When I was in South Africa last summer, I shared testimonies of Asperger’s, autism, and learning disabilities getting healed during the opening night of a conference. I had anyone in the room stand who needed healing in one of those areas, or who knew someone who needed healing. I didn’t know this at the time, but a woman working with the children heard I was praying for this and came to the back of the room to receive prayer for her daughter, then returned to working with the children.
On Friday night this woman got on stage to share her testimony:
“My daughter is 17, and she was diagnosed with Asperger’s and bipolar disorder at age six. Although she is verbal, she has had significant delays in social and emotional development, as she has struggled from aggressive physical meltdowns. My 24-year-old son has been afraid to be alone with her, because she has physically hurt him in the past.
But I asked my son to watch her for three days so that I could work with the children at this conference, and he was quite nervous. On Wednesday, I stood to receive her healing when Eric prayed. I couldn’t see if there was change, because I was away from home. But today, Friday, I received a message from my daughter asking how she could use the washing machine.”
At this point, the woman began to weep as she shared.
“I was amazed, as cleaning, self-organization, and self-help skills have never been in her skillset. I gave her the instructions over the phone, and she received them without any anxiety, which she normally experiences when learning something new.
At the end of the conference, I rushed home and went straight to the washing machine, because I was afraid it would be bashed in from a violent meltdown. But the machine was completely fine! I saw the clothes were on the line drying. Then when I went to my bedroom, I saw that my daughter had beautifully made my bed! My daughter has never made a bed in her life.
My daughter said, ‘Mommy, look in the cabinet.’ So I went over and found that all the clothes were folded and put away. Why is this a miracle? My daughter has never been able to fold clothes, and when I tried to teach her once, she had such a meltdown that she tore her clothes, and she broke the cabinet doors off the cupboard. When I found all the clothes neatly put away, I lost it. I asked my son how she had been that day, and he said she had been great, and that she’d been surprisingly normal.”
One week after this woman shared this, I got a text from the pastor of the church she was a part of, saying the mom had taken the daughter back to the psychologist, and he said the daughter no longer has Asperger’s or bipolar disorder! – from Eric Johnson