In this issue:- Hips and backs are healed!
Paul: - Tell me Shirley how your hip used to be and what the doctors said before you were prayed for?
Shirley:- Eight years ago I was advised to get checked out medically, and as a result the doctors said that my bone density was really low, ever since then I have been taking medication which has been changed many times, but my hip was never any different and I have suffered a bad reaction to the tablets.
It got really bad In September 2012, to the point where I woke up one morning and I could hardly walk. The pain in my hip was so bad that I had to get an emergency appointment with the hospital in Bath and an X ray showed thinning of the bones and that a hip replacement might be necessary.
Paul:- What happened next?
Shirley:- I went to a conference but my hip was in agony and so I received prayer from a HOTS Bath member. The next day however I was still in a lot of pain, so they prayed again and 5 minutes later, to the shock of my friends, I was dancing completely pain free…..it was instant, it was a miracle. Since then I have had no pain or any problem walking or even dancing which I love to do.
Paul: - Wow, that’s awesome, what did the doctors say on your next visit?
Shirley: - I had another bone density scan in January this year. When I went to get the results, they looked at me rather shocked and said that it was “unbelievable”. They shared the medical details about there having been a 9.5 % increase in the T score at the lumbar spine, and an increase of 6.1 in the femoral neck which relates to a total hip T score of 10.4% improvement over all since the previous scan. These results have since been confirmed to me in an official letter.
She said that it was absolutely amazing that there had been an increase like this for a woman of my age and that I did not need to take the medication any more. The best they normally hope for is a slowdown in decrease, not an increase. I don’t have to go back for 2 years now. I was overjoyed; I also explained that I had received prayer
Paul: - So how has this healing affected your faith?
Shirley: - I now know for sure that prayer works! A few weeks later, I had some friends around to watch a film, but before we started a young girl with a really bad back pain was there. One of the others said,”Get Shirley to pray as she has been healed”.
So we prayed the way that we do on the streets and all of a sudden she said, “I need to test my back”. What amazed me was the way she started bending over and said, “I have not been able to do this” as she bent over to try it out, we heard her spine clicking into place as she was being healed, then she stood back up again completely fine. It was amazing!
I received a message from her recently saying that she has been completely discharged from the physiotherapist, before that she wasn't even able to lay on the floor but afterwards she was in tears of joy as the pain had been so hard to bear.
Paul: - So what would you say to anyone else who has back pain?
Shirley:- Get some prayer. Since I have done the HOTS training I am seeing more people healed than I used to and I am now stepping into moving in healing as a daily lifestyle. A while ago I prayed for someone else who used to wear hearing aids for 17 years and now she can hear without them
Paul: - That’s a great story, Shirley, a real demonstration of Father's love being made real though healing encounters with him.
Paul Skelton had the privilege this week to catch up with Shirley Fraser who is one of our team members here in Bath.
Shirley shared how she has both received healing herself and is now seeing others healed out of that encounter with Jesus.