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Tragedy Of Donnie Morton

John Collins04/09/2014
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Reader's Digest printed the tragic story of a father's love for his child as he travelled to one of the Branham healing campaigns. In 1952, an article entitled "The Miracle of Donnie Morton" was published, detailing the account of Arthur Morton and his four-year-old son Donnie. Donnie Morton was dying of meningitis when he entered the prayer lines of the Branham camp. "Your son is suffering from a serious brain malady… But do not give up hope. With faith in God’s power, and help from the medical world, your little son will live," Branham said. In a 1953 sermon, Branham claimed that he saw a vision of the child living through the disease. Though father was told that the boy would be healed, Reader's Digest describes how the boy breathed his last breath during complications from meningitis and pneumonia. He died of Meningitis Serosa Traumatica, the same disease that caused his father to seek out the faith healer. Though Branham announced the child would live, sadly, he never recovered. The publicity of Reader's Digest was more powerful than William Branham could overlook. The story of Donnie Morton would be retold over and over in Branham's ministry; however, the end result was often left out of the story. Read the full story here.