Wednesday 9 July 2008

Teens raised dead baby in Guatemala

This story was was shared by the Pastor last Sunday at church and a quick search in the internet led me to the testimony of the person during the miracle. While we can never authenticate the story, I choose to believe in faith that the power of God is really sweeping across the land. And like one missionary once said in a sermon... miracles always happen but not around us... because God choose to be with those living on the edge... we who live in comfort.........

Anyway, I invite you to read this amazing story which have been reproduced below. The original news can be found here.

My name is Abby. I am 14 years old. I live in western North Carolina. During the summer of 2008, I went on a ministry trip to Guatemala. During part of the trip, we divided up into small ministry teams (5 to 7 people) and visited different villages in the San Pedro La Laguna area. We traveled from village to village telling the Indian people about Jesus. On one particular day, we were visiting in the home of a young woman. She lived in a small village of about 14 or 15 houses. We were trying to lead the young lady to Christ, but it was not going very well. After awhile, we decided to move on. Before leaving, we asked the woman if we could pray with her about anything in her life. She told us that just the day before, she had given birth to a stillborn baby and that we could pray with her about that.

In Guatemalan culture, there is great shame and condemnation on mothers who give birth to deformed or stillborn children. We prayed a simple prayer that everything would go well with the funeral and burial of the baby and that the mother would be spared the shame and condemnation associated with having given birth to a stillborn child. As we were praying this simple prayer, my friend and fellow ministry team member, Julia (age 17), told me that we needed to pray over the baby's body. I thought she was crazy to suggest this and that it was not a good idea. Julia was persistent. She said again that we really needed to pray over the baby's body. She told me to ask the mother if she still had the baby's body. When I asked, the mother told us the baby's body was wrapped up in a burial cloth in the back room. I asked her if we could pray over the body. The mother hesitantly said, yes. We went into the backroom and saw the baby's body wrapped up in a bundle on the bed. Julia poked her head out of the back room and asked if she could unwrap the baby's head. The mother said, yes, if we wrapped it back correctly when we were done. Julia picked up the body and unwrapped the head. The baby's head was tiny and pale. The baby was stillborn and had been dead outside the womb for 27 hours. Her skin had turned shades of purple. Our entire ministry team, five of us, began crying and praying over this baby.

We prayed for thirty to forty minutes. At the end of that time, Julia screamed out to God, telling Him that she believed with all of her heart that this baby could be raised from the dead. After Julia screamed out, everyone was silent. We were quietly interceding and praying. Within a few minutes, the baby started moving. Then the baby coughed and began crying. The mother came rushing into the room. She was screaming, what is going on? No one could answer her. We were just staring at the baby, who had come back to life. The mother asked us again, what is going on? She began crying as she saw that her baby was alive. She ran out of the house and banged on every door in the village, telling all of the people that God is real because her baby was alive. Within about thirty minutes, the baby's skin tone and movements had become completely normal.
The other villagers came to the house to see this amazing miracle. They asked us which of the Indian gods we had prayed to for such a miracle to happen. We told them we had prayed to the biggest God ever and we began to explain to them about Jesus. Soon, we realized we would not have time to minister salvation to each person individually. So, we gathered all the villagers together, turned on our little sound system and explained the way of salvation. Everyone in the village, 80 to 90 people, prayed to receive Jesus. Each of them was baptized in the Holy Spirit and began speaking in tongues. Many would fall to the ground as the power of the Holy Spirit came on them.

Five days later, we returned to the village to check in on the mother and the baby. The village had prepared a big dinner in honor of our team. We enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship together. The baby, whom they named Julia, was perfectly healthy and had gained weight. Even after five days, the mother was still shaking from the impact of God on her life through the resurrection of her
child. Two days after our follow-up visit, the mother brought baby Julia to church. The mother was still shaking from the power of God on her life following this astounding miracle.

All glory be unto God.


Anonymous said...

I had goosebumps just reading this...Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

yeah, i had goosebumps too!

if we can believe or be scared of ghosts and devils, we can certainly believe the miracles of God. PTL!











NYPT said...


have you spoken in tougue? or fell to the floor because of God's touch?

if u had, maybe you could blog abt it in your next post. interesting.

flaminglambo said...

very uplifting indeed.

Anonymous said...

Faith can move mountains. Gee! Somebody did not read about u falling to the floor and smelling sumbody's fart? LOL!!! (Sorry! I'm incorrigible!!!)

Jennifer said...

Miracles happen all the time. We just have to believe in it and in GOD. It's these miracle and hope in life that keep us alive.

myop101 said...

Dear Zewt,

I don't deny that miracles can happen especially supernatural ones. However, it could be a medical condition. I don't discount that possibility.

But to a mother who is grieving, this is certainly a miracle to see her child coming back to life.

In the end, the outcome is what we all would hope for and that is acceptance of Jesus Christ, the author of life, in their lives.

Huei said...

very touching indeed =)

there can be miracles when u believe

Sharon said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Zewt,

Was quite amazed after reading this entry. But one innocent question came into my mind - If God was the one who raised this baby from the dead, wasn't it God also that took the baby's life away in the first place?

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Sounds similiar to Reinhard Bonnke's ministry in Africa.


IN RESPONSE TO; " Hi Zewt, Was
quite amazed after reading this entry. But one innocent question
came into my mind - If God was the one who raised this baby from the dead, wasn't it God also that took the baby's life away in the first place?
What do you think?"

MY REPLY; " While I'm greatful for
your honesty, I believe that while
God Has All Power ..and is over all powers that be,(including the devil, whom he created).. He has come to bring life, not death! Satan is the theif and comes to Kill .. and destroy!

Yes! It is appointed unto every man to die..and then the judgement! The word says; " In My name, they shall heal the sick, cast out devils and RAISE THE DEAD!"

It wasn't Gods time for this mothers baby to remain dead! It was
permited (like lazaras) for the glory of God to be manifested!!

We all need a (spiritual) resurect- ion .. from death... unto life, in Christ..Now!!!


Anonymous said...

Hey, so familiar.. I have heard the same sermon last week! :D

myop101 said...

Dear Anonymous Li,

Death was introduced as an outcome of sin. Sin is the key to separate mankind from God, hence the very life that sustains them.

The first sin arose because of disobedience (contrary to those who thinks the fruit of knowledge of good and evil is evil, it is not) to God's command.

God, who made us with freewills, work sovereignly with our choices. Yet, like every choice, it comes with consequence(s). Hence, is the innocent child deserving of death? Clearly, the death that matters here is not the physical one for the child will be in heaven with God but the spiritual death that all experiences without God.

Our physical death is merely a result of the first sin.

The flesh begets flesh, the Spirit begets spirit....

Anonymous said...

My tears flowed ever so freely as I read this. This has really uplifted my spirits and started my weekend on a high. Thank you for posting this.

Glory be to the Lord, our God most high. Hosanna in the highest!!

sharlydia said...

Thanx for sharing such amazing story on the wonderful works of God...for He is good, all the time!

zewt said...

mar - freaky? not at all... :)

sooi sooi - His hands are moving rather quickly in recent times... the end is near perhaps?

EAGLE8 - hi there, welcome to AZAIG. yes, it's happening all over the world we are living in very interesting times and i cant wait to be naturally empowered with supernaturally power! and thanks for clearing up the point with the other readers :)

Nicholas Y - yes to both. i have blogged about it before albeit not in great details. i will write about this again soon i guess.

flaminglambo - very...!

zewt said...

suituapui - hahahaha... that was not falling in the power of the Spirit ler... hahaha...

Jennifer - Amen to that sister...!

myop101 - have to say i am surprise you are skeptical. i tot you will believe. well, like u said, as long as God is given the glory, i guess it should mean something.

huei - do u believe? :)

Sharon - wow indeed!

Anon aka Li - like what EAGLE8 said... we live in a broken world and it is because of sin that death is upon us. we can never fully understand everything but one thing for sure... if God is for us, nothing can be against us.

zewt said...

pinknpurplelizard - yeah, i really wanna hear more about Bonnke's ministry.

lynnx01 - cos we were listening to the same sermon :)

giddy tigress - Amen to that!!! May more miracles happen a great revival happen in our land!

sharlydia - always a pleasure.

Anonymous said...

Well said! We really live in a world where nothing can be fully understood. And believing in God does give hope that this world is not so bad after all.


Irene said...

amazing :)

Mcmercedez said...

Praise the Lord.. The power of God has touched the baby's soul.. Amen.. Its a miracle work of God.. Amen..

Anonymous said...

"Miracles always happen but not around us... because God choose to be with those living on the edge... "

I totally agree and like your this sentence. Thanks for sharing.

zewt said...

anon aka Li - with that, I am sure the good Lord will bless you richly :)

zekerene - :)... fantastic isnt it?

mcmercedez - all Glory to Him alone.

jam - my pleasure as always.

Anonymous said...

praise God! I was there that weekend too, and it was great! I felt very touched with the church and how it is growing! It's really really amazing!!! and the sermon was great! too bad i was there for a weekend only, i wanted to attend the special conference by the visiting speaker..

zewt said...

Lynnwei - haha... i was there for the guest speaker. it was a good one really.

apap said...

ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! Glory to the Lord. Praise the Lord. He's the King of Kings,Lord of Lords. He's the Almighty and the only one Lord...

zewt said...

apap - Praise the Lord indeed. He is full of miracles!

Anonymous said...

PTL! God is good all the time! All the time God is good!

zewt said...

anon @ 30/7 11.12am - Indeed! said...

Little doubt, the dude is completely fair.