Ben was in a car accident and due to the soreness from the accident, he decided to go to the doctor.
The doctor ordered x-rays and what the x-rays showed was a surprise to Ben. The x-rays showed that he was missing two bones in his vertebrae. This meant that the disc was the only thing holding things together. Ben had never told of this before and the doctor said that he was probably born this way. He never really experienced any pain or symptoms, so you can imagine his surprise when the doctors began pressuring him to have surgery. The pressure, along with the pain was becoming debilitating and because he was 22 years young, he became very concerned about the outcome and quality of life he might have.
One thing was sure was that Ben loves Jesus! He was prophesied over that he would become a missionary. Ben found himself with a choice to make. Should he go to Bible College or have surgery? This is when he made the decision to reach out for prayer.
During the prayer time with Pegge, he testified of experiencing heat going through his spine. Ben also had many questions for God about his future.
The following Monday, he had a consultation with the doctor to make the surgery appointment, but he believed Jesus heard his prayer. He decided that he would go to the appointment, but only to have a regular x-ray done. The x-ray showed no change. The surgeon told him not to wait any longer!
Ben was dismayed by the x-ray, because he truly believed he would see the missing bones in place. Ben said that even though he saw what the x-ray showed, he still felt healed and had no pain! To the natural eye, the issue was still there, but God spared him from any damage or even a sign of it. In fact, the doctors have since told him to return in a year if he feels anything! HalleluYAH!!!
Ben is now finishing Bible school and heading on his first missionary journey this summer. Ben believed well and has strong faith in God! Praise God for all this young man will accomplish in the mission field for the Kingdom of Heaven!
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).