My Brief Career As a Healing Missionary

I was part of a team of 25 laymen who accompanied Randy Clark on a 10-day tour of two cities in Germany. Randy is an evangelist with an emphasis on prayer for healing. See here for an article with link to YouTube video showing Randy praying for a nearly-deaf boy in Brazil who then becomes able to hear.  For the morning/afternoon/evening meetings on this tour, typically Randy or his associate Tom Jones would preach a message for an hour or so, pray for the people from the platform, and then we, the team, would line up across the front and offer to pray for anyone who wanted to come up to us.

I posted  (  Germany_Mission  )   a longish first-hand impression of my experiences on this trip. I did not see any particular spectacular miracle like a new limb sprouting. However, over the whole trip a total of something like two hundred people (my rough estimate) reported near-total relief of whatever pains or disabilities they were having. Whatever the organic basis of their maladies, for those folks this was significant healing. I do not have a satisfying understanding regarding what gets healed and what doesn’t.

A bonus for our trip was touring the impressive old (built 1030-1061 A.D.) romanesque basilica in Speyer. This was about 200 years before they figured out how to do the light, airy gothic architecture. It is mind-blowing to think each stone block here was shaped and positioned by hand.


About ScottBuchanan

Ph D chemical engineer, interested in intersection of science with my evangelical Christian faith. This intersection includes creation(ism) and miracles. I also write on random topics of interest, such as economics, folding scooters, and composting toilets. Background: B.A. in Near Eastern Studies, a year at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a year working as a plumber and a lab technician. Then a B.S.E. and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. Since then, conducted research in an industrial laboratory. Published a number of papers on heterogeneous catalysis, and an inventor on over 100 U.S. patents in diverse technical areas.
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3 Responses to My Brief Career As a Healing Missionary

  1. Pingback: Healing of Nearly-Deaf Boy on YouTube | Letters to Creationists

  2. Simon Packer says:

    I prayed for a fellow missionary Alan Lindsay from Georgia in 2011 when Randy Clarke was visiting an Iris base near Pemba, Mozambique. He was and as far as I am aware still is completely healed from a debilitating knee injury incurred while skiing. To my best recollection he was operated on twice, and he had a permanent flexible brace. He proclaimed himself completely pain free and able to articulate the joint fully after years of pain and restricted movement.

    BTW I think you are a little too dismissive of Stephen Meyer’s work. I find the logic of ‘Signature in the Cell’ pretty persuasive, and the refutations seem weak, unfocused and evasive.

    • Thanks for sharing that encouraging testimony.
      Signature in the Cell deals primarily with abiogenesis (development of the first living cells from nonliving chemicals). I agree with you, I don’t think that a reasonable pathway for abiogenesis has been demonstrated. But this is a different issue than biological evolution – – that starts with living cells (with all their genetic apparatus and metabolism going) and goes from there.

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