In November of 2000, we were on the island of Negros. At the end of the service we were praying for those who needed prayer. As we were praying, my wife brought up a young boy about six years old that had a huge tumor starting between his eyes, running down his nose which caused his nose to spread out across his face. The dad said that the doctors said there was nothing more they could do other than try to keep him comfortable. For some unknown reason, I could not accept that fact. So, against what others would say, I reached out and put my hand over the tumor and prayed in the Name of Jesus that the little boy would be healed. Fast forwarding to 2006, I was one of the keynote speakers at a National Churches Conference when a man came up to me and told me that I probably would not remember him, which I didn’t, but that he was the father of the little boy on Negros that we prayed for who had an uncontrollable tumor on his face. He said that he just wanted to let me know that the little boy was now twelve and doing great. Thank you, Jesus.
In November of 2008, we were ministering in a church on the island of Leyte in the town of Tomas Oppus. In one of the evening meetings, we were praying for people when this lady was literally dragging her friend up the aisle. When they reached the front of the church she come up to us and said that her friend was going to get prayed for even if she didn’t want to. The friend told us that she had stomach cancer and the doctors said that they would only give her a month at the most. I began to talk with the lady saying to her, “you don’t want to be, here do you?” she replied with a resounding NO. She told me that people have prayed before and nothing had happened and for that reason she did not believe God could heal her. After a few minutes I said to her, “it won’t hurt so why don’t you just let me say a quick prayer and that she could return to her seat.” She agreed, so I prayed a simple prayer like “Touch her father in the Name of Jesus. She returned to her seat and we continued to pray for the others there. After a few minutes the pastor of the church came to me and said that I needed to come to the back of the church immediately. I followed him and as we approached the back I seen the lady who did not want prayer with what looked like a glow around her. I asked her if she was alright and she said that she felt light. I said, “Light, I don’t understand light. I asked her what had happened? She said that when she returned to her seat and sat down, it felt like a fire entered her body from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet. I chuckled and told her that it was the Holy Spirit and that he had healed her from top to bottom. I told the pastor that she needed to go to her doctor so he could check her out and then if he didn’t mind would he let me know? About a month later, I received a call from my friend in Cebu that the pastor of the church in Tomas Oppus called him to have him let me know that the woman we had prayed for went to her doctor and there was absolutely no sign of cancer in her entire body. Once again Thank you Jesus.
Those are just a couple of the healings God has allowed us to be a part of in the years we have been going to the Philippines. There are so many more, but I just wanted to let you know that when you surrender yourself to the things of God, he will make a way where there seems to be no way. We enjoy each and every time we hear yet another story from our pastor friend in Cebu each time we have a Miracle Service in yet another church. We don’t look for miracles to happen, they just happen because God wants to touch his people and make them completely whole. He has shown us these miracles to show us his power and how he wants to use us because of our willingness to be used.
You see it is not about us, it is all about him. Not only can he use us but he wants to use you as well. The only thing you need to do is simply surrender to his will and you will see the mighty hand of God move. He has called every one of us to ministry and when we will allow him he will use us. We are nothing special. We are not well known and are for the most part invisible to everyone, but God uses us in so many ways. You don’t have to be known around the world or be someone famous for him to use you, you just need to be yourself and be willing.
God, bless you in all you say and all you do.
Pastor’s Steve & Lorraine Ream