When The Healer Heals
Many if not all of you know, I was healed from post-COVID complications after a long, greater than two-and-a-half year journey on March 25, 2023, when a very simple but powerful prayer was prayed, at a jewelry store no less. A conversation I had many times with Christ in my prayers was the desire to go on medical mission trips and how I couldn’t be attached to oxygen full time. In addition, severe anaphylactic reactions to tropical fruit, avocado, and latex kept the idea of Latin American countries out of the question. But God…He showed up and showed out, and He healed me completely. Thus, I traveled to Honduras on a medical mission trip 7.1.2023.
According to Worldfacts, Honduras is “the second poorest country in Central America and one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.” My local group leader informed me that the average daily income of a person in Honduras is 52 cents a day and there is one hospital for 1.3 million people. I quickly learned that working at the medical station feels far less fulfilling than I expected because supplies are so limited and the needs are so great. However, the evangelism station where I could pray for needs was by far the best station, and after the first three hours, I began blending the two stations together, and that is where Jesus, medicine, and I blended perfectly to meet the needs of those I was serving.
Acts 4:20 (NIV) is when Peter and John witnessed a lame man walk and leap from being healed through the power of Jesus in them, and they state, “As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” For me on this trip, I had the opportunity to share what I had seen and experienced in my own life. I shared my testimony of healing. In response to my healing, I offered a dance of thanksgiving to Christ for healing me, but also as a gift to the Honduras interpreters and congregation that came alongside our team to help us serve their community. I do not own the rights to this music, but I share it with you as a testimony of healing. A fun fact, I was the first person ever to be allowed to dance in this church as the church leadership had voted against dancing more than 13 years prior. I am so thankful that I did not know this before dancing 7.4.2023.
Words fail to articulate what was experienced, what was seen, and words cannot express the experience accurately. However, the song Jesus at the Center sums up the heart of this mission work, and I pray my daily walk with Christ: “Jesus at the center of it all…from beginning to the end [i]t will always be, it’s always been You Jesus…Nothing else matters, Nothing in this world will do…Everything revolves around You Jesus You…From my heart to the Heavens, Jesus be the center, It’s all about you, Yes it’s all about you…Jesus.”