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Slain Pastor's Wife Amanda Blackburn's Sister Says She Talked to Her in Heaven

Pastor's wife Amanda Blackburn was found shot after a break-in and died a few days later.


Her memorial service attracted thousands of mourners. But one person who was rejoicing in the midst of her mourning? Amanda's sister, Amber Byars Wilkenson, who had a vision of her baby sister reaching the arms of Jesus.

In a Facebook post, Wilkerson poured out her heart and described how she believes Blackburn spoke to her, even after death.
Amanda Blackburn, with husband, Davey, and their 1-year-old son, was shot and killed recently.
Amanda Blackburn, with husband, Davey, and their 1-year-old son, was shot and killed recently. (Courtesy/Resonate Church)
"I have always looked up to my baby sister," Wilkenson writes. "I always thought it was ironic that my younger sister would be the person I respected most. I loved her more than she would ever be able to understand. She helped me through this life in every way. She encouraged me, challenged me, held me in my most difficult times, prayed for me, laughed with me, endured every phase of life with me. She never stopped loving me. Her life meant more to me than words will ever be able to express."

As for her vision, Wilkenson writes: "I talked to her yesterday in heaven. Through the tears and sobs, I could hear her sweet voice saying 'Aaaaaaamber! My sister! Please don't cry. It's going to be OK. I know you're sad, but I'm in the presence of my Savior. The one place in this entire world I feel most safe. Most loved. Most fulfilled. Most perfected. My Jesus is here with me and Evie. He's squeezing our hands. He loves me, Amber, more than anyone else on the earth combined. I know it's hard, but I'm in the very place I've always desired to be. I'm home. My true home.'"
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