A Pathologist Puts Divine Healing Under the Microscope

ROME, ITALY — Dr. Fidel Cholo Fernandez, a pathologist from the city of Zamboanga in the Philippines, spends his days studying diseases under the microscope, but he also is a believer in divine healing.

Fernandez was one of 270 doctors, scientists and medical professionals from 40 countries who came to the eternal city of Rome, Italy, for the 7th International Christian Medical Conference held on May 21-22, 2010, to explore whether miracles still happen today and, if they do, to provide medical data to prove them.

The Philippines-born doctor made it clear that he also believed in divine healing and then made a presentation on the first day of the conference with data that was flashed on the two large screens in the conference hall.

He told the story of a Korean Christian called Deacon Han who had been diagnosed with early gastric cancer following an endoscopic study on September, 2002.

Deacon Han received an endoscopy test once again on December, 2002, but a biopsy was not performed at that time because the lesion had not improved,” said Dr. Fernandez. “He was told that he should undergo an operation for gastric cancer, he didn’t because he had a belief in God.”

So the doctor said that Deacon Han had traveled from his home town to the Manmin Central Church in Seoul where he received prayer for his sickness from Dr. Jaerock Lee, the senior pastor.

“From that moment, he gained weight and was sure that he was healed,” said Fernandez.

“Finally, he confirmed his healing two months later by another endoscopic test at the local internal medicine clinic, when no vestige of the gastric cancer was found. After a year, an endoscopy and biopsy test was done to him by the doctor who diagnosed his original case and finally the doctor gave his report that the patient didn’t have the symptom of gastric cancer.”

It was a miracle, pronounced Dr. Fernandez.

So, in an interview, I asked this charming doctor if he had ever experienced a personal miracle in his own life.

“Well,” he said, “the best example would be my son who was born with a congenital disease.

Before he was born, the doctors told me that he could only live possibly for one year. We were pushed against the wall and my wife Leticia, who is a nurse, and myself, just relied on prayer and he’s now in his mid-twenties so that’s a great miracle for me.”

I then asked Leticia why she had come to the “Spirituality and Medicine” gathering.

“I have worked with the World Christian Doctors Network (WCDN) since 2005 and I’ve become active in the organization and have even invited doctors and other medical workers to attend the conference,” she said. “I am finding that there are a lot of doctors who believe in miracles, but some others are still skeptics.”

That is why this WCDN conference took place. It was an opportunity for medical doctors from around the world who believe that miracles should be provable and so several of them brought their medical data which was printed out in a book and also shown on a screen and then took questions from their peers.

Among the attendees was a sizable delegation from Africa, including Her Excellency, Mrs. Evelyn Anita Stokes-Hayford, Ghana’s new Ambassador to Italy, and a born-again Christian.

I asked her if she believed in miracles and she said, “Yes, I do. I am a walking miracle myself.

I have experienced so many miracles in my own life.”

Did she believe that God could heal anyone?

“Yes,” she said firmly, “I believe that God can help anyone who believes on Him.” Also attending the conference was a real princess with a real heart for King Jesus. She was Princess Mpologoma Jane Nabanakulya, whose father had the rather incredible name: Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Mutesa ll, but was often nicknamed “King Freddie” by the western press. As king he was also leader of the Baganda ethnic group and was the President of Uganda from 1963 to 1966 before being deposed in a coup and he escaped to England where he remained for the rest of his life. Photo Princess Jane

Now living in London with her husband, David, Princess Jane said, “I feel extremely honored to be attending this healing conference because I believe sincerely in divine healing and in miracles. I know that God wishes all people to experience his power for healing.”

So, although she isn’t a doctor, she said she enjoyed being with the mainly medical professional audience in putting healing under the microscope here in Rome and like all of those here, she (and they) have concluded that miracles still occur today and they say they have the evidence to prove it.

But then came quite a surprise for many attending the last few hours of the conference. Just before the end of the gathering, Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall IV, a doctor from Florida who had testified to the raising from the dead of a middle aged auto mechanic on October 20, 2006 had died after collapsing from a massive heart attack. The doctor said that he had been dead for 40 minutes when God told him to pray for him one more time and he came back to life without any apparent brain damage. For more go to : http://www.christiannewstoday.com/

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