He said, “In January 2009, I inhaled a chlorine cloud while on my job, and it affected my nerves which affected the muscles in my legs and hand. It went all the way to my heart. I had to have a pacemaker.
“But, in Sunday evening’s service, a series of events began to take place. My wife's blood sugar began to drop and she passed out. (Students, staff and others) began to gather around her to pray for her with the laying on of hands (as the Bible instructs).
“I was trying to move out of the way so they could get to my wife to pray for her. She came to and began to praise God — we all began to praise God. As I was praising God, someone from behind me touched my lower back and I felt God send an electrical charge from my lower back down into my legs. My legs had been numb for four years until that electrical shock. I felt my thigh muscles knot up. I felt strength in my legs. I felt muscles in my legs for the first time in four years.
“The Holy Ghost began to move on me and I felt like jumping up and down. I felt like running. I began to run around the Church. The first time I had my braces on, but some men helped me take the braces off and I was able to run sock-footed many times around the church without the braces. God restored the muscles in my legs and my hand. To God be the glory!”
This was one of many testimonies given as a result of that service.
Since the classes and services are being streamed online, many others reported, through the Internet, healings and salvation. Serveral congregations via joined in the service via the Internet.
BTI had an enrollment of 102 this year with a staff of 23: 38 in the first term; 24 in second term; 28 in third term and 12 in the leadership and pastoral class. Students came from 18 states and two from England.
A class on creation was a special feature of the school this year.
Taught by General Overseer Stephen Smith, the lessons included videos of events that helped shape the world as we know it today.
Allene Cox of Tennessee will be the speaker this evening on the subject, “Lead Me, O Lord.” And on Saturday at 2 p.m., Melvin Byers Jr. of North Carolina, general Church of Prophecy Marker Association director, will be the keynote speaker as the church celebrates the event of June 13, 1903.
The graduation of students from third term will follow.
Director Ray Dupree of Nashville said he is looking forward to next year’s sessions and also to the schools being held in other countries.
Offerings were received during the school to make BTI available to others, especially third world nations.