Soo-hyun Kim (New Kwangju Manmin Church)
Saturday, January 28, 2006 / Jae-woo falls into a pot of boiling oil
On Saturday, January 28, 2006, one day before the Chinese New Year, I was busy with preparing food for the holiday at my mother-in-law’s house in Haenam, Southern Jeon-la Province. While returning from the bathroom with my older son Jae-hyuk, I heard the bawling cry of my younger son Jae-woo.
When I sprinted towards Jae-woo, I saw that the baby walker in which he was seated had tipped over the kitchen doorsill and Jae-woo had fallen headfirst into a pot of boiling oil. As my husband (Chul Lee) hurriedly tried to lift up Jae-woo, half of whose face was already submerged in the oil, the baby slipped out of his hands and fell into the boiling oil one more time.
Right then, my mother-in-law Senior Deaconess Mal-jin Kim (Mokpo Manmin Church) poured the Muan Sweet Water on Jae-woo’s head. As you know, the Muan Sweet Water was transformed from bitter seawater into sweet, potable water by the prayer of Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee and has been manifesting all kinds of healing to countless people. We also had Jae-woo receive the Senior Pastor’s “Prayer for the Sick” recorded on an automated telephone message.
3:00 P.M., Saturday, January 28, 2006 / Heading to Seoul and receiving Rev. Dr. Lee’s prayer
It was such a dire situation that at the advice of my mother-in-law, we headed to Seoul to meet with Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee.
The surface of Jae-woo’s face had been peeled off and cooked. Tears streamed down my cheeks each time I saw the large vesicles on his forehead, eyes, upper lips, and scalp, the pieces of skin with capillary vessels showing under the rolled-up cuticles, and his severely swollen left eye.
On the way to Seoul, all of us were amazed at how Jae-woo did not seem to feel any pain, cry, or fret after receiving the “Prayer for the Sick”; he actually seemed quite comfortable. He was, however, unable to eat any food.
After a three-and-a-half-hour trip, we were able to meet with the Senior Pastor who was at his residence for the Chinese New Year. When he saw Jae-woo’s disfigured face, the Senior Pastor seemed even more heartbroken than I was. He gently placed his hand on Jae-woo’s head and prayed for him in the minutest detail.
“Drive away the burning sensation. Prevent the baby from becoming infected with any bacteria. Allow for the wounds to be healed. Father God, make the baby whole again. Let Your light come upon him! I pray all this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.”
At the moment, I felt the love of the Senior Pastor rushing into my heart. Immediately after receiving his prayer, Jae-woo started eating.
On our way home to Kwangju, Jae-woo slept comfortably, ate well, and was playful.
Repenting of our past, committing everything to God
Through this incident, my husband and I came to learn and realize so much. At the time, we hadn’t been keeping the Lord’s Day holy and giving God the whole tithes because we were “so busy.” In addition, we repented of not having recognized the love of Our God who had watched over us in a car accident last fall, in which none of us were injured. It had been a “wake-up call” from God, telling us to renew our commitment in Him, but we had chosen to ignore it.
Jae-woo’s left eye was severely swollen and there was a chance he could lose his sight. When we checked on him the next day, however, we saw that the swelling had gone down and the eyeball seemed as normal as ever. Yet, Jae-woo’s lips were still very much swollen that the lips’ lining could not be distinguished.
Concerned family members, neighbors, and friends questioned whether it was such a good idea not to take Jae-woo to the hospital. As the news of the Senior Pastor’s manifestations of God’s power had settled in as faith in our hearts, my husband and I only wanted to commit everything to God. Of course, we repented in tears, begging for His mercy.
Friday, February 3 / Scabs formed over Jae-woo’s face and head 6 days after the accident
As we held fast to our faith in this chain of events, God saw and recognized our faith, and did His work in the most obvious way. Blisters could have developed and oozing or pus could have infected the wounds, but as soon as blisters and oozing dried, scabs began forming over Jae-woo’s face and head. Six days after the accident by Friday, February 3, 2006, scabs had developed over much of Jae-woo’s face.
Before the Friday All-night Service, we brought Jae-woo to the Senior Pastor to receive his prayer one more time. When he said, “God healed the baby’s eye first so that he wouldn’t lose his sight,” delighted in the healing progress, and prayed earnestly for our son, all we could do was praise and give thanks for the love of Our God and the shepherd.
Friday, February 10 / Scabs fall off the wounds as new flesh develops
The work of healing afterwards was even faster. Scabs formed over the left half of Jae-woo’s face and new flesh developed underneath the scabs. Dried scabs began falling off piece by piece and by February 10, less than two weeks after the accident, all the scabs over Jae-woo’s face except for the forehead fell off. As my mother-in-law, my husband, many other brothers and sisters in Christ, and I saw the new flesh developing and the scabs falling off so rapidly, we could only rejoice and give glory to the Living God.
Friday, February 17 / 20 days later, Jae-woo’s face is without a single scar
By Friday, February 17, 2006, less than three weeks after the accident, all the remaining scabs fell off Jae-woo’s face, which now has fairer and clearer skin than the time before the accident. Hallelujah!
After personally experiencing God’s power manifested by Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee with Jae-woo, my husband and I have no choice but to believe in the Father. We have gained the faith to keep the Lord’s Day holy, attend all worship services, worship God at home with our family, and give Him whole tithes in gratitude.
We seek to become God’s faithful workers, never forgetting the grace of the One who has healed Jae-woo. We give all thanks and glory to the almighty God for healing Jae-woo in a such a short amount of time that transcends man’s common sense, and we would also like to express our deepest appreciation to Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee for his heartfelt prayer.