By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
Vasiliy Voytovich, one of the pastors at the Full Gospel Church in Dunedin, Fla., agreed to share with the ASSIST News Service how “God healed my wife of breast cancer.”
Voytovich, who is also the President of God Heals Broken Hearts Ministries (www.godhealsbrokenhearts.org/), movingly told the story of how his wife, Lyubov, who was 32 at that time, first discovered she had a lump in her breast.
“It was back 1955, when we were living in the small town Stebnic in the west of Ukraine, that she first she had pain in her left breast and noticed lump
there,” he said. “She went to have it checked out and the doctors, who had not yet discussed surgery, started her treatment with chemotherapy. It was then that I felt prompted of the Lord to pray for her complete healing.
“So I gathered my children together — older son Nikolay 14, daughter Nina 12, and youngest son Vitaliy 10 — and we began to pray for a miracle.”
“At that time, she felt a pressure in her throat and chest and she was so scared that she was dying and yet here we were all praying for her healing. She felt so bad and, at that time was not even praying, just crying.
“However, our prayers were so powerful that, after asking for her healing, we started to thank God for His answer. Then my wife said that in the background she heard a voice that said, ‘BELIEVE.’ She then asked what she had to believe, as she wasn’t even praying or asking about anything.
“She heard us thanking God for her healing, and so she asked God: ‘Do I have to believe that I am healed’ and she heard the reply, ‘Yes!’ After our prayer we knew that she had been healed and were so happy about the miracle.
I asked my wife to check to see if the lump disappeared, but she was not ready at that time. We waited for few days and then went to see the lady doctor who had initially diagnosed her. I was able to observe the change on the doctor’s face when she couldn’t find anything.
“I told the physician not to be surprised, as we had prayed for a miracle and I added, ‘She is healed now. That is why you cannot find anything.’ She replied: ‘You are blessed that you can believe.’
“An X-ray was performed and it confirmed that she was now free from cancer,” he said. “Three years later, when we moved to USA, a biopsy was performed because of my wife’s history of cancer and the chemotherapy treatment, and it was confirmed again that she was cancer free and this has continued with yearly mammograms.”
He went on to say, “It is very much strengthened our faith (me, my wife, and our children) and it showed us how powerful is our God even today. He has His plans for us. He loves us very much and now we share that good news with others who needs that encouragement.”
Besides his pastoral work at the Full Gospel Church in Dunedin, Florida, he also works at the local Health Department and his wife is an RN at Largo Medical Center.
“In our church we have 150 members (Russians and mainly Ukrainians, with some Polish, Hispanic and English people,” he said.
This pastor and his family have truly learned from this healing that indeed, “God Heals Broken Hearts.”