On May 28, 2019 Richard Martinez stopped by the home of one of his employees to give him a ride to work. The man came out, limping and obviously in pain. Richard’s first thought was “How is he going to be able to work?” since they do construction work. No sooner than the man was seated in Richard’s truck, he exclaimed, “What just happen? The pain in my leg is gone!” The man then got out of the truck and walked around without pain. His limp was gone. Again, he asked Richard, “What just happened?” Richard answered, “It’s God love for you.” The day of miracles has not passed!
On the same day that Monique Cordova led her family in prayer at the time of her grandfather’s passing, she also learned that one of her uncles was facing possible amputation of an infected foot. He’d suffered serious burns to his foot, but due to diabetes, it wasn’t healing and skin grafts weren’t working. Infection had set in and the next day, doctors were meeting with him to discuss the likelihood of amputation. Monique prayed for him, and when he met with his doctors that following day, they saw that the foot was now healing and amputation would not be necessary. To God be the glory!
On May 10 of this year, Monique Cordova gathered with family members in an Intensive Care Unit to be with her uncle. Doctors didn’t expect him to live much longer, and the family had gathered to be by his side. Monique prayed for him and shortly afterward left the hospital. Two days later, she called her Dad for an update. Not only was her uncle doing much better, but the doctors had actually released him from the hospital. Monique reports, “Our whole family can’t stop talking about it.”
HCC member Rodney Boudreaux had a long climb from his parking spot to his condo, twenty-eight steps in all. One day last November, he had a terrible fall, down fourteen hard, unforgiving concrete steps. Lying there in extreme pain, he could not move. After seeking medical help, Rodney learned he’d broken his L-2 vertebra. He was bedridden for a time. Doctors, medical procedures and a back brace helped to a degree, but his mobility was seriously impacted and the pain largely unrelieved.
Months passed, and in May of this year (2019) he was feeling well enough to come to church for the first time since his fall. He received prayer for healing. As a prayer partner laid hands on him, he felt warmth in the painful areas of his back. The limitations as far as his mobility and pain did not immediately disappear. However, the next morning, he felt God was asking him, “Do you have faith?” Responding with a heartfelt “Yes!” he prayed, stood up and realized he was able to move freely, without pain. He was even able to run!
Rodney knows experientially that healing comes when one has faith and that it is his mission to tell others of the love and power of the God who healed him.
Toni Payne’s granddaughter, Tatianna, was diagnosed at age eight with Crohn’s Disease. She is now sixteen and she is running track for S.P.H.S. and recently came in second place. She is healed! And that is a true miracle.
We recently received a call at the church office from a former attender at HCC. She requested prayer ministry and a home visit for her neighbor, James, who is dealing with cancer and also needed to recommit his life to the Lord. HCC member Richard, whom God has anointed to pray for the sick, made contact with James and his wife, prayed for him and the pain he was suffering left. To God be the glory!
Mercedes Orozco shares her testimony of God’s goodness.
Before Mercedes even begins to share her testimony, her smile and the love and joy that radiate from her speaks of the wonderful blessings she’s received from God. Before she received Jesus into her life, she was in a “dark place,” far from the good things He had ahead for her. Even after receiving Jesus into her life, things weren’t easy. Her job was already stressful, and things became even more complicated when her father required a bone marrow transplant due to cancer. Mercedes spent many hours with him at the hospital, causing her to miss large amounts of time at work. In time, this led to her having to resign, leaving her unemployed. One door was closing, but God was about to open a bigger and better one. One the same day her father received his bone marrow transplant, she received an email from an agency, which led to employment interviews.
Mercedes prayed and sought God’s peace and guidance, never realizing the unique way in which she would receive it. At home, she did something very out of the ordinary, without knowing why. Because she has braces on her teeth, Mercedes doesn’t eat popcorn. On that day, she wanted popcorn! As she was eating it, she saw a scripture verse printed on the popcorn bag, Isaiah 26:3. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee.”
It was as if God was speaking directly to her. She received that perfect peace and soon afterward learned that she had been hired for a position far better than she’d had before. Mercedes will tell anyone who will listen that God is a good, good Father!”