9th Int’l Christian Medical Conference held in Kenya
400 doctors from 37 countries attend WCDN Conference
So far, medicine has made remarkable developments. But the number of terminal diseases remains unknown and the number of newly discovered conditions is on the rise. Today great attention is paid to an international Christian doctors’ organization that places an emphasis on God’s divine healing power as well as on medicine.
On May 25 and 26, 2012, the 9th International Christian Medical Conference was held in Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi Kenya hosted by WCDN (World Christian Doctors Network) under the theme of “Spirituality and Medicine.” Approximately 400 doctors and medical professionals from 37 countries attended.
On May 25, Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee, founder and board chairman of WCDN, delivered an on screen message and asked the audience to become Christian doctors who can not only heal the physical human body but also souls. WCDN President Dr. Gilbert Chae gave an opening address and explained the background and purpose of WCDN along with the vision of Christian doctors.
After that, in her welcoming address, Dr. Zipporah Ngumi, the Conference Organizing Committee chairwoman, emphasized the role of Christian doctors saying, “Local people have difficulties buying medicines even with the prescriptions from doctors. But when a Christian doctor prays for patients with faith, they can have faith and often get well.”
At the conference, eight divine healing cases were presented with medical data: four cases performed through Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee’s prayers or after handkerchiefs sent from other countries that he prayed over were laid on patients.
Dr. Joon-sung Kim of Department of Pediatrics, Ulsan University Hospital presented a few cases of improved visual acuity from divine healing prayers, and Dr. Chang-kyu Yang, director of Bansuk Internal Medicine-Radiology presented a case of healing of invasive ductal carcinoma in the breast through prayer.
A Kenyan doctor Edith Opala presented the healing case of a Sudanese former police officer Kenyi Michael who had suffered waist-down paralysis but was healed and stood up from his wheelchair and walked after a prayer from Bishop Dr. Myong-ho Cheong, chairman of the United Holiness Church of Jesus Christ, Africa. Dr. Brian S. Yeo presented the case of a Thai sister Rossarin who was suffering cardiopulmonary arrest due to the side-effect of medicinal poisoning from Lupus disease but was healed while receiving Dr. Jaerock Lee’s prayer on GCN TV.
During these presentations of divine healing cases with no medical treatment, doctors in attendance broke their own framework of understanding on medical knowledge and became amazed at the almighty power of God.
A female Indian doctor Brinda Venktraman presented the case of a woman who had suffered from lumbar disc herniation for 18 years and received healing by prayer without any surgery. Dr. Zipporah Ngumi gave a presentation about an African woman who couldn’t move and eat because a buffalo had attacked her and the horn had pierced the skin of her thigh but she was healed by a pastor’s prayer. Dr. Elio. A. Coradin from Dominican Republic presented a healing case of low grade uterine stromal sarcoma. Dr. Armando Pineda-Velez from the U.S. presented a healing case of pseudomembranous colitis.
The case presentations were followed by a question and answer session. Some of those who presented the cases themselves attended the conference, and caught the audience’s attention.
Moreover, there were special lectures that enabled them to combine medicine with spirituality. Pastor Vasiliy Votovich who runs a TV company in the U.S. said, “We broadcast the WCDN Conference every year, and it has been well-reviewed by viewers. I believe that a number of people will receive salvation when the doctors in attendance preach the gospel and pray for their patients while examining them.”
WCDN that hosted this conference is a group of Christian doctors transcending denominations and headquartered in South Korea. WCDN is helping Christian doctors around the world develop fellowship and friendship with each other and has made incredible progress year by year, hosting the International Christian Medical Conference every year, presenting divine healing cases, and giving key note address on Christian doctors’ duties. WCDN is planning to hold the conference in Mexico next year (www.wcdn.org).