I wrote about Douglas awhile back. http://wp.me/s2mzwi-362 Douglas was brought to Arise Africa through the medical team of one of our partners, Rick Via Team. When they brought him to the clinic it was because he could not open his right eye. When they were examining him the nurses discovered a massive tumor right below his rib cage. We sent him off for test and it was confirmed that it was cancer.
When I went to visit him at Malago (government hospital in Kampala) they doctors confirmed that his cancer had spread and they were pretty convinced that the reason his eye was not opening was due to the cancer spreading to his brain. When I found him laying in that bed, I broke down and cried. His family had left for the time I was there to wash their clothes, so it was just myself and Douglas. He was so weak he could not open his eyes and with a sweet new friend of mine that worked at Malago…we gathered around him and asked for healing in Jesus name. I prayed with every ounce of my being.
I was discouraged to hear a few weeks later that they had dismissed Douglas from the hospital. This usually means they have done all they could do and they were just going to have him come in for check up. He was going to continue treatment but the doctors didn’t seem too hopeful.
Today I was amazed when they showed up at our home. I didn’t recognize Douglas. Both of his eyes were open and he came to me with a big smile on his face. He was so eager to talk to me. They asked me to feel his stomach, and when I did, I cannot explain what filled my heart. I can say that I have not witnessed a miracle like this. Ever. I shouted for joy.
As we went outside to take pictures, when we asked him to smile he would just start laughing.
I sing because I serve a God who performs miracles still. Today. Forevermore.