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Keep the Faith and Never Lose Hope: Billy Bray Beats One in a Million Odds Against COVID-19

Billy Bray had many show support his way with “One in a Million” shirts worn at the First Pentecostal Church, Lexington on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook and Pam Bray-

Church members, friends, and family were wearing distinctive blue shirts on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at the First Pentecostal Church, Lexington. The shirts read “One in a Million,” and were in support of Billy Bray, whose story over the last year has been one of not just hope, but a one in a million miracle from God. His struggle, and his story have been a transforming event.

On Sunday, Billy was able to address the congregation, thank them for their prayers, and give praise to the Almighty. A miracle? Yes, indeed, they believe it, he believes it, and I believe it as well, as physicians only months before had hard news for the family that even should Billy come out of the coma, to be prepared for him to be in a vegetative state. By their calculations, the odds of that not happening, were one in a million.

I met with Billy and his wife Pam a few minutes before the service, and they shared a story that touched me deeply. Pam also shared what she had written, and now I share it with you.

“One in a million chances of survival,” the doctors said. But the faith in God’s healing powers flooded the hearts and minds of Billy Bray’s wife, Pam, his family, church family and friends.

This is a story of faith that is meant to give hope to the millions of people in the world today as Covid-19 continues to spread. Mr. Billy Bray is a humble man of faith, not wanting any recognition for the miracle that God performed in his body. “All the praise goes to God!” says Billy.

Billy, a healthy man of 240 pounds, contracted Covid-19 on January 25, 2021. After a few days of high temperatures, rising heart rates and trouble breathing, he was admitted into the hospital on January 30, 2021, onto the COVID care floor. Covid policy allowed no visitation for two weeks. During those two weeks he…

For the complete story, see the February 9th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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