Mariam invited her to our Arabic Bible study. At first, Salwa was hesitant to come, but now she never misses it. We see so much hunger and thirst in her for the Word of God, which is encouraging. During one of the Bible studies, Mariam talked about Jesus as Healer and the miracles that He has done. As she did, Salwa started to cry, and all of the women in the Bible study began to pray for her and her family. We found out that the reason she was crying is that she is sick and has been praying for God to heal her.
Three days after the Bible study, she was experiencing significant pain in the middle of the night and was unable to move. She remembered what Marian had said about Jesus and how He hears our prayers and heals us from disease, so she began to pray. While she was praying around 1 am, the phone rang. She could not move to answer the phone, and she wasn’t even able to wake her husband up to answer the phone, because she could not speak. She continued to pray, started feeling better, and was able to fall asleep.
In the morning, she checked the caller ID to see who had called. The caller ID said EL SHEFA TV channel (an Arabic Christian Healing channel). Intrigued, she returned their call and asked them how they knew she was sick and how they got her number. They were confused and said that no one had called her the previous night. She explained to them what happened and that she had been healed during the night. They confirmed that they didn’t call her but said the call must have been God answering her prayer.
Salwa called Mariam right away and told her about the miracle. She was very thankful that God heard her prayers and healed her. Please pray that God will keep this fire burning in her and that she will be bold to share her story of God’s healing with those around her.
-Missionary John Gayed, Minnesota