Healing School Graduate Mary MacNeill’s Testimony

When I was 20 years old I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. This debilitating disease controlled my day to day life for as long as I could remember. Having a diagnosis helped me understand more about my condition and how to handle my life. Everyone who knew me knew about my condition because I had to know where the bathroom was at all times. And many times I couldn’t leave my house because of the pain and discomfort associated with Crohn’s. At one stressful point in my life, I was taking 8 Imodium pills in the morning before work, 8 in the afternoon and 4 at night to be able to live a normal life. I wasn’t able to eat out at a restaurant without the fear of getting sick. I couldn’t be in a stressful situation for the fear of getting sick. My life was controlled by this disease.
When I was growing up, the church I attended didn’t believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, however I felt more open to whatever God had for me. When I came to Shore Christian Center Church I found out there was a healing class and decided that this was something that I would like to learn more about. I was very skeptical at first. At the end of the first class, Rick and Sandi asked if anyone needed prayer for healing. I was listening to several others talk about pain in their body, and family with cancer. I never thought to ask for healing from my Crohn’s disease because it became a part of my identity for so long. A friend of mine actually brought up my disease and I asked for prayer. They prayed the word over me, I thanked God for the healing that I have already received. That was the beginning to a NEW life without Crohn’s disease. Since that day I have not been sick, or had any symptoms. Coming from a life of living in pain, to being able to eat at restaurants, standing up and speak in front of hundreds of people and sharing my story with many. God has completely healed my body to equip me for the plans He has for my future. One verse that stuck out the most that I learned from class is Mark 16:15-18. I have been a Christian my whole life and never fully understood this scripture. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” I will forever be a walking testimony to the healing power of God!