of her own when he met her, Guido later said, “She finally accepted the Lord, gave up her medical plans and married me.”. “At Guido, we try to give people hope all over the world from a little campus in Metter,” Lee said. Michael and Audrey live in the midst of a beautiful garden that is a testimony to God’s faithfulness. All of this is written, printed and distributed with no charge. In Daniël 10:13 sprak een naamloze engel tot Daniël en vertelde dat Michaël hem had geholpen en noemde hem "een van de voornaamste vorsten" (אחד השׂרים הראשׁנים ’achad haśśārîm hāri’šonîm). In addition, the Guidos produce a weekly, camera-ready newspaper column for 1,600 newspapers and send devotional materials to a mailing list of more than 35,000. In 1957 on the road from Metter to Atlanta the Guidos were in a horrible traffic accident that left Audrey unconscious with her hands crushed and her face terribly lacerated. He has worked nineteen-hour days, because for Guido work has taken precedence over sleep. The MGEA ministry center in Metter is impressive and Guido’s evangelistic work is expansive, but he never asks anyone for financial support. "A lot of teasing, too," Michael said. By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism. He was known for his fervent prayers and his steadfast faith. It kept us strapped even without seatbelts. Once there, you can use the “Search” button on the right to find any devotional by topic, title, Scripture or keyword. Whenever we need anything – anything at all – we ask the Lord for it, and He supplies all our needs.” One of the guiding principles of his life is the promise found in Matthew 6:33: “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”, The evangelist with the radiant countenance reports, “For many years we owned an automobile called ‘Flattery’ – because it got us nowhere. "), … Guido would also end up working with other bands such as Jars of Clay, P.O.D., Switchfoot, Audio Adrenaline, Chris Daughtry, Michael W. Smith, and Blindside. We had enough gas to get to Los Angeles, but nothing for food.”, Guido explained, “I suggested that Audrey close her eyes and pray while I drove. Go here for today’s devotional and others. He is an actor and executive, known for Home Alone (1990), U.S. … Guido attended Bible school and became a traveling evangelist, making his way to small-town Metter. Lee’s desire and mission for his new position is to strengthen and expand the ministry and develop new and innovative programs that will draw people to Christ. You ought to know, however, that she's an agnostic." 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None of the Guidos’ time has been spent in soliciting funds for their ministry. The garden described above is beautiful, but not nearly as beautiful as the man for whom it is named.

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