This is the testimony of a father, Ramarson, who works in Ambodimanga village and his daughter Fiderana who was dead. Her father and mother prayed for her and came alive again. She is now called Lakamisy.
Hi, my name is Ramarson. I am an evangelist working in the rainforest in region Group 3. I have a little girl who is six and a half years old. She was sick on Monday, and we took her to the doctor, and the doctor just gave her tablets. The doctor said she will be okay, just take her home. Early in the morning on Tuesday, she started to speak very softly, and she passed out and passed away at 5pm that day.
She was not moving anymore, and we took her to the doctor again. She was there Tuesday night, Wednesday, and then some blood came out of her mouth. Her tummy was already swollen up. The Wednesday night, there was no sign of life in her, and her body was cold.
At the same time, I was sharing the gospel with other people in the hospital. I uplifted believers. I told them: "Let's trust the Lord and keep our faith in the Lord because Jesus said even the dead, we will trust and resist for our faith." On Thursday morning, the doctor told us to take her body home and to bury her. Our family said: "Let's wrap her up." And the doctor said to take her home.
Then we decided to listen to the doctor, and I carried her on my back. We tied her head and body to my back. We walked home, and it took one hour. You usually have to run with the dead person, that's the way it is done here. They run because the body is dead. So we reached home Thursday afternoon, and we put the body in the house. Then my wife and I went out.
We went to our field. The people said: "Follow them, maybe they might commit suicide." We have 3 children, she was the second last child, and we went to the field. And we started to pray. We prayed like this: "Lord, if it is Your will, if this is the time, she will be with you eternally. But if this is the work of the evil one, show us your sign and let her be alive."
We prayed for about 1 hour, and then we went back to the village where the body was. As we approached, people were just telling us: "Your little girl has raised from the dead!" The name of the girl is Fiderana, and she woke up from the dead. And we said: "Thank you, Lord, you heard our prayer!" And then we reached the village and our house. All the people started worshiping and screaming because they were rejoicing to see Fiderana raised from the dead!
She was awake for about one hour, but we could see that her mind was not all there. That night on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and only Monday, she returned to normal.
When she was at that stage, she was not sleeping in the night for those few days, and we took her back to the doctor. Then we went back to the doctor, and the doctor asked them if they were coming for the death certificate.
I told my doctor: "No, she is alive!" The doctor said: "There is no way when we declare somebody dead, they are dead." But I told the doctor that she is alive! Then the doctor said: "I believe in God because He is the author of life." Then the doctor gave me pills that were to help her sleep. But those pills did not work.
There was a priest from an undisclosed denomination.
He said: "Your daughter has lost her mind, prayer won't work, you must take her to see a specialist." I told him that the Lord raised her from the dead, and we will pray, and she will be okay. For four days, we kept on praying for her. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. On that Monday, she started to become normal again, and she started singing the worship songs that we sing in church: "Raise up and worship the Lord." That was the first thing she did when she came back!
Then we called her name: "Fideran, Fideran," but she didn't reply. We said: "Fideran!" but there was no response. The third time she said: "My name is not Fideran. My name is Thursday because Jesus raised me on Thursday." We approached her quietly and slowly, and we told her: "You've been sick, and you are alive now! You died, and you are alive now!" Then she said: "No, I wasn't dead, no, it's not true!" She said: "I saw Jesus, and he asked me to be with him, and he took me up." She said that he held her hands, and she said she went with Jesus, and Jesus said: "I will take you to a nice place."
Then Jesus took her to a beautiful place. She said there was a beautiful house that he took her to. She said she saw a lot of people wearing white clothes, and they were worshiping. And she saw Jesus wearing a crown, shiny like a star. Then Jesus asked her to change her clothes, and she agreed. She put on the clothes that Jesus gave her, and it was white and so beautiful and long and reached right to her feet and hands.
Then Jesus gave her a crown, and then Jesus took her to another place. She said it was such a beautiful place, and she was hanging around with Jesus. She said there was a tree, one tree, and it had beautiful flowers on the tree. Jesus said: "This is my creation." She saw lots of children around the tree, and the children were playing around the tree, and all of them were wearing beautiful white clothes. There were so many children!
But then Jesus told her I'm going to bring you back. Before Fiderana passed away, there was a young boy from the church who passed away. The little boy was four years old. The name of that little boy was Milanaz. While Fiderana was with Jesus, she said she saw Milanaz was playing there and was wearing beautiful clothes. She said she didn't recognize him at first, but knew it was him when she saw his face.
After that, while they were at the beautiful tree, Jesus told her, I am going to take you back. Still, she said, "No, I don't want to go back, it's so beautiful here, there's no darkness, everything is bright and beautiful. And we worship all the time every day."
Still, Jesus said, "No, I will take you back." And she said, "No." Then Jesus said, "No, I have to bring you back." Finally, Fiderana said, "Okay, I will go back."
Jesus said, "If I send you back, I need to take back your white clothes. But when you return, I will give you back the white clothes." Then Jesus took her clothes, and the crown and Jesus let her sit in that beautiful place. Then Jesus took her back, and when she was back, Jesus left her.
After that, she asked us to buy her new clothes. She really forced her parents to purchase long white cloths for her. She remembered the clothes that Jesus gave to her. She said to her parents, make the clothes like the ones Jesus gave me. And her parents bought her white clothes. They asked her how does she like the clothes that they made her? She said to make it longer. And we bought the clothes, and we made it for her.
Now she prays for the children in our church. There were four sick children. She prayed, and they were healed! So many people in our church were really touched by this testimony.
My church is packed full! When I left, we went to Tana, and I had 42 members in the church. After the things happened and the glory of God shined, now there are 65 members. We are opening a church in another village. Now we call her "Thursday." When we go to work, she comes with us, and people know that she was raised from the dead.
A lot of people have heard her testimony and decide to follow Christ. The Lord has also changed me. I gave my life to the Lord, and I preach the gospel. I will bring souls back to the Lord, and I will plant many churches as I can. And I believe the community in my area is touched by my testimony and will join the church.