I’m a missionary doctor, and it was a normal day when I arrived at the missions base on the rubbish dump in East London, South Africa, until a lady came running up to me to say that I needed to go see an old man in his shack. She said that he was very sick and couldn’t walk to come see me. So I prepared to go and took two other missionaries with me.
As we came to his cold and dark little house, he was sitting on his couch breathing very rapidly and looking very ill. I examined him and realized that he had a bad case of pneumonia and would most likely need some x-rays and admission to the hospital. I gave him some pain relief medication, wrote a referral letter for him to see the government doctor, and we asked to pray for him before we left. Our prayer was short and simple. We just declared life over him, blessed him, and left.
A few weeks later I went back to check on him and see how he was doing. Again, he was sitting on his couch as we came into his small tin house. When I asked him what had happened at the hospital, he explained to me that he never needed to go to the hospital because after we left he felt completely better and his chest was healed! – from Global Mercy Missions