Two young ladies from our church had to attend a business function to help their Dad this Saturday morning. They were a little bummed that they couldn’t go out for our Saturday Morning neighborhood outreach but decided to “Make the most of every opportunity”. So they were looking for an opportunity to bring the
Here is their story…
We (Erin and Sarah) were planning on going to the neighborhood on Saturday to do outreach stuff with Ryan. But then our dad told us that we were not going to be able to go because he needed our help at a business conference. We were really bummed, but we were just like, “whatever”. So, all day Saturday we were praying for God to send someone for us to either heal or get born again or something like that. We were really bored and found a TV in the hotel foyer, and started watching Star Wars.
Then, all of a sudden, this guy on crutches comes hobbling through the hotel lobby. Immediately we looked at each other and just ran after the guy with the crutches. Unfortunately, he got in the elevator and the doors closed, we missed him. So we started praying for God to bring the guy back. No less than two minutes later the guy came hobbling back out of the elevator. So we jumped up and went after him, yelling, “Hey dude, hold on!” Then he turned around with a weird look on his face, and replied, “Yeah?” We asked him what was wrong, (We were kind of hoping it was his ankle because Ryan had told us that we had complete authority over ankle injuries. – We have seen a bunch of instant miracles with ankles and knees) and he said, “I sprained my ankle and ever since then I haven’t had any feeling in my foot but have had severe pain in my ankle”. So we said, “Do you mind if we pray for it because Jesus can totally heal your ankle”. He said, “Yes”.
Before we prayed we asked him to rate the pain 0 being the best 10 being the worst, he said it was a 7. So we laid our hands on his ankle and commanded all pain to go, and all feeling to return to his foot in the name of Jesus. Immediately his countenance changed, and he got really wide eyed and said, “Oh my God I can feel my foot!” We asked him to rate the pain again, but he never did because he was so dumbfounded. We prayed again for the swelling in his ankle to go down and for total mobility to return. The swelling went down right before our eyes. He started walking around, saying, “Oh my God, thank you!” We prayed one last time for total and complete healing, because he was still limping a little bit. The whole time we were praying he was saying, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!”
By the time we were done praying Jesus had totally healed him! He was walking around without his crutches and jumping up and down. He said his name was Antwon, and he asked us what our names were, and we told him. We asked, “Are you born again?” He answered saying, “Yes, I believe that Jesus is King and that he died and rose again.” He continued to tell us how he had just gotten back from serving in Iraq a month ago and how ever since he has been back his view of Jesus, America, and people in general had been very pessimistic. He told us, “You don’t understand, this is the best thing that has happened to me since I have been back, thank you!” We told him, “Jesus is King, and he healed your ankle. Now you have total authority over ankle injuries, so every time you see someone with an ankle injury, command it to be healed in Jesus name and it will happen because you believe.”
He thanked us again, and we went our separate ways. We were so excited about what Jesus had done that we ran back into the hotel and interrupted the business meeting to tell our parents. We started telling our parents the story, and by the end of the story everyone in the business meeting was gathered around us listening intently. As we were telling them, Antwon walked over and started telling everyone his testimony himself and showing them how he could now walk and also jump up and down. When he was done telling everyone, we pulled him aside and asked him if we could have his crutches since he obviously no longer needed them. He said yes and ran to get us his crutches. He gave us his crutches, thanked us again and then walked away completely healed!