Gloria Gonzalez’s story goes back to 1989, when she began experiencing back problems and pain. As the years went by, her medical history came to include four surgeries, a mild heart attack and a car accident which left her with seven broken bones and unable to walk for five months. Constant pain in almost every part of her body was a daily reality. When Gloria and her husband Nick came to church on Sunday evening, July 28, she was in agony and moving with great difficulty, depending upon a walker for support.
Gloria went up to the altar then went back to her seat. At the urging of others, she went back up, only to stand and wait and eventually to sit down again. Then she heard Healing Evangelist Billy Burke ask, “Where’s that lady with the walker?” He called her forward, prayed for her and told her, “The Lord’s going to do something for you.” Gloria went down under the power of the Holy Spirit and as she did so, she felt the power of God go through her body like waves.
When Gloria was helped to her feet, she was wobbly and still moving with some uncertainty, but she was walking! Now she no longer needs her walker and can feel a definite difference in her body, as she continues to regain her strength and balance.
When Nelma Hernandez could not reach her 37 year old son Marc after he’d gone skateboarding in Palos Verdes on June 20, 2019, her instincts as a mother told her something was very wrong. After many anxious hours she learned that he was in the ICU at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in a coma, unresponsive and suffering from very serious brain injuries. During the month that followed, Marc underwent three surgeries as doctors attempted to relieve swelling of his brain. Still Marc remained in a coma, unaware of his mother’s long hours spent at his bedside.
When she learned that Healing Evangelist Billy Burke would be at HCC on July 28, she came, bringing a photo of her son Marc with her. When Billy Burke called her forward for prayer, he told her, “You’re going to see a change. He is healed.” As Nelma went down under the power of the Holy Spirit, He revealed to her that Marc was indeed receiving the healing of his brain. That afternoon when Nelma visited her son in ICU, she spoke to her son, telling him of the word she’d received that morning at church. As she did, he nodded his head and was able to say “yes.” He was starting to respond! As the hours passed, he gradually came out of the coma he’d been in for almost six weeks. He opened his eyes.
Since that time, he’s been moved out of ICU and into a regular hospital room, where he continues to heal from his injuries and the surgeries that followed. Marc is now resting and recovering and is able to recognize family members and friends. Nothing is too hard for our God!
HCC member Alice Guerrero had suffered from sciatic nerve pain for over a year. In recent weeks it had become even worse, with the pain extending from her hip to her foot. During the time of ministry by Healing Evangelist Billy Burke, Alice focused on the praise and worship. Billy Burke told the congregation, “You don’t have to come up to the altar to be healed. You can receive right where you are.” When it was time to stand and worship, Alice stood — and realized she wasn’t in pain any more. The following morning when she awoke, the pain was still completely gone, and has not returned. To God be the glory!
On 7-24-19, Marc and Donna Wright wrote the following testimony on their Welcome Card:
Nephew’s court date on 7-24-19 was a total act of God. Judge had an attitude; we prayed and hours later had a total change of heart. He’s free and cleared and he rededicated his life on this day. He finally sees (for) himself how much Jesus loves him. PRAISE YOU JESUS! AWESOME GOD!
Marlene Mancuso, a long-time member of our HCC family, has testimonies of healing that span a lifetime. Born with a mitral value prolapse condition, she was examined for heart-related concerns in her 30’s and tests showed that her heart value now functioned just as it should. The medical technician who did the test had seen her own father healed following prayer only two weeks earlier, and Marlene’s healing strengthened her new-found faith. Recently a medical scan showed that Marlene had two aneurisms in the area of her spleen and a pituitary gland tumor. Trusting God to heal her, Marlene opted not to have surgery. A subsequent scan showed that further medical treatment would not be necessary. Her blood pressure, once also an area of concern, is now in a healthy, normal range. Both Marlene and her husband have received numerous healings over many years’ time and give God the thanks and praise for all He has done.
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!