Mary - Alston, England - cai.org
During 1987/1988, while I was still living in Austria, I was diagnosed with an incurable cartilage softening process in both my knees. I had pain in my knees all the time, but certain movements became very painful and even impossible. Some specialists in Vienna suggested a major operation involving cutting the thighbone and changing the angle of the bone connecting to the knee.
They said that unless I would undergo this operation, I would be in a wheelchair by the age of 30 (I was 23 at the time). The operation they suggested would not cure the problem, but should slow the softening process down and could possibly bring it to a stop.
I received prayer from some spirit-filled friends; they laid hands on me in Feb. 89 and prayed that God would completely restore my knees. I felt how God’s healing power flowed through my legs like a warm stream. I wasn’t healed instantly, but I knew that God was in the process of healing me as His Word promises.
A few months later I had the opportunity to go up to a mountain chalet in the Tyrolean Alps. I have not been able to walk in the mountains for many years and I was asking the Lord if I should go. The Lord seemed to say, “Try it out”. I went along and could walk downhill (which had been the biggest problem) down a very steep mountain WITHOUT ANY PAIN.
I kept trying different things, which I hadn’t been able to do for a long time; like skiing, playing badminton, running etc. and I was able to do everything! PRAISE THE LORD – GOD HAD HEALED ME and I did not end up in a wheelchair by the age of 30!!