That morning, those tumours disappeared



In the summer of 1994 a tumor was discovered near my right kidney. Surgery revealed it was malignant and a second surgery removed the tumor and the kidney. Six months later another tumor was found in the bladder. During surgery in April 1995, it was discovered to be malignant.

All during this time, I received a lot of advice from a lot of directions. I tried many supplemental treatments and my next two six-month checkups were fine. But two more tumors in the bladder were found in November 1996. When the results from a December surgery came back on these two tumors, they were not only malignant but they were “Stage 3” cancer. The first two tumors had been “Stage 1.”

I searched the Scriptures and asked God for direction. I grew up in the Assemblies and had seen many healings through the years. James 5:14,15 just kept coming to my mind: “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven” (NIV).

About this time, on a Sunday morning during the song service, our pastor, David Stevens, felt led to go to the pulpit and ask for those who needed prayer to come forward. He asked the “deacons” (elders) to come first and line up across the front facing the congregation. I left the organ, which I was playing at that time, and went down for prayer. As a hand was laid on my head, I claimed the healing that I knew was mine. I knew this was my time. I had three-month and then six-month checkups for the next three years and since then have gone in annually. There has not been a trace of cancer in my body since that morning more than six years ago. I give God all the Glory for what He has done for me. — Nellie Edmiston