Friday was yet another trip to Londonderry and the area around… it began with me realising at about 8 a.m. that my car MOT expired on 27 June: and it’s often 2 weeks wait to get it into the MOT centre. I was blessed to find that they’d had a cancellation, at 9 a.m., and relieved to say that it passed, with an advisory concerning the front brake pads… my good friend Davy King blessed me by not only booking it into a trustworthy mechanic, but refusing to let me pay…. bless you, Davy, and thank you!
I’m still getting my head around the geography of the Derry area, as well as what God is doing! First up went to er… fill in the space!… to pray for a lady, Christine: extreme problems and pain with walking, some of it to do with her knees, some her feet… in moments, she was walking without pain, and perfectly normally – once she’d got used to not walking as though she still had the pain! She asked if we’d pay for her mum, I think she is – Betty – mid 80’s, hardly able to walk at all, zimmer frame, commode and bed in the room she lived in and didn’t leave. No existence at all.
Well, Betty immediately got out of her chair in manner that stunned everyone in the room who knew her: she’d not been able to lift her legs, or really bend them, and was soon doing ‘Tiller Girl’ style kicks from her chair, with no pain, with her sight improved, her sleep (we’ve learned since – which was very bad) took her right through the night, and all pain had gone…
A friend, I think, Carolyn, arrived – with major circulation and water-retention problems in her left ankle and foot. I have to say I’ve not seen such a badly swollen and deformed foot and ankle in my 30+ years praying for people. All that doctors could do was suggest paracetamol for the pain: which was pretty extreme more often than not. Well, Davy got on his knees and got hold of her foot: and as I prayed, he felt – and so did Carolyn. We watched the swelling go down, watched her ‘true shape’ foot appear, and she was stunned…. the pain went, and she was able to stand and walk as she hadn’t been able to for many a day. It was a great afternoon in that farmhouse!
Rather than go on ‘listing’ the miracles and healings, I’ll leave it there: maybe you’re getting bored of reading about them I know for sure that I’m not getting bored being involved in them! I’m still as much in awe 30 years on as I was at the beginning. I think that when that awe stops, that’ll be the day I stop….
Back to Londonderry Tuesday, and maybe Friday this coming week, before heading off on a (potentially) gruelling few weeks of travel, to Romania, with Australia back to back, a short gap, and then to Cali, Colombia at the back end of July, for between 2 and 3 weeks. Knees – get used to the idea!!