I was born in a Roman Catholic family. My family worshipped idols and we did not follow the true living God, the Lord Jesus Christ. I was the fourth child to my parents.  Although I was born in a Catholic family, I had a great love in my heart for the Lord Jesus Christ. This led me to salvation. I accepted the Lord Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior and was baptized by Pastor Sam Sundaram. Years later, Chief Pastor G. Sundaram solemnized my marriage. The Lord blessed me with two children. We are serving God as a family. In 1998, I became a member of the Apostolic Christian Assembly, Perambur Ministries. Everything went on smoothly.

            In 2007,  I was affected with a severe fever. When the fever increased, I was admitted in the hospital. The blood test confirmed that I had Leukemia, a type of Blood Cancer. We were in complete shock and in tears. The doctor told us that the medication would cost around ten lakhs and even after the treatment, I would live only for two and half years.

            We thought that there was no future for us. We had no words but tears. Amidst this struggle,  we did not let our love and faith on God to waver. We prayed fervently, claiming the promise in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” and in Psalm 103:5, “Who satisfieth thy mouth with good  things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

            In my sickness, I literally felt the presence of the Lord as Jehovah Rapha (Healer).  The Lord answered all prayers and healed me completely. The doctor who asked for ten lakhs to treat this disease, was astonished to see my recovery and told me,  “Your God is with you”.

My dear Lord Jesus Christ has healed me completely and I have no evidence of Leukemia in me. According to Micah 7:8, “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD  shall be a light unto me.” and Psalm 73:1, “Truly God  is good to Israel,  even to such as are of a clean heart.” I thank the Triune God with all my heart for keeping me as a living testimony.

I thank God for our beloved Pastor and his wife, Pastor Jackson and Aunty Lucy and all the believers of our Church for upholding me in their prayers. Though doctors give the treatment,  it is the Lord Jesus Christ who gives the healing!  Praise be to God’s Holy Name.

– Mary Margaret Kalvinathan