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Praise the Lord!

On the 14th of May 2014 we came for the prayer meeting and gave a testimony for what God has done in our lives.

My husband had a struggle at his work place and as we held on to the promises we had received ultimately he was blessed with an overseas posting and a much better position.

When we came to St. Peter's to witness this miracle, our second miracle unfolded.

Our eldest son, a 7 year old was struggling with severe ankle pain for the last one month. He couldn’t place his foot properly on the ground nor could he run. When he tried to run he would fall. At first we thought that he was fooling around. Later we understood that he was really in pain. We took him to the doctor who gave us an ointment to be applied and asked him to wear ankle guard. But nothing seemed to be work. Ultimately we considered taking him to be x-rayed but before taking an x- ray we got an opportunity to come for the meeting on 14th May.

On that day before we left home, while we were getting ready our son asked us where are we going, then we said, we are going for the Wednesday Prayer meeting. Then he said 'I can’t stand', We told him that he was going to be ok today, because Jesus was going to heal Him.

Then there was a Word of knowledge saying “There’s a person here with an acute ankle problem the Lord is touching this person and that person feels that Jesus doesn’t love him and God is saying , Through this you will know I love you my child”.

When we heard we claimed it for us and immediately our son said that it was for him. Then we said yes it’s for you darling, Jesus has healed you, Thank and praise God. After the meeting was over we asked him how he felt, he said “I am feeling better” so we said you are going to be perfectly alright because Jesus has already touched you.

On the next day 15th May early in the morning as he was getting up before he could open his eyes he was saying “I am ok, I am ok, there's no pain in my ankle”. That day he was jumping, running and playing football without any pain. Our Lord has healed our son and made our faith more stronger. ALL GLORY BE TO GOD. HIS LOVE IS EVERLASTING.

Nirosh and Family

From Ja-ela

Praise the Lord!

I am Sylvia. Sincen 2003 I am in this journey and have been coming for the St. Peter’s prayer meeting

. This miracle happened in the year 2006. I suddenly felt discomfort in my lower abdomen and immediately consulted a gynecologist. Seeing a doctor so soon was something unusual for me, as I am a person who generally wants to wait and see for sometime and if it worsens only, decide to see a doctor. Anyhow within the next two hours, I was able to consult and she was shocked as it was quite a big cyst arising from the outer uterine wall. After getting a scan done it was confirmed that it was a 8cm x 10cm cyst, and a immediate surgery was needed, as it could rapture if delayed any more. Even at this moment it was not giving me much trouble and the doctor was surprised how I waited without any pain, till it grew so big.

The doctor decided and got another test done to check whether it was malignant according to the report. A successful surgery was done and the doctor informed me that there had been another very small cyst, which also was removed.

10 days after the surgery when I got my biopsy report, it showed that the small cyst, which didn’t even appear when the scan was taken, was malignant. As the doctor didn’t want to take a risk this time, he decided to do a total hysterectomy, which I reluctantly had to agree. This biopsy report was very clear and normal and my doctor confirmed that I had nothing to worry anymore as he had removed all my glands up to my chest and if it had spread first it will affect the glands, which too were bening according to the report.

I believe that my Lord created in me the big cyst which was harmless, to show the small one, which was malignant. If not for that even the doctor wouldn’t have known, what has just started growing in me. My doctor, being the head of the Cancer Hospital said that I was very lucky to have diagnosed at the very beginning itself, of this, whereas I believe it was not my luck, it was the LOVE and MERCY of the

Lord and it was not God’s time to take me back to Him.

During this period I really experience the presence of the Lord in me, which I remember some of my family members saw how I took it up so lightly, cause I had the feeling if that was my time God wants to take me let Him take and I was strengthened by the Lord.

It is 5 years since this and I thank and praise the almighty God for this wonderful miracle done in my life.

Praise the Lord!

Our youngest daughter was diagnosed with bone displacement syndrome at the age of 2. From that time we have been taking her to one doctor or another to relieve her of her discomfort and try to get her bones to grow. She is of short stature and was often in pain in her joints. But this did not stop her from always being a happy child. She was the reason my family began to journey more deeply with the Lord.

After a stint of 10 years in Dubai we returned to Sri Lanka in 2007 and spent 4 years there. But the Lord had other plans for us and once again by the end of 2011 brought us back to Dubai, where we now serve in the Sri Lankan prayer group and also heavily involved with Catechism.

Due to unbearable pain and disfigurement in our daughter’s joints, on 1st Sept 2012 we once again consulted a professor who specializes in orthopedic surgery, who said Ruvi needs a series of surgeries in order to just keep her out of a wheel chair. The estimated cost for the procedure was way beyond we could imagine to find. That’s when we once again turned whole heartedly, to our God of the impossible to heal our daughter. I used the FaceBook for the first time to request for prayers for her. My family together with so many others around the world began to storm heaven for Ruvi’s healing.

A couple of nights later, I had a dream (I am one of those persons who never dream. Thus the reason for me to believe in this one). I dreamt Ruvi was sleeping beside me and suddenly I felt a change in her. She gets out of bed and I see her with straight, long legs and arms. I shout out praises and I saw myself bearing witness to this miracle at the Mabole prayer meeting conducted by Lalith thaththa.

I shared this dream with my daughter. From 1st September, every night at 9.00p.m. the 5 of us in my family, together with so many others prayed and gave thanks to God for Ruvi and her miracle healing. We even used the Skype to pray together with my family in Sri Lanka.

During the month of September, there were 2 words of knowledge spoken – 1 at the St Peters prayer meeting and the other at the church of our lady of Vailankanni, where my mother in law attends. We claimed both and kept on praying upon these words. There was another word of knowledge confirming the healing of a child with crooked limbs during the 17th Oct prayer meeting at St Peters.

When the year of Faith began on 11th October 2012, I was sharing the word at our Sri Lankan prayer group in Jebel Ali, Dubai. My daughter tells me when we return home, “mum I know I will be healed on my b’day.” Ruvi’s bday is on 22nd of October.

I asked her how she knows it and she simply replies “I know”.

I clung on to these words and prayed even more fervently.

There were days where my faith kept failing. As a mother I worried what I would tell my daughter if the miracle did not happen on the 22nd. But then I realized my lack of Faith. I pleaded with Jesus to cure my disbelief and to give ME the faith my CHILD has.

My husband and I fasted and prayed and I kept asking God to help us fast to the ways of the world. We did not want logic or reason to cloud our belief in our God.

The 16th of October, was one of the lowest days of my life I remember. I felt desolate and my faith was failing fast. When I returned home from work, I just could not sit still. I felt I was burning from within. I went out for a walk. While walking I spoke with my Lord. I prayed, cried and argued with him. I asked him to give me a sign of my daughter’s healing. At the same time I acknowledged my sinful state but also claimed on the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness. I kept saying…. “I am your daughter, you know me. I know you hear me”. Less than half an hour later, I was seated and trying to study when one of my friends in Sri Lanka, who was at the Mabole prayer meeting at that time (a friend who has never been to the Mabole prayer meeting before) sends me an audio clip of Lalith thatha’s preaching. Although I acknowledged it I continued to study. My friend did not stop there, he kept on sending me bits of audio clips. Finally I gave up and said “ok please don’t send me these. I will log on to the site and watch the live broadcast, myself”

I must tell you, I have NEVER watched a live prayer service at Mabole before this. I always download and listen to them later. So this was a first time for me. The moment I started listening, I was dumbstruck. EVERY single word that left Lalith Thaththa’s mouth was meant for me. Every word hit me like arrows. Lalith thaththa spoke of Psalm 148 where we are asked to simply praise and worship God and only look upon his face and NOT our problem, circumstance or life!! Then he moved on to explain what happens when we simply praise… God speaks a word and that word comes true. He creates something out of NOTHING.

Then came the words from Luke 1:37 “For nothing is impossible with God.” He further spoke of mark 10:27 “ With man this is impossible but with God everything is possible"! I have heard all these scripture verses before. Nothing was new BUT this time they MEANT something so new to me! God was speaking to me directly! Not even half an hour after I cried out to him, here he was, speaking to me!!! He used my friend in Sri Lanka and Lalith thaththa to speak to ME!!!

Then Lalith thaththa gives the example of Esther Gulshan and how she met Jesus and how she was healed. This was exactly my daughter’s situation. I had never heard of Esther Gulshan before, and here is God, explaining to me, how he is going to work my daughters miracle!!! I googled about Esther Gulshan and shared her story with the rest in my family – By this time my whole family was taking part in the prayer meeting with me online.

God made it so clear to me his promise. We immediately bought the airline tickets to come to Sri Lanka and share my testimony as I had seen in my dream the previous month. We realize, God has already begun his work on our daughter’s bones and the dream I saw was the “end result” of it. On the 21st Oct night, my brothers and sisters from our Sri Lankan prayer group gathered at my home and we began praising and worshiping God. I sat up the entire night near the alter and waited upon the Lord for the miracle. On the 22nd morning I was disappointed to see my daughter the same height! My heart broke and I cried. My daughter cried with me. BUT this was only for a few minutes. Jesus gave us the Faith once more. Jesus taught us that His time is not ours and his ways are not ours. That same morning, my husband who had never dreamt of our daughter’s situation before had a vision of her as a tall girl!

God taught me a wonderful lesson. i.e. not to be like the Israelites. The Israelites cursed and blamed Moses when they saw they were trapped in between the Red sea and the soldiers of Pharaoh. But when the Red sea was parted and they reach the other side, they sang songs of praise to God for 7 full days!!

My husband and I thought… we do not want to be like that! We praise and thank God for what he has promised us!! We saw our daughter healed through the eyes of Faith and that was enough for us. We knew the word spoken by God will work once claimed in Faith and never go back unfruitful!

So my daughter and I arrived in Sri Lanka on the 23rd Oct and we testified at Mabole on that day and at St Peters on the 24th.

The miracle has already begun! God has opened our eyes of Faith and he has shown me how much he listens to us by answering my simplest request...

I end this testimony with my 11 year old daughter’s words she spoke during the St Peters meeting. Her 2 sentences have once again given me so much more to reflect upon during the entire year of Faith. I realize that God has spoken to me, yet again through my daughter. I.e. Not to focus upon the situation but to shift our focus on to following the Jesus… and the Miracle WILL happen anyway.

Her words were “All this time my dream was to be tall; but now my dream is to follow Jesus!”

I praise and thank God for revealing himself to mere children like us!!!!

God bless you,
I remain in Christ,
Renuka & Mangala Ratnayake
Dear Brothers & Sisters,

I was diagnosed with “ Aqustic Neuroma” a slow growing tumor of the Nerve that connects the ear to the Brain on the 12th of October, 2011. It was all reveled after I had done MRI which the doctor requested, since I was unable to hear from my right ear which I had over a period of time, causing no trouble except deafness in my right ear but no Dr, would give me any medication without a MRI report

. On receiving confirmed reports about my sickness and the outcome of the surgery, my family & I were shattered. As the Tumor was large in size (3CM) which was almost resting on my right Brain Stem, it was not possible to be taken off by other methods other than through surgery which was going to take 8 hrs. On the same day of consultation we decided to get myself admitted to hospital on the 15 th & have the surgery done on the 17th Oct., 2011. Since coming home, I found myself shattered, scared & depressed losing hope, not knowing what the future holds for me & my family in terms of my health.

I continued praying to my Lord, my Creator & whom my whole future lies with, to give me the strength, courage & free me from all fears & of Pain. Whilst, O Lord keep holding my hand through my 8 hr surgery to be a success. My testimony will not be complete if I do not mention that till the final second that I remember lying tensed up on the operating bed, I surrendered my surgery to my Lord & asked the lord to work through my surgeon in all ways by not complicating my condition through and after the operation. My surgeon confirmed that many of my facial Nerves were wrapped around the tumor, which had to be gently taken off without causing damage since it could have caused permanent disfigurement to my face. I Praise & thank my Lord that this too was a success.

It was a day later, that I woke up semi conscious to find myself on life support lying in the ICU. I was told by my Husband & Doctors, that my tumor was removed successfully & Praise The Lord the Greatest News was that it had No Traces of being malignant., This was also confirmed by the Biopsy reports thereafter. Though, the Operation left me paralyzed completely on my right side which the Doctors confirmed that I will overcome with time & Exercise, which I Praise the Lord has been a success, with NO Psycho therapy. Since my Dr. was happy with my progress after the operation, & my High Pressure I had been diagnosed since the birth of my youngest son, was normal, & my Cholesterol level was under control the life support was taken off in 2 days, and I was transferred to a room on the 3rd day, I was brought home

on the 08th day of my surgery, & given no medication to be taken other than a Panadine if I do have any ache or pain. I had my monthly checks with my Doctor, who requested me to start on my office work from Home in the 2nd month, which I did. The Post MRI was done at the 3rd month & on consulting my Doctor, I was informed that everything was clear & the reports were normal. It was confirmed that I could get back to my normal life, repeating the MRI only annually. I Praise & Thank the Lord for his Wonderful works in healing me & granting me my Normal Life Back with No complications.

It is 7 ½ months now & with the Grace of My Lord, I see myself Recover on a Daily Basis, though, I have a little discomfort at times which is bearable & I know for a Fact that MY LORD IS PROTECTING ME & GIVING ME THE STRENGHT TO FACE EVERY CONDITION WITH CONFIDENCE, WHILES TOUCHING ME & HEALING ME. I further like to mention that since getting back home, I would listen to the “ Four Step Retreat “ CD on a daily basis, receiving an Inner Healing and at times when I felt Depressed & Sad, all I did was Listen to the same “ Prayer CD”, for comfort & relief. I continue listening to it every Morning while Driving to Work & I find that it Inspires me each time I listen to it.

Lord I Praise & thank you for Empowering, Lalith Thatha & the Loyal Servers in the “Community of The Risen Lord”, in recording this CD. I, PRISE & THANK YOU LORD JESUS, MOTHER MARY & MY GURDIAN ANGEL.FOR THIS WONDERFUL HEALING, WITH NO PAIN & SUFFERING.

(Mrs) Jeanie Wanasinghe

Ethulkotte,
Sri Lankav
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I was diagnosed with Leukemia, a blood cancer, in March 2010 a week after the birth of my first child. I am pleased to say that by the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have been given a second chance to life. I would like to provide you all with a brief testimony of the wondrous works of our Lord Jesus in my life.

My journey last year involved many events, each of which were nothing short of a miracle. It would take many hours to provide you with a testimony of my entire story and the many learning's I have been fortunate to learn. Instead, I will reflect on one key learning that I hope you will all consider in your everyday lives. The learning is summed up in Jesus’ words in Luke 12:22-27. Jesus says “Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your lifespan?” He also says, “If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest”. In essence, Jesus is asking us not to worry about the future. He promises to provide all that we need. All he asks of us is to have faith. Giving up control is one of the hardest human challenges we have. The success of our human history is built on the foundations of reasoning and logic. We thrive to have an explanation for everything. I was educated as an Engineer. Trained to be logical and organized. During the course of my illness I spent an inordinate amount of time researching and reasoning to come to grips with my situation. I mulled over my predicament daily but this brought nothing but worry, despair and anxiety. I hope my story will prove to you without doubt that our human minds can hardly fathom Gods great and perfect plan for each of us. Sometimes what seems like a disaster in our moment of understanding in hindsight proves to be a blessing. Ultimately it is only by trusting God that we guarantee the perfect outcome.

They say "Hindsight is a beautiful thing!”. It gives us the ability to deduce why things were the way they were. It gives us humans an opportunity to learn and grow. The Lord keeps no secrets. What worth is there in a miracle if there was no proof? So hindsight has its place in our understanding of why things were the way they were. In my journey, you will observe that in hindsight every event was necessary to save my life! I say with absolute conviction that the Lord never left my side. What I needed in my journey was to have unquestionable faith. Unwavering faith that our Lord has a beautiful plan for my life. Despite all the failures in the present, I needed to continue to believe that the curse would eventuate as a blessing. I therefore thank you all for your continued prayers and the support you provided to our family in having no doubt that nothing is impossible to our God and that he is a living God. You were placed in our lives so that we may continue to believe despite what seemed like adversity.

I would like to make a special mention to Aunty Sunimali and to her prayer warriors. You were a constant rock to our family. To summarize some of the key highlights in my journey, below are events that seemed like a calamity but ended up being a blessing.
1. I celebrated the birth of my son - My son was born a week earlier than expected. I was diagnosed with Leukemia a week after. I am thankful to Jesus for granting us the blessing of being able to celebrate his birth. Praise the Lord!
2. I saved my life by missing a flight - For those who know Leukemia you will note that a key complication of the illness is the immune suppression of the patient. A Leukemia patient has no immunity, picking up any illness exposed. A common cold could easily cause death in a very short period of time. I was meant to fly to Thailand for a conference two days prior to getting sick. If I were to have travelled, I have no doubt I would not have survived. Can you imagine what being in Bangkok would have been like with no immunity? Praise the Lord!
3. I got the right treatment by a misdiagnosis - Despite the Doctors and my expectations, I failed to achieve remission in my first 30 days of treatment. That moved me from a standard risk to a very high risk patient with a poor prognosis. My odds of survival changed from greater than 80% to less than 20% in 30 days. My treatment plan had to therefore be changed to include high dose chemotherapy and to have a high risk procedure known as a bone marrow transplant. 10%-20% of patients die out of complications out of this procedure. Subsequently we learned that the hospital had made an error in my analysis but thanks to the error I received the correct treatment. Praise the Lord!
4. The transplant procedure I underwent was not ideal but proved to be more successful - To complete my treatment I needed a bone marrow match for a transplant. My despair only increased when I learnt that my brothers matched each other but not me. Despite our exhaustive efforts and many donor blood drives we found no matches globally either. This left me only with two options of which neither was ideal. Given the risks of both these options none of the three physicians I consulted would provide guidance as to the best option. After many prayers and pleas for guidance, on my final consultation, my primary treating physician advised "you are making the correct choice”. "The illness will not return”. No professional could commit to such a statement and I knew at that moment that God had spoken to me. Praise the Lord!

My treatment eventuated in being the mildest curative treatment possible and was highly successful. I was never sick and was never hospitalized. This in comparison to all other transplant patients spending at least a month in hospital and requiring years of treatment to deal with the rejection issues surrounding a transplant.

In hindsight I count myself blessed that I got sick. It may seem insane to most but through this event I have been granted with a true appreciation for life. Something I would not have known for many years. I have lived a lifetime in a year. What is more staggering is that my life is better in every aspect. When considering spirituality, family, career and financial position I am better off today than prior to getting ill. Only a blessing from God could have such a terrible calamity eventuate as a blessing. The Lord carries us every step of the way so long as we surrender ourselves to his perfect plan for us. So when Jesus asks us not to worry, I get it! Everything I or my physicians wanted in my treatment plan never eventuated. It's obvious now that if we had received what we wanted it would have not been for the best. I was cured in the shortest time possible, with the least pain and a lifetime of learning thanks to the sequence of events that took place! So let’s not worry anymore about all the seemingly disastrous events in our lives. Instead let us surrender our lives completely to God. When this happens, we need not ask anything because before we even think of what we need, our Lord knows what we need. He is great, he is merciful and kind. He is our father and our king!

Shehan
Sydney - Australia
Praise The Lord!
Dear Bothers and Sisters in Christ,
Today on Ash Wednesday, I want share this amazing and beautiful experience I had last night.I’m Briana, my husband is Tony we are gifted with two young children, and we live in Malaysia.

Whilst listening to the Mabole prayer meeting through the internet last night, which is, not a regular habit of mine (sometimes due my busyness or due to the poor Internet connection) after the worship I heard a word of knowledge spoken about a healing of a rash in the palms. Further, the word described that this person’s thin skin on the palms causes the wounds and this person is allergic to detergent and soap and finds it difficult to continue working with this person’s daily work. I have had the same problem on my palms for 2 and a half years and it has caused a great deal of stress in me. Especially to cope with the house work, children’s and husband’s work with this rash. During the early stages of my rash, we got an opportunity to attend a 4 step retreat in Singapore. We went for the servers meeting which was held the day before the retreat began and a word of knowledge was spoken of a healing of a skin rash and thaththa requested to raise hands whoever claimed it. Although I claimed it, I was hesitated to raise my hand.

Since then I have had this rash on and off up to date. Doctors could not find a permanent cure and they told me it was an eczema. Medicines were available only for prevention not for permanent cure and they advised me to use gloves when I am working and to keep my hands dry as much as possible. The skin was scaly and itchy, sometimes due to the dryness the skin splits and bleeds from these rash points and I used to quietly bear up the pain as there wasn’t anything else I could do. Last month the rash became worse on my right palm, the skin in between the thumb and the index finger were infected, reddish and swollen. The sight of it was so scary and I was frightened to show it the doctor fearing what he would say.

Although I kept on praying, the healing seemed to be very far away. This was my desert experience.I had a problem in my faith. Then I told the Lord, “okay Lord grant me the healing when and as you wish”….But deep down I was hurt and very upset. I requested for prayers from my friends and relations. I questioned the Lord “who is going to look after my children and attend to them, my youngest son is only five months old?” Later I got into the habit of trying to prevent myself from looking at the rash and continued to do my work as if the rash never existed. And in prayer I thanked the Lord for what he has done in my life. I kept on thanking and Praising the Lord looking at the wound. While praying I get this thought very often “what about people who are under going situations much worse than mine and what about people who don’t have anyone to turn to?” I started surrendering them to the Lord and I still continue to do it.

Since last week, I felt that my rashes are healing. When I heard the word of healing unexpectedly last night, I thought, “Oh the Lord has touched me!”. More than happiness there is some sort of a satisfactory feeling in me, which I do not know how to express.

Everyday there are miracles happening in our lives. Thoughts drop down into our minds as “what to do” when we are down or in trouble not only physically but also spiritually. Sometimes nothing correlates when you look from outside. When we see the outcome only we realize that the Holy Spirit guides us in every situation. Even while I’m writing this I asked for guidance as I did not know how to put my personal experience into words.

Praise the Lord!
God Bless,
Briana
(Malaysia)
My name is Henrica, I am Polish and live in Canada. I heard about the Community of the Risen Lord through a friend of mine who also told me about the Wednesday prayer meeting, so I started listening to the meeting online. I was suffering from blisters on my foot for about 6 months, I had blisters and the foot was swollen and red. I just could not walk as it was painful, and I had also made an appointment to see the doctor. On the 2nd of November as I was listening to the prayer meeting, there was a word of knowledge to say that “a person with blisters in the sole, which turns into sores is being healed. At that moment I had no doubt it was for me and I claimed it. I praised the lord and thanked the lord. After about 3 hours I suddenly realised that I had no pain in the leg and that I could walk and after a few days I noticed that the blisters were healing, the redness was gone and foot was turning yellow. |Now I am completely healed. Thank you Lord, Praise you Lord; I know the lord healed me even though I did not ask for his healing.
I have been having this neck and shoulder pain for years; even when I was in Sri Lanka I had taken treatment for this. So that day too when I came for the retreat I was in severe pain, I sat behind and was listening to Lalith Thatha. Then when everybody started singing “I am touched by your love”, tears just started pouring, one thing was the excruciating pain and the other, the song really touched me. When the song was over and in the midst of the praise and worship, suddenly a thought crept up, `Like someone was saying `your pain is gone ‘and I realised that the pain had indeed vanished, at that very moment when all these thoughts were coming up, Lalith thatha said ``A person with a neck pain is being healed``, I was so shocked, because I never thought, it could happen to me, I always thought, that I did not have enough faith to be healed. Then when the retreat was over, suddenly I am starting to doubt the healing as if someone is asking me ``is this really for you, is this happening`` and then I feel the pain coming back again. At that moment I realised what a sinner I am, how weak I am that I can`t even get a healing from the Lord.
Then I thought I must ask pardon from the Lord, I started asking for his forgiveness for doubting his healing, and asked him to pardon me for my sins and just left it at that. Then a few days later, I realise that I am getting about my work as if this pain never existed, and I realise that the Lord has healed me. I know the Lord forgave me, I know that he healed me, God is great, Praise you Lord, Thank you Lord.

Antoinette
My name is Amanda & I am from The Community of The Risen Lord Los Angeles Youth Ministry. In the year 2010, I got a severe pain in my lower back and had to rush to the ER. There they diagnosed that I had a problem in my tailbone which is at the end of the spinal cord. This was a problem that goes from generation to generation. The doctors did a small surgery on me and claimed that I will have the pain for life time. After exactly a year, in December 2011, my pains started worsening, especially on the youth retreat days which were on December 17 & 18, because we had to sit for a long time. It was on the second day of the Youth retreat that Bro. Jagath gave a word of knowledge saying that “There is a person with a back pain, and the Lord is going to touch that person.” My eyes were closed at that moment. And as soon as I heard him, I started moving my back to check whether it was for me. Right then for my surprise Bro. Jagath continued saying “Right now Lord is showing me that that person is checking to see whether it is for that person.” At that moment I claimed it for myself. From that day onwards until now I didn’t get that pain.I thank the all mighty Lord for freeing me and healing me from that pain.
Thank you Jesus! Praise you Father! Hallelujah! Halleluiah! Hallelujah!
This is my 12 year old son Santhush who studies in this same school in grade 7. Santhush is an ardent cricketer. He had been getting ready to play for his debut U-13 “A” team matches representing his school in November. Since he has a great passion for cricket he had been practicing very hard for the last so many months playing practice matches, even missing school .

On the first week of October Santhush signed the agreements with the Rector along with his teammates to play for the tournament. Just few days after , one morning he woke up with a severe headache and told me he doesn’t feel alright. He was running a temperature too. I took him to doctor and medicine was prescribed and doctor told me after 3 days I need to get a blood test done. On 16th morning I got a blood test done and it indicated his platelet count was down and PCV count was high. Doctor advised me that I should come with yet another blood report in the evening as she was suspecting him having Dengue. The evening report too showed his platelets have gone down yet again, and PCV count was on the rise.

I had to admit him that night itself. My other worry was that his Peadiatrician was leaving the country that very night for a week. This was the peadiatrician who has treated Santhush from his birth. Even though she put him under another doctor I was very worried. My husband too was away during this time. In hospital his platelets were dropping in an alarming way. And the PCV count was on the rise. I kept praying to the Lord to spare my son for me. I had great faith that he will bounce back. When ever my faith was shaky I kept telling Holy Spirit to give me the strength to hold on to my faith. I prayed to Mother Mary to pray to Jesus on behalf of me. My family members, cousins, friends and many whom I didn’t even know from all parts was praying for him as the message was spread. CRL too was informed. While his platelets were still dropping whenever someone called to inquire about him ,even from the very day he was admitted, I kept telling them that he was on the “recovering side”. There were people who really panicked when his count dropped up to 36,000 I still kept telling everyone he was on the recovery. Once my sister asked me whether I was really crazy “even when the count keeps dropping you are saying he’s on the recovery”. Since I am on the journey with the Lord I knew very well that nothing was going to happen to Santhush. I was clinging onto the Lord in faith. I didn’t have any fear I was totally calm.

On the 5th day at 6 am the house doctor who visited to check on him told me that today is the “crucial day” as his temperature will be 0, but this will be the time he might start to leak. Yet I didn’t have any fear . on this morning my cousins wife had been praying at the Rajagiriya church at CRL prayer meeting along with two other sisters. and they were suppose to visit him at the hospital that afternoon. To my utter dismay from morning Santhush was really showing all signs of recovery as the redness that was there in his eyes like a spider web had disappeared. The blood looking lips had turned normal colour. And he said his body was scratching. And at around 11 in the morning for the first time after admitting he told me he was ‘hungry” I had to order him food before his normal meal arrived. I was so happy, I thanked the Lord it’s a wonder on the most crucial day he was really recovered. My cousins wife and this other two ladies arrived and they said there was a WOK at the church “that Lord was healing a person who had a scratchiness on the body” and that they claimed it for him. They prayed on him and told Santhush was already healed even before their arrival and not to worry. ON THE 19TH Wednesday prayer meeting while my cousins wife was praying for him there was a WOK “ a relation who is praying for a sick child in hospital is healed by the Lord!” Praise the Lord! When my cousin informed me that night I was overjoyed. I too claimed it for him and thanked the Lord. Everything was fine afterwards his peadiatrician arrived on the 6th day and discharged him that morning even though his platelets were yet

64,000 saying that Santhush has recovered. Right throughout Santhush’s stay in hospital other than high temperature, dropping of platelets and rise of PCV count, he never had any other major complications. Where as severe stomach cramps or pains ( which indicates liver or kidneys are effected ), vomiting and poor intake of liquids is a common symptoms among Dengue patients. His intake and output of liquids was excellent. PRAISE THE LORD! SANTHUSH IS DOING FINE NOW AND WILL BE STARTING HIS NORMAL PRACTICES IN 2 WEEKS TIME.MOST PROBABLY (GOD WILLINGLY) HE WILL PLAY THE 2ND ROUND OF THE TOURNAMENT IN DECEMBER. (PRAISE THE LORD!) EVENTHOGH SANTHUSH WAS NOT TAGGED AS A” CRITICAL PATIENT” HE HAD ALL THE REASONS TO LEAVE US, AS THIS WAS HIS 3RD ATTACK OF DENGUE. AND in the year 2009 HE WAS A VICTIM OF CHIKUNGUNYA TOO. HIS TOTAL IMMUNITY WAS DOWN . AND IN A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE DIE WITH THE FIRST ATTACK OF DENGUE , ITS AMAZING HOW MY SON SURVIVED ALL ODDS. AND THIS IS DUE TO NOTHING BUT THE LORD WHO DEALT WITH HIM, IN HIM, along with my FAITH.

Son, to me, you are a living miracle and a sign of love, of God.
Praise the Lord!
Nilanthi Gunatilake
Colombo, Sri Lanka.
I have been attending the Wednesday prayer meeting quite often and wish to praise and thank God and His Holy presence in this place.

I had cholesterol from February this year and was taking treatment as the cholesterol level was 239.My doctor wanted me to take lipid profile test. When I took the test in June I found that the cholesterol level had gone up to 254. Then the doctor doubled the dose and asked me to diet and to take another test in a month’s time. I was still on medication when one Wednesday there was a word of knowledge saying that ten people will be cured of cholesterol. That day I believed and claimed it for myself. On the 13th of August I took another test. The cholesterol level was 160. It was normal. My doctor was surprised. I thank and praise god for His miracle and His Holy presence among us.
am 25 years old. I was a regular attendee to the wed prayer meeting. As Lalith Thaththa always say at the beginning I was having sort of a culture shock. But later I got used to that way of praise and worship and it became a part of my life.

At the same time I was doing my higher education as an under graduate and was in the 1st year and when the 2nd year exams were closer I found it difficult to attend the prayer meeting but some how found time to come for the prayer meeting.

After I got the 2nd year results I ha to r-do one subject in nov. But that attempt was not successful and had to repeat in May/June in 2011.

Since I had to repeat only one subject I followed the lectures for the 3rd year as well. This brought me to a point where I had to keep a full stop to the prayer service and even Sunday mass. I am a person who used to pray before I got down from the bed and at night. All these good habits left me and I didn’t know what I was doing.

During this time I got an unbearable back ache, when I sit for long hours. This was due to a tissue damage which happened in 2007. On the 1st of April 2011 I went to my family doctor and she said it is because I am seated most of the time. But this advice was not sufficient so I urged her to give me a chance to do an x-ray.

With her advice I did a MRI scan and found that two discs in my spinal code have prolapsed. As a result the doctor asked me to go for physiotherapy and gave me a pain killer.

At this point I could not sit at all because the pain traveled through my right leg and to my spine. The muscle which joins the toes became numb day by day and it was difficult for me. As I am allergic to all pain killers except panadol I was confined to bed. I could not go for physiotherapy as I was the only member in my family living in Sri Lanka. I live in an annex and my parents live abroad. My mother was unable to come down because my brother was doing his o/l’s overseas.

My friends had to come and help me out with my needs. My exam was in May and I was stressed. Since I was not getting any better I started ayurvedic treatment. I went to the final treatment and found that my situation is getting worse. So I went to a very famous neuro surgeon because the two discs which are prolapsed are badly compressing the nerves that run through the right leg. I also went to a famous orthopedic surgeon. The neuron surgeon said ’nothing doing you have to under go a surgery which will keep you in bed for 3 months. But the worst was that this surgery had a risk of the right leg being paralyzed. I could no longer tolerate this situation of being in bed for months and I started thinking about it day and night

and it made my situation worse. Everyone was praying for me except myself. I was trying to reason things out saying “how can God heal me?” but one day I remembered the fact that God is our creator and He has planned our future before we were born. Because of this and one of my best friend’s request I went to the Wednesday prayer service again. I felt bad because truly I felt God asking me “since there is no other solution you came back to me?” in a very shameful way my heart answered ‘yes.’Few after Lalith thaththa started to share the word I was in pain and it got worse so I told my friend “it’s difficult I’ll go home” I couldn’t sit nor could I stand. My friend said not to go and that God will surely do something. By that time the pain was unbearable and the only thing I could do was cry. Then my friend with a help of another friend in the youth took me behind the stage and there was a word of knowledge saying a person who was asked to go for a surgery Lord says it is not required. I only heard the word surgery and all three of claimed it for me. I still had a little doubt that doubt was the seed of the Evil One rooting in me. But my faith grew and was strong enough to destroy it.

Though I was not yet healed I went to the neuro surgeon praising and thanking God. I started to rebuke pain though it was difficult. The Doctor checked me and he said “your situation is ok you don’t have to do the surgery” I praised and thanked God then and there.

Since I could not do the exam I had a rough idea of working but I was thinking how to manage to be seated for hours continuously. I offered it to Jesus saying Lord please take over this problem. None of these things can happen in my human capacity. But you are our living God and I believe you can sort this problem out.

In June there was another word of knowledge that 6 people who are seeking jobs will get it. I claimed it. From the 1st of July I started work and I am able to work without any difficulty. I now think that God Himself made my situation worse to bring me back to him. And show me His love. Lord I hank you and praise you for taking me out from darkness. Though I had

forgotten my god He has not forgotten me.
It was the week before Christmas. I wanted to attend the Prayer Meeting at Maharagama. I flagged down a three wheeler and inquired how much it would cost me to get to Maharagama. The driver quoted Rs. 1000, which I thought was quite exorbitant. I tried to bargain with the taxi driver, and he came out with a sad story.

The taxi driver told me that he was suffering from a heart problem. The doctors had told him that three arteries in his heart were clogged, and unless he gets a bypass surgery done, he may not live much longer. Since he did not have enough savings for the operation, he was charging higher than usual with the hope of setting some funds aside for his operation. Having witnessed the manner in which our Lord Jesus Christ manifests himself during praise and worship, I told the taxi driver that I would give him Rs. 2000 instead of the Rs. 1000 he asked for; but on condition that he attends the prayer meeting with me. He readily agreed.

During the meeting a word of knowledge was delivered from the altar, about a healing that was taking place at that time. The taxi driver who was having breathing difficulties immediately began to feel relieved amid started to breathe with ease. After the meeting, the taxi driver was exuberant and couldn’t believe what had happened to him. We advised him to visit his doctor and seek confirmation of the healing.

To think that the taxi driver was not even a Christian and didn’t know anything about our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord!
I was a diabetic for the past 12 years. Recently, while I was attending the Maharagama prayer meeting, during the final worship segment, there was an announcement from the altar that the Lord was healing a person with diabetes. I didn’t give this a second thought as I had been conditioned to accept my sickness as something I will have to live for the rest of my days. However, my family claimed this word of knowledge on my behalf. How could I believe this? I had lived through this for 12 long years. No, I could not believe it.

The following day I did not feel too good. When I subsequently went to the doctor, he discovered that my blood sugar was very low. The doctor advised me to stop my medication for a week and come back to see him. When I went back the next week, my blood sugar was normal. The doctor asked me to continue refraining from taking medicine and return to see him in another week. My blood sugar continued to be normal the next week as well. The doctor then looked at me and told me “It looks like something like a miracle has happened. You do not have diabetes any more.”

Nothing is impossible to him. Praise the Lord!