Stories of Faith

Years of pain gone in seconds

After a lengthly issue with back pain, Darren experienced a divine word of knowledge which lead to healing miracle.

I was born with a back problem that caused degeneration in my spine. Because of this two discs in the spine became badly worn, and by the time I reached the age of twenty-eight, my back was sore all the time. This condition was revealed when I lifted a board sheet at work and collapsed under the sudden pain. An x-ray showed that apart from the degeneration, the spine was approximately 5-mls out of alignment. One day, five years later, as I leaned forward to turn the radio off, I experienced horrendous pain. I was taken to hospital the next day, and the medical authorities decided that I should have a spinal fusion.

As well as other problems, the ligaments had been stretched and the pain was causing malfunctions in other areas including my bladder. However, I never did have the operation, and following my discharge from hospital, I was on a sickness benefit for three years. I could not stand on my feet at all without severe pain. All through this entire eight-year period I tried to work, but discovered it was impossible. I could not hold a regular job during the entire time. I came to accept the fact that I would be in pain for the rest of my life.

However, all this changed dramatically in November 2001 when I attended a divine healing meeting in Mangaweka where Weston Carryer was ministering. The week before the meeting I went for a walk and asked the Lord to reveal to Weston, very specifically, what was wrong with my back. As Weston started ministering, he said that the Lord was revealing specific conditions that He, the Lord, wanted to heal. Then, Weston began, first of all, to speak out exactly what was wrong with me. I then realized that the Lord cared about my disability and me personally, and that Weston was really hearing from the Lord. This meant so much to me that God would really answer my prayers like this.

As Weston prayed, the Lord did a miracle. The pain went totally and has never returned. Over the past twelve months I have been able to work doing heavy work in regular employment. I am not restricted. I can play with my children and I live a normal life. I am so grateful to Jesus for what He has done.

—Darren Playford

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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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