There are many people who live with deafness, and seek to overcome the lot they were dealt. Recently, through LifeChurch, a handful of deaf parishioners found themselves finally able to hear. On October 18, these three deaf parishioners attended a typical Sunday service. As usual, a call for prayers for members of the community was raised, and one parishioner, Paula Patterson, was called up on stage. The prayer station leader placed his hands on her ears, the group began to pray, and for the first time, Patterson was finally able to hear.
- Pastor Paul Long says the miracles that occurred one after the other at LifeChurch, a new church plant in Middlesboro, Kentucky, left him speechless — overwhelmed at the power of the Holy Spirit.
- The Longs had last ministered at an independent church for nearly a decade, and their leaving was not a pleasant departure. They left that church questioning God’s call upon their lives.
- As with Patterson, the prayer team leader learned of Medlin’s need and then placed his hands over her ears and the group began to pray.
““I’m 51 and I’ve been in ministry for a good number of years, but I’ve never personally witnessed anything like that,” Long says. “The wow factor just overwhelmed me. It was indescribable . . . I’m still having a hard time articulating what I saw.””