Dawn Pringle's Testimony

 

In April 2009 after five years going backwards and forwards going to the QMC Nottingham for various tests, scans, lumber punctures I was finally given my diagnosis I had multiple sclerosis (MS) and this was why for the past 5 years I hadn't been well. Medically there is no cure yet. I was devastated because my own mother had died of MS and knowing and living with what my own mother went through I knew all about MS it really did shock me that I now had it. It isn't hereditary and I was known as the 4th person in the UK where mother/daughter had had it.


Not everybody knows about the disease so I just want to explain a little bit about multiple sclerosis (MS) and what symptoms I had. MS is known as an incurable disease of the central nervous system. The coating around the nerve fibres (called myelin) is damaged causing a range of symptoms, disabilities, paralysis and muscle wastage but each person with MS can experience different symptoms because there are five streams of the condition. The symptoms I was having were gradually losing strength in my right leg then my left leg. I had to lift my legs in and out of the car and the bath. I couldn't run anymore, I felt as though I was trudging through snow with weights on my feet, not being able to lift my feet up properly when walking. Terrible pins and needles, it also effected my arms, I couldn't lift my hair dryer up some days to dry my hair; it was all an effort. My co-ordinations wasn't good, I started to drop things in the kitchen, couldn’t open lids and grip things. My vision went blur on and off and I couldn’t walk straight without banging into things. At times, it was total frustration.

Coming back from the QMC with the diagnosis was one of the worst days of my life. I had to find a way to my family. I prayed for God to help me and I remember saying God ‘right Lord, it’s me and you together, I’ve got this diagnosis for a reason, Help me’. My family were devastated even though I kept it low-key and hid the panic in my voice. During a few months later I received a letter from the QMC saying that they wanted me to come in for an appointment to sort out the treatment that would be more suitable for me to start with and it would be sometime in November. Before then though, in September I went and bought our local newspaper called the Nottingham Evening Post. The reason that I went on the Wednesday to buy it was because they always advertise jobs and my daughter at the time was out of work and looking for a job. Scanning through the paper myself, an advert really caught my attention. Aspley Pentecostal church Healing Crusade September 4th, 5th and 6h’. I went to this church as a little girl with my mother and sister and was thrilled to see that healing crusades were still happening there. This was on the Wednesday I was having a really busy week even into Saturday, I was involved in a community project when suddenly without any hesitation I knew God was saying that he wanted me there at that healing service. I really felt in my heart that this was a divine moment with God. I felt so excited like nothing else mattered, apart from how to get there! I was out at that moment in the car coming back with my husband Anthony and he said don’t worry; we’ll get there on time. I text my sister Gail asking for her to pray saying ‘I believe that the miraculous is going to happen, and I’m on my way to Aspley Pentecostal church Healing Crusade’. I knew we would get there because God wanted us there.

As I said it had been a long time since I’d been to this church and as soon as I stepped in I could feel the powerful and warmth present of the Holy Spirit. Just before the service started, Pastor Colin came round shaking everybody’s hand. We had a wonderful time of worship and Pastor Colin read the word of God and a message on healing. Then he invited anyone to come forward for prayer for healing. I went forward with other people and when it was my turn to be prayed for, I told Pastor Colin that I had MS and had had it for five years. I was standing up, Pastor Colin prayed for the Holy Spirit to come upon me. He prayed for MS to leave my body. I had never felt so much heat start from my head across my face and down my whole body the power of the Holy Spirit was incredible. I felt all my MS symptoms gradually being swept out of my feet. At one point I opened my eyes and I could see Jesus in Pastor Colin’s face. My muscle and nerve ends started to feel stronger, I knew God was miraculously healing me, I just knew it! Tears of joy came, I turned and walked back to my seat next to my husband, Anthony and felt so joyful, overwhelmed and so strong. At the end Pastor Colin asked if I could come back the next day to share my miracle. God is so good. This was my time, I truly believed something was going to happen. This has encouraged so many others of my family and friends to come to healing services and be healed. God is still in the habit of performing miracles now in 2014.

In November 2009 my appointment came to go back and see the neurologist to start my treatment. I couldn't wait to go and see his reaction. I went with my husband Anthony. Before we discussed the treatment, I asked if I could tell him what’s been happening since the last time he saw me. He listened with interest and said that he would still have to go through the neurological tests with me, which are on a scale out of 1-10. The last time everything was 1 or 2 out of 10 indicated poor results whereas this time I passed all the neurological tests 10 out of 10 and with MS there is always evidence behind the eyes, although this time there was no evidence behind the eyes, And I walked in a straight line for the first time in five years. I was the first ever MS patient to be discharged from the QMC. I had to go to the reception desk afterwards which would normally be a follow up outpatient appointment. I pushed the form through that said discharged and the receptionist looked at me gone out. The neurologist was watching outside his door to see the reaction from the receptionist.

I thank God everyday for giving me my life back and to enable me to serve him how he has created me to be. I love God with all my heart. Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. He is still doing miracles today so expect your miracle, trust him, please be encouraged and God loves you so much.






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