Our missions team pulled up to a forest park right outside a very dangerous ghetto area in East London, South Africa. We usually go to this park to bring lunch, sit down, and connect with the ladies who sell themselves there.
On this day there was one specific woman we approached. She was older and sitting alone. We (Rachael and Tando) sat and began speaking to her as we gave her lunch and something to drink.
Tando got a word of knowledge about her being partially blind, which ended up being a very accurate word from God! She could see movements around her, but saw no color, detail, or far distances. Tando explained to her that Jesus loves to heal people, and that we have seen blind eyes opened before. She was very happy to have us pray for her.
We laid hands on her eyes and knew that God was about to do it again. When we removed our hands she said that she could now see light, and it was very bright! So we put our hands on her eyes and prayed again. When we removed our hands she said that now she could see things that were far away. We said, “Awesome, Jesus! Now let’s pray for complete healing.”
We prayed a third time and when we removed our hands from her eyes she was shocked! She said, “I see a white woman in front of me, and a black woman! I also see that the grass is green, and that color over there is white.” At this point her heart was so open to Jesus and she could receive all the thins that God wanted to say to her.
Rachael had a word of knowledge, the name of a childhood friend of hers, reminding her about how God is calling her back to innocence again. This older woman was reminded to be like a child and receive love from a good Father. She knew Jesus as a child and she used to love attending church. After all this she sat undone in God’s presence, filled with peace and astonishment at God’s goodness.
That day we were able to partner with God’s heart for a woman that most people would never see, someone who has been selling herself every day for decades, who has no particular reason to believe she is loved by God. But in one moment, she experienced what the love and kindness of God looks like. She was blind but now she can see. – from Global Mercy Missions
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