"For a long period of time I slowly developed very sore muscles, and got weaker and weaker. As a builder it became very difficult for me to work. The muscle soreness continued to intensify and I developed twitching and experienced spasms which would keep me awake at night. The doctor diagnosed polymyalgia.
I eventually became so weak that even picking up a cup of coffee required two hands. By this stage I could not work at all. I also discovered that my brain function was diminishing, which was very alarming.
In March 2011, I attended a divine healing meeting at C3 Church Christchurch, where Western Carryer was ministering. During the ministry time, Weston said there was someone there with a medically incurable condition especially affecting the muscles, and the person had come believing that day for a miracle. That was me. Two of these conditions applied to me although I didn’t know it was a medically incurable condition.
I responded and Weston then prayed for me. The next day I felt better. My wife and I stood on God’s Word for my total healing, and 48 hours later, my strength started to return. I then realised how weak I had actually been.
I was still puzzled about what the medically incurable disease could be. My wife and I prayed, and the Lord revealed to my wife that it was motor neurone disease, which is a condition that we knew practically nothing about. I went back to the doctor and asked if the early symptoms of motor neurone disease were similar to polymyalgia and she said, “Yes.”
Over the next five weeks I got a lot stronger and was able to start an exercise regime. Then, three to four months later, my mind started to function at a reasonable standard and continued to improve until once again, I was able to be highly organised. Eighteen weeks after being prayed for, I was able to work again and even started playing squash.
Now, three years later (March 2014) at 49 years of age, I am working on-site as a builder with three apprentices, and working to the capacity I did in my early-30s. This is truly a miracle and I am so grateful to the Lord for my new lease on life.
We saw a documentary on a man in Australia who was battling motor neurone disease and his symptoms were mine to a “T,” along with other things I didn’t even realise were part of the disease. This, we believe, confirmed what the Lord had healed me from. Praise You, Jesus."
— Grant Maitland
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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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