Young girl with heart disease runs at Tent Meeting

December 2012

A young 9-year-old girl named Jaedyn was brought forward, the granddaughter of Pastor Rickie Bradshaw. Jaedyn was suffering from a heart condition, and her doctor forbade her from activities like running which would tax her weak heart and even cause her to faint. We asked her if she believed that Jesus would heal her. She nodded in agreement. Then Kurt Simms led the disciples in laying hands on her heart, commanding it to be healed in the name of Jesus. Then we ordered her to run to a fence which was forty or fifty yards behind us. 

At first Jaedyn hesitated. But Kurt took her by the hand and encouraged her to start running. The two of them took off at a quick jog, reaching the fence in several seconds. They turned around and ran all the way back to us. We could see that Jaedyn was not out of breath, exhausted, or in any distress. In front of the people we asked her how she felt, and she said she felt fine. Jaedyn spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the event, feeling absolutely fine.

Update on Jaedyn

Pastor Rickie wrote us on Monday, “Jaedyn is feeling real good. She did not get tired at school and she can’t wait to see the doctors on Thursday.”

On the following Saturday, he wrote us again: 

“I have great news. Jaedyn went to visit the transplant team of physicians at Texas Children’s Hospital on Thursday. They checked her heart for any sign of health problems. After two physicians looked for what they called the galloping sound of her heartbeat, which is common with this disease, they checked multiple times and they could not find the galloping sound. They were amazed and very surprised. The galloping sound in her heart is always supposed to be present until she has a new heart. Her blood pleasure was a surprise as well. They were expecting a three-digit read up and down but her pressure was normal. They are going to do an ultra sound to see what may be going on before we can declare a miracle. Of course we have no doubts that [she is healed].

What they did not know was that Jaedyn had attended The Elijah Challenge healing evangelism practicum (Sponsored by UBA—Union Baptist Association Houston) on Sunday in Fifth Ward (an inner city community) and she had acknowledged that her heart was healed. A man who had previously trained with The Elijah Challenge grabbed her by the hand and ran with Jaedyn for about 100 yards. Afterwards she reported to the onlookers that she was ready to run again. The man himself said he was a bit exhausted. Since that day she has been as healthy as she has ever been. Prior to this, Jaedyn would become very tired after walking to class at school. Many times we would have to pick her up from school because she would be too exhausted. She went to school this week with no problems. This is amazing.

Two Wednesday ago Jaedyn had an encounter with the Lord during Bible Study. He called her name three times. She asked Him who was speaking to her. He told her that He was Jesus. He told her that He was going to heal her heart and He wanted to use her to speak on His behalf. She preached to the church for 90 minutes nonstop. Her message was about His church having a sick heart. She said that the church has fake worship. The Lord told her to tell us that His church worshipped Him to get a blessing from Him instead of worshipping Him because He is the blessing. He even told her to worship Him not because she needs a new heart but because He is her heart and when He heals her heart He will heal His Church’s heart. She shared with us that her heart was a symbol of the condition of His church’s heart. She spoke to us as He spoke to her. It was truly an amazing experience.”

A few days later on December 20, Rickie wrote us about Jaedyn: “Today was a great day for her at school. One of the administrators at school commented that its becoming difficult to keep up with Jaedyn. She is so energetic.”