I was originally diagnosed with Hodgkins’ Lymphoma in 2004. I have received 4 different chemotherapy regimends over the past 7 years. Prior to August 2010 I had been in remission for 2 years during which time we were blessed with the birth of our first daughter, Sofhia. She was an absolute miracle as doctors all said I had received too much chemotherapy to ever get pregnant. Doctors found the tumor in Aug. 2010 when I was 2 months pregnant with our 2nd daughter, Ahna. Through Gods’ grace I was able to postpone the chemo treatment until after Ahna was born premie at 32 weeks on Oct. 28, 2010. Ahna was born absolutely healthy with no complications. I started chemo immediately and received an autologous stem cell transplant in February 2011. It was during my transplant that we met Gary and Marie Wiens and all their partners in prayer at IHOP Northwest. They all were such a blessing to my family and I during this difficult time. They provided a safe haven for us to go to IHOP NW to receive prayer and to meditate on God’s healing touch! I had a PET/CT scan in June and the doctors determined that I was in complete remission! Thanks to the many many prayers that people prayed for us through IHOP, and our home church in Cashmere, WA and all over the world, God answered all of them! I recently had another CT scan and the dead tumor is shrinking even more. Between the two scans, it has shrunk by at least 50%. My doctor said that it appears that my bodies’ immune system is recognizing the dead tumor cells and it is healing them with God’s marvelous touch! Praise God and to Him be the Glory Forever!
We have had a couple and her mother come into the prayer room recently because Thelma the Daughter, age 30, has lymphoma cancer and is grave health. She had a baby 3 months old and another child about four years old. They have been battling this for 6 years. Her mother came up from Mexico to take care of her daughter as she goes through a very dangerous stem cell transplant and radiation treatment for the next few days. Her husband Jordan told us that the prayer room has given them so much peace and revelation on hope to keep going and pushing through.
Last week when they came in for prayer we received revelation from the Lord on many things that happened in Thelma’s life and she received a blessing from the Lord that was major. Her mother had two decimated disks in her back that caused her horrible pain. During the prayer for her daughter she felt fingers on her back but when she looked back there was no one behind her. On the way home she realized she had been completely healed. We spoke with Jordan several days later and confirmed the healing.
The evening after the prayer over Thelma she had a powerful dream about the Lord. He came to her and His hands were massaging the tumor. We will have to wait and see what the Lord does from here. Please continue to prayer for this family so that mom and dad can return to their children.
I was very short of cash this month. Actually, since I only made $14,000 last year, that’s the usual case in my life. I am a tither but this month it was extra hard because I had one very late bill which was almost exactly the same amount as my tithe was supposed to be.
However, I made my tithe on my online bill pay from my bank anyway last Thursday. I felt really good about making that choice.
I have a Univera business but rarely receive a commission from it. Today, when I went to the post office for my mail, there was a commission check for just $3 under the amount of my late bill that I hadn’t paid because of the tithe! What an amazing blessing! God is SO faithful!
Ashely was one of our worshipers who played the keyboard in the prayer room last summer and fall. One of our leaders met her on the way out of the prayer room and she stopped them and asked for prayer. You see, she was about 7 months pregnant and had been told that her tests had come back positive for delivering a down syndrome baby. The doctors told her that she should be induced early which probably meant abortion and that she would never carry the child to full terms.
This leader that encountered her outside IHOP said I want to pray for you. So she laid her hands on the stomach and commanded that this baby be normal as Jesus had intended from the beginning. She prayed that this baby would come to full term and in fact the baby came 2 days late. They also agreed that this child will be strong and healthy and that the negative words spoken would not have any impact.
Today Jacob, the baby, is 3 months old and absolutely perfect. Jacob has astounded all the doctors with this miracle. Praise Jesus!
On a recent Thursday evening, one of the prophetic singers on our team received a text message from her husband that he had been hit by a car while crossing a street in downtown Seattle.
Tim was enterning a crosswalk when a car came roaring around a curve at about 35 mph, hitting Tim broadside. Tim flew up over the hood of the car, simultaneously feeling his hip break from the impact. Tim has had a broken hip in the past, and knew the feeling! He bounced off the windshield, rolled over the top of the car, and hit the pavement behind the car. As he landed, he heard and felt his upper arm break from the impact of the fall.
Tim’s friend, an atheist who was walking with him, saw the whole thing happen, heard the sounds, and watched the car zoom away, leaving Tim in the street in obvious distress. Tim’s friend rushed to his side, calling 911 as he ran to help. To the friend’s amazement, Tim began getting to his feet. As he did so, he felt the presence of the Lord come over him, and all the pain in his body left.
The EMTs arrived on the scene, examined Tim, and found nothing wrong with him. His friend corroborated the story of the accident, the severity of the impact, and his wonder that there were no ill effects. We were all pretty excited when we heard the report!
One of our interns, Brandon, was stricken with a kidney stone attack. He ended up in an emergency room in excruciating pain. The medication that was given to him had no effect on the pain.
We received Brandon’s text at our internship gathering, and prayed for the healing presence of the Lord to touch him. Soon we received a text message that suddenly the pain had completely lifted, and Brandon is fine. They kept him for observation and an MRI, but he’s completely healed from the attack.
Since the beginning of the renewal meetings the Lord has been encountering me in what I used to call my “quiet time”. It has been very profound and there is nothing quiet about it anymore.
I began to cry out to the Lord for myself, my family and the House of Prayer for renewal to come. Over the next few weeks I felt different inside. I was walking toward some glass doors enclosed in large plate glass windows on my way into work one day. I saw my reflection in the window and although I didn’t look any different than I have in a while… I heard a voice say in my head, “You look really good!”. I was shocked! I kept thinking to myself that I had never heard that voice before and it made me actually chuckle out loud.
That night I went to the prayer room and after my set was over I told my team and it was solidified by my confession… I am okay with who and how you made me Lord!!! Wow!
That same night I found a small jewel on the platform during worship which I felt like it was the Lord just saying… I am His jewel, small, sparkly and clear.
Four days later on Friday night during the EGS I was sitting with some little girls who belong to a friend. My neck, which has 3 fused vertebrae was hurting profusely at the time when I heard Gary say that one of the young prophetic men in the hop had brought him a word that the Lord wanted to heal people who’s bodies were being held together by plates and screws. Would we stand for prayer? I stood, all the while thinking about how many times I had asked for prayer in the past and how nothing had ever happened. I had no faith! Some sisters from the prayer room came around me and prayed. Gary asked for people to see if they had more flexibility than before. I just still had pain and nothing had changed. They prayed again and I felt my neck become very hot… sweat broke out and I asked one of the girls to touch my neck and feel the heat. She did and can testify that my neck had intense heat in it. Then, almost immediately the pain left and has been gone ever since.
I personally believed that the Lord wanted me to sense His emotions for me and how much He loved me… then the healing came.