Stories of Faith

Food fears

Faced with a potential food intolerance issue led to fears of unhealthy eating, led to a moment of faith which set her free.

“Weston Carryer came to my church in April 2006. I had been unable to eat any wheat products or products containing gluten for about six months. I had not been diagnosed with this intolerance problem, but when someone told me that my symptoms of diarrhoea, constipation, severe headaches, stomach cramps, fainting, and discomfort after eating could be food intolerance, I decided to change my diet. I stopped eating products containing wheat or gluten that I either knew about or found out about, and I also cut back on eating dairy products. My symptoms ceased and only seemed to return if I couldn’t resist eating something that I really used to enjoy, even knowing that it contained these ingredients. 

I soon became very religiously restrictive in what I ate. I checked the labels of everything that I ate, not just for gluten, but also for fat and sugar levels. This food intolerance had become an obsession. At one stage, I recorded everything I ate and would think myself into feeling sick if I ate anything that I saw as bad. Even if it didn’t contain gluten, I would be disappointed that I had eaten something I saw as bad. I began to think that I wasn’t losing any weight by just eating healthily and exercising. I thought I was too fat, so I tried throwing up.

I had only done it a few times before Weston came to town. By that time, I was beginning to see how much of a grip on my life this food obsession thing had become. I just wanted to be free of it all and I believed that God could do that. I felt so guilty about it that I couldn’t talk to anyone about even thinking of throwing up. 

I went to one of Weston’s healing meetings and the testimony he read of a girl that God had healed of bulimia through his ministry blew me away. I was nearly crying, and desperately wanted to be free myself, but did not feel that I was deserving or good enough. Weston spoke out, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, that there were three people in the meeting with the fear of cancer. This was also something that I had been struggling with. I was absolutely terrified of being diagnosed with cancer, and every time I felt a little bit sick, I dreaded what could be causing it. 

After the meeting I went forward and received prayer for both the food intolerance and resulting obsession, and for the fear of cancer. Praise God, I have been eating bread ever since! Headaches and stomach cramps came in fits, to begin with, after about a week. I prayed against them and claimed the healing that God had given me. Now, six months, later I can eat any normal food without experiencing diarrhoea, constipation, headaches, stomach cramps, fainting or discomfort. Thank You, Jesus.” —Tania Mounsey

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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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