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Old 12-14-2014, 09:10 PM
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God can touch people with Alzheimer's disease.

My father developed Alzheimer's last year around June. Right before his dementia grew worse he requested to be baptized in Jesus name. When I see him and hear him talk it is nothing but a pure miracle from God. Even though he has forgotten a lot of things he has not forgotten about God. In fact, Jesus is all he talks about which is something he never did before. He was a heroin addict and wanted nothing to do with God. This week he began asking to be filled with the Holy Spirit. On his way back from church today he began shouting and asking for the Holy Spirit. He specifically said that he wanted to speak in tongues. Please pray for him, that God would give him the desire of his heart.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:27 PM
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Re: God can touch people with Alzheimer's disease.

It is written:

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!




btw, I really like your "sig line".
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:47 PM
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Re: God can touch people with Alzheimer's disease.

I will definitely pray for your father Yvette, that the spirit of the Lord would fill him to overflowing
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Re: God can touch people with Alzheimer's disease.

I will pray for him, but also would encourage you to remind your father that the baptism of the Holy Ghost is a "gift" which is "promised" to ALL who will repent and be immersed in the waters of baptism "in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ." Seeing that your father has done these things, then he MUST believe that the "gift" is his to simply receive. I shall pray that he does that.
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I will pray for him, but also would encourage you to remind your father that the baptism of the Holy Ghost is a "gift" which is "promised" to ALL who will repent and be immersed in the waters of baptism "in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ." Seeing that your father has done these things, then he MUST believe that the "gift" is his to simply receive. I shall pray that he does that.
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Yvette, praying for your dad!
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My father developed Alzheimer's last year around June. Right before his dementia grew worse he requested to be baptized in Jesus name. When I see him and hear him talk it is nothing but a pure miracle from God. Even though he has forgotten a lot of things he has not forgotten about God. In fact, Jesus is all he talks about which is something he never did before. He was a heroin addict and wanted nothing to do with God. This week he began asking to be filled with the Holy Spirit. On his way back from church today he began shouting and asking for the Holy Spirit. He specifically said that he wanted to speak in tongues. Please pray for him, that God would give him the desire of his heart.
As someone who has had early onset dementia affect a family member I know what you are facing and am praying for both your father and you. It is wonderful that your father has given his life to the Lord before this disease has affected his mental state to the point he would not be able to make that decision.
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Re: God can touch people with Alzheimer's disease.

Thank you so much for your prayers. Yes, it has been quite an unexpected struggle. He is no longer eating because he has forgotten how to swallow. Thankfully, the doctors agreed to a feeding tube because he is still very alert. It is a miracle that he made it to church with us for the Christmas program. It was wonderful seeing him raise his hands and clapping for the Lord. I know he wont be with us much longer, I just want to be sure he is ready when his time comes.
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