Total Health Testimony
How "Total Health" Combines Medical Wisdom with God's Mighty Works
Sarah Hood attended the Total Health Seminar in Indianapolis, Indiana, after suffering with abdominal pain from a physical birth defect for more than fifty years! In spite of consultations with doctor after doctor and taking the prescribed pain medications, the root cause of her condition remained unresolved.
While flying to the seminar, Sarah wanted to tell the woman next to her about her faith in Christ, but she was doubled over with excruciating pain and could not even concentrate.
During the seminar, Sarah and her husband, Greg, learned how the systems of the body function and what causes disease and damage to each system.
Sarah was amazed to discover that the disinfectant sprays she was using were toxic and actually caused an additional breathing disorder. When she stopped using the spray, she could again breathe normally. This, however, did not give her a solution to her abdominal pain, and all the drugs and remedies the doctors were prescribing were ineffective.
When her husband learned that Pastor Roy Blackwood and an elder from his church would be attending the seminar on Thursday evening to anoint and pray for those with incurable diseases, he urged Sarah to request that this be done for her.
Sarah was prayed for and anointed with oil according to James 5:14–16 which says, “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” The entire group, united in their love for God and one another, cried out to the Lord for Sarah to be quickly delivered from her pain.
That very evening, the pain subsided, and by morning it was totally gone. This was the first freedom from pain Sarah had experienced since she was a child. Sarah, filled with joy and gratitude, told her story to the entire group who had cried out for her healing the night before, and they rejoiced in what they heard. On the flight home, Sarah was so ecstatic over God’s work in her life that she told everyone she could about the Lord and His power. Now at home, she, her husband, and their five children continue to rejoice in God’s awesome power!