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Ron Walborn tells the following story. I was at the grocery store, checking out when the people behind me accosted me. “Excuse me, are you Ron Walborn? Do you pastor that church north of town? …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

Ron Walborn


tells the following story.

I was at the grocery store, checking out when the people behind
me accosted me.

“Excuse me, are you Ron Walborn? Do you pastor that church north of town?

“Yes.”

“Well, do you believe in prayer for the sick?”

“Yes, we do pray for the sick.”

“Well, we’re not Christians, but we’re coming to your church
tomorrow to get prayer for my wife here – she’s got cancer, and the doctors
don’t give her much hope.”

“That would be great, but you know, you don’t have to
wait. We could pray right here and now.”

We paid for groceries.
We were standing at the end of the conveyor belt, and I laid hands on her. I prayed just a few sentences and, much to my
surprise, she keeled over under the power of God and lay sprawled on the floor. The husband dropped to his knees and exclaimed,
“Hallelujah!”

I said, “I thought you said you didn’t go to church.”

“I watch TV,” he said.

While on the floor, his wife got healed. Fortunately, the manager of the store went to
our church and noticed the spectacle we were making. He ran out and put pylons around us and
directed traffic to go by as I continued to pray over her. “It’s OK, it’s just God,” he said to the
onlookers.

This couple later came to church and gave their lives to
Jesus. Subsequently, they began going
down to Tijuana
to care for the poor on mission trips.

* * *

The cool thing about the Walborns is that they are just
regular people who love to laugh and stay up late into the night trading
stories. Yet, they are acutely aware of
their primary identity as citizens of a spiritual kingdom that is smashing the
powers of darkness on this earth. I love it when people are alive to the power
of God within them and alive to the way it intersects human needs, even in
places as pedestrian as grocery stores.

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