Letters from those in God's Church that have received DIVINE HEALING
SEVERE STOMACH PROBLEM HEALED
I had been suffering for the past few years with discomfort and pain in my back, sides, and stomach. However the day after Passover, I was really struck down with severe pain, having to miss the Night to Be Much Observed, as well as the Holy Day services of the Days of Unleavened Bread.
I was anointed by our pastor. The local elder also prayed with me and spent time with me into the late evening comforting me. For a while the pain became unbearable but was alleviated enough in the next few hours to allow me to get some sleep. The next day my wife and I were able to make a planned trip to California. There our son, a minister in God's Church, wanted us to seek medical advice from doctors he knew, who had helped some of the local brethren find answers to their problems and help themselves.
While there, the pain again became so intense that I was rushed to the hospital. After tests and x-rays, the doctors told my family they thought I had cancer of the stomach. That evening, just as the Sabbath began, my son anointed me. Afterwards, being alone in my hospital bed, I prayed. Word had been given to our minister back in Miami requesting that the brethren there pray for me.
The next day, on the Sabbath, I was relaxed, comfortable, and knowing I would be healed, as I no longer had any pain. A few days later the doctors advised us that the biopsies were benign but recommend¬ed that part of my stomach be removed because of a very large gastric ulcer which they did not think would heal, We asked them what the chances for healing were, and they said, maybe 10%. I told them that I would take that chance. They consented but recommended that when I got home, I should have careful monitoring by a stomach doctor for six to eight months to see if any healing had occurred.
The doctor in Miami after hearing my story, ex¬pressed surprise that I did not have any pain since first being admitted to the hospital. After viewing the original x-rays, he was convinced in his mind that I did have cancer of the stomach. He took new x-rays and tests, and afterwards expressed amazement that all he could find was scar tissue where the ulcer had been.