If you have ever been splattered by boiling oil, you know a little about how painfully hot oil can get. While Jenny was cooking over the red propane burner, the rack for holding the kettle was wobbly and let the pan take the natural course of gravity. It flew off hitting the floor and the boiling oil left the pan for Jenny's leg.
The thin skirt she had on was no buffer for the heat. In fact the cloth held the boiling oil to her leg. She screamed and ran for the tepid water in the barrel. We had running water in the cyclone shelter where we were staying. It came running up the stairs in buckets carried by a young man every morning. It was not sterile water but it was a cooling agent for her burn. The area on the thigh that was cooked was over 7 inches in diameter. A helper ran for ice while I found the silvadene cream I had just purchased for clinic.
It was causing so much pain she did not feel like walking. Her set up of equipment was extremely important for the program. The last minute details in the sanctuary had to be completed. She was cooking the flat bread for the table of shewbread for me when the accident happened. I cried to the LORD for He needed to at least remove her pain so she could begin the evening meeting set up. She had to run up and down 2 flights of stairs to get all the different cords, transformer for power change, and projector connections. God answered our request and the pain left at the moment she needed to begin set up. She jumped up thanking God for HIS hand on her.
An hour later she was preaching her heart out to the young people outside in the front of the cyclone shelter. She spoke for an hour sharing the Bible lesson and Ten Commandment story prepared for the evening. As that section of the program ended and the health talk and testimony of answered prayer was finished, she was very busy moving projector inside the meeting hall of the cyclone shelter for the sanctuary section of the program. Her leg did not hurt. Equipment transition went smoothly as planned during the 15 minute intermission.
Tables had to be moved. The projector stand (a chair) had to be moved, as well as all the extension cords, surge protector, and microphone cords and laptop. She needed to grab her flute, dress in a white robe and join the procession as the ark entered on the shoulders of 4 men dressed in white. In spite of the extra clothing and the very warm evening, she did not suffer.
The next morning when it was time to dress the wound again, we could not find any abnormal skin under her bandages. God had healed the whole thing in less than 12 hours. Maybe at the point where there was no pain, it had been healed. Only a tiny speck of bright pink, looking like a mosquito bite, was there to mark the spot. We believe God is ALWAYS with us when we venture to share the Bible.
"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him." Psalm 28:7
Luke 11:9 "And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you..."
James 5:15 "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up..."
Psalms 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
121:5 The LORD [is] thy keeper: the LORD [is] thy shade upon thy right hand.
121:6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
121:8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Psalms 41:1 Blessed [is] he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
41:2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; [and] he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
41:3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.