// July 19th, 2012 // Blog
Miracle in Kenya!
What an amazing transformational experience for everyone involved that will be told and re-told and ripple through generations to come:
We have an amazing update from yesterday. You may have all heard about the miracle that we were a part of. I will try to give you as many details as I can in the little amount of time that I have.
Yesterday, we started off the day by going on home visits. We were wanting to hurry up with all of our visits to get to the school where we could play with all the children and paint some rooms in the school. God had a whole lot bigger plan than we did. “For our plans are not His plans”
On our third home visit we carried some food to an elderly couple and their family. When we arrived we saw that the gentleman was on crutches. After talking to them and giving the food we asked to pray for his leg. We prayed for their home and specifically for the man’s leg. After this we were about to leave then Allen said “I really feel led to pray for that man. I believe he is deaf.” He had earlier tried speaking to the man but the man was could not hear him. One of the Kenyan women came up to him and told him that he could not hear him. We found out that the man was born with hearing but had lost his hearing about 16 years ago. He was able to speak very little but he was not able to hear us.
So we gathered around him and Allen had one of the Kenyans sign language to him and ask him if Allen could place his hands on his ears. The man, whose name is Peter by the way, said yes. Before praying Allen looked at all of us and said that He was very scared and that He felt the Lord truly moving and wanted us to really believe. Allen began praying and everyone joined in. We were crying out to the Lord begging Him to heal Peter. After praying, we said Amen. We all looked up to the best grin you could imagine. The first thing he said was “Jesus, I love you!” One of the Kenyans from the side called his name and he turned to her. Everyone began shouting, crying and praising God. It was a moment that was hard to believe.
The greatest reaction was all of the other Kenyans. They were crying and dancing and calling Peter’s name. It was incredible. We continued to talk to him even though he has limited language skills. This is something that would be hard to believe if I was not here, but I witnessed it and it was sincere.
Miracles are not something only written about in our history. They occur every day. What an incredible blessing to witness God’s miraculous work and be able to share this with others. Serving God is a privilege, an honor to see His boundless love extend to ALL His children.
Thank you Lord, thank you.