|Tom Naemi talks with April Pickett before the healing service|
Michigan -- As they greeted the people who came to
the door of the retreat house, the look of anticipation
on their faces said it all -- tonight would be
a special night.
April Pickett and Jana
Crea, consecrated women of Regnum Christi, had extended an invitation
to one of Christ’s apostles that evening. His
name is Tom Naemi. And he would be
the instrument God would use to bring Christ’s grace and
healing to the hundred-some people who eagerly gathered in the
Queen of the Family Retreat center on that chilly evening
on March 9, 2013.
Tom’s story is
a familiar one – a sinner whose life was turned
around when he encountered Jesus Christ. A life
of bringing suffering to others was turned into a life
of self-giving. To read Tom’s full testimony, go
to his website at http://jesuslightoflifeministries.com/home.html or check out his
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tom.naemi.
April and Jana
decided to invite Tom and his healing ministry to Queen
of the Family Retreat Center after he was the instrument
of a miraculous healing for a young women who is
a Challenge team leader for the group in Oxford, Michigan.
Bethany had lost all her balance and had been unable
to walk without assistance since September, 2012. During
a Healing Mass last month at the Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization
Center, Tom laid his hands on her, and in a
confident voice filled with the power of Christ, he said,
“In the name of Jesus, be healed…”
|Bethany (right) and friends take up the offertory gifts|
God’s will was in favor of the request, because this
past weekend at the Queen of the Family Retreat Center,
Bethany was one of four young women to confidently walk
up the aisle carrying the offertory gifts of bread and
wine during the Mass that preceded Tom’s healing service, one
of many he has been involved in since God reached
out to him during his 16-year prison term for organized
crime in Detroit.
Bethany would give testimony
that night of how Christ healed her through Tom’s hand,
as would another woman who said she was healed of
stage 4 breast cancer.
People lined up
for confession before Mass and the four Legionary priests stayed
until 10:00 pm continuing to minister to the people.
After Mass, people would wait in line, singing
hymns and adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, praying for
God’s grace to touch them that night. Tom
and his prayer team would pray over each person that
approached. Many would feel heat and power coursing
through their bodies, and some would rest in the Spirit,
letting God do His work in their body and soul. All expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to
participate in this special Mass.
|Tom Naemi with Jana Crea|
night in Oxford, Michigan, became another example of how Jesus
Christ still works his healing miracles through instruments like Tom,
who open their lives to His redemption.