Some members of my mission trip team visited the emergency room of a hospital in Nicaragua. The hot, humid waiting room was filled with people who’d been waiting for hours to receive medical care, some in severe pain. We decided to see what sort of treatment God had in mind and made our way around the room asking if anyone wanted prayer for healing in their bodies. A woman experiencing back and stomach pain approached us. As we prayed for her, she began to feel the love of God so heavily that she fell to the waiting room floor. Afterward, she told us she had felt the presence of God, and now her body was completely pain-free!
This radical experience quickly drew a crowd of excited people around our team. Inspired by the promise God would attend to their physical needs, each asked for his or her miracle. Symptoms like intense back pain, head trauma, and toothaches disappeared. Many told us they could feel the love of God, knowing He was their Healer. Even family members and friends were so moved at the wonderful scene they, too, asked to feel the touch of God in a tangible way. Some began to shake and speak in tongues. Within an hour, a wave of Holy Spirit love led to nearly fifteen people being “treated” and checked out of the emergency room!