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Meet Billy—Healed of Cancer at Age 9

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Billy Burke was 9 years old when he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, with only hours to days to live. Discover how Billy was healed of cancer!

“When she touches you, you will be healed.”

Those are the words Billy Burke’s grandmother spoke over and over again to 9-year-old Billy. They were on their way to a Kathryn Kuhlman meeting, and Billy’s grandmother was determined to prepare him for his miracle. It was his last hope. Young Billy suffered from terminal brain cancer. A woman of steadfast faith, his grandmother had discharged him from the hospital against doctors’ wishes and taken him to the meeting.

Billy Burke as a young boy.

She never wavered from her belief that Billy would be healed if only she could get him to a Kathryn Kuhlman meeting. She had listened to Kathryn Kuhlman on the radio and had heard the results of many miracles on her radio broadcast.

Billy Burke as a young boy.

When they arrived at the healing meeting, the ushers brought Billy forward, right in front of Ms. Kuhlman. He remembered his grandmother’s words: “When she touches you, you will be healed.” He stood there fully expecting his grandmother’s words to come to pass. And that’s exactly what happened! Ms. Kuhlman laid her hands on him, and his cancer left. Billy was healed!

Kathryn Kuhlman
The ministry of Kathryn Kuhlman began in 1933 and covered a time span of approximately 43 years.

He couldn’t deny the work of the Lord and the Holy Spirit in his life, but that didn’t mean Billy’s spiritual path would be straight. As a teenager, he walked away from the Lord and dove headfirst into sin and rebellion.

But just as his grandmother didn’t give up when Billy was physically sick, she refused to give up when he was spiritually sick. With the agreement of Billy’s mother, his grandmother fought for her grandson’s rededication on her knees in prayer. She prayed that the healing Jesus who had saved his life would bring him back into relationship with the Lord. Those prayers weren’t in vain. They were like a blanket that wrapped around him. No matter how far away from the Lord he walked, he could feel them.

 When his younger brother died as a result of a car crash with a drunk driver, Billy hit rock bottom. He couldn’t fathom why God had spared his life while his brother was killed at the young age of 19. The tragedy brought him to his knees, sparking a spiritual renewal and a moment of clarity in who God is.

Soon after, Billy received a call from Maggie Hartner, Kathryn Kuhlman’s secretary. She invited him to attend one of Ms. Kuhlman’s meetings at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown, Ohio. When he arrived, he had the privilege of meeting Kathryn Kuhlman, and she invited him to share his healing testimony.

Sharing his testimony ignited a new phase in Billy’s life. He saw for the first time how the Lord could use him, how he could share the Lord’s love, compassion and healing power with others. He began sharing his testimony through Kathryn Kuhlman Ministries, introducing others to the same healing Jesus that he had met.

When Ms. Kuhlman went home to be with the Lord, Billy connected with Pastor Ralph and Allene Wilkerson of Melodyland Christian Center in Anaheim, Calif. The couple had been closely connected with Kathryn Kuhlman, so Billy had a peace about working with them. That divine appointment allowed Billy to learn even more about the ministry of the Holy Spirit, specifically that miracles are still happening. As Billy knew from firsthand experience, God still heals!

Watch Billy Burk share his testimony of being healed of cancer at age 9!

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Today, God continues to call and use Billy Burke, giving him a message and a testimony that appeals to people across denominational lines. His compassionate healing ministry has resulted in many dedicating or rededicating their lives to the Lord, in setting captives free from spiritual strongholds, and in physical healings. This powerful minister of the Lord wants all to know that the same healing Jesus whom he met at 9 years old, the One who saved his physical life as a child and saved his spiritual life as a young adult, is still working miracles today.

Do you need healing in your body? Does someone you love need a miracle? God is the same yesterday, today and forever! Come sit under the powerful healing ministry of Billy Burke at Eagle Mountain International Church during the upcoming Miracles on the Mountain meeting, Feb. 27-28, 2020. Come expecting your miracle because the Healer will be there!

Register for this FREE event HERE.

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