I find it, even now, almost unbelievable that 37 years ago, through prayer from Ian Andrews, that God has used me to see increasingly wonderful miracles as well as a myriad ‘less’ amazing healings. I’m one of those people who’d have said ‘God can’t use me, I’ve nothing to give, a no one, shy, lonely, and from age 12 (1964/5) to 1987 was ‘pew’fodder’ and always would be until I got so bored I’d give up forever. Then life changed, I owe so much to Ian, Jackie Pullinger, and China for that. Meeting ex-dead ladies in China was significant (meaning they were no longer dead – I shook hands with them and hugged them). Then my life really began, and I could never be a pew-filler again, I’d die if church was all I had… and church without being able to use the gifts of the Spirit…
When I was in High School, I ran on the cross country team. I had been running competitively for only 2 years, and only in track and field, so this was new to me. Towards the end of the season, I had worked my way onto the varsity girls’ team and was slowly climbing the ranks. At one of the last races of the season, I felt my right knee start to have intense pain. I was benched after that race, and could only ‘run’ on the elliptical machine. My season was over. I went to a doctor to try to figure out what was wrong with my knees and was diagnosed with patella tendonitis and lateral insertion of the patella tendons. Essentially, the muscles around my knee caps were not strong enough to hold the tendons in place, and so they were flexing over the edge of my knee cap when I walked or ran, and would get inflamed. I lived with the pain in my right knee for three years before I met Paul Bennison. I was attending a Young Persons Discipleship Training School in Perth, Australia in January 2003 when I met Paul. At that point, I was struggling to go up and downstairs, and could not walk without significant pain in my knee. I had discussed with a doctor that when I returned back to the States, that if there was no improvement, that I may need surgery to correct the problem. Paul came and spoke about healings and miracles, and was a vessel for the Lord to open my heart to hope for a miracle. At the end of the week, Paul met one-on-one with each student and gave a word from the Lord. After my first meeting with him, I felt such a burden to have him pray over me again, and also to pray for my knee. The second prayer totally unnerved me. He spoke God’s love into my heart, and then prayed for my knee. I felt a burning sensation all over my knee, and couldn’t even get out of the chair. The sensation lasted for about 3 minutes, and then slowly faded. When I was able to stand again, I knew the Lord had healed me. It’s been 10 years now, and I am still pain-free! Praise the Lord! Paul Bennison boosted my faith, and inspired me to trust for a miracle. I now have a burden in my heart to pass along the amazing gift the Lord gave to me to others who struggle with knee problems. I have seen a handful of healings over the same problem I had in the last 10years. I am so grateful to Paul for inspiring such faith!
“On March 8th at Seaford, following the evening meeting, Paul asked for people to go forward for prayer. Paul was already praying with someone next to him, so I sat quietly beside Paul and waited. He turned to me and asked me to pray for the person with him. It seemed the most natural thing to do and as I extended my hand to pray, before I said a word, I felt all the pain leave my body. I did not realise how much pain I had been in – back, arms, shoulders, legs, hips and feet. Paul then prayed and sealed the healing work of Jesus in my body.” John Kennett, Fresh Springs Christian Fellowship, Seaford.
O meant to tell you. I met Diane who used to be at the Green and we were talking about you – you may remember her because she was due to go Into hospital for an operation on her shoulder the next day and you prayed for her. When she went to hospital the surgeon said there was no need for an op but if she had any more trouble, she could ring him straight away and he would fit her in. That was 10 years ago and she hasn’t rung him yet!.
With the prophetic words of GOD i received before i meet you, with our prayers (church of Lisieux and yours) we have the miracle !
Gabrielle (the little girl of 3 years old in the same class of my son Ilan) is healed ! Gabrielle was healed from cancer Franck, Aude, Ilan and Debora – DIPPA PRISO Family Lisieux
As always Paul, great stories of God’s love and your love. Thank you.