Wanda, you’ve been talking this week about how studying African-American history is really valuable for homeschool students. Would you share a story with us about one of those individuals who demonstrates God’s hand at work in American history?
One of my favorite stories is about a slave named James. He was owned by William Armistead in Virginia. James actually went to his master and asked if he could serve in the war under the French general Marquis de Lafayette. After getting consent from his master, he joined and received his first assignment as a spy. James disguised himself as a runaway slave and was soon taken in by the British. He was privy to conversations and reported back to General Lafayette. James was so trusted, he even gained the confidence of Lord Cornwallis. Lord Cornwallis asked if James would spy on the Americans for the British. He consented, and this allowed him to travel freely from one camp to the other. His intelligence reports were instrumental in helping to defeat the British at Yorktown. You can see clearly God’s hand at work in his man life, and it’s been stated that, without the information James provided, the Americans may not have won the war.
Wanda, that’s really an amazing story, and I’m sure it’s a new one to most of our listeners! Thank you so much, and may God bless you. Until next time, I’m Mike Smith.