Then, as you know, In November of 2013, Eric lost his job at ULM and with that our health insurance up until November of 2014. I promised that as soon as the new insurance was activated for our family, I would take Emily to Dr. Barham, an ENT in Monroe. I set the appointment up for December 1st in the afternoon and Mom Bledsoe agreed to go with me so that we could give him an accurate account of the past 5 years.
We received an invitation to attend Neil and Mae Powers' home church and I asked Eric to check on if we could bring the kids. Neil said to bring them and right after that, mom and dad Bledsoe offered to babysit. Since Neil was getting a babysitter, we declined the offer from Mom and Dad Bledsoe and loaded up the car and drove over on a Sunday evening in November. That night Jerry Linhaire's was giving his testimony and shared how God blessed him with the gift of healing. He asked if there was anyone who wanted to be prayed for. I nudged Eric and told him to go get Emily out of the childcare room. She sat on my lap and watched Jerry pray over several people and then he came to us. I quickly summed up that Emily had chronic congestion and he began to pray. He had Emily repeat after him and then she let out two very distinct coughs and he whispered to me that the demon of congestion was leaving her body. Also, while he was praying over her, her body got very hot. I believed as well as Emily that God was working through Jerry to bring healing to her and was answering our prayers. Jerry told us that most people receive healing within four months and to keep in touch with him of her condition. We thanked him for his prayers and went home.
We saw huge improvements in Emily's health quickly. I felt silly taking Emily to Dr. Barham's office a few weeks later, but I was able to testify along with Emily and Mimi that Emily indeed was prayed over and had received a complete healing. Dr. Barham gave her a thorough exam and at the end of the appointment, said, "Well, Mrs. Bledsoe, what do you want me to do? I find nothing wrong." He prescribed Flonase for a few weeks and Emily didn't need it. We went for a follow up appointment on December 15th and Dr. Barham told me that there was no need to take her adenoids out and she didn't need to come back anymore.