Since the Olympics were awarded to London, YWAM England have been hosting a DTS Gathering in each of the Olympic locations (Cardiff, Newcastle, Manchester, Weymouth & Portland, London & Coventry (Glasgow will host a DTS gathering in the Autumn)). DTS schools from all over England & other parts of Europe gather together for an intense week of teaching and evangelism together. We work alongside different churches to give them an experience of doing outreaches working with young people in preparation for the Olympics. This Spring we had the privilege to be in Coventry, a city in the West Midlands in England. We’d like to share a healing testimony by Craig, member of our staff team.
“During an outreach time in Coventry, we had the opportunity to pray for people for anything they wanted us to pray for. I went with a girl who was part of the team that was hosting the gathering and as we were waiting, a man walked into the church with a crutch. The girl explained to the man why we were there and we offered to pray for him. He explained that he had had a stroke seven years ago and that he would like some prayer for the right side of his body, especially for his arm. We asked him if it was okay to lay our hands on his arm and he didn’t have a problem with that. We prayed and invited the Holy Spirit to come. After a couple times of prayer the man said he felt there was something pulling on a nerve in his arm and after the 3rd or 4th time of prayer I asked if he could test his arm. He started raising his arm level with the floor to test how far he could lift it. I could see that it was still quite a bit of an effort so I asked how far he had been able to move his arm before. He replied that he hadn’t been able to move his arm previously at all! He was amazed and we explained it was not us that did the healing; it was praying and inviting the Holy Spirit. Because he was interested, we gave him contact information for a church and after a bit more conversation we said our goodbyes. We prayed more for the strengthening of his arm after he left throughout the day.
It’s been a privilege to be a part of this week again and to see the how God works in and through the people around us!