For so many years I have been assisting my husband in his ministry. I enjoy being a pastor's wife. It is a great challenge. We are so thankful that all our children are enjoying good fellowship with the Lord.
Through all the past years, our family has had so many experiences where we could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. We always felt that God was very close, planning for us in love, guiding our lives in a very miraculous way.
When our second son was only 12, he became sick with a gall bladder infection but recovered quickly after some treatment and was soon back to normal. After high school graduation he left for Sweden for further study. On the second year he was there, he got seriously sick again with the same infection. After several check ups, the doctors in Sweden did their best to offer the best medical treatment possible but nothing seemed to work. My son was getting worse and felt much weaker. His case was so serious he could hardly move. When his doctors were notified that he suffered with the same infection some years before, they advised that he should use the same medication which he used in Egypt. His friends in Sweden were so kind. They contacted us right way, informed us about his case, and told us about the doctor's advice. The medication was needed as soon as possible.
Well, my husband was away from home at that time. In fact, he was conducting evangelistic meetings in another country. Needless to say, receiving such bad news about our son was a great shock. Any mother would be devastated to hear her child was seriously sick while away from home. Frustration and helplessness were some of the feelings I was experiencing.
I contacted our doctor in Egypt, explained the whole situation and asked his advice. He prescribed the same medical treatment that our son had had before. He also assured me of the good results our son would experience soon. Following his counsel, I quickly bought the medicine. Though I kne•.w that the procedure for sending any kind of medication from Egypt to Sweden was not easy and could be very time-consuming, I prayed earnestly concerning the whole matter.
Praying again and putting my problem in the hands of God, in the hands of the loving and merciful father who cares and understands, I relaxed for a while.
Though tired, perplexed and weary, I had to go to school and teach the next day. I hoped the Lord would give me wisdom to think and plan according to His will. Before the first class started, I met one of the parents whom I had become acquainted with during a previous school year. Though I did not know if he could help me with my situation, I felt encouraged to approach him and ask his help. Without hesitation I did so and by the tone of my voice he could tell how worried I was. To my amazement, he replied very gently and said, "Just trust in the Lord and He will take care Then he phoned a friend who happened to be the manager of the Swedish Air Lines and told him about the whole problem. The manager informed him that he would be leaving for Sweden the same day at 5 p.m. and would be willing to render any service needed. He promised to take the package of medicine and deliver it to our son.
Very thrilled with the good news, I prepared the package in no time at all, wrote the address, and went quickly to meet the manager who fulfilled his promise. He was so kind. He visited our son, gave him the medicine and inquired about him whenever he was in the -rea. Praise the Lord, our son improved day by day; his quick recovery even surprised his doctors!
As long as I live, I will never forget the kindness of our friends and loved ones who helped at the time of need. I will never forget that the Lord healed our son in a miraculous way. It was not the medication that healed him but the great touch of Jesus, which accompanied the medication from Egypt to Sweden.
The readers might be interested to know that Wissam, our son, is now enjoying very good health. He is happily married and enjoying a Christian life. Yes, we are worshiping a Living God.