Hope Branham's Nurse

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Many have listened to William Branham's life story, brushing tears away when they heard the story of Hope Branham's death.

How well do you know the story?

In particular, do you know the story of Hope's nurse?

Initially she didn't have a name

"Friends, if I'll live a hundred years, I'll never forget what happened. Those two big brown eyes looked up at me. She was so weak she couldn't say nothing. She was smiling. She took her finger and she motioned. And I got down, and she said, "Why did you call me, honey?"
And I said, "Well, they..." I said, "I don't know."
She said, "Oh I--I was in another land." She said, "It was so peaceful. I wasn't suffering." She said, "Great big birds like a great Orion." And she said, "There was man dressed in white, one on each side, taking me to my home."
Oh, friend. There--there's a land somewhere. I believe as she was dying, her eyes just opened up to see paradise beyond. She rallied for a little bit.
The nurse come in. And she said, "Nurse, come over." She said, "I hope when you get married, you'll have a husband like mine." [1]

Her name was Evelyn

Just then the nurse broke in. She said, "Reverend Branham, you come on out."
She said, "Come here," to the nurse. And she said out, "Evelyn," she knew her, a schoolmate. Said, "If you ever get married, I hope you have a husband like mine now."
And I said, "Oh, honey, don't say that."
She said, "I...?..." Evelyn started crying, went back out.[2]

Well, maybe her name was Evelyn Cook

About that time the nurse run in, said, "Reverend Branham, here." Said... "You had that little medicine?"
I said, "No."
She called the nurse, Miss Cook. She said, "Come here." She said, "Set down just a minute. I've just got a few minutes left."
And she was Hope's friend. And she was biting her lip.
She said, "When you get married, I hope you get a husband like mine." And that... You know how it made me feel. She said, "He's been good to me, and we've loved each other the way we have." And said, "I hope you get a husband like mine."[3]

I'm starting to get a bit confused, Hilda

Just then the nurse come running in; she said, "Reverend Branham, you'll have to come out." And she said, "Come here, Hilda," it was a friend of hers. And here's what made me feel. She said, "I hope when you get married you have a husband like mine. He's been so good to me, so understanding." You know how it make you feel.[4]

Louise Hale? How could I forget her?

Just then the nurse run in the door, said, "Rev. Branham, you better take this." She motioned to the nurse. She took me by the hand; she said, "Louise," we knew them all well. She said, "Louise Hale," she said, "I hope, when you get married, that you have a husband like mine." She said, "He's been so good to me." She said, "I hope..." And Louise, she--she just couldn't stand it. She set the medicine down and went out of the room.[5]

If she had her arm around me, it was definitely Juanita

Just then, the nurse run in, said, "Reverend Branham, you can't stay in there."
I said, "Just a minute, nurse." We knew her real well.
My wife called her over. She said, "Juanita," said, "I hope when you get married you have a husband like mine." Said, "He's been so good to me," and she had her arm around me.
And I said, "What was you talking about, honey?"
She said, "Bill, I was being taken home." The nurse left the room.[6]


Footnotes

  1. HERE.WE.HAVE.NO.CONTINUING.CITY_ LITTLE.ROCK.AR 50-0200
  2. MY.LIFE.STORY_ CLEVELAND.OH SUNDAY_ 50-0820A
  3. LIFE.STORY_ PHOENIX.AZ SUNDAY_ 51-0415A
  4. LIFE.STORY_ TOLEDO.OH SUNDAY_ 51-0722A
  5. LIFE.STORY_ HAMMOND.IN. SUNDAY_ 52-0720A
  6. LIFE.STORY_ OWENSBORO.KY SUNDAY_ 53-1108A


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