From: Dave Lo -
To: Paul Wong -
Date: Sun, January 16, 2005 4:59 amSubject:
Fw. Please pray for the healing of my body
Just got your mail. My server was down the last two days. Wished I had received itearlier so I can keep you in prayers. I will tell Agnes and I hope you are alreadymuch better, and back into the swing of things.
Brother Dave Lo :)
Thanks Dave! Receiving your e-mail has made me feel better already. The thing about what I have been experiencing is more of an annoyance than anything else. Praise and thank God right now when I am typing out this e-mail I don’t feel any pain at all. Just last week when I sat down or got up from my chair and moved the left hip joint of my pelvis I felt the sharp pain. At this point in time I can say that I am about 70% healed. Please continue to pray for a complete healing so that I can get “back into the swing of things”, like you put it in your e-mail.
From: "Wylie W. Vale" <
To: Paul Wong –
Date: Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:31pm
Subject: Re: [ark14] Fw: Please pray for the healing of my body
Dear Paul and Cecilia We are praying for you - I have been through the same excruciating pain !
Our Healer is taking care of your back - NOW !!!
All our love & His Healing Power to you,
Alliene and Wylie
Dear Alliene and Wylie, Your physical presence is sorely missed in Houston, but fortunately your spiritual support is still with us. Yes, now that you remind me of your past experience it helps me to look forward to the day when the pain will be completely gone. Our God is faithful to those who are faithful to Him. May God continue to bless both of you with good health and all the best.
To: Paul Wong – The ARK Forum
Date: Sat Jan 15, 2005 0:22pm
Subject: Re: [ark12] Fw: Please pray for the healing of my body
By Yahshua Stripes your body is already healed. This was an attack from Satan. He want to strike out all of Yah's chosen that are teaching and preaching the truth. We have to choose to eat right. Our eating habits are bad
I am believing Yah for my eating diet to change in 2005
Esther M. Limbrick
Thank you, Sister Esther
Yes, I do believe the healing of our bodies took place on Calvary’s Cross two thousand years ago. “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” (Isa. 53:4-5 cf Mt. 8:17; 1 Pet. 2:24)
You wrote: “This was an attack from Satan. He wants to strike out all of Yah's chosen that are teaching and preaching the truth.” This is exactly what my sister Estella told me when I called up my relatives in Toronto, Canada. Satan was already defeated when our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross (Heb. 2:14). He will try to rattle the servants of God but he cannot take them out of action because this is God’s promise to us. “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me,’ says the LORD.” (Isa. 54:17) We have to choose to eat right. Our eating habits are bad. I am believing Yah for my eating diet to change in 2005. I confess that I ate too much meat the weekend of Friday January 7 through Sunday January 9. The direct cause of the pain on my left pelvis joint was definitely due to twisting and overexertion when I raked the leaves of our front yard. Eating too much meat without vegetables did not help to improve my health at all, but it can even cause more serious sicknesses and diseases. I am thankful to God that what I am experiencing right now is just a discomfort. I look upon this present situation as a wake up call and I should be more careful in what I eat in the future.
From: "Win Chin"
To: Paul Wong – ark_pw @yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 12:46:10 -0500
Subject: Hi there - Food Poisoning
You are all so lucky with your warm and sunny weather. Being now in mid January, we are now in deep freeze with temperatures this week to around minus 10 C. A few of us are down with some kind of flu or cold.
Hope everyone is fine - especially to food poisoning after eating in places that serve spicy foods.
Some years ago Charles had a terrible experience with such after an over indulgence at an Indian buffet lunch in the summer. (hot weather promotes food detroiting) After a week of sickness he lost almost 10 lbs.
On another occasion, Tai Cheh (Tai Koo) had also experienced extreme food poisoning after a dinner at a Malaysian restaurant. All of us who had the same dinner did get some kind of diarrhea but for her it was most severe. I think it was from the dried shrimp chillie balachan. This restaurant does not get much business but we all liked their Malaysian cuisine.
From my past as working in the food industry - I have come up with these suggestions--
1. It would be best to eat in busy restaurants as the turnover would somewhat ensure freshness of food.
2. Beware of spicy foods - especially in buffets - as food could be recoooked many times and because of the strong flavours we are not able to detact any "undesirables" in them. I had witnessed (even in Westin hotel restaurants where I used to work) they recycled the same beef stew to beef bourginon (by adding wine) and finally add curry spices to become beef curry (which was served at staff cafetaries)
3. If we are lactose intolerant (like me)- best to take the medication before eating. Many northern Indian dishes have lots of butter, cream and yogurt in them. The southern Indian dishes are generally enhanced with coconut milk (santan).Besides, the cream, butter and santan (coconut milk) are high in cholestrol.
4. There are numerous ready to cook sauces in the market for cooking curries - eg Thai, Indian. Malaysian. It is not difficult to cook these dishes at home. I normally cook these curries in the oven(as in stews) and so would not make the whole house smell.
5. Remedies - if feel uncomfortable - drink the following a. mint tea - fresh or those in tea bagsb. ginger tea - crush fresh ginger, pour boiling water over, infuse or can boil this .
Also at this time - to stay off garlic and beans as they give a lot of gas.
BEFORE WE EAT WE SHOULD ASK GOD TO BLESS THE FOOD WE ARE GOING TO PARTAKE AND THAT OUR BODIES WOULD BENEFIT FROM CONSUMING THEM.
The reason for writing this email with regards to this matter is that I have had undergone many a times an Ill feeling from over indulgence of food.
Have a great day.God bless.
Thank you, Winnie for all your tips on eating right. Cecilia Joan and I do not eat buffet meals in restaurants a lot because there is a tendency for us to overeat in order to get our money’s worth. The last time we ate at Sharani’s was one of the rare occasions. Their goat meat curry is exceptional - that is a very big temptation for me and also a lesson that I have to learn not to overindulge in any food. You mentioned the “balachan” which is a paste made from shrimps. This is an “unclean sea food.” (Lev. 11:9-12). We should not defile our bodies with unclean meats (Lev. 11:41-47)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
From: Darrell Whitfield <
To: Paul Wong –
Date: Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:40pm
Subject: Re: [ark11] Fw: Please pray for the healing of my body
Sometimes our diet is low in silica a nutrient that strengthens the cartalidge as well as other things like arteries, bones, hair, and nails. I take a supplement which is reasonably inexpensive that is derived from horsetail and oatstraw (Biblically proper nutrition instead of shark cartiledge recommended by many). It you ask for this in your health food store they should be able to direct you. It has helped my joint pain before and of course we should always pray for healing from our Father who loves to instruct and heal us. Hope you are feeling better. In the name of our Lord Yahushua the Messiah, ShabbotShalom, Darrell K. Whitfield
Thanks Darrell, I shall be looking for the silica that you mentioned in our health food store. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From:
To: Paul Wong – The ARK Forum
Date: Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:03am
Subject: Re: [ark25] Fw: Please pray for the healing of my body
Hello Paul Wong,
You are my favorite missionary, and my prayers are with you, I have also sent your prayer request to my prayer group and they encircle the globe so God will be hearing prayers said for you in many differen't languages............Thank you again for all your wonderful email, I send them out to everyone..Love and Prayers,
In Christ, Elva
Thanks Elva, It is because of loving, kind and faithful Christians like you that your prayers are very effective in the healing of my body. Your e-mail has given a tremendous uplift to my spirit and an encouragement to continue the missionary work on the Internet in the face of adversity. This shows the power of networking. The Gospel Truth is spread all over the world though saints like you and hundreds of others in the ARK Forum. May God bless you and your ministry.
DATE: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 08:55:00 -0600
SUBJECT: Re: [ark12] Fw: Please pray for the healing of my body
James 5:14-15 (NLT) Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. And their
prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.
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Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: Please pray for the healing of my body
You said: "I do believe our Lord allowed me to go through this pain for a good purpose, and He will heal me completely for His glory. HalleluYah!"
As the Lord is justified / glorified through your obedience to His word, so be your request in Jesus' Name as according to your faith:
James 5:14-15 (NLT) Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. And their prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.
Philippians 4:6 (NIV) Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
John 14:14 (KJV) If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Before I received your e-mail the LORD has already directed me to James 5:14-15. Your e-mail confirmed what I have already decided to do. I strongly believe in the anointing of oil in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for healing, and I have done that for the healing of my body. This biblical method of healing has been practiced in our congregation where I was raised. My grandmother, who had been an exemplary Christian, anointed an adopted baby who was stricken with poliomyelitis from birth. Through the anointing she was able to walk, praise and thank God. My father who was a faithful minister of God and my mentor, often anointed believers who had been sick and many have been healed. Praise the Lord, HalleluYah!
When I called up my sisters in Toronto they also reminded me to anoint with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ which I have done. On our Friday evening service on January 14 I requested Preacher Jonathan Chou to announce to the congregation to pray for me. During the closing prayer of our morning Sabbath service and our monthly Prayer Service in the afternoon the whole congregation prayed for me and also for my sister Eugenia in Melbourne, Australia.
Praise and thank God the healing has already taken place and we can only give all the glory and praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, HalleluYah!
I do believe our Lord allowed me to go through this pain for a good purpose, and He will heal me completely for His glory. HalleluYah!"
What I wrote about complete healing I mean healing of the “whole spirit, soul and body” (1 Thes. 5:23). It is not enough to just have healing of the body, but also the healing of the spirit and soul as well. I do confess and admit that I have still a long way to go to reach perfection because I still have many faults. Throughout this painful ordeal I have been re-examining myself and my ministry to see where I have gone wrong and make improvements to myself and the Lord’s work.
Our Lord Jesus Christ could have healed me instantly just like He did to others but He is prolonging the process of the healing for a good purpose. When Lazarus was sick Jesus intentionally delayed healing him for four days. Our Lord said: “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” (Jn. 11:4)
There are not too many Christian ministers who will openly let others know they are sick and very few request for prayer on the Internet. They usually want to conceal their sickness which they think exposes their weakness. The apostle Paul has given us a good teaching on the proper attitude of ministers even when the Lord does not heal them. He wrote: “And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that It might depart from me. And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Cor. 7-10)
I hope and pray that every person who receives e-mail in the ARK Forum realizes that this is a ministry on the Internet that is open to all Christians of all denominations and from all the nations. The learning process of going through my bodily pain is shared with everyone and the purpose is that we can all learn from it.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Rom. 8:28) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pastor Wong,
I am sorry to hear you are in pain. I don't know if what I have is the same problem as you
have. When I prepare cooking, standing for more than 2 hours in the kitchen or doing yard work (when the weather is nice) also cause both my hips ache, sometimes one is more pain than the other.
I think my problem is over do it on doing certain thing and not enough exercise.
Do you sit too long at your desk reading emails etc at your pc every day.
Try to exercise every early morning, need some stretching your arms/legs. Walking is always good. Or if you have Chiropractor doctor you know, let them do some adjustment, you will feel better. The doctor I used to go is Family Practice, however he knows chiropractor, so I am comfortable with him.
What he did is let me lay down facing left, put my right leg half upward and he would use pillow push my right shoulder to the back, then my bones start popping. Then do the other side. I am used to the popping the joints/bones.
I will keep you in my prayer. Pray that there is nothing serious other than needing exercise. Try to exercise.(me too).
Dear Sister Ing,
Thanks for the good advices.
Exercise: I used to do a lot of exercises. I thought doing the yard like raking the leaves is a form of exercise. I just tried to do too much at one time and that is how I sprained my hip joint.
Chiropractor Doctor: I am not familiar with this kind of treatment although I have heard and read about it. To be honest with you the treatment of “popping the joints/bones” scares me a bit. I’d rather pray a lot more than getting my joints/bones popped. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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From: HwanTo: ark
Cc: Sister Lee Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: Please pray for me
I also have pelvic pain on my right side. Massage will help alleviate the pain. Also be careful about sitting with leg crossed. It strained the pelvic muscle.
Dear Sister Judy,
Thank you for your advices. I have been using “Aloe Liniment” to massage my left hip. It does help to relieve the pain a bit.
PAUL, GERRY AND I ARE IN COMPLETE AGREEMENT WITH YOU ON YOUR
DATE: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 20:31:18 -0500
SUBJECT: Re: [ark14] Fw: Please pray for the healing of my body
HEALING, MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU IN YOUR MINISTRY AS
WELL AS PHYSICALLY. IN CHRIST, BEA AND GERRY CLARK
Thank you very much for your prayers and spiritual support for the ministry.May God bless both of you.
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From: "Jean Huang" <
To: "ark" <
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 3:06 PMSubject: Re: Please pray for me
Dear Dn. Wong:
We will definitely pray for you. Hope God have mercy on us and heal his servant.
Jean Thank you Jean. Our God is loving and merciful and He will surely heal.God bless you for your prayers.