Testimonies through two days of medical outreach

We’re halfway through a 4-day medical outreach here, and I want to share a bit of what’s been going on while it’s fresh on my mind.

Yesterday, we ended up sending our last three patients of the day on their way with no medications because we prayed for their healing in Jesus name and God touched them!  Jordan, one of our GFMers, prayed for the first guy before he got back to the consultation area where I was translating.  By the time this man came back to us, he described all the pain he had been suffering, especially in his shoulders, but then said it went away when Jordan prayed for him.  He hadn’t been able to lift his elbow higher than his shoulder because of the pain, but now he was making full circles with his arm.  We gave him a couple of exercises to do at home and sent him on his way.

When the next man came back for his consultation, we shared with him what had happened with the patient before him.  We gave him two options: He could have a normal consultation, or we could pray first and ask God to heal him.  He opted for prayer.  We prayed for him and he walked out healed of a shoulder problem very similar to the guy before him.

Jordan and I looked at each other and said, “All right, who’s next!”  We called back the last patient of the day.  We gave him the same option, and he also asked for prayer.  After we prayed for him, he said he still had a little pain but definitely felt better, and felt good enough that he was happy to go and didn’t want a consultation.  Praise God!

We started today on the lookout for more opportunities to pray for people.  Jordan and a couple of our GFM ladies spent most of the day in a corner praying for people, and God didn’t disappoint.  I am wary of embellishment or exagerration, so I will very conservatively say that half a dozen or more people were healed today or experienced a noticeable decrease in their pain through prayer.  (I once unintentionally gave some inaccurate details regarding a healing, and it came back to bite me later.)  I was an eyewitness to what happened with four of these people today.

One cool experience for me was getting to pray for a neighbor of ours.  He came in wanting a consultation with the eye doctor.  I had to tell him that unfortunately they were not able to accept any more patients today, but I asked if he would like prayer.  He said he would and described to me several physical ailments.  I first prayed for his shoulder and back.  After praying, he said all the pain was gone from both (and I asked several times if he was sure that all the pain was gone).  Next, I prayed for his knee.  He uses a cane and has a severe limp because of all the pain in his knee.  After praying he said it still hurt a little, but felt a lot better.  Someone said they saw him leaving the consultation carrying his cane, rather than using it.  Finally, he asked me to pray for his eyes.  I did, and when he opened them he said, “I can see clearly!”  We handed him a book to read, and he read it with no trouble.  I asked him if he could do that previously, and he said that he couldn’t–he always had to wear glasses.  Once again, praise God!

I followed up with this neighbor on my way home this evening.  His knee still hurts some, but feels a lot better than it has felt previously.  He wants me to pray for it again tomorrow.  He says his eyes are completely fine–he sees clearly.  His shoulder doesn’t hurt at all, and he said his back started hurting just a little.  (I don’t know what exactly is going on with the back, but I know that if I walked the way he normally does to compensate for his knee, my back would hurt, too.)

We give all the glory to God for what He is doing!  We emphasized over and over to people today that Jesus Christ is the one who healed them.  This led to a number of good conversations, and three people (I believe) professed faith in Jesus.  We have their contact information so we can follow up on them.

One of the neatest things for me was witnessing what happened late this afternoon with a local gal who is a new believer that Liz and Tasha baptized several months ago.  She was invited to come, and Jordan and the ladies tossed her right into the mix and had her start praying for people.  She shared Christ with several people with no hesitation.  I witnessed her laying hands on two different women and praying for healing and their pain completely disappeared.  One lady said after this gal prayed for her that a bone in her hip that had been out went back in.  Praise God for working not only through us, but more importantly through a new believer from our town!  Imagine the possibilities!

These are just some of the really neat things that happened yesterday and today.  Thanks so much to all of you who pray for God’s work down here.  He is moving!  Join us in rejoicing and praising Him for His goodness and in asking him to continue moving through the remaining two days of medical outreach.  We’re excited to see what else He does!

15 thoughts on “Testimonies through two days of medical outreach

  1. Pam Erwin

    Wow–so good to hear from you! What we witnessed last year with Jennifer Pitts was way beyond our understanding! She has had an awesome year, as I understand it! So all this healing on top of it–something great is coming for all the people of [your state]! Remember Jennifer’s visions? That is what she has said one of them was about–the salvation of the whole of [your state]!
    Glad things are going beyond your understanding–with two days left to go! Tell everyone Hi for us–would this be the Jordan we met last summer, by chance?
    We are venturing into the unknown, as we seek God’s guidance to find our unreached people group. We are in process–connecting with agencies in Denver who work with refugees. There are many here, some from very closed countries,so we are hoping that a hands-on connection here will lead to support for a native missionary in the homeland who we can financially support–to reach his own people! We are praying for discernment to know exactly who God has for us! Through some new missionary women I met through Women of the Harvest, we are also connecting directly into the field where unreached groups are–so God is providing much info right now! If you have any other suggestions for us–of things to pursue–we’d love to hear!
    Trust all is well with all your girls! Give them a hug for us!
    Stay in touch!
    In love, Dave and Pam

  2. Arica Basenberg

    This is super amazing! God’s power is undefined with words! Amen!! Thank you so much for sharing Chris! We will praise God forever for this! 😀
    -Arica Basenberg

  3. Kate Shugart

    Praise God!! Thank you so much for sharing this and remind me that He is a powerful and compassionate God. I will be praying for healing for people here expecting to see him work!

  4. Chris Post author

    Great to hear from all of you! Thanks for your partnership in the work God is doing here.

    Pam, yes, that is Jordan that you met last summer. We’re excited for where your ministry is going! Keep us updated!

  5. Kevin Smith

    What awesome news! To hear of the Holy Spirit moving in and through the lives of [the Mixed people] is great! Our God is glorifying Himself through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Acts 3:6 Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene–walk!”
    Acts3:12-13 “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus.”

    Acts 3:16 “And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.

    Thank you for your faithfulness GFMers’, and for the encouragement this testimony brings to the body of beievers worldwide.

  6. Jerry W

    And to think that a lot of people have said that GOD is dead. This just proves to everyone that he is alive and well. Also that he cares for his people all over the world.
    Thanks for sharing. Yes we do continue to pray for you and your (GOD’s) mission.

  7. Jen Keltner

    That’s awesome and so encouraging!!! I truly believe the bible at its word when it says “Even GREATER things we will do…” Continue pressing on and taking God at His word…Praise God for these miracles and the ones to come…may many enter his kingdom through these signs and wonders and your faith!!

  8. Martina Bex

    What an encouragement!! Praise Him because we don’t have to fight any battle; we must hold His victory banner high and claim what He has already done!!

  9. Chris Post author

    I encourage anyone who enjoyed hearing these testimonies and who wants to witness more ways that God is moving in healing to watch the series of four short videos on YouTube that begin with this one.

  10. Andy Rudy

    Man! Praise the Lord. God has given something special to GFM and I’m sure that this is only the beginning to the great things He has for you. Thanks for sending this out…very uplifting.

  11. Kerry Liebelt

    That is totally awesome. Thank you, Lord. Psalm 96:3

    Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous works among all the peoples!
    4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;

  12. Jordan Robson

    Hey, Chris. I am a friend of Micah’s. This is amazing news! How can I pray for your mission?

  13. Chris Post author

    Hey Jordan, nice to hear from you! Pray that God will continue to pour out His Spirit in greater power, and pray that He will lead us to people who will bear much fruit and be spiritual leaders. If you or anyone else would like to receive regular email updates with detailed prayer requests, email me at chrisleake AT cten DOT org. God bless!

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