Jaerock Lee's blog: We Can Be Protected When We Live in the Word
Such an incident occurred in November 1982. At that time when we had the Friday all-night service it continued until 6 AM. Shortly after midnight, a couple came into the sanctuary carrying a girl who was about five years old. The girl was crying out not being able to put up with her pain. She was living in Busan, and she was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
The doctors tried to operate on her, but because the tumor was so big he couldn’t do it. Also, because the tumor was growing in the stomach, it was dangerous to suture. The doctor had just put some special thread-like wire loosely on her stomach. It was such a horrible scene.
Her name was Wonmi. She had morphine several times a day. It was the only way for her to bear her pain. With the oxygen mask on, Wonmi was just about to die. Her aunt, her father’s sister, persuaded her parents, saying, “Brother, there is a church in Seoul full of God’s grace. Let’s go there and let her receive the prayer. God will heal Wonmi.” Her parents had given up already and had no more hope, so they listened to her. They took Wonmi and came up to Seoul to the church.
I prayed for the girl for fifteen days. When she received the prayer for the first time, her pain disappeared. After a couple of days, healing works took place visibly. The pain was gone, and the swollen stomach became normal. Then, her parents began to have faith. I advised them to remove the wires in the hospital, but they didn’t go to the hospital and they removed them by themselves with faith. Amazingly, in a couple of days, God let the open wound be healed and closed.
Wonmi had been dying in excruciating pain, but now she was healed in about ten days. She learned the praise songs and dancing in the Sunday school, and she sang and danced with her friends. Those who were watching her were naturally so happy to see her. She was clever, and she was loved by many members.
They stayed in the church for fifteen days receiving prayer, and then they went back to their hometown. When I prayed for her parents, word of the Lord came.
“When they go back, they must keep the Ten Commandments, and their daughter will grow up healthily. But if they do not keep the Ten Commandments, God will turn His face away.”
I told them, “You should keep the Sabbath, give proper tithes, and serve God well. You parents must keep the Ten Commandments for the child to be always healthy.” Wonmi’s father said, “Thank you pastor! Of course we have to do it. And I don’t think that the church has a big bus yet. When I go back home, I will send one big bus to the church.”
But soon after that, I heard the child had died. Wonmi’s parents initially attended church after they went back home, but as time passed, it seemed that they didn’t keep the Lord’s Day. But it’s something to be thankful for that Wonmi’s spirit was saved and she would live happily forever in heavenly kingdom where there is no tear or sorrow.