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Son Healed of Heart Disease: The Testimony of Sis. Judith Biraya

In 1994, when Sis. Judith’s beloved son was only 1 1/2 years old, he was diagnosed with a heart disease where his heart was becoming enlarged. Just the slightest stimulus, like crying, would trigger seizures where his body convulsed and shrunk helplessly. This would happen three or more times everyday and even if there was no provocation, the seizures would come. It broke Sis. Judith’s heart to see her little son suffer so much. Her son needed immediate surgery and medications but they did not have money for such medical expenses.

Around this time, her in-laws were already serving the Lord Jesus Christ in JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY. For quite some time, her beloved mother-in-law had been testifying to her and to her husband, sharing the gospel of salvation and inviting them to come to church with her and receive the Lord Jesus Christ, but they both had not obeyed the repeated invitations.

Before her beloved mother-in-law received the Lord Jesus Christ, she was very sick of diabetes. Her legs had already developed gangrene, But she came to JMCIM, received the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized in water in His name. She was instantly healed of her diabetes! But in spite of this miracle, Sis. Judith’s and her beloved husband’s hearts remained hard.

But when her son suffered from heart disease, she decided to give her life to the Lord Jesus Christ. She attended Friday overnight worship service for the very first time. She prayed agonizingly for God to prolong her son’s life. In her desperation, she challenged the Lord that if He’s the true miracle-working God in JMCIM according to the living testimonies she had heard, He would heal her son.

The following morning when she went home, her son was provoked by his sister by not giving him food and he cried and cried, but the seizures never came. Sis. Judith’s son was instantly healed! From that moment on, he never had a single attack. He was healed completely through the first prayers and fasting of our dearly beloved Hon. Pastor Wilde Almeda! Hallelujah!

Just a month after her son was healed of his heart disease, he acquired German measles (rubella). He was feverish for a week and wouldn’t eat or feed on milk. He couldn’t open his eyes. Sis. Judith and her beloved husband offered prayer and fasting and trusted that the Lord Jesus would heal her son once again. After a week, her son was completely healed without any medications. Praise the Lord!

Now, her son is already 27 years old, in perfect health, and has a family of his own.

Sis. Judith was also a victim of the faulty Super Kalan by Shellane (a small stove that operates with a gas tank). It was new but when she turned it on to use it for the first time, the fire flared up high so suddenly, burning her face and arms in an instant. The , Super Kalan is known to explode, so Sis. Judith prayed that God would not allow it to happen and thankfully, it didn’t. She was brought to the hospital for she sustained second and third degree burns on her face and arms. The doctor said that the burns would heal within months and they would form keloids. But Sis. Judith prayed agonizingly and trusted that God would heal her completely from her burns and they would not form keloids. By God’s amazing miracle, her burns were healed after just a week and there were no keloids at all. Her face and arms are smooth and free of any scars.

ALL PRAISE, HONOR, GLORY AND THANKSGIVING ONLY TO OUR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY – OUR DEAREST LORD JESUS!

~ written by Sis. Rina R. Peru

Healing and Restoration

Sis. Anna Marie de Luna at Amoranto Stadium, February 2011.

Sister Anna Marie de Luna had no other desire in life but to have a happy family. Hers was everything but. She married a man her loved ones were strongly against. Her husband, a few years her junior, was involved in many vices, two of which were drugs and women. In Sis. Anna’s words, “If one would drape a skirt around an electric post, he would chase it and desire it (the skirted post!).”

Indeed, Sis. Anna suffered greatly emotionally. Even when their first baby was born, her husband, Bro. Bob, didn’t change. He continued to indulge in his vices, taking drugs and chasing women, while Sis. Anna worked for a living. She tried hard to hide her situation from her parents, showing a facade that all was well.

During the days that Bro. Bob was out for long hours or many days, Sis. Anna would cry out to the Lord, asking Him why her life was so miserable. She would pray and cry and beg the Lord to change her husband and grant her a happy family.

But Sis. Anna’s problem wasn’t just her husband during those days. She was also suffering from diabetes. One day her leg was bitten by a mosquito. She scratched it and it became an open wound. The wound grew bigger until her leg became gangrened. It was so for many months. The doctor advised her that it might be amputated.

Sis. Anna became hopeless. Her husband with another woman and her leg to be amputated, she felt like the world was crumbling down on her.  She didn’t want her leg to be amputated, for then, she believed that her husband would leave her completely.

But one day, Bro. Bob came home and Sis. Anna noticed that he seemed quiet and in deep thought. He started playing a tape with the Tagalog Christian song “Tupang Ligaw” (Lost Sheep). He would listen to it intently everyday.

One day, Bro. Bob asked Sis. Anna to accompany him to the worship service of the JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY. (It turned out that Bro. Bob had met somebody, a born-again Christian, who had been diligently sharing to him the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ). Sis. Anna didn’t hesitate. She and Bro. Bob went to the worship service together.

When they arrived, Sis. Anna was amazed at the sight she saw – brethren decently dressed in mostly-white, intently and fervently worshiping the Lord. She wept. She felt like she was coming home – to the waiting arms of her Savior. Slowly, she felt the heaviness in her heart lifted. She prayed and made a vow, that she would serve the Lord all her life if only the Lord Jesus would change her husband and restore their marriage and family. She didn’t even ask to be healed of her diabetes and her gangrened leg.

Sis. Anna and Bro. Bob received the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and were baptized in water in His name.

Miraculously, Bro. Bob’s life was changed instantly. He became a good, loving and faithful husband and a responsible father.

One day, he tried smoking dope, but it made him nauseous and he threw up. It was then that he proved that the Lord had removed it from him for good.

Gradually, Sis. Anna received healing of her leg and of her diabetes. It’s been over 20 years now that she is free from the disease.

She and Bro. Bob, together with their children, continue to serve the Lord faithfully to this day. Sis. Anna is a leader of Adults Choir, Bro. Bob is a preacher, while their children sing in different choirs. Ever since they came to know and serve the Lord, joy resided in their hearts and in their home.

Halleluia! To God be the glory!

– Sis. Rina Peru