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“Tell Everyone What God Did for Me”

By Chris Meehan

An Allendale woman was healed of back and neck pain after community members prayed with her.

In September, Miss Betty arrived at Ruthanne Seitz's house for their weekly Bible study, wincing and rubbing her neck and shoulder. She was one of the first to arrive, so Ruthanne and Patti Deakin (Allendale) began to pray with her—until their prayer was interrupted by a ringing doorbell and then a phone call.  On her way out of the house after the Bible Study, Miss Betty ran into Ruthanne's husband Ron, who also prayed for her.

The next morning, Ron went was on his regular morning walk through the neighborhood, which took him by Miss Betty’s house. She was out in her yard by the fence.

“How are you feeling today?,” Ron asked.

“Not very good!,” said Miss Betty. “All your prayers yesterday helped, but I still feel pretty bad. It was so hard to get out of bed this morning, and it really hurts to turn my head from side to side.”

Ron walked over. “May I pray for you, again?”

Miss Betty nodded, so Ron laid his arm around her shoulders and asked God to take away the pain. Then he continued on his walk.

The next week, when Betty arrived for the Bible study, Ruthanne asked her how her neck and shoulder were. Betty described what had happened when Ron prayed with her: “Ron put his arm on my shoulder, and when his hand touched my shoulder blade, heat came from his hand and went into me. His hand was really, really hot! Suddenly, I could raise my shoulders without bringing tears to my eyes! And I could turn my head from side to side once again.”

Several weeks later, she told Patti that the pain had not returned. “Tell everyone what God did for me!,” she said.


  1. Carmen Fraga says:

    Alleluia! Thank you for your persistant prayer and example for all of us! In Christ, Carmen Fraga

  2. Fred Smith says:

    Hi Everyone ,
    We have an awesome God! He heals Betty in LA,others by our prayers in FL.IN.IL,WI,MN & beyond (Hawaii,Jamaica,Granada)! It's wonderful to have internet to hear/tell! Yesterday at our Tampa gathering I spoke of a 'dream'I have : that our awesome God is 'saving souls'on Yale in Allendale ! Glory!

  3. Suzanne Thomas says:

    This past Sunday's meeting we were all encouraged to be quick to pray with others for healing. Over and over if need be, with expectant faith, no matter what we see. Also, to those who receive a healing, share it. Give glory to God. The leader of the meeting said we needed to stand and give glory to God for every 'little' healing that was reported. These are miracles man! The power of god in our presence!!!
    Thank you Father for your healing that is very real today in our world among your people!

  4. Mary Kay Gleason says:

    God bless Miss Betty! And God bless Ruthanne, Ron, and Patti for stepping out in faith! We will keep praying that the Lord will continue to pour out his gifts on all of you. You are all doing amazing work in Allendale!

  5. Jim Sgroi says:

    Praise be to God for his Glorious Mercy and Love. keep praying with folks so they realize the awesome Love our God has for us.

  6. Marcie Rosencrantz says:

    Praise God for another healing.Thanks to you for steping out in faith to pray for her. God is so good.

  7. Pam Seale says:

    Great encouragement! Glory to God for whenever and however he heals the sick! May we continue to go to him with all the needs we see!

  8. Mike Rosener says:

    Wow. The Lord Jesus is good..always. Thank you Abba for you healing power.

  9. Linda Coney says:

    What faith and perseverance! Praise God!

  10. Kim Doffing says:

    Lord, continue to hear the cries of your people!

  11. Nancy Grams says:

    Thanks for all your blessed work in Allendale. May the Father continue to give each of you brothers and sisters every gift you need to presevere in this work for the praise of his glory!

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