Senior Citizen healed of cancer & serving the Lord gloriously
This is in reply to your e-mail of 1-5-02. If my testimony can be of
help to anyone please feel free to use it. Because of the laws these
days in regards to confidential patient's rights, I don't know if you
would get a response from the hospital or the doctor. You have my
permission to try. If this is too lengthy, or you have any questions,
please feel free to e-mail me. Healing is a subject very near and dear
to my heart and as you wrote, I have found most Christians do not
believe in divine healing.
I will try to not make this too lengthy.
I am a 72 year old woman, married 51 years, have five children, l8
grandchildren & one great grandson. I was born again when I was nine
years of age. The later part of my teen age years I strayed from the
Lord but after my husband and I were married(he had also strayed) we
rededicated our lives to the Lord shortly before our first child was
born and have never wavered from that walk.
I was raised in a strong evangelical church but they did not believe in
the experience of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit nor healing. In the
late l960's my husband and I became hungry for more of the Lord and
received that experience. It was like the Bible became a new book to
us-so many things we had not understood before. We had both been very
active in our church but we began to see that healing was in the
One of the first books I read after that experience was T.L. Osborn's
Healing The Sick. As I compared that with scriptures I knew Jesus had
borne the stripes for our physical healing. Through the years I
listened to many tapes on Healing and read the Word and many books on
In l984, I began teaching Women's Bible studies. Before that I had always
worked with children or led praise and worship from the piano. God
blest the studies and we saw many lives changed, born again,
spirit-filled and healed.
In l988, I began experiencing severe pain in the lower abdomen. I tried
to be sensitive to the leading of the Lord and one night I knew I had to
go to the hospital. I had an ovarian cyst(size of a grapefruit) removed
but there was no cancer. In 1989 at different times during that whole
year I would experience no pain, but the passing of blood clots about
the size of a goose egg. I just kept thanking the Lord that my healing
had been paid for by His stripes.
Than during the night of January l0, l990, I passed many large clots and
went to the doctor later that day. Even during all this time, I
experienced no weakness. Tests were taken and they came back that cancer
was present in the uterus. I felt the Lord was directing me to go
through with the surgery which I had at our local hospital, Rice
Memorial, on January 24th.
The next morning the surgeon came in to my room and his first words to
me were, "It is bad, it is really bad". Now I know that death and life
are in the power of the tongue(Prov. l8:21) so I did not ask any
questions! He than told me he would send the radiologist up to talk to
me and after being home one week he would see that radiation treatments
were started. I can truthfully say that There is no fear in the perfect
love of God. I had no fear but faith that His Word is true! I love the
scripture in I John 5:9, If we receive the witness of men(doctor) the
witness of God is greater.(Divine Healing).
They sent a gal up to me with a thick stack of information to read
concerning the type of cancer(Uterine) which they said I had. I told her
to put it over on the shelf. Prov. 4 tells us to protect our spirit for
out of it flow the issues of life so when my husband came I told him to
take it home and throw it, that we would not put any of that in our
When I got home from the hospital I called them and cancelled the
radiation treatments they had set up for me.
I had been home one week when I became very ill. From 2 in the afternoon
until l0:15 in the evening I was either vomiting or having severe pain.
Yet, I just kept thanking the Lord I was healed. My husband called the
surgeon and he told me to come to the ER immediately. As I was lying
there on the table waiting for him I looked up at the clock to see what
time it was for all nausea and pain had left. It was ll o'clock and all
was well. He could find nothing wrong but kept me in for two days just
to see. When I got home a dear friend called and told me that day I was
in ER she was burdened to pray and at ll p.m. the Holy Spirit spoke to
her heart that she could quite praying as all was well.
When I went back to him for a six week checkup he noted I had cancelled
my treatments. I told him I was trusting the Lord and would not take
them. He said it didn't really make any difference whether I took them
or not as I didn't have long to live. I never went back.
In Oct. & Nov. of l995 I experienced some strange attacks of pain which
would come and go in the pancreas area. The Holy Spirit spoke to my
heart while I was in prayer in the early morning hours and told me the
devil was trying to put cancer back on me and what was I going to do? My
spirit man rose up and said, "he cant do that for God has made an utter
end to the affliction and it cannot arise a second time." Nahum l:9. So,
the enemy was defeated by the Word of God.
I am sorry this is so lengthy, I tried to write just the main points. At
this time we are in a small store front church and I pastor and teach
Bible study until God brings in a pastor for us.
I would like to encourage Christians to be serious about their Bible
study for when the storm hits, most people do not come through
victorious. They have started on the Rock but just don't seem to realize
how important it is to be FIRMLY planted!
Trust this can be a blessing to many. I am so blest to lead a busy and
fruitful life for the Lord I love so much. The Goodness of God is so