Demons Flee, Tumors Shrivel, Bones Pop in Place: How God’s Glory Transformed This Small Town by TAMRYN KLINTWORTH for Charisma Mag
GNN Note – Do you believe in Supernatural healing? If you listen to Bill Johnson, or attend Bethel Church or any number of churches across the U.S., you already know the Bible is very clear about Supernatural healing.
Our most recent crusade was held in Sawla, a small town in southern Ethiopia. Hedged in by mountains and winding, often barely-existent roads, getting to it involved hours of up-and-down, twisty-turny travel and close encounters with trucks, donkeys and cattle.
Arriving was a sweet experience. Not solely because the journey had ended with vehicle and passengers still intact but because of the love of the pastors who met us at the town entrance. No hands were extended in formal introduction. Rather, we were grabbed and hugged by each and all, embraced and held tightly with sincere affection by pastor after pastor after pastor.
My husband and I were taken to where we would be staying, the very best guesthouse in town. Ushered to our room by the crusade committee chairman, we encountered a tiny space with a narrow bed in one corner, a rickety closet in the other, a few candles and matches perched on its dust-covered top for when the electricity failed (which was often). A bucket and pitcher for cold-water washing were found in the bathroom, the little mirror above the basin so scratched that gazing into it yielded a fuzzy smudge gawping back.
“Is this OK?” the chairman asked in his broken English.
“It is perfect,” I replied warmly.
Then the expression on his aged, weathered faced became most serious. He took my hands in his, looked me in the eyes and said, “We want the glory of God at this crusade. That is what we want. We want the glory of God.”