1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
A TESTIMONY OF HOW GOD HEALED ME
Well. I had cancer. All the markers said so. I went to the states late last summer. The markers were right. I had prostate cancer and had the prostate removed.
Then I came home to Nicaragua. Unfortunately, all the markers said I still had cancer and it was doubling 18 weeks later.
I panicked (instead of prayed) because I didn’t have a place to stay in the states and the logistical wherewithal. Instead of doing my best and letting God do the rest (not scriptual btw), unless doing your best means praying first. I tried to handle it on my own at first, but I was a dismal failure.
What was required by the oncologist down here was extremely intimidating. I needed a pt scan (non-existant In Nicaragua and radiation therapy, extremely expensive without stateside insurance, even down here in Nicaragua it was out of my reach). I was frustrated and befuddled. The same day I lost all my cards and cel phone and almost got put in jail again and our only running vehicle because I was driving without a license (one of the lost cards). A very bad day on the mission field. Never felt so alone in my life. I asked God, to show me He was going to heal me by recoverring all my lost stuff. I recoverred it, and knew God was still with me, in apite of me, and in apíte of what others may think of me.
Tiffanie and Steve Hansen in Utah stepped up to the plate and helped me with everything. A place to stay, transportation and even the most ominous task, setting up the appointments. (We scheduled a pt scan to be followed up by 2 months of radiation) in beautiful Utah. All was coming together.
I kept telling everyone I wasn’t going to be there the full two months required for radiation, because I knew God was going to heal me. Not presuming, I just knew it. Now I had complete peace. I felt like one of the three Isrealites being thrown into the furnace, knowing God was going to be with me. I also got into a support group (I highly recommend it but here is a spoiler alert, those guys are horrifying). The pt scan was cancelled by my own mistake, which we didn’t realize until I was already in Utah. I was still at perfect peace.
After being in Utah for a week, (still no pt scan) we went to our oncologist as scheduled WITHOUT the required pt scan. They almost didn’t accept us, because they wanted to see the pt scan first. The doctor relented though, only if I got another PSA test before we got there. He didn’t want to order a pt scan without getting my numbers for himself. (the PSA was at 5 in Nicaragua).
When we got there, the doctor came up to us and said solemnly, ‘I don’t how to delicately put this’. Tiffanie and I were like ‘oh oh!’. The doctor went on to say ‘what are you doing here??? your markers are perfect! (Undetectable psa <0.1 and Gleason 3+3). ‘You’re fine! You don’t even qualify for a pt scan!!!’
I am still numb. I think Tiffanie was more estatic than I was.
People like to tell me all the reasons why that might have happened. Bad instrumentation. Bad technicians. I don’t know but I do know one thing, Prayer still works! God is still on the throne.
1 Samuel 2:30…(God said)…for them that honour me I will honour...
Only God is worthy of honor. I will honor Him with my testimony of how he saved me and now, how he healed me. (Even though I don’t fully understand why He healed me and doesn’t heal others).
My Faith as a result of this is growing. I wish I felt more grateful, but we go by facts not feelings. Faith, not emotion.
‘On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.’
Col 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Who knows how much time any of us have left. I know this, God has us here for a purpose. Let’s make the most of it. I do not want a penny in my savings account or an extra pair of shoes under my bed when I die. I want to lay it all on the battlefield before I go to glory. This whole thing has been a new set of marching orders for me.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
SO, WHAT´S NEW AT PUREHEART?
We are trying to buy a commercial sink and dishwasher. Need a larger kitchen actually! We are continuosly cooking for a lot of people.
PEOPLE WE SERVE DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY (APPROXIMATELY 6,000 people if you include their families! - PSALM 91
1. All Government stuff is tough, and getting tougher. Even bringing in a normal suitcase from a normal airline’s trip is absolute torture.
2. FOR THE ORPHANAGE THAT I KNOW IS IN OUR FUTURE. NOT ONLY AN ORPHANAGE, BUT AN OLD FOLKS HOME AS WELL. I THINK THE TWO CAN BE SIDE BY SIDE ON THE SAME PROPERTY, IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF MONEY. IT WOULD BE A BLESSING TO THE OLD FOLKS TO HEAR KIDS PLAYING, AND IT WOULD BE A BLESSING FOR THE KIDS TO HAVE ABUELAS AND ABUELOS.
4. MY HEALTH 😞
5. Wisdom and discernment.
6. My teaching through the Bible. May it impact lives.
7. Manolito’s health. He has the same thing I had. But he is on socialized medicine, so basically it’s on us to pay for everything because the socialized medicine doesn’t pay for anything.
8. For the kids coming to the Lord and getting jobs through english / discipleship class.