I’m sorry but I just have to share this story…God is sooooo good!!!!
Before I get to the story let me just remind you guys about how important your story is. Back in September I wrote a post about my story, your story, our story and how important and valuable they are. If you never read it, I dug it out of the archives to read again. Stories. Our stories, our testimonies help to encourage and build faith in the heart of others. So I share a testimony from Cambodia.
I will admit I had high hopes when heading to Cambodia…It says in the last days God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh. We will heal the sick, raise the dead, etc. We prayed for a lot of people but didn’t see much fruit come from those prayers…until today….3 weeks after leaving Cambodia there are stories emerging.
On our 2nd to last day in the village we were asked to go and pray for a man who was very sick. He had spent the last 44 years of his life living in rebellion. He was the father or 9 and had spent most of his life drinking. He was taken to the doctor two days before we saw him and given 5 days to live. He had psorosis of the liver and was slowly dying. His body was so frail, but in his frailty his body was taking on fluid. He looked as if he had small tree trunks for legs and was pregnant with sextuplets. The lower half of his body was huge!!! The upper half though was not. You could tell he had not been eating. He was stick thin. You could see every bone in his upper torso, his cheeks were sunk in and you could see the rising and falling of his labored breathing. He had tattos marking his years in the Khmer Rouge. He couldn’t really speak, he could not walk, he could not eat and could not lay down as the weight of his body cut off his air supply. Guys he was in bad shape. I had never seen anything like it.
His sister had asked us to come and pray for him. He had accepted Jesus 4 months prior and believed for healing. When I walked up I did all I could to not look shocked, stunned or too surprised. As our team arrived we just began to pray for him. We prayed for mercy, we prayed for the sparing of his life. We also prayed for peace and comfort for his last days. We sang songs over him and many of us weeped over him. We prayed that God would spare this man’s life that he would be a testimony in his village to the goodness of God. We prayed and prayed and prayed….NOTHING HAPPENED. We prayed until he asked us to leave so that he could sleep, he was very tired. So after about 1.5 hours of just praying for him we left.
We have been getting updates but here is the newest one. This was 1 month ago and he is still alive. Not only is he alive he can walk on his own and eat. His stomach and legs are losing fluid and going back to their original size. He is getting better everyday and is breathing much better as well. His liver was the size of a small golf ball….he was given 5 days to live.
HE IS STILL ALIVE…God is good!!!!