The wife of some dear friends in Boras, Sweden, called me during the week. Bjorn & Maria have an amazing ministry to legal and illegal asylum seekers, and find homes for, and look after many, during their asylum process with the government. Maria called because she was with a young, newly married Afghan lady, whose name has (yet again!) gone out of my head. She’s not long been in Sweden: a Muslim, she’d just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and was, you can imagine, desperate. Maria asked if I’d pray for her, so, over the speakerphone, and with Maria translating into Swedish, I did.
Maria’s just called this evening, to tell me that the young lady immediately felt like a power surge through her, and that continued even after the phone call. She’s was very, very aware that God, not hers(!), had done something in her, so I’m looking forward to hearing as this story unfolds!
Maria also told me that she’d bumped into a man in a store whom I had the privilege of praying with when last in Boras. He’d had a stroke, and was, I remember, in a pretty bad way. Suffice to say his future didn’t look good. It is now! Whilst not ‘100%’, he’s living a pretty normal active life, and remembered the hospital the hospital visit of ‘the Englishman’ )Maria was too kind to perhaps say the short fat Englishman!!).
Lovely to hear stories, not only whilst they happen, but after the event, too…. God is altogether wonderful when he can heal down a phone line…. 🙂