On the mission field we need to see the compassion and resurrected power of Jesus demonstrated. People are poor and medical help is limited. Signs, wonders, and miracles are powerful methods of spreading the good news of the Gospel. Jesus went about healing people who were sick and disabled (Acts 10:38). We have to model our lives on His life. We cannot afford to settle for a lesser standard, a powerless and dumbed-down religion. We need to do what Jesus instructed us to do – which is to heal the sick in His Name (Matt 10:8).
During a visit in August 2019, Amite – a Muslim chief from Malawi – brought his granddaughter to us for prayer whilst we were strolling through his village. My son placed her on his lap and we did what we usually do – we laid hands on her and prayed for her miraculous healing in the Name of Jesus. We tested her legs after the prayer and sadly, there was no improvement.
A little while later, Amite contacted me and told me that the little girl had gotten up and started walking with no outside intervention, he credited the miracle to our prayers. I was cautiously optimistic and wanted to see for myself if this was true…
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