Excerpt from the book Nothing Wasted by Charles Reese:
Brother Wallace had a brother named Sam. Sam and Wallace had a godly mother who prayed for them for years. I felt the Lord tell me it was time for a revival meeting, and that I was to call a good friend of mine, Evangelist Milton Martin, Jr. I called and found him in a meeting in Rome, Georgia. I asked if he could come and hold the meetings for us. He came and spent most of the time with during the day in prayer for thee meeting. One night he asked at the close of the service, " Is there a Samuel, Sammy or Sam here. Some one with the name of Sam, God has been dealing with me all day that He has a message for this person." There was no response. Then Wallace's sister stood and said, " I've got a brother named Sam." "Tell him to be here tomorrow night. God's got a word for him." Sam hauled logs. The first time I saw Sam was at his home.Wallace asked me to go with him to visit Sam. the second time I saw him he was in jail. The next night Sam came to the meeting. At the close of the service the question was asked, " Is Sam here tonight?" "Right here, Preacher," Sam said as he raised his one arm. "Come on down here, Sam." Sam got up and walked down the aisle to the front of the church. "Sam," Milton said, " This doesn't make any sense to me, but God said the men on the street have been wondering where you have been for the past thirty years." Then Milton placed his hand on each side of Sam's rib cage and began to pray forcibly. Sam raised his hand and began to pray. Sam was the town drunk. He would drink a fifth of liquor for breakfast, get in his log truck and then drank another fifth of liquor before lunch. Instantly God delivered Sam for this alcoholic addiction. The next week Sam went home and God baptized him in the Holy Spirit. Sam told me, " Preacher, over thirty years ago god called me to preach.I have been running from God ever since." I asked him how he lost his arm. He said he was with another man's wife when the man came in and caught him. When the husband raised the shotgun, Sam ran around the wall. The blast cost him his arm. Sam's life was changed. I had him preach for me several times and when he would go with me to other churches in the section I had him preach for me a few times then. His preaching was like he was rough and unpolished. His sincerity came through and it touched a lot of lives. Most of the people knew Sam, or knew of him. The transformation of his life was a testimony of the power of God to deliver.