Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Words from a Missionary from Kentucky

A few words from Claudia Stull, a faithful summer missionary to Honduras for several years now. She, along with her friends, visit Dr. Ana and John each summer and support their work with time, love and prayer. If you would like to donate to The Hands of Christ you may send a check to P.O. Box 1252, Franklin, TN 37065 or donate online to

It is so easy to get caught up in the daily doings and miss out on seeing God in action. How did I see God as work here today, I pondered in my room. How could I not see him when we are here to minister to the people in His name?

Over the weekend God told me to pray with each person or family that I saw in the clinic. That Monday, John opened the clinic in prayer and asked God to show us how to ‘open our mouths’, and speak what the people needed to hear. Confirmation. I began praying with those I saw.

That morning three women came with physical concerns, but also with issues of the heart that needed to talk and be comforted. Not the usual scenario. The next day six people accepted Christ. Later came the older gentleman who told us of how he met God two years ago and was now marrying his common law wife of 35 years, because he saw that living together was not what God would have him do. His desire now is to live his life in a manner pleasing to God.

Prayer was through a young interpreter and as she worked with all of us, the Holy Spirit came alive for her, replacing what she had known as a dead religious spirit. She asked God to show her how to live this vibrant God-filled life and how to have a personal relationship with Him.

The last day of clinic a young man was carried in minimally responsive. Ana diagnosed him with hemorrhagic dengue, which is most often fatal. Ana, Pastora Margarita and I prayed for him as Ana believed he had only a short while to live. Ana led him to Christ, and asked those with him to take him to the hospital immediately. Clinic was busy that morning but I did see him briefly and noticed that he was able to walk unassisted to a chair to wait on transportation. Later we learned that he recovered. As Ana said, “The boy is more than better. Everybody in Las Hadras admired the way GOD HEALED THIS BOY!!! HE NEVER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL. He just drank oral rehydration salt at his house. I remember this boy was running a fever and hypotension. I did not give him any other medication except what I told you. And the end of this story: GOD HEALED HIM.”

We saw the sprit of satan and the sprit of lawlessness at work, but we saw the Spirit of God as well, and God is more powerful still.

You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. Jer. 23:19

We sought Him and He showed up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great job Claudia!