Teens Stranded in Water Prayed for God to Save Them. A Boat Named 'Amen' Appeared

May 02, 2019May 02, 2019

Two Florida teenagers spent their “senior skip day” swimming near Vilano Beach — but they didn’t know it would almost cost them their lives.

Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, both 17, got dragged nearly two miles off the coast and were helplessly floating for two hours. As the time passed, they got increasingly weak and were beginning to get to weak to hold each other up in the water.

Out of options, the two teens decided to pray directly to God.

“I cried out, 'if you really do have a plan for us, like, come on. Just bring something.'” Smith told CBS 47.

Moments later, a boat appeared.

“I started swimming towards it. I was like, 'I’m going to get this boat. Just stay here. I’m going to get this boat. We are going to live.'” Brown recalled. 

As if it weren’t miraculous enough that a boat sailing from Florida to New Jersey just so happened to spot them, the teenagers were blown away when they saw the name of the boat.

The boat was named “Amen.”

“The first words that came out of my mouth were, 'God is real,’” Brown said.

Smith agreed — there is just no other explanation.

“There’s no other reason, no other explanation in the world other than God,” Smith said.


The men on the “Amen” brought the teenagers safely to shore. They will never, ever forget the time God answered their desperate prayers in their moment of need.

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