Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
Martha Jenkins "Marty"
She was a Jesus believer from
But she became overtaken as an
adult by a number of health/medical illnesses, the worst of which was "chronic fatigue syndrome"
[about CFS] with which she suffered many years (1979-99). Those last 6-10 years
were spent mostly in bed due to extreme exhaustion, sometimes going 5 days without a bath or
shampoo...just too weak & exhausted. There were 20 coincidental years of treatment for
poorly active thyroid gland. And there was a severe problem with insomnia. By 1996, she was
losing her appetite, and she thought maybe she had food allergies and got on a hypo-allergenic
diet. She explored every medical, scientific cause anyone could think of.
Three friends also suffered CFS
and MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome). Considering the spiritual realm, they prayed for
each other for many years. One of the friends called in 1998 that she had begun to improve after
hearing some tapes she'd ordered. They were Rev. Henry Wright's tapes on "Spiritual Roots of
Disease". Refusing to believe that her problem could be purely spiritual-based, she put the tapes
away and focused even more intensely on diet & food/chemical allergies, etc. And she worsened.
In final desperation, she started listening to the tapes again, swearing that she would not stop
again unless her worsening condition continued down hill.
In time, "Marty" has become cured
of all her diseases (and also her 3 friends & others) through Pastor Wright's ministry at
Pleasant Valley Church in Georgia (people come there for cure from all over
the world...a good friend of mine is/was on staff there). Read her letter to friends written as she became
cured. The tapes are still available but have also been condensed into a book, A More
Marty also speaks highly of the
similar ministry of Art Mathias in Anchorage, Alaska...Wellspring Ministries.
Very interestingly, I heard of the CFS experience (one write-up, HERE) of Laura Hillenbrand, author of the book, "Unbroken", which launched as a movie in December 2014 (the story of Louie Zamperini before and after his amazing life was impacted by Jesus).
***give me your comments about this
(posted 9 August 2007; updated 28 December
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now