Passing Through: Exploring the Envelope, Part One
Manny Sousa, author
It is wondrous how God chooses to bless people by guiding them on His path for them. as can be found in this Part One 1932 - 72 memoir of author Captain Manny Sousa, US Navy(ret), raised in an Army family during the Great Depression, World War Two, the Korean War, and the Cold War through 1955. Following Manny's commissioning as a Navy Ensign and designation as a naval aviator in 1956, he flew the first carrier-based aircraft capable of delivering nuclear weapons on his initial Western Pacific carrier deployment. During Vietnam War deployments in 1964 and 1966, Manny flew F-4 Phantoms. In 1968, 1970, and 1971 Vietnam deployments, he flew A-7 Corsair II's for a total of 300+ combat missions. Sadly, resulting domestic stress contributed to the breakup of his marriage and continental separation from his four children. In 1969 Manny's departed aunt Jean spiritually revealed herself to him in successive three hour conversations spanning three days, summarized in Chapter One. Ever since, Jean continued her heaven-sent companionship and loving guidance in his life. In contemplating why God would bless him so, a sinner who broke all the commandments, Manny concluded that it is now his ministry to share his miraculous experiences with Jean to encourage others to contemplate the Holy Spirit within themselves. By relating to the negative truths as well as the blessings in Manny's life, may you fathom the depth of God's grace and distinguish the Holy Spirit's presence in your life, "given as a gift to live in every Christian from the moment of salvation."