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Updated on April 10, 2012


Poon Lum was sitting in a wheel chair in Toronto Western Hospital when I first saw him as I visited a Vietnamese refugee family sponsored by the United Church during the eighties. Canada had accepted a very large number of Vietnamese refugees during the Vietnam War. A Caucasian lady asked me whether my sister Julie and I would like to interpret for a Chinese Vietnamese family. We agreed. The father, Thanh Quang Phu was admitted to the Toronto Western Hospital for paralysis and I visited him at the hospital.

On the same floor, I saw Poon Lum, a man in his seventies sitting there in a wheelchair by the door. He looked so forlorn but he had a pleasant face. I spoke to him, but his speech was slurred and I could hardly understand his Chinese dialect. I asked the nurse and she told me that Poon Lum would be transferred soon to the Dewson Private Hospital. His right arm was paralysed and I decided to visit him at Dewson Private Hospital. I asked Bro. Toby Too, his wife May, his daughter Yun Lee and son Yun Sheng who were newly baptized a year ago to accompany me. They were very keen to help when told that Poon Lum had no relatives in Toronto and that he was alone in Canada. They had compassion on him.

        Toronto Western Hospital combines groundbreaking basic research with new models of care that promote integration across a range of health services, including musculoskeletal. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery has an international reputation
Toronto Western Hospital combines groundbreaking basic research with new models of care that promote integration across a range of health services, including musculoskeletal. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery has an international reputation


One Sunday we decided to visit Poon Lum. While Bro. Toby parked the car, the rest of us went into Dewson Private Hospital. The hospital had moved him up to the third floor of the hospital. We decided not to wait for Bro. Toby and started to pray for Poon Lum. We prayed for God's power and mercy to heal his paralysed right hand. As May and her children prayed, I did not know what made me open my eyes and saw red lights flashing and running up and down on his paralysed right hand. It continued during the prayer. When we ended the prayer, Poon Lum was able to move his paralysed right hand and he made movements as though combing his hair. We were so excited and laughing so loudly that the Korean nurse came running into the room. She asked, "What's wrong? What has happened?" We replied, "Poon Lum can move his arm. Praise and thank the Lord."

We informed the Korean nurse what had happened. We had prayed for Poon Lum's right hand to function and God had healed him. Now he was able to move his right hand. All glory to the Lord God! Hallelujah! The Korean nurse was very happy to hear of the miracle and asked whether we would go and pray for a Korean man who was also paralysed. We answered, "Yes, of course. We would be very happy to help anyone who needs help."

The very next day, some Korean lady called me and gave me the name of Cho Rin Tae, a paralytic in West Park Hospital. This story will be featured in another article.

Bro. Poon Lum body was still paralysed. I really do not know why we only prayed for his right hand to be healed.



Also called: Hemiplegia, Palsy, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia

Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread. Paralysis of the lower half of your body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia.

Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury or a broken neck. Other causes of paralysis include

Polio used to be a cause of paralysis, but polio no longer occurs in the U.S.

Bro. Poon Lum had paralysis on his right arm and his speech was slurred. Since he spoke a different dialect, we could not communicate too well. However, he could understand when we spoke, but we were the ones who could not really understand him.

Lake Ontario, the 14th largest lake in the world, is the smallest of the Great Lakes in surface area.
Lake Ontario, the 14th largest lake in the world, is the smallest of the Great Lakes in surface area.


Bro. Poon Lum was baptized on June 6, 1981 on Cherry Beach in Lake Ontario. God had provided a very strong, big and tall student from Sabah, East Malaysia to carry him down from the third floor of Dewson Private Hospital and from the car into Lake Ontario for the baptism. For all those who are unfamiliar with our baptism, the church follows the mode of baptism according to what was described in the Scriptures like living water, lake, ocean, river. See (Mt 3:13,16; Mk 1:9,10; Jn 3:23; Acts 8:38).


Matthew 3:13,16 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. And Jesus, went up straightway out of the water ...

Mark 1:9,10 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. (vs.10) And straightway coming up out of the water, ...

John 3:23 And John also was baptized in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there:

Acts 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

Despite the frigid temperatures last week, this was an awesome if not desolate spot on Toronto's Cherry Beach. Toronto sits on Lake Ontario and has an extensive waterfront. Only thing is, it's neither visable nor accessable to most of Toronto's resid
Despite the frigid temperatures last week, this was an awesome if not desolate spot on Toronto's Cherry Beach. Toronto sits on Lake Ontario and has an extensive waterfront. Only thing is, it's neither visable nor accessable to most of Toronto's resid


Poon Lum's paralysed right hand was healed instantly by the prayers of a newly baptized mother, her daughter, son and I through the power of the Holy Spirit in prayer. The father's job was to drive us to the hospital. The faith of the family was strengthened by the healing.

Bro. Poon was taken in his wheel chair along the street from Dewson Private Hospital on Dewson Road to the previous church on 369 Harbord Street, which was about four blocks away by two different members each sabbath for more than ten years for Sabbath Services. They had to carry him down two flights of stairs for there was no elevator in the private hospital. The church benefitted from Bro. Poon Lum in that the members could feel compassion for him who had no friends or relatives. The youth learnt a little bit about hardship when you are in a foreign country and not knowing much about the language. He was extremely happy when he was brought to the church where he was with the same people of ethnic background.

Bro. Poon Lum died at the ripe old age of 91 years old. Thank the Lord God for his long life. May he rest in peace after all those years in Canada without family for he was unable to bring his family to Canada. The church members became his family. When the church moved to 69 Sunrise Avenue, wheels transport brought him to church. Thank God for this transport. All glory to the Lord Jesus Christ for His mercy and compassion!


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    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Dare To Try

      Thanks for comments. I was not called to perform miracles consistently.

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      7 years ago

      No problem. Street evangelism is just a practice of faith for me and my friends.

      If you perform miracles consistently, we would like to invite you to pray for the sick. We will arrange house meeting, gather the sick, and have you pray for them.

      There are many sick people who need this. Many sick women need a sister like you to lay hands on them.

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      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Dare to Try!

      Good to know that you are working on your faith to perform miracles. The response to performing miracles is not so good. Few people seem to respond to it because miracles do not happen because of lack of faith.

      Thank you but street evangelism is not my forte. I am giving you my profile so you can see more of the miracles.

      Mormon Elder Healed

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      Some advice.

      I notice you did not write anything on your profile. You are rated for your profile as well as hubs.

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      7 years ago

      Wow, very good to hear! I am working on my faith to perform miracles and healing in the name of Jesus Christ, like He has promised in the Bible.

      Do you still live in Toronto? It happened in 1981, the year when I was born.

      If you still live in the area, maybe we should meet. I am working on street evangelism and praying for the sick these days. Please help.

      I also just wrote an article, which is about healing.

      Tell me more, are there other visions and miracles you have witnessed?

      God is calling me and my spiritual siblings to restore the early Churches. Please fellowship with us and share your testimonies.

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Anthony Holt

      Thanks very much for reading the article, commenting and asking for help.

      Healing is done by the Lord Jesus Himself. We cannot pick some one in the world and ask God to heal him. We can ask but He may ignore our pleas.

      You must directly pray to Jesus to heal you for only God can heal. We human beings are like clay and as clay, we have no control over our lives. The clay has no say in what the potter does with the clay.

      Pray that God makes you understand why you are paralysed, and how to deal with the pain. Millions of people in the world are paralysed. There is hope, however, in what God wants to do with your life. Pray for forgiveness for what you have done and pray that God guides you. May He lead you to have peace in your heart. Peace and blessings.

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      Anthony Holt 

      8 years ago

      Hi my name is Anthony i am 40 years of age, i parralized my arm when i was 18 years old.I have always been very independent in my life, I travelled the world i have done many different jobs i love Skiing, Diving, Fishing, Boating,i have 3 blessed daughters that i love very much. I do not live with them but i have them weekends with me.As i get older i seem to feel more sense of feeling lost within myself. I dont know why i feal my soul has left me but God is with me. I dont quite no what i am feeling, i ask for help, if someone heals my arm i think this would be the greatest mirracle that could ever be given to me . I prey this message be noticed, i will travel to the place of healing where ever in the world it may EMAIL IS


    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thank you for believing in the power of miracles. Faith is believing in the power of the Name of Jesus Christ!

      God bless.

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      9 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      This is an inspirational and wonderful story of God's healing powers and man's faith. Thank you very much for sharing it.


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