One year ago, I started suffering a terrible pain in my back. The pain was so severe that I was flat on my back and could not carry my children.
My family and I were based in Macau at the time and I began to take up every sort of treatment imaginable—traditional Chinese medicine, massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractory. These treatments would give me temporary relief, but the pain just kept coming back. I even gave up my daily running routine. The chiropractor looked at me sadly and told me to stick to brisk walking and put this down to age! I couldn’t believe it! I was just thirty-two!
Then, God blessed me with a promotion to head a global office in Singapore. Before I made the move, I went to YouTube and caught sight of this amazing preacher! He was a funny and passionate speaker, but he preached a grace message I’d never heard of. That got me very excited about my move. I kept telling my wife that we should attend and worship at his church because I could feel a sense of belonging!
From that day on, I plugged into sermons and YouTube clips of just about anything that was from Pastor Prince. I started feeling like I was a newborn baby learning about how much God loves me.
Then one day, a couple of months after moving to Singapore and faithfully attending New Creation Church, I watched Pastor Prince’s teaching on the Holy Communion and I was blown away! I was raised to know God but I had never heard it preached this way before! That day, I took the Holy Communion five minutes after hearing the sermon and the pain vanished. I mean, it instantly vanished! Praise God and His beautiful Son, my Lord Jesus Christ, and His wonderful gift of the Holy Communion!
I can now carry and dance with my children. I am back to running at 10km/h on the treadmill. I am completely healed by Jesus. Praise God for Joseph Prince and his teachings that keep me company when I run every day!
Michael Vaz | Singapore