Contributed by Koh Yong Hui
Miracles may happen everyday, but it is not everyday that we get to see one before our very eyes. 604 people gathered on Friday, 17 June 2009, and on Sunday 19 July 2009, 999 people came to the church service at 1, Jurong West Street 91 for this very purpose, to see God move in their lives and in others’.
The speaker for the 2 sessions was Peter Chu, Senior Pastor of Taipei Truth Church, Taiwan. Anointed in the gift of miracle healing, the services were accompanied by a special healing session where Chu prayed for the sick. Even before giving the altar call for the sick to come forward, many already started making their way to the front to receive a touch from God and be healed of their sicknesses.
Shi Shet Ling, 31, a sales administrator, said that what really touched her was the example Chu gave on agape love. Apparently, Shi was not alone, others too were near to tears as they listened to the story.
To illustrate his point on “agape” love, Chu shared the story of a mother who stayed through the night without food or water, singing non-stop to a child trapped in the debris (brought about by an earthquake), continuously telling the child, “Don’t be afraid, mum is here.” By the time rescuers pulled the child out, the mother had fainted out of fatigue. Rescuers were touched by the love of this mother, but later found out that the lady was in fact not the mother of the child they had rescued. Her own child had died in the earthquake but she went round sharing love to the other surviving children, giving them a hope to live on. The child they rescued was the eighth one she had helped.
Zhang Zhen, 24, a designer, felt touched by another illustration given by Chu, “What touched me was when he shared of how he was willing to hug an AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) carrier.”
Chu ended the sessions by singing, “I love You God” to the melody of the song ‘Amazing Grace’. Ma Yu, 26, a quality surveyor, felt it was the atmosphere that made the difference.
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After the sessions, Chu began a time of praying for the sick. Allen Yu, 31, a web designer, was amazed by what was happening before him, “I was looking at the difference in length of a person’s 2 legs, which was almost an inch. As Chu prayed, I could see the shorter leg literally grow out to the same length as the other leg right before my eyes!”
“I enjoy Chu’s meetings, because whenever he preaches, the message is clear, simple and life-changing,” Yu added.