After praying for two people, I went looking for more persons with my Interpreter. A young man in his early 20’s and an older lady came up to us and said that the lady was deaf in both ears from birth and could not speak.
The question now was how to get a person, mute from birth, to ask forgiveness for her and her parents’ involvement with and to renounce any covenant ties made to Macumba. Fortunately, Isabella could read lips. I led in a prayer of confession and renunciation, which was repeated by the interpreter. Then by the niece repeated everything to Isabella who read the niece’s lips and she nodded her head in agreement. After this was done, I again prayed a prayer renouncing any former claims, declaring them satisfied in the cross and commanding the ears to be opened. It was a joy to see the smile light up her face as the Lord Jesus opened her ears and she started to hear. We then tested. She heard the snapping of our fingers. Her nephew went behind and from different angles called her name at a low pitch. Then she looked in that direction and found him.
Since she had never heard voices before, she could not speak words. However, she began to repeat sounds made by her nephew and confirmed that she could hear the number of snaps of the finger by her ears. She now has to learn to interpret sounds and put them into words. We praised Jesus.