||Dorothyhas changed so much since surrendering her life to Jesus
Dorothy needed someone to heal her marriage and her body
Usually shy and quiet, Dorothy Gwisi had a temper that her
husband and children feared. She would much prefer to be left alone with a
newspaper or book to read and found interaction with people difficult.
Then, she fell ill and began to meet other women and consulted many doctors
and specialists to seek help.
“I used to be a harsh person,” Dorothy says. “When I had to
talk to someone I usually ended up quarrelling with them and then I would lose
my temper. Even when I got married people would wonder if I was sick because I
was either too quiet or losing my temper with the children.
“Eventually my sickness was so bad that it was causing problems with my
marriage and I knew that I needed help. I began to meet with married women and
we discussed my situation.”
The group consisted of Christian women and after discussing Dorothy’s
problems they prayed to the Lord Jesus Christ for the marriage. Dorothy also
needed prayer for her physical health, as by this time all the doctors had
given up trying to diagnose her and her money had all been spent.
“When the money was gone I asked my family for help,” she recalls.
“They were unable to help and I was left in a desperate
As a girl, Dorothy had attended Sunday school, but only to please her parents.
Now, in her desperate situation, she remembered that Jesus Christ was called,
and is known as the Saviour of all mankind, and wondered whether He would help
“I was admitted to hospital,” she recalls, “and one of the
chaplains visited the ward I was in. He prayed and shared from the Bible. Then
he talked about the holiness of God.
“As he shared on God’s holiness I was confronted with how
‘unclean’ I was as a person and that I was unworthy to stand
before a Holy God.
“The chaplain said that we could only have a relationship with God by
believing that the death of Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sinful acts
and thoughts and made us right with Him. He then asked if anyone wanted to
surrender their lives to Jesus and accept Him as their Lord and Saviour. Right
there and then I accepted Jesus.”
The chaplain also told Dorothy that Jesus Christ did have the power to heal
her and all she had to do was ask Him.
“I have changed so much since surrendering my life to Jesus,”
Dorothy says. “I now have good relationships with people, including my
family and God has healed me; the sickness just disappeared! All of my family
believe in Jesus Christ and the Word of God, the Bible, has become like a best
friend to me,” she continues.
“God has set my heart free.”