Sylvia shares her story:
How My Healing Journey Began
I was prompted by the Lord to attend a women’s retreat from one of the local Christian churches in April 2015. At this retreat, I met a lady named Virginia, who graciously began to meet with me weekly for prayer. A significant answer to our prayers soon followed.
Neighbors Healed through Camarillo Healing Rooms
A month later a new neighbor moved in, who was a Christian, and we started to pray together. During one of our prayer times, I shared with her all of my health issues: kidney infection, H. pylori, (much like mono; can develop from something you ate; basically takes away all your energy), arthritis in my lower back and multiple other joints. Some of my symptoms included: having no strength, feeling completely exhausted with zero energy, and having such severe pain from the arthritis that I would cry getting in and out of my car.
When my neighbor heard how I was suffering physically, she shared how her daughter had been healed at the Camarillo Healing Rooms from drugs and how she had been healed from HIV. Her daughter’s healing had been so complete that she had been clean and sober for 5 plus years. Also, my neighbor had remained healed for the past 5 years free from all HIV symptoms. In fact, she shared that she had just had a physical and tested negative for HIV. Medically, there is no cure for HIV; you can only keep it under control. Both of these testimonies greatly encouraged me. She then asked me if I had heard of the healing rooms? Unfortunately, I had not. I remember her telling me, “Every Tuesday they pray for people needing healing. They are free or you can make a donation.”
Up to this point, I had been a Christian for over 20 plus years and was encountering some very challenging things in life in addition to my health issues. I was in a very stressful job, my family was falling apart, and a few years prior to all this, I had lost my home. Even though I had known God and continued to pray for my healing, I was losing hope.
My Healing Journey – 8 months of Prayer at CHR
Immediately, I began to come to Camarillo Healing rooms to be prayed for. In these prayer rooms, I encountered some of the most beautiful genuine servants of the Lord, a person could ever meet. For almost 8 months, I continued to come every single week to receive prayer for all my needs. Every time, I began to experience new hope building, then, faith building, and then, healing of my body, from all the stress and anxiety I carried and from all of my medical diagnoses – the kidney infection, the H.pylori, multiple joint arthritis; and from all the accompanying symptoms. One of the bible verses that greatly speaks to me about what I encountered is:
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
What I have Learned Through This Journey
- Healing is so much more than what we can see or feel. Our souls – our mind, will, and emotions – need healing. Our spirits need to be built up and strengthened. And, our bodies undergo a healing process before any visible signs are seen. My healing encompassed my whole being – spirit, soul, and body.
- There are two types of healings. The 1st is an instant healing. The 2nd is a progressive healing. Some of my healings were instant others were progressive. Expect both to occur, as you pursue God and Him healing you. Remember, what He did for me, He will do for you, because He loves you and I equally!
- God is tangible and merciful. Jesus is our Healer, our Great Physician. Through the work of the cross, Jesus has already paid for all our sins and ALL our sicknesses. Jesus heals today the same as He did 2000 years ago when we walked on this earth. Because He healed me, I know this to be true.
- Through my journey, I learned that It is important to declare God’s Word about healing out loud, as the Word of God heals; and to pray in the name of Jesus, as there is power in His name.
Fast-forward to 2020 – Living God’s Best for My Life
This life is a gift from God! Healing is a gift from God to me and to you!
I am experiencing God’s best for my life and my health. I am full of peace and I am even experiencing joy! The thief had come to steal, kill, and destroy my life – my health, my family, my finances – but God has brought restoration, so that I can experience life and its fulness.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fulness.
What is My Testimony About?
This testimony is not just about my own personal healing, but about the healing of my neighbor and her precious daughter who now have been healed now for 10 years.
It’s a testimony of how God restored and deepened my hope, love, faith in Him. It’s a testimony God’s faithfulness and the faithfulness of others. It’s a testimony of how God divinely encountered me and desires to encounter you. It’s a testimony for those of you who may have a hard time believing that God’s love and healing power is real!
If you are on this site reading testimonies, God’s pursuing you. It’s not an accident. Holy Spirit is relentless in His pursuit. Listen to His voice.
Thanks and Blessings
Thank you to Virginia, my neighbor, and all of the healing room prayer warriors! My beautiful life would not be what it is without God’s love and each of one of you.
May new hope arise in each one of you, as you come into agreement with God for your complete healing, in the name of Jesus!
From the Director of CHR
Both Virginia and Sylvia are now serving on prayer teams in the Camarillo Healing Rooms.