Gete learned to give her power to doctors and authority figures at a young age while battling mysterious symptoms. She tolerated her doctors’ constant probing and endured many painful tests to help them treat her illness. She took a cocktail of pills and injections that sometimes left her feeling worse. But her condition declined every other year.
Her life felt like being stuck on a machine, going from one hospital to the next, one doctor to the next, one drug to the next—all to no avail.
After spending a great sum of money on treatment, consulting every doctor she could find, and conducting endless research on her symptoms—she gave up. Gete felt dead, oblivious to everything around her.
Gete was feeling anxious one afternoon when a local TTI church planter, Bedada, visited her. Although Brother Bedada could not bring her physical healing, he shared the hope of Christ with her. They read a well-known verse: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) And then they prayed, asking God to show them His plans for Gete’s life. God’s revelation could not have come sooner. A wave of peace washed over Gete, replacing the anxiety and fear in her heart. She yearned for God’s life-giving breath in her lifeless world. Gete accepted Christ.
Her health improved, much to the amazement of many. Her recovery was a powerful witness to her family, and both of her sisters accepted Christ too. They became part of a local fellowship, which prays for them and encourages them in their new faith. Gete is now free of strange symptoms, and she knows that her life is in God’s care.
- Give thanks for Gete’s testimony and healing.
- Pray for unbelievers dealing with illnesses and challenging circumstances. Pray that God will offer them opportunities to learn the Gospel.
- Pray that the Lord’s Spirit will be upon our church planters so that they may “proclaim good news to the poor…proclaim liberty to the captives…recover the sight of the blind…and set at liberty those who are oppressed.” (Luke 4:18)
- Pray for new believers who may not receive complete physical healing or deliverance from their circumstances to experience Christ, who is enough to meet their greatest needs.
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