Stories of Faith

Asthma Gone & Vision Restored!

Catherine suffered from asthma and bad vision in her left eye till she had two separate encounters...

In June 2000, Weston Carryer came to Stratford for one of his healing meetings. I had only been a Christian for a week or so and was very excited and full-on for Jesus at this moment— being very anxious and excited at the same time at what Weston did at healing meetings. From what people had told me at church, it sounded awesome at what God did and I wanted to see God work powerfully and miraculously in people’s lives. So I went along on the night to see miracles happen. I have been an asthmatic all my life and always had to carry an inhaler with me wherever I went. It was an essential part of my life and was just like carrying your keys with you all the time. My asthma was particularly bad when the weather was cold. The cold air affected me so much, that, if I was outside on a cold morning, I would have asthma within minutes, which made it particularly hard to play winter sports. Halfway through the healing meeting, Weston called for an asthmatic to come forward for prayer. I went to go forward but someone else stood up before me. I thought, “Oh no! I missed my chance.”

But I got another chance to go up. Praise the Lord! Weston started praying for my asthma to be healed, and the Holy Spirit hit me hard and fast, and I had carpet time for the first time. What an experience! What a night! From that night on, my asthma has been ninety-percent better and I can play sports and be out in cold air now. Hallelujah! I believe with all my heart that God is going to heal the remaining ten percent. God is powerful and mighty and can heal! Amen! I claim my healing each day in the name of Jesus Christ. I thank Jesus for my healing and love Him so much that I can’t describe how I feel!

I had another opportunity to attend Weston’s healing meeting in Hawera in June 2001. I went along mainly to support the Hawera church. I was not expecting to get prayer for anything. From a baby, I have had quarter vision in my left eye. It never bothered me; I got used to using my right eye for all my vision. I had glasses in my early primary school years to help correct my vision in my left eye. However, after years of wearing glasses, my vision never improved and the eye specialist told me that my vision in my left eye would never improve or could get worse. This did not bother me too much as I had become so dependent on my right eye.

However, Weston said, “Who is the person with the lazy left eye?” Well, that shocked me. I thought, That’s me. I’ve got to go up! So up I went for healing. The Holy Spirit hit me fast and hard again and I had carpet time for the second time. While I was down on the floor, my left eye felt very hot underneath and I knew God was healing me. Before, my only vision in my left eye was an outline of objects. If I looked at a person up close, all I could distinguish was an outline of the body, no features whatsoever. However, God healed me. Awesome! And now I can see eyes, mouth, nose,ears, and so forth, on a person. Praise the Lord! I can now see detailed signs and words where before I couldn’t. I love the Lord so much and thank Him every day for my healing and breath. Jesus can heal you as well. All you have to do is believe it in your heart. If you ask, you will receive. Jesus is mighty and powerful! Don’t hold back for your healing. God is awesome! I give Him all the glory! Jesus Christ is Lord. Thank You, Lord. Amen!

—Catherine Old

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Stories of Faith, like the one above detail personal accounts of healing or miracles, either through the faith of the receiver or that of the person praying, but always in an act of divine love and amazing grace from our Father in heaven.  

This story is from Miracles in Aotearoa New Zealand, a book containing testimonies from the life and ministry of R. Weston Carryer, one of New Zealand’s most notable healing evangelists. His life and story show the incredible love and willingness God has for His people.

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