Hello Mission Leaders and Mobilizers,
This month, I want to share a story of healing from Plainsboro, New Jersey. You may be wondering what a story like this has to do with missions. But as we consider the role divine healing has played in the impact of the gospel message, this story is a great reminder that God still heals bodies and souls.
Bonnie Gay is the leader of the community engagement team at Princeton Alliance Church, and she is passionate about reaching people who don’t know Jesus through benevolent ministries.
In 2017, Bonnie was diagnosed with gastroparesis, an incurable stomach disease which makes it impossible to digest solid foods. Despite the frightening pain, weight loss, and weakness brought on by the illness, her faith in Jesus never wavered.
At Alliance Council 2021, there was a healing service. When they asked people to stand for prayer, Bonnie thought, “Do I ask for prayer again? I’ve asked these people to pray for me how many times?” She was surprised to find herself standing. She was even more surprised to feel her stomach moving as people prayed.
The next day, when she ate solid food without pain for the first time in four years, Bonnie knew Jesus was doing something good. He had healed her!
Please share Bonnie’s story with your churches as a reminder of what we mean in The Alliance when we say All of Jesus—He was, is, and will continue to be our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. As Bonnie said, “We get all of Jesus.” In Christ we find healing for our souls as well as our bodies.
God is moving not only on the mission field or in a far-off place but also here at home in our churches. All of Jesus for All the World includes healing here at home. As Bonnie reminds us, “He is faithful. He is good. He is your comforter, and He may heal you on this side of eternity, but He will definitely heal you on the other side of eternity.” Be encouraged!
Director for Global Link