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Updated: Apr 8

Back in 1992, my colon shut down, causing me excruciating pain. In the hospital, they could not find what was causing this and let me suffer it out for a week before doing exploratory surgery to find the problem. They did not do MRI and Ultra Sound testing like they do today.


During surgery they found that my bowel had twisted like a garden hose, causing blockage and pain. Surgery was done to remove 18 inches of the twisted colon. All seemed to be going well and I was finally sent home.


After a week I experienced the same pain again and back to the hospital I went. This time they found that adhesions from the recent surgery had quickly grown and this time strangling my colon. Once again surgery was done to remove the adhesions.


During the 30 total days of being in the hospital, there was a time when I could no longer feel God's presence with me. I was in deep despair and my praying family gathered around me fearing that I may not make it. I could not pray or read the Bible and felt like God had left me and I was all alone.


Then our minister, Doyle Frauhiger, and his dear wife, Jane, came to visit me. Sitting beside me he took my hands and prayed for me, with my husband at my side. After that, the Spirit of God once again came over me and I could pray and feel the presence of God. It was then that I began to heal and was finally able to come home. That was 32 years ago and still to this day, I have not had any more problems with my colon. Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gifts of healing through the power of prayer.


James 5 says, "The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much and the prayer of Faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him." That is what Jesus did for me through my adversity.

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:15


Virginia Rauch

Bluffton, Indiana


"God Hears and Answers Prayer" is found in Book 7, Day 2: GOD STORIES And More... Click on the tab titled, GOD STORIES, on this website to read more true stories found in Books 1-7: GOD STORIES And More.


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