This is a story of how Ashley Low, a woman of faith, believed and prayed that God will resurrect her husband!
“How amazing God is for His amazing love for all of us! Because God has resurrected my husband from dead to life seven years ago,” said Ashley Low in an evangelistic dinner held at the River of Life Sanctuary on 25th of November, organized by the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship (FGBMF).
After her husband was diagnosed with nose cancer 17 years ago, Ashley immediately called her mother to seek advice from her family medium. Growing up drinking talisman ashes, she believed that the medium could heal her husband.
So, Ashley faithfully fed her husband ten burnt talisman in water every day. After three months, his cancer spread to his lymph nodes. This time, the medium advised Ashley to feed her husband with scorpion wine. But still, it did not work.
“So, the master (medium) said, ‘Looks like your son-in-law needs the ultimate treatment. He needs to get strike by lightning,’” said Ashley.
So, she knelt down facing the Heavens and asked God to send the lightning. When it rained, she sent Tony to the garden to wait for the lightning. But he was not struck.
“Then, my mum said, ‘Come to my rooftop and sit there. Surely, you will get strike!’ I was really desperate and much blinded by my superstition. So, I did not ask any questions,” said Ashley.
She waited for a heavy downpour with rumbling thunder and lightning. When it finally came one night, Ashley immediately drove her husband to her mother’s house. Standing on the third floor, Tony sat on the roof under the rain to wait for the lightning to strike.
“My mum and I stood at the door with an umbrella, looking at him. We tried to speed up the process. I saw a TV antenna and shouted, ‘Lo kong, can you put your hand on the antenna?’ And he did exactly that,” she said.
The thunder came and Ashley jumped for joy! She thought her husband would get struck by lightning this time. But it did not happen. After ten minutes, the mission was called off.
“Do you know how good God is? Even though I did not know God, He preserved Tony’s life so that he can tell you His mighty wonderful story today,” said Ashley.
Nine months passed without seeking treatment. At this point, the cancer had spread to Tony’s bones. He could not sleep at night. The couple finally decided to visit the hospital. Following a MRI scan, the doctor revealed that the cancer had spread to many lymph nodes and eight parts of his bones.
“My mother called and said that the master wanted to come and pray for my husband. I told my mother that I never wanted to see him again,” said Ashley.
So, the couple converted from Taoism to Buddhism. They meditated daily and became vegetarians for ten years. They even went to Tibet, India and Kathmandu to learn and practice the precepts.
“We are trying to seek the truth and find the cure for cancer. But we never found any cure,” said Ashley.
In 1998, the doctor diagnosed Tony at stage four of cancer. He was told that he only had another three months to live. The chemotherapy he went through shrunk his cancer. But it came back three times after that.
The second attack came in year 2000, attacking his eyes, followed by his bones and finally his brain in year 2008. The tumour grew to be as big as an avocado in the brain.
In year 2005, Ashley accepted Jesus Christ. That is three years before her husband’s brain operation. God spoke to her at 3 AM while she was in deep sleep. She just returned from her family pilgrimage trip from India. In the trip, her husband and son shove their head and wore orange robes like monks for seven days.
“Nobody preached to me about God. But God just echoed into my ears and asked me to go to church. I looked up at the ceiling, ‘You must be joking. I just got back from India. I am a staunch Buddhist! Why would I go to church’” she said, ignoring the voice.
But God was relentless and persistent with His Voice. Through another incredible journey, Ashley finally accepted Christ after one year of searching!
However, Tony still did not believe in God. Upon diagnosis of brain tumour, he resisted to seek medical advice. He knew that he was not going to make it.
Hence, the tumour kept growing until one day Tony had a major seizure and had to be admitted into the hospital. Before the operation, Ashley invited her pastor to come pray for him.
“When the pastor came to the ward, my husband chased him out. He said, ‘I don’t need to know your God. I already found my god. If you want me to believe your God, I need a direct line,’” said Ashley.
The pastor still prayed for Tony before his 16-hour operation. Ashley knew that she had to send a prayer request to all her church friends as well.
On the fourth night after the operation, four doctors called Ashley and Tony’s father to the hospital. They wanted them to sign a consent form to switch off the life-support machines that kept Tony alive. His lungs, kidneys, and brain were no longer working.
“On that night, I bowed down and cried out to God. And I remembered what the Bible told me in Jeremiah29:13. It says, ‘You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’
“So, I used that and asked the LORD. I said, ‘LORD, tonight I want to claim all your promises because you said that even though my husband is not a believer, he has been sanctified by a believing wife.’ (1 Cor 7:14)
“I prayed that night and asked God to reveal to me on what I should do. On that night, the LORD revealed to me, John 11:11. He said, ‘He has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up,’” said Ashley.
So, she waited. On the fifth day, another organ of Tony began to fail. Ashley panicked because God was supposed to heal him. On that day, Pastor James came to the hospital and gave her a CD called ‘Breath of God.’ This CD had woke a 10-year-coma patient in Assunta hospital before.
“I played the CD right next to my husband’s bed. After playing for five minutes, I saw tears rolling down from his eyes. I knew at that instant, that God’s healing already began in him,” said Ashley.
She asked the LORD for confirmation. And the LORD revealed to her Ezekiel 37:12-14, which says:
Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, I have done it, declares the Lord.”
At that time, Pastor James told her that she needs to destroy three idol things, which belonged to her husband. But she chose to guard Tony instead.
When the sixth day came, another organ of Tony was about to fail. She knew she had to burn the idol things. She rushed to her mother’s house with her sister-in-law. But when she reached there, she could not speak a word seeing the idols standing before her in the house.
Her sister-in-law spoke and asked her mother for the idols. To Ashley’s surprise, her mother brought out all of Tony’s idols in a wheelbarrow, filled with lots of newspapers, a matchstick and a kerosene.
“At that instant, I knew that God’s miracle was happening in front of me. I was too busy looking at my mum. And I thought to myself, ‘Will she scold me?’ But God paved the way,” said Ashley.
Pastor James came to burn the idols beside the dog’s house. The next day, which is the seventh day, Tony woke up.
“I called my mum and told her, ‘Mum, Tony woke up!’ My mum was so happy to hear the good news. But she said to me, ‘So good to hear that Tony woke up but I don’t know why my dog died!’” said Ashley.
“When my husband woke up, the first thing he said was, ‘I saw Jesus,’” she added. “He wanted his direct line. So, now he got his direct line.”
To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him. (Deut 4:35)
“Sometimes, I asked God why we have to go through a lot of adversities and sufferings. But now I know that only through the sufferings of our own journey, we can draw close to God,” said Ashley before her husband Tony’s sharing.
Out of the 220 attendees invited for the evangelistic dinner, more than 30 people accepted Christ. Praise God!
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