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Security director saves baby’s life

Spirit, Inspiring Stories

“The Holy Spirit is here. If you call upon Him, He will help,” says Mike Spicer, security director at Adventist Health / Central Valley Network.

The retired California Highway Patrol officer says he felt the Holy Spirit when he revived an 8-month-old baby just days before Thanksgiving.

Mike had worked at Adventist Health for six months and was enjoying the devotions and prayers that started every meeting. He also had been reading about the Holy Spirit on his own.

As he was driving home to Hanford, California, on Nov. 21, 2015, Mike noticed a man with a baby walking up to the shoulder of Highway 198, a four-lane highway. He then noticed an overturned vehicle off to the side in the bushes.

Using life-saving techniques he learned when he was in the Coast Guard, Mike pulled over and began assessing the situation and asking questions. Then he was handed the lifeless baby.

Mike placed the baby boy in his truck and started light compressions on his chest, all the while praying silently and listening to a sermon on the radio about men who are filled with the Holy Spirit.

“I thought to myself that this baby is dead, but I kept on with the compressions and prayers,” he says.

He could hear the baby’s mother in the background saying, “Don’t tell me my baby’s dead, please don’t.” Then Mike saw the baby open his eyes, moan and start to cry.

“I was like wow! That was a miracle,” says Mike. He picked up his phone with the baby still in his arms and dialed 911 for help.

Mike recalls helping resuscitate a man when he was in the Marine Corps., but says this experience was an emotional one because God had placed him in the right place at the right time to save the baby’s life.

The baby had no further complications from the accident, and his mother and two siblings suffered only scratches and bruises.

“That was unbelievable and a miracle,” Mike says. “I’m so grateful for the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives and for the opportunity to work at an organization that makes time for the Bible and prayer.”