Annie Powell, daughter of Pastors Cathy and Dave Powell, was only nine years old when she drowned in a park’s swimming pool. However, it enabled Annie to get a glimpse of heaven and she recalls being helped by a man in white. The incident took place in 2018 when little Annie went to have a nice time in a swimming pool at a park.
CBN News reports:
When little Annie Powell was just nine years old, tragedy struck. She drowned in a swimming pool.
Annie doesn’t remember much about the accident, but she does remember a man in white who helped her, and an unforgettable visit to heaven.
On Saturday, June 9, 2018, a day of fun at a park swimming pool turned into a nightmare.
Annie’s dad Dave remembers, “I noticed that a man was bringing out a young girl and she was just drooped over his arms. And he was asking for help. He was, ‘Help me! Help me!'”
As a lifeguard jumped in to begin CPR, Pastors Dave and Cathy Powell realized the drowned girl was their daughter, Annie.
After recovering from a critical condition, Annie recalled her experience of heaven which included seeing butterflies of various and unimaginable colors and feeling very happy and loved. She was released from the hospital just after five days following the drowning incident. She currently lives a happy and healthy life and always shares the message that when we trust God, nothing is impossible.
Annie shares, “I saw butterflies, and they were all different colors. They weren’t just regular, you know, everyday colors. They were colors you couldn’t even imagine. I felt very happy and joyful and very loved, and I just felt it all around me.”
She says she also remembers someone helping her in the pool.
Annie remembers, “There was a man in white who was helping me in the pool, and I think maybe it was Jesus or maybe an angel.”
Just five days after drowning, Annie was released from the hospital with no cognitive or physical impairment and no memory loss. Today, Annie is happy and doing well in school. She and her parents tell everyone nothing is impossible when you trust God.
Annie says, “I’m very happy today because I get to do hobbies that I like, like riding my bike or reading books. When I pray to God and think of my miracle, I always say ‘Thank you, God, for letting me live.'”
Dave shares, “We can trust and rely on Him that no matter what we go through, God is there to help us through.”
“I just want to encourage everybody that He is the God that can make the impossible possible,” Cathy says.
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