A few nights after the healings of the Vietnamese sailors in the public square, the organizers of the event had heard the news and the other things that had happened. They asked Edualdo and I to share for 5 minutes on the last night about them. We agreed. We shared briefly how Jesus went about doing good and healing the oppressed, shared the testimony and then casually remarked, “if there is anyone here who has a terminal disease, is in pain or just in need of healing, we will be in the square and feel free to come up and God will probably heal you”.
At first, I think everyone was stunned. After a minute or two, I decided to take a walk around the square and I noticed an elderly Tahitian woman walking slowly and with great difficulty to a bench and motioning to her heart area and looking at me. So I got Edualdo and she told us that she had a hole in her heart, had 11 children and was to fly toNew Zealandin a few days. She was definitely very ill. As compassion welled up in us we invited a few sisters from the church we had planted in the nation to join us.
In a few minutes they had led her to salvation through Jesus Christ. As she confessed her sins, she began to shake and the whole bench began to shake as the power of God began to touch her right there in front of the people all around. She was weeping and shaking and we just released thekingdomofGod. After awhile I asked her to do something she could not do before we prayed. One thing was that she could not breathe easily. So she began to breathe in and out and began to take deep breaths with no difficulty.
What else couldn’t she do we asked. She said she could walk but slowly, painfully and with great difficulty. So we told her to walk and briskly and without difficulty she walked up and down the square and by the