One day while visiting a junior high with a small group of fellow students, an incredible thing happened. We had been meeting with a group of kids at the public school for months as part of our weekly ministry in the city. Little did we know this was the day when God was about to show off.
It began with a girl who had pain in her stomach. One of the second year students prayed for her, and the pain decreased. Then we prayed for her again, and it completely went away. This sudden change surprised both her and her friends. With the entire group, we started praying for family members with various ailments. After playing some games, we went back to this miraculous event that happened to the girl and talked more about healing. After we’d talked about God’s heart to heal, another girl raised her hand and shared that the girl next to her had pain in her elbow. This time, we asked the kids who would like to pray for her, and several of them raised their hands. One of the junior high students prayed, and the pain in the elbow left. After praying for another girl whose pain was revealed by a word from Holy Spirit, we heard that she had no pain in her left foot anymore.
The kids started to get excited as they witnessed these supernatural events. We asked who else needed prayer, and hands started going up all over the room. We encouraged the kids to pray for each other for healing. Within minutes, almost everyone reported a remarkable difference in the amount of pain and said they felt the presence of God. Amazement and joy lled the room as they realized that God had just answered their prayers as they had laid hands on each other. They started talking among each other about how great it would be if some of their friends would be set free from their physical problems and pain, too. It was only the beginning.
We gave the kids homework, asking them to have a little encounter time with the Father some time that week or to pray for someone else for healing. When we met the following week, many of the kids had prayed for people and had seen God touch the people they prayed for. Some of them had even prayed for a teacher in the middle of class, and the intensity of the teacher’s headache had gone down on the spot! Others stopped to pray for a friend who walked with crutches due to an ankle injury. The next day, he came to school without crutches, saying he didn’t need the crutches anymore!
In one day, God stirred a classroom full of kids with curiosity for Him through healing. To this day, He is changing the hearts and minds of these young world changers to see what can happen if they make room for Him in every area of their lives. It has impacted not only them but also their school. Praise be to God!