She is a great woman of faith with an international ministry that was for many years centered in Jerusalem. Tonight she is in need of her own miracle. She has had been battling cancer for many months. Gary Reilly MajJoshua aol. After being hospitalized for only a few days, she slipped away surrounded by her friends and family. For the last hours crowds jammed the corridors to bid farewell to this mighty soldier of the Cross.
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Renee DeLoriea Known for her revival meetings marked by gold dust, Heflin underwent surgery April 25 but refused further treatment Ruth Ward Heflin, considered by many to be a matriarch of Pentecostal faith, died at age 60 on Sept.
Heflin also was the founder and director of Mount Zion Fellowship, an international prayer ministry in Jerusalem, where she lived for more than 25 years before returning to the United States. Her brother Wallace Heflin Jr. The camp, founded by parents Wallace Heflin Sr. Heflin suffered a broken ankle in an automobile accident last year. In April doctors diagnosed her with breast cancer that already had spread into her bones.
Heflin underwent a mastectomy on April 25, but refused chemotherapy or further cancer treatment because she said the Lord told her to refuse, according to Connie Wilson, her personal assistant. Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
I have never heard Sister Ruth discourage anyone from going to the doctor. People who attended her camp meetings said they saw gold dust appear on their faces and hands, and some reported that God put gold fillings in their teeth.
Some said they even saw diamonds, rubies or feathers appear. Although she had expressed wishes that people not be informed about her cancer, many of her supporters had heard the news and were praying for her healing. Last July--just a little more than two months after her mastectomy--Heflin preached at the opening service of the annual camp meeting.
And they are turning to the Lord," she said. She went on to explain how the odd manifestation of gold dust began to occur during her meetings after Brazilian evangelist Silvania Machado ministered at the camp in Just a week before she died, she was taken to the hospital where she was surrounded by family, friends and some of the countless people who for many years called her "Mom.
She was buried in Richmond. The same flag that had flown over the Capitol complex in Washington, D. In she had served as visiting chaplain and opened the House of Representatives in prayer.
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