If there is one thing that can be said about Cambodia, it is that the harvest is ready! Our team has had the honor and privilege of being a part of this harvest,
on one particular day God showed up.
We were in a village sharing songs, a drama and testimonies, when we were asked to lead a prayer session. At first the people were shy, but one woman got out of her chair and came forward. We were told she was having back problems and instantly one of my teammates asked the translator to tell the woman to sit in a chair. As she sat down, we asked if we could touch the woman’s feet. In Cambodia, feet are considered the dirtiest part of the body and it’s uncommon for someone to touch their feet. We got permission – my teammate straightened out the woman’s legs and we noticed that one leg was shorter then the other.
We looked at each other and knew exactly what to do.
Two more of our teammates joined us and we laid hands on the woman. We started giving God praise, thanking Him for His daughter and the love He has for her. Then I heard the words, “Leg grow in Jesus name!”
I looked down at the woman’s feet, waiting with great expectation.
But something hit me, this was not a circus act, this was a call of mercy and healing for this woman. I closed my eyes I prayed the same words, “Leg grow in Jesus name!” I heard my other teammates continuing to praise the Lord, then I stopped and knew it was done. As I opened up my eyes and looked down upon the woman’s feet, her legs were even.
I looked at my teammates with excitement then up at the woman. Her face was filled with joy as she stood up, just looking at us smiling. After speaking through our translator, it was confirmed that the woman felt no more pain! We explained that Jesus was the one who healed her, not us.
When our team left the village that afternoon the woman past me, looked at me and smiled. As she started down the dirt road toward home I could see the difference in her walk and all I could do was thank Jesus for what He had just done. That day our team saw people healed, some gave their life to Christ, while others cut off jewellery that was tied to spirit worship. “There is power in the name of Jesus! To break every chain! Break every chain!”
By Sarah Williams
YWAM Compassion DTS student