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All Things worked out Good for Eugenia

Paul  Wong

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”  (Rom. 8:28)

 

When our Lord Jesus Christ went to the cross Satan thought he had defeated the Son of God but the devil was completely mistaken. The crucifixion of Jesus has been the best kept secret since the beginning of the world. “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden mystery which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” (1 Cor. 2:7-8) “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Heb. 2:14-15)

 

When I went to Melbourne, Australia I spent most of my sixteen days with Liang, Eugenia’s husband, and also with “Sunny”, one of Eugenia’s closest friends. I learned from them that Eugenia was not afraid to die and she was prepared to meet her God. Her positive attitude towards death could only have come from the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” (Jn. 12:24) This is a beautiful illustration of the necessary sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Our Lord had to die to pay the penalty for our sin and also to show His power over death. By His death the whole of mankind can receive salvation.

 

Stephen, the first martyr, was stoned to death as he prayed for his persecutors and one of them was Saul, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” (Acts 7:57-70) Stephen’s prayer and death made a profound impact on Paul, who later became the world’s greatest missionary.

 

God had used the deaths of my grandmother and father as powerful testimonies to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I remember after my grandmother died in Ipoh, Malaysia, a sweet and fragrant aroma filled the whole room, and it had made a strong impact on many relatives and friends of the family who were not Christians. The funeral procession for my grandmother was a grand affair. It was formed by a long line of mourners walking behind the hearse, followed by three bands that were evenly spaced out. There were more than forty cars with passengers and many trucks that carried wreaths and banners. The funeral was like one given to a state dignitary. It was very well attended by many prominent and ordinary people in Ipoh who knew her to be an examplary Christian woman who loved God and others as she loved herself. Go to: My Grandmother, a Woman of Faith"

 

My father, Zacchaeus Wong, became a minister and he preached the gospel of Jesus Christ in Malaysia and Canada. When he was sick in the hospital in Toronto our family prayed for him. As my mother was weeping and praying for him at about dawn, she was filled with the Holy Spirit and began to prophesy, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Psm. 30:5) Our Lord Jesus Christ took my father home that same morning of my mother’s prophesying. During the Memorial Service of my father a family that are distant relatives whom we have not met for several years, came to pay their respects. They noticed our family was very composed and wanted to know how we were able to have that kind of attitude. We explained to them our Christian beliefs and witnessed the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Praise and thank God that whole family believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized into Him.

 

My sister Winnie had asked God to give her a sign that all was well with Eugenia.  On Tuesday May 3 between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. as she was praying for her sister.  she sang spiritual songs with laughter and was full of joy. Winnie’s prayer is a good sign that Eugenia is now with our Lord Jesus Christ.  

 

It is not easy for our family, both in the United States and in Canada, to accept the reality that our dear sister Eugenia has gone home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is even harder for Liang, Eugenia’s husband, who truly loves her, to come to this realization that she will no longer be with him again. One thing will help all of us is the comfort that we shall meet her again in heaven when the Lord Jesus Christ returns.

 

My   First  Impression  of  Melbourne  was  Good

 

I have learned many things, mostly good ones, when I stayed in Melbourne, Australia for sixteen days from April 17 through May 3, 2005.  After the plane arrived at the Melbourne airport the captain of the aircraft gave us a warm greeting and announced the outside temperature was 24 degrees Centigrade which is 75 degrees Fahrenheit.  There was bright sunshine.  That was the typical weather of Melbourne throughout the sixteen days I was there.  I read in the local newspaper that the Autumn weather during that period was the best ever recorded in their history.  What a blessing!  When I met Liang’s brothers and sisters-in-law they complimented me for bringing the good weather to Melbourne.  But I said, “Praise and thank God!”

 

After going through immigration and customs I was met by Brother Walter Vun who came with his son Michael.  Brother Abraham Ng and his wife Suan-Sim were also there.  During the trip from the airport to the hospital Brother Walter told me that Eugenia’s faith had been good.  She and Liang had been attending church services regularly.  This is a good report.

 

My  Ministry  with  Eugenia   in   Melbourne

 

I went to Melbourne with several objectives concerning my sister Eugenia. The main ones were to pray for the healing of her cancer sickness at the end stage, to ensure that she had the right relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, and also to give encouragement to Liang and the relatives and friends in that city.

 

I remembered my prayer at the San Francisco airport when I asked God whether or not He would let my sister Eugenia die. God’s answer was: “It all depends on your sister.” Of course, I did not know whether or not my sister would live or die, but I would do everything within my ability to see that she lived. Another objective was also to minister to Eugenia in every way I could to prepare her for heaven should she not survive the end stage of her cancer sickness.

 

One of the purposes of my going to Melbourne was to pray for the healing of my sister Eugenia. As long as she was still breathing, her heart was still beating and she had not crossed the line to eternity, we would still believe that she could be healed.

 

The  Palliative  Care  Unit  in  Melbourne,  Australia

 

From the Melbourne Airport I was brought straight to the Palliative Care Unit (PCU) of the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.  Let me explain what a Palliative Care Unit is. The word “palliative” means soothing anxieties, other intense emotions and also physical pain.  Palliative Care treats only symptoms and not the cause.  In the case of cancer in which the symptom is excruciating pain the Palliative Care treatment is to only alleviate the pain and not cure cancer or prolong life.

 

Here is the mission statement of the Palliative Care Unit at this hospital.

 

“The Palliative Care Unit is committed to providing comprehensive care for patients with progressive, advanced disease and a limited life expectancy, and also to the support of their families.

 

Admission to the Palliative Care Unit may be for

        The treatment of pain or physical symptoms

        The management of psychosocial  problems

        Respite care

        End of life care

 

When people have acute illness in the United States they are normally sent to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital and are treated for the purpose of healing and also the alleviation of pain.  For terminal illness they are admitted in hospices where patients are taken care in the best way to allow them to live as long as possible. We seldom hear or read about the Palliative Care Unit within the hospitals in the U.S.A. but they do exist.

 

Agreement  to  Pray  for  the  Healing  of  Eugenia

 

On the first day of my arrival at the Palliative Care Unit I met Liang in the family room.  He was distraught about the Eugenia's health condition. The previous day was very bad for Eugenia.  She had not eaten and was unable to speak.  Liang had tried to give her water just before our arrival, but she could not drink even a little bit.


There were six people in the family room. They were Brother Walter, Brother Michael, Brother Abraham and his wife Sister Suan-Sim, Liang and me.  All six of us agreed to pray for the healing of Eugenia.


After a short while we entered the room where Eugenia was resting, all of us joined hands in prayer. As we all prayed in one accord I laid hands on Eugenia's forehead. After the prayer Liang gave Eugenia some water and she drank it. After some time Liang gave Eugenia some more water and she also drank it. In the afternoon she also drank some carrot juice. A little bit later she indicated that she wanted to eat some food. That was the first sign of positive response from Eugenia.  Liang was truly encouraged at that time.

 

God’s  People  Praying  for  Eugenia


Many believers of the Lord Jesus Christ have been praying for my sister Eugenia. Time and space does not allow me to list their names. This is truly God's bringing His people together in one accord to do His will. There are ministers and members of the True Jesus Churches in Melbourne, Houston and all over the world praying for her. There are many prayerful Christian friends from the Australia For Christ Fellowship, Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, Assemblies of God, Pentecostal churches, Roman Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Messianic Jewish congregations, and it is impossible for me to name the hundreds and thousands of prayer warriors from the ARK Forum, Two Testament, etc, etc. who have been fervently praying for Eugenia.

 

Liang’s relatives and friends in Melbourne have been extremely supportive in visiting Eugenia in the hospital almost daily. The hospital staff have performed their duties admirably making Eugenia’s stay comfortable.

 

There  were  Apparent  Signs   of  Healing

 

Disclaimer Note:  Descriptions of healing in this article are my personal observations from a minister's viewpoint and are not verified by medical authority or evidence.

 

From Tuesday April 19 through Thursday April 21 Eugenia was completely conscious and alert on everything around her and she could communicate with us.  When visitors arrived she would smile at them and before they left she would persuade Liang to take them out for lunch.  She also reminded Liang to do the chores she normally did at home.  Several months before our family had called long-distance from Houston and our grandson Joshua sang “Someone is praying for you” to Eugenia over the phone.  She smiled when she thought about Joshua’s singing.  I told her about our twin grand-daughters Faith and Grace who are very cheerful and like to smile.  Eugenia was happy to hear about the twins.  When Liang reminded her of their plans to visit our family in Houston, Texas and also our farm property to see our neighbor’s cattle and horses she also smiled at the thought of it.  Eugenia really wanted to get well so that she and Liang could visit us in the United States and Canada. 

 

On Monday April 25 2005 Liang and I arrived at the hospital at about 10:15 a.m. in the morning, and I noticed that Eugenia's cheeks had some color.  The whole of the previous week her whole face was pale.  At first I thought the nurses had rubbed her face with some cream but that was not the case.  When I examined Eugenia's face more closely I saw the blood veins had caused the ruddy color on her cheeks.  In the afternoon Sister Jade Loh, who is a registered nurse, came to visit Eugenia.  I asked her about the color of Eugenia's cheeks. Sister Jade confirmed it was the blood in the veins, and she said it was a very good sign of recovery.  It means the blood circulation system in her body was functioning normally.

 

On Sunday May 1, 2005) Liang's brother Richard and his wife came to visit Eugenia again. His wife made a significant remark. She said three days previously Eugenia's fingernails had turned blue, but the day before it had become normal like everybody else's.  She had been a nurse so she knew its significance.  It meant that blood circulation had returned to normal even to the finger tips which were warm.  Praise the Lord, HalleluYah!

 

Sanctification  of  the  Spirit,  Soul  and  Body

 

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thes. 5:23)

 

Although Eugenia had been a Christian all her life and had also been born again of water and the Spirit, yet during her illness with cancer she had been attacked so viciously by the enemy that her mind had been confused from time to time.  At one moment she held up her left arm that had been reduced in the swelling and kept on asking, “Funny, how did my hand become like that?  Who did that?”  Liang and I assured her it was the Lord Jesus Christ who had healed her left arm. 

 

During the period when Eugenia’s consciousness and alertness was at its peak I spoke to her about the Lord Jesus Christ.  I asked her to repeat over and over again that Jesus is the One True God who manifested Himself in the flesh.  He came to die for her and shed His precious blood for her sins.  Jesus died, was buried and resurrected from the dead.  I emphasized she must accept Jesus Christ as her personal Savior.  Although Eugenia was too weak to speak but she acknowledged acceptance and agreement at every point that I made.  We said the Lord’s Prayer together many times.

 

Just like any of us Eugenia was subjected to the works of the flesh such as hatred, jealousy, envy, bitterness and other negative human emotions.  The Holy Bible informs us that “those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” (Gal. 1:19-21)  Praise and thank God she had acknowledged her sins and wanted to have a good relationship with God and other people.

 

Cancer  is  both  a  Physical

and  a  Spiritual   Sickness

 

We all need to realize that cancer is not just a nasty physical illness, but it is one that is afflicted by Satan. God sometimes allows acute sickness to happen, even to good people for good reasons (Job 2:6-7; 2 Cor. 12:7). We did have a spiritual battle on our hands.

 

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 6:12).

 

Let me make it very clear that Eugenia was not possessed by an evil spirit (1 Jn. 5:18), but she had been bound by the spirit of infirmity like the woman with a bent back (Lk. 13:11-16).

 
At that time I understood why God told me during my prayer in the San Francisco airport waiting lounge that whether or not Eugenia would be healed depended on her.  The word of God has warned us about the danger of not forgiving others their faults (Mt. 6:14) and also about prolonged anger (Eph.4:26, 30-32).    She had to confess and renounce her sins before healing could take place (Jas. 5:13-16; 1 Jn. 2:8-10). I was thankful to our heavenly Father for revealing all those things to me, and being her elder brother I was able to discuss those faults with her. She agreed to renounce them and that made a whole lot of difference in the healing process (Jas. 5:13-16).


I told Liang the spirit of infirmity (cancer) had invaded her brain and warped her senses, therefore we had to get rid of it otherwise healing could not begin. In that whole afternoon after all the guests had left the room Liang and I spent a long time binding and casting out many undesirable spirits from Eugenia's body. Praise and thank God many of the spirits had left and she was able to say very clearly: "HalelluYah, Praise the Lord Jesus Christ." Her left hand that was swollen had been partially recovered to its normal size.  The nurse also confirmed the dressing on her neck was getting dry.  Liang told me that on a previous occasion when she had a successful chemotherapy or radiation treatment he noticed her left hand had become smaller and the dressing had become dry. Those were definite signs of healing and recovery on the way.

 

Eugenia  received  the  Holy  Communion

 

On Thursday April 28 I conducted a special Holy Communion service for my sister Eugenia.  The Catholics and Episcopalians (Church of England) call it the Eucharist and some Protestant churches call it the Lord’s Supper.  We call it the Holy Communion because it is a biblical terminology (1 Cor. 10:16-17).  It has been quite a long time since Eugenia partook of the spiritual flesh and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We read two important Scriptures that pertain to the Holy Communion and salvation.

 

“I am the bread of life.  Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.  I am the living bread which came down from heaven.  If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."  The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"  Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.  Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.  He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.  This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever." (Jn. 6:48-58)

  

“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.  For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.  But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."   (Mt. 26:26-29)

 

One of the reasons for partaking of the Holy Communion is for sanctification.  The Christian must have self-judgment and confession of sins to become worthy of partaking “the body and blood of the Lord” (1 Cor. 11:27-32).  Eugenia had already done that part.  Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Mt. 26:28)  By partaking of the Holy Communion Eugenia’s sins have been remitted, and she was ready to meet her God and Savior Jesus Christ.  What a great blessings for her!

 

Since Eugenia had been eating food only in liquid form I had to dissolve a small piece of the "unleavened bread" in water and spoon-fed her. I also had to spoon-feed the "grape-juice" into her mouth.   There is no doubt in my mind the Holy Communion that I shared with my sister Eugenia is a good preparation for her to enter our Father’s heavenly kingdom.

 

Dedication  of  Eugenia

to  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ

 

On the afternoon of Friday April 29 my sister Nornie from Toronto, Canada and I prayed together on the telephone and we dedicated Eugenia to the Lord Jesus Christ with the agreement of her husband Liang.  Eugenia has been dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ and her life is now in the hands of God.  Liang was pleased that since Eugenia was dedicated to God he was resigned to let God decide what to do with his wife.

 

Two  Sabbath  Services  in  the  Hospital

 

While I was in Melbourne I attended two Friday evening services and after the two Saturday afternoon church services Brother Stephen and Sister Irene brought me to the hospital where we held short Sabbath services.  On both services Liang and “Sunny” were in attendance.  In the second service three other sisters – Jade, Moi Jun and Maria also attended.

 

It is important for Eugenia to attend the Sabbath services in the hospital because she could not go to church at all.  You can read the sermons preached during the services in the hospital.

 

1.    YAHWEH RAPHA – The LORD who heals you
      
http://arkpw.tripod.com/yahwehrapha/

 

2.  Dedication and Sanctification

     http://www.arkpw.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=171:dedicationsanctification

 

Apparent  Signs  of  Healing  even

on  the  Day  before  Eugenia  Died

 

We are very thankful to God that two church members are working in the same hospital as the one where Eugenia was staying. Brother Stephen Cheung who is a pharmacist, and Sister Jade Loh who is a registered nurse, have been visiting Eugenia regularly and praying with her.

 

On Monday May 2 the day before I left Melbourne, Sister Jade came and stayed for quite a long time and she performed some professional duties on Eugenia and the results were extremely encouraging and uplifting.


Heartbeat: Jade checked Eugenia's pulse rate twice at ten minutes interval and found out that it was perfectly normal at 80 per minute. The normal heartbeat is between 70 to 90 per minute.  This indicates Eugenia's heart is functioning normally.


Urine: It has a normal color, indicating the kidney and liver are functioning normally.


Blood: Circulation: Jade said the tips of Eugenia's fingers are warm and the color is ruddy. This means the blood circulation is good because the blood is still pumped to the finger-tips.


The most prominent sign of improvement in Eugenia's health condition is the reduction in the swelling in her left arm. Her hand and wrist was almost back to normal size and her upper forearm and upper arm had been reduced considerably. This is a sign that the cancer cells were diminishing.  How did we know that? 


In August 2003 Liang noticed the swelling on Eugenia's left arm and hand and the medical authorities confirmed she was on the fourth stage of cancer, which is considered terminal. When she had her first chemotherapy treatment it was very successful and her whole left arm and hand were reduced almost back to normal but not completely.  Later on the cancer came back and her left arm and hand were swollen again. Now, without any medical treatment, it was reduced in size. That could only mean the cancer cells were reducing.


Brother Stephen told us the fracture of the bone on Eugenia's left arm could be very painful. Sister Jade said that the bone fracture could also have increased the swelling. The reduction of the swelling in the left arm indicated there could be the healing of the bone.  There was also another indication that the bone was healing because Eugenia no longer showed signs of pain as she did the previous week. Praise God!  Liang was comforted that his wife did not have the agonizing pain at that time.


The nurses changed the dressing on Eugenia's neck and breast twice a day. We had been praying to cast out the filth on her body, mind and brain. Just before we left her room that afternoon we noticed the dressing on her neck had some stains. Liang also noticed some sweat on her forehead, which meant some filth was expelled through the pores of her skin.  Our prayers were answered
.

 

At about 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening when I saw my sister Eugenia for the last time she was still breathing and her heart was still beating.   The only thing that concerned me was that she was still unconscious from the increased dosage of morphine and sedatives that were given her on Friday April 29. For the duration of four days she had not eaten any food nor drank any liquid, and there were no feeding tubes for nutrients or liquids. Anyway I praise and thank our Lord Jesus Christ she was still alive when I left her hospital room for the last time.  

 

Shocking  News  of  Eugenia's  Death

came  through  the  Email

 

I left Melbourne on Tuesday May 3 at 11:25 a.m. for my return flights to the United States.   After I arrived home in Houston and slept one night I woke up early on Wednesday May 4 and opened Liang’s email which is shown below:

 

Dear family members,

 

A short note to inform all of you that Gene has gone home to be with the Lord today, Wednesday 4th May 2005 at 4:30 p.m.

 

“Sunny”, Irene and myself were at Gene’s bedside when she went to be with the Lord very peacefully without any pain and so I do  Thank and Praise the Lord for this.

 

The funeral will probably be on Monday 9th May 2005.  Will write again when all arrangements are finalized.

 

Love,

Liang

 

After reading this email, and with a heavy heart, I had to rush to the Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) for my flight to Evansville to attend the AWCF World Conference.  There were many AWCF ministers who are subscribers to the ARK Forum.  They told me they had prayed for my sister and offered a handshake of condolence to me.  Without expression of words many would like to know why after so many believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have prayed in one accord, and after having so many apparent signs of healing, a cancer patient would still die.   

 

 ANSWER

 

Our family fully accepts Eugenia's going home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ is for her gain and is "far better" than her pain and suffering from the cancer (Phil. 1:21-23).

 

Three  people  who  were  closest  to  Eugenia

 

The Lord had blessed Eugenia with a good husband and many good friends in Melbourne, Australia.  On the afternoon of Wednesday May 4, 2005 Eugenia went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ.  On her bedside were three people who had been very close to her. 

 

Liang had been a loving and faithful husband to Eugenia for more than thirty years.  During my short stay of sixteen days in Melbourne with him I had observed he was truly an exemplary devoted and loving husband.  He would do almost anything to have his wife stay alive. I have seen his tears many times when he was just thinking how much he would miss Eugenia.   All married couples can learn from their loving relationship. 


”Sunny”
was not only a close friend of Eugenia’s but also an inspiration to her as well.  God had healed her ovarian cancer and she has been cancer-free for sixteen years.  Although she holds a regular job like many Australian women, but she would still find time to visit Eugenia at the hospital almost every day, just to be by her bedside to comfort and feed her.  The friendship between Eugenia and “Sunny” reminds me of the movie “Beaches” (Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey) which is about two very close friends.  When one of them had cancer the other cared for her until death.  One afternoon while I was in Eugenia’s room I heard the “Beaches“ theme song - “Wind beneath my Wings” You may hear this beautiful song by clicking on the URL:  http://www.geocities.com/healing_ark/windbeneathwings.html   


Some of us were afraid that Eugenia might have slipped in her faith since she got cancer. I have asked this same question to Liang and those who were close to her in Melbourne. "Sunny" is one of Eugenia's closest friends and she has written a statement on Eugenia's faith since having cancer. Here it is below:


"During the time I spent with Gene while she was fighting the cancer at home I had the time to talk to Gene about many things. We often spoke about the Lord and our beliefs and faith. Gene tried very hard to do everything that would help her to recover and get well. She would often ask me, "What else can I do?" and we would go over the treatments. At the end of these discussions  Gene would always say, "But I will leave it to the Lord."


Gene was very happy in Australia. Here she felt she could freely practise her faith. She had a very strong faith and joining in prayer with other members of the church was a fulfillment of her life on earth. She never needed more. She did everything she could to heal herself but continued to believe strongly in the Lord and never forgetting that in the end it would be up to the Lord.


Gene never turned against the Lord she only ever became stronger in her faith. Gene always had her Bible by her side and even when she could no longer read it she would hold it in her hand as a source of comfort. Gene never lost sight of the Lord and I think that the Lord never lost sight of Gene."

"Sunny"


Irene and her husband Stephen live within walking distance from Liang’s and Eugenia’s home in Doncaster, a suburb of Melbourne.  While Stephen works in the same hospital as the one in which Eugenia was staying, Irene also works with a company that is located very close to the same hospital.  The close friendship between these two couples is also brought about by their worshiping in the same church.  Liang has told me many times that Stephen and Irene are very good Christians who not only love them in word but also in deeds.  Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another.  By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (Jn. 13:34-35)

 

Blessed  are  the  dead  who  die  in  the  Lord

 

“Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.  Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, ‘Write:  Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’  ‘Yes’, says the Spirit, ‘that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” (Rev. 14:12-13)

 

Here is the testimony of my sister Winnie.

 

On 3 May, Tuesday evening I phoned my family members in Toronto that I would not be able to participate in the usual evening prayer for Eugenia. This is usually after dinner at about 8.00 pm. On this particular evening my husband Charles and I would be out for dinner. I told them that I would pray for Gene after I return home.

 

At 1.30 am to 2.30 am I suddenly remember my commitment to pray for Gene. I knelt down. I pleaded to God to show me that everything is well with her. To my surprise I was singing spiritual song with laughter and joy. I did not understand why this happened and why I was so happy. At the end of the prayer I noted the time as the heater just came on due to the low outside temperature of 2 degrees C (about 36 degree F).

 

The next morning when I opened my email, I received the news that my sister, Eugenia has been called back to the Lord in Melbourne, Australia at approximately the same time. Then I realised that this was the message from God that all is well with her. I need not worry any more. She is now no longer suffering physical pain and Jesus is taking care of her. So I realised why my prayer is joyful and not in sorrow. She is now safe in the arms of Jesus."

Winnie Chin

 

Among the five sisters in our family Winnie is the one closest to Eugenia.  Winnie and my brother Tuck-Lee flew to Melbourne from Toronto to attend the funeral of our dear sister Eugenia.  Although our family will miss her very much, yet we rejoice that she is now in Paradise with the Lord Jesus Christ, and we shall see her again when the Lord returns to bring us into His heavenly kingdom.  HalleluYah, Amen!

 

May God bless you

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This Web Site is presented by Paul Wong to the ARK Forum on May 21, 2005

and dedicated to all cancer survivors who believe in God's healing power.

It was published this Website on October 11, 2009.

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