For seven years I
taught school on a
small island off the
coast of Korea. Cut off
from the land and
friends, I sometimes
felt very lonely. When
these times of
loneliness, trouble,and homesickness came, I drank. I loved my wine and
eventually became an alcoholic. Without thinking of
the serious damage I was doing to my body, I thought
that I could not live without my wine. Often I would
forget to eat because of my heavy drinking.
As a result of my excessive drinking, 1 developed a
stomach ulcer and then liver trouble. As the symptoms
grew worse, the time came when I could not stand it
any longer and I went to the hospital. Even in the
hospital I continued to drink wine. With my continued
drinking the medical treatment did not help me at all.
At one time my condition improved somewhat, but
soon 1 was drinking again and it immediately became
One day when all my money was spent and my heart
was filled with despair and gloom, I had an opportuni-
ty to talk with one of the pastors of the Full Gospel
Central Church. He suggested that 1 pray about my
problem at the prayer mountain and let God deliver
me from the chains of sin and heal me of this disease.
He asked me to think it over and decide.
I thought to myself, “I failed to have my sickness
cured at the hospital even though I spent all my money.
I cannot abandon this alcohol in my own power and I
have no money to buy any more,” I decided to go.
“You have decided well,” the pastor said as he grasped
Thus we went to the prayer mountain together.
While I prayed, the pastor prayed for me. Soon after 1
arrived at the prayer mountain I began to vomit a lot
and the desire for wine completely disappeared during
the three days of fasting and prayer. I was so thrilled at
the results of my fasting and prayer that I continued to
fast another eight days, thanking God for what He accomplished. During this time Christ filled me with the
Holy Spirit, and with the joy of the Lord in my heart, I
spoke with tongues.
After my fast, 1 began to take a little soup, then I
began to eat solid food. Now I eat regularly with no ill
effects. 1 am completely healed. 1 know God is working
in spite of the fact that many in our generation mock
His existence. Hallelujah! I give all the glory and
thanks to the Lord.
-Chan Su Park
66 Boksu Dong
Suwon City, Kyanggi Do, Korea