Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt…(Matthew 15:28)
Before Sis. Tess Lloren came to know the Lord, she had heart and gall bladder diseases. She was in and out of hospitals and took many kinds of medicines to try to cure her diseases, but she was none the better. She was also due for operation on her gall bladder, but didn’t have the money ready for the procedure.
Then in 2008, she accepted the invitation of a member of JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY, who shared to her the testimonies of God’s healing in the church, to attend the worship service. After she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and was baptized in Jesus’ name, she was instantly healed from her heart and gall bladder diseases!
Sometime in 2009, she went to Pampanga to fast and pray. While fasting, some elders of the church approached her and asked her to join them in the “sounding” (where workers go from barangay to barangay, from house to house, testifying, sharing the Gospel, and inviting people to attend the crusade) for the crusade in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. She agreed, but after 7 days fasting and her companions were ready to leave, she changed her mind and wanted to go home instead. But she heard a voice telling her to continue praying and fasting, which she obeyed.
Not long after, she received a call from home informing her that her grandchild had an accident and was in the hospital and in critical condition. Her grandchild has been comatose for 2 days and needed to undergo surgery, so Sis. Tess made a vow to the Lord, “I beg of You to heal my granddaughter and I promise to go to Narvacan, Ilocos Sur to help in the sounding.” After this prayer, Sis. Tess’ granddaughter woke up and walked. Her ultrasound result became normal. She was healed.
This was the start of Sis. Tess’ calling to serve the Lord. She helped in the sounding in different towns and provinces.
While sounding in Laguna, she felt a pain in her chest. It was so painful but she still did her best to finish the work for the day. Back in the pastoral house, Sis. Tess felt a lump in her breast which was causing the pain. She endured the pain and finished all the crusades lined up for the summer.
Then she went to see a doctor. After the biopsy, the doctor told her she had breast cancer. But instead of seeking medical help, she went to Pampanga to fast and pray.
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:21)
After having fasted for 10 days, she begged the Lord, “Dearest Lord Jesus, I trust in You completely. I hope in You alone for nothing is impossible with You! I rely in You to heal me. You, alone, are my Healer! I beg of You to heal me. How can I continue working in Your vineyard if I’m sick? How can I tell people that You are the God that heals and works wonders and miracles!” And she wept very much. Then she heard a voice say, “Child, I have healed you!” (At this point in Sis. Tess’ testimony in the pulpit, she was filled with the Holy Spirit and her body shook uncontrollably while uttering words of praise and worship, tears flowing freely. HALLELUIA!)
The lump in her breast was completely gone and so was the pain. The Lord Jesus has completely healed her.
Halleluia! To God be the glory!
– Sis. Rina R. Peru