The latest testimony from our current Music & Arts DTS on outreach in India.
One afternoon, our team were going to run a children’s program but decided to walk around the nearby slum and gather some more kids before we started. There was a really heavy feeling of hatred and hopelessness in the atmosphere. All around us were just piles upon piles of rubbish, and the children walked around barefoot and seemingly fearless. In the expanse of about 45 seconds, a crowd around one of the team members, Lauren, had grown from just the two girls to over 20 people. She noticed one girl looked unwell and asked our outreach coordinator if he could see what was wrong. He explained that she had been born with a hole in her heart and recently had been put on more medications and was gradually getting worse. Having no money to give and no way of helping medically, the only thing our team could offer was prayer. The parents were immediately eager. Another member of the team, Ashley, reached out her hand to the little girl touching her back and her chest right where her heart was. As they were praying, Ashley could feel the beating of the girl’s heart in her hand.
“I will never forget the presence of that moment, we began praying and as we are praying the mom was crying her eyes out for her child.” (Ashley)
They finished praying just as the rest of the team walked up and suggested one more prayer. This time Ashley got down on her knees with the little girl in front of her with her hand on her chest again. “The Holy Spirit was definitely there, we could feel it. We are believing that little girl was healed. I will never forget her big eyes, her heartbeat and her little face. That girl is going to have an amazing testimony, our God healed her.” (Ashley)
By Lauren Harris, Ashley Edwards and Brenna Hull
Music and Arts DTS Students
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