Mbalikoung, 24 years old, is the oldest of eight children in a Presbyterian
family living in Abong Mbang in the eastern part of Cameroon. She was
suffering from a severe disease and almost lapsed into a coma in hospital.
She claims to have received visits in her dreams from Jesus Christ Who
asked her to go back home and pray and read Psalms. When she finally
obeyed, an insect came out of her head. Her father burnt the insect
and she was suddenly healed. As she was facing criticism and suspicion
while telling her story, Jesus appeared again and 'gave' her stigmata
in her hands - a proof to the sceptics. Edwige Mbalikoung says the stigmata
have the power to heal. (Source: Vent d'est, Cameroon; reported in Share
International, January 1999)
life saved by Christ? (1973)
In a front-page
interview in the Japanese edition of Newsweek, the newly elected South
Korean President Kim Dae Jung discusses his extraordinary life as an
indefatigable crusader for democracy. Since the 1940s, Kim has been
persecuted, jailed, exiled, hounded, and nearly killed a number of times
because of his political activities.
particularly notable incident took place in 1973. Kim was kidnapped
from a hotel room in Tokyo in the middle of the day by six men (who
were later found to have ties to South KoreaLs security agency). He
was taken to a ship, which set out to the open sea. Kim was tied to
a board, and a concrete weight placed on the board. "In several
minutes, I will die. My hard life will be over," Kim thought. At
that moment I noticed Christ standing near me. I grabbed his sleeve
and prayed: "Please save my life. I have so much work to do for
the people of Korea."
was not thrown overboard. Five days later he was released near his home
in Seoul. He credits God, and the American Government who pressured
the Korean Government to release him, for saving his life.
(Source: Newsweek; reported in Share International, April 1998)
quite a stir has been caused by reports from several people that they
have met Jesus. Some of them claimed to have been healed of illnesses.
In several Nicaraguan news publications, Rosalia, a market stall holder,
gives an account of her experience: one day while she was at work
on her stall a man came up to her and introduced himself with the
words: "You wished to meet me, here I am, my name is Jesus." The man
went home with her where he cured her sick child. Another stall holder
recounted how Jesus had visited her home and from that moment on her
three alcoholic sons were cured of their addiction. According to the
newspaper reports Jesus had asked the people he visited to form a
group. Their first joint action was to pay a visit to a cardinal,
Obando y Bravo, who indicated he had no time to see them.
(Source: Trouw, Netherlands; published in Share International, June