AIZAWL, Nov 25 � An Australian team, which arrived here, has offered hopes to barren couples through the �New Life Ministries,� a prayer-based approach to healing and particularly aimed at childless couples. The ministry speaks to a worldwide audience through its Internet websites and groups. The team claimed a high rate of success.
The team led by Shaun Walker and Nerida Walker, husband and wife, held a prayer ministry here on Friday. Such an approach will normally be looked upon as quackery but couples desperate for a child will try anything including prayers which, the Walker couple said, they themselves had gone through.
�I was declared clinically sterile by doctors on three occasions. But the third time, when the doctor told me this again I could not accept this diagnosis. I refused to believe it and we prayed. It was six months later that my wife was pregnant,� Shaun Walker said, pointing at his child, now a teenager. They have four children today.
Dr Elaine Wilson, a medical practioner and a part of the team, affirmed that that there are cases where medical science can take one only so far after which healing takes place in a higher space.
Since then the couple founded the �NLM � Bringing life to barenness,� a non-denominational Christian ministry catering to couples who need prayer, encouragement and the knowledge of spirituality in any area of child-bearing. Nerida Walker authored two books, God�s Plan for Pregnancy and It is Finished, both testimonies to their healing ministry.
The Walkers said that there are hundreds of testimonies of people, not necessarily in the areas of fertility and pregnancy but other areas of their lives as well. They were supported in their endeavour by Margot Crossing, another Australian missionary who has visited the State over nine times.