A year ago, a group of us made the trip to Newbury to minister at a group meeting in the Town hall. Some of you will remember the occasion as so many wonderful healings took place!
One of the people we prayed for was a woman named Pat. She had Parkinson’s and had also injured her wrist which was in a medical splint. Because of the Parkinson’s, she had fallen over and injured herself which was upsetting in itself but even more so because she was due to go on holiday shortly.
She came up for prayer and we prayed for both her wrist and against the Parkinson’s. Her wrist was swollen and tight against the ties and as for the Parkinson’s, that was affecting her severely. Her hands and limbs shook all the time, as well has her head. She had difficulty talking properly. She was quite distressed.
An astonishing 1 person in 500 has Parkinson’s! The Parkinson’s UK website tells me that currently there is no cure, only management of the symptoms by drugs and treatments.
However, there was no mistaking Pat’s desire to be healed from it.
So we prayed.
Something was definitely happening.
She testified that something was happening in her brain; it was like a light was opening up. I can’t remember everything she said, but I do remember thinking at the time that whatever was happening sounded odd!
As she was talking someone then noticed that the swelling in her wrist had gone down. I was more impressed by that than by the slightly strange description of what was happening in her head.
On Sunday 4th May 2014 I was ministering at Glendale Church in Newbury. Pat was there. I hardly recognised her. She told me that she had been to see her doctor recently who had reduced her medication. He had said, “You’re going the wrong way” meaning her medication was running counter to the normal progress of her condition. She cheerfully responded that in fact, she was, “Going the right way.”
She was speaking normally, without hesitation or stammer. She had no problem forming her words. She put her hands out in front of her holding them still; there was no tremor whatsoever. All the shaking in her body had gone. She still had a stooped posture.
I asked her to give a testimony in the ministry time. She walked up with no obvious shuffle or signs of motor problems. She said how she had got prayer last year at the time of our visit and how since then she had been improving – “going the wrong way”.
We prayed for her again as she was wanting complete relief from the Parkinson’s. She had this prophetic picture of her emerging out of the trees into an open space. I say, “Amen” to that!