Oxford, 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 (right) and friends take up the offertory gifts
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…”
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
Tom and Jana
Tom Naemi with Jana Crea
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.
That March 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.