"Mommy, the angels are coming for me," toddler Hazel Page cried out as she drifted between life and death, the result of a ruptured appendix. Her parents prayed fervently. "Lord, if you have a plan for Hazel's life, please spare her."
"Mommy, the angels have gone away to heaven again." God did have a plan for her life and this was only the first of several encounters Hazel would have with angels throughout her life.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Hazel attended Saskatoon Bible College and trained as a midwife at Bethany Hospital in Saskatoon. While attending the Summer Institute of Linguistics sponsored by Wycliffe Bible Translators it was revealed to Hazel that she could mimic anything she heard and write it down phonetically. She was God's Mimic. Yes, she did translation work but she also pulled teeth, delivered babies, set broken legs and dug graves.
Hazel's missionary career took her to Mexico with Wycliffe, then China and the Philippines with China Inland Mission/Overseas Missionary Fellowship. For many years her home was a thatched hut in a jungle village.
Her goal in life was to introduce people to Christ and then put God's Word in their hands so they would know His will. This is the story of a unique woman, sold out to God.
Carol Ferguson grew up in Park River, North Dakota where she married her childhood sweetheart, Richard Ferguson. Together they answered God's call to missionary work with the Northern Canada Evangelical Mission. Later God called them into pastoral ministry and then into full time Christian Camping.
She has had stories published in several denominational magazines. Her article "From Strength to Strength" (Evangelical Baptist, January 1997), was the beginning of her friendship with Hazel Page.
Carol is a mother of five, grandmother of 13. A widow since 1999, Carol is on staff at Hillcrest Apostolic Church in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where she works with seniors and in the prayer ministry.