Ten years ago in Russia, Luda and her son Arthur, were on a 3-day train ride from Siberia to Irkutch. During this trip, Arthur became very ill with a high fever and he was on the brink of death. Luda was not a believer in Yeshua (Jesus); however, in spite of this, she decided to kneel and cry out to the God she did not know. While she was praying, an ambulance appeared alongside the train and the train pulled to a halt. As the medics entered the train car, they called out, “Where is the sick boy?” No one replied so Luda responded, “Here!” The medics gave him an injection and exited the train. The train started up and continued on its way, and Arthur gained strength and was healed. A steward asked her how she had managed to create contact with the ambulance staff. Luda replied that she hadn’t! The steward then explained to her that someone whom he could not see had stood behind him and told him that the train must stop immediately for a boy in the same cabin in which Luda and Arthur were riding. As a result of this incident Luda gave her life to God.
When he was two years old, Arthur was diagnosed as having only one kidney, which was severely damaged and deformed. This kidney was in danger of atrophy in addition to being effected by Polycystic Kidney Disease. At the age of sixteen, just a short time ago, he came to Israel with his mother. The goal of this trip was to undergo surgery to remove the damaged, beyond repair, cyst-ridden kidney. Upon arrival in Israel, they headed up to Jerusalem and settled in a city to the east, in Ma’ale Adumim. Luda shared her story with a local congregational leader, Abraham Ben-Hod, and asked if he could baptize her.
Abraham and I both had on our hearts to pray that God would provide Arthur with a new kidney. We agreed together and prayed that God would create a new kidney and would miraculously heal his other damaged kidney.
On the day of her baptism (Friday), Luda told the testimony of supernatural healing for Arthur on the train. After the baptism and time of prayer, I felt again that God’s will was to pray for a creative miracle of a brand-new kidney for Arthur. During the Ma’ale Adumim Congregation meeting on Saturday, we prayed over him again and anointed him with oil. The following Sunday he had another check-up at Ein Kerem Hospital. The first CT scan confirmed that his one kidney was very damaged. Following the second CT scan, the doctor stated that the very damaged kidney must be surgically removed; however, he would be able to function very well with one perfectly working kidney. Meaning, God did indeed create a new kidney for Arthur!
The operation to “remove” the damaged kidney lasted 8 hours. However, the doctors found the formerly “damaged-beyond-repair” kidney had surprisingly shrunk back to its normal size, and were able to repair it. The final outcome? Two kidneys! An answer to prayer and a creative miracle!
All that took place in Arthur’s body is documented in medical reports.