Our host David Diamond is a hospice chaplain who ministers to people suffering from terminal diseases.
had brought to the morning service one of his
The gentleman had a severe lung disease which required him to lug around a large oxygen tank so that he
could get sufficient oxygen through a tube to his
and another brother ministered to him.
By the end of the service, the gentleman had removed the breathing tube and was breathing fine.
walked to the car in the church parking lot outside still pulling the big oxygen tank behind him but with the tube disconnected.
After training with the Elijah Challenge
in 2010, David
is now being observed with interest mixed with a bit of concern by the management of the hospice where he
On the one hand, some of the "terminal" patients David ministers to are getting better and some show remarkable improvement.
But on the other hand, this is bad for the hospice business. (In his
has led 50 hospice patients to the Lord in a short span of time.)
All in all however, the evangelical churches among which David
moves here are still closed to the command of Jesus to His
disciples to "heal the sick and tell them, 'the kingdom of God is hear you.'" Unfortunately, the thinking among evangelical churches with regard to healing is "either our way or their way; either one or the other.