Mark Ellis shares a heart-warming testimony…
In 2020 Geane Prado, 51, was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. She started chemotherapy and had a bone marrow transplant. But when she went for her second round of chemotherapy, doctors discovered Geane had covid-19, according to a report by Aleteia.
Admitted to the hospital, her condition deteriorated rapidly. After the second diagnosis, she fully surrendered her life to God.
God gave her a strong faith, but prior to being intubated, she wrote goodbye letters to her family. She sent them all to a friend and asked her to deliver the messages if she died.
In one of the letters, Geane (right today) gave the following exhortation to her children:
- Under no circumstances separate from each other. Be united, live for each other. Take care of your spiritual life, educate your children in the fear of the Lord, be strong, and continue to be beautiful, loving children of good character. There are no words to describe how proud I am of you. Never abandon your father, take care of him with love.
Geane’s condition got worse!
While intubated, she endured a pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrest, renal failure, and bacterial pneumonia. Her fever would not decrease. Doctors told her family she had 48 hours to live.
When her children learned of the grim prognosis, they mobilised a massive prayer chain.
‘They took friends to the hospital door to pray and asked for prayers through WhatsApp and social networks. People from all over Brazil joined the movement of faith. They always added a word of encouragement during their prayers: “Get up, Geane,”’ according to Aleteia.
God heard their cry, answered their prayers, and within a short time her fever disappeared and her condition gradually improved. Doctors described it as ‘a miracle.’
‘The doctors said that my family could prepare for my death, because medicine had nothing more to do,’ Geane told Aleteia. ‘No medicine was capable of curing my fever. But God was on our side. One doctor even said to my daughter, “Your mother can consider herself a victor.” And I’m here because all of this was really a great miracle.
During the coma, Geane had a ‘supernatural’ experience.
‘I was on the other side. I saw my cardiac arrest; I saw the doctors reviving me… I remembered afterwards… I remember a doctor saying: “Don’t give up, don’t give up” … And God wanted me to stay here in this world.’
‘I don’t know what God wants from me, but whatever he wants, I will do it,’ Geane said. ‘I always had a life of service. And that’s why God left me here, to lift up his name,’ she said.
In overcoming cancer and covid, Geane learned to trust God. ‘I learned that we have to live in the now, to improve even more as human beings, not to hold grudges, not to leave anything unresolved, to live each day, and to live each day for God,’ she concludes.
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Excerpted from GodReports.com, founded by Mark Ellis in 2009 and devoted to promoting Christian missions by sharing stories and testimonies from missionaries and mission organisations.