01 March 2024   -  Acts e-Newsletter

Acts e-Newsletter (March 2024 Issue)


“…if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

Deborah Tan’s story

I couldn’t sit up, turn my head, or use the bathroom on my own….Desperate, I considered spine surgery, but only had a 50% chance of success.

In November 2020, while getting ready for work, I felt a strange sensation in my lower back. Suddenly, sharp pain shot through my left side, making it hard to stand or walk. I thought it was a simple sprain, but the pain worsened. Turning my head triggered shooting pain down my back and left leg.

After three days, realising it wasn’t normal, I went to the hospital. They discovered a ruptured disc in my lower spine. Physiotherapy didn’t help, and even simple tasks became impossible. I couldn’t sit up, turn my head, or use the bathroom on my own. Months passed, and various treatments failed. Desperate, I considered spine surgery, but only had a 50% chance of success.

In my frustration, I prayed and fasted, seeking God’s guidance. He told me to stop everything and wait. Although I wanted surgery, I trusted God’s plan. My mum found a specialist, and after their treatment, I chose to stop all interventions, relying on prayer. The pain worsened, but guided by Psalm 27:14, I waited. One day, the pain suddenly eased, and I could stand and walk on my own.

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
~ Psalm 27:14

I share my story now to emphasise that healing was a gradual process. I couldn’t walk, lift my arms, or attend physical church services, but through patience and trust in God, I regained these abilities. Some questioned the risk, but I believe obeying God was worth it. I praise and thank the Lord, giving all the glory to Him for my recovery!

“It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”Matthew 4:4

Join us this U-Turn!

9 – 29 March 2024

We are launching 2024 U-turn Prayer and Fast at PR4Y! 9 March, Saturday at 10am, DVCC

Why do we fast? What is fasting?

Fasting is choosing to abstain from food or an activity for a period of time to focus on God. We replace the time spent on these desires to pray, worship, or read the Bible instead. This discipline helps to strengthen our spirit and hear God’s voice more clearly.

“I fast because I’m hungry.”

– Excerpts from Chinspirations Vol.1

Here are excerpts of a few true stories from the past U-Turn:

We look forward to hearing your true stories of how God came through for you as we break fast together on Good Friday (29 March)!

Don’t forget about Easter Sunday (31 March) as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!

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