Here is an amazing testimony from Jennifer

Around 18 months old my son, Cristian, had lost the ability to speak and was exhibiting some red flags. The doctor told us that he had moderate Autism and that we shouldn’t expect him to talk, read or write… ever. He suggested speech and behavior therapy but the behavior therapy had to take place before age 3 to be most effective. Even then, he didn’t give us much hope. He even told my husband and I that most marriages with an autistic child end in divorce. I cried the whole way home. I would lay with him while he slept at night, often crying, and ask God why did this have to happen to my baby.

After frantically searching for therapy and knowing time was short since he was almost 3, we found a behavioral center to evaluate him. After the evaluation, they agreed with the doctor’s diagnosis and told us there was a 9 month waiting list since this therapy was very popular. We wouldn’t be seen until he was almost 3.5 yrs old. I went to the parking lot, sat in my driver’s seat and cried out to God. I asked Him to open a door for Cristian where there wasn’t one. About 10 minutes later, still crying and looking like a mess, there was a little tap on my window. It was the receptionist and she said “I’m not sure what just happened, but I had quite a few people call and pull themselves from the waitlist. Can you have your son here tomorrow to begin therapy?” Talk about answered prayer!

My son’s transformation through this therapy was incredible. He began speaking in small sentences by the time he was 3 and was on track to start kindergarten on time with some modifications. After struggling to figure out which school was best for him, God led us to a small christian school which I had gone to when I was younger. His kindergarten teacher was firm but gentle and that’s exactly the start that he needed. This kid who wasn’t supposed to talk, read or write was making straight A’s and knows all of the answers to questions before the teachers finish asking them.

He attends youth group at this school and in 6th grade I came to pick him up. He was sobbing and the youth group leader kept telling me “Don’t worry, he is crying is because of the Holy Spirit!” I didn’t totally understand this at the time, but I do now. He had his own, personal encounter. Shortly after that he was baptized.

The summer of 2019, an old family friend (and prayer warrior) came and stayed with us. She asked about Cristian and how he was. I explained about his Autism, but told her how great he was doing. The next morning she came to me and said “I was praying about Cristian and the Lord told me He doesn’t want you to call him Autistic anymore.” I remember thinking that was impossible and that noone has ever been healed of Autism. I was limiting what God could do just because I’ve never heard of it before. After praying about it, I decided I would obey what God wanted me to do. I would not label Cristian as Autistic anymore.

Around the start of the new school year, I contacted Cristian’s long time therapist. After all that time, he was still seeing her for therapy. I wanted to set up a schedule with her, like I had so many times before. That’s when she told me “Jen, I’m going to be completely honest with you, not only do i think he doesn’t need therapy… I don’t think he is Autistic anymore. I’ve been working with Autistic kids for 20 yrs. Was he once Autistic? Yes. Is he now? No.” When I told this to his pediatrician, she said “It’s like some kind of miracle!”

Today, Cristian is 16yr and my husband and I are still married. Cristian loves History, still makes straight A’s, wants to learn to drive (prayers accepted) and LOVES Jesus! I used to cry but now I can imagine God was looking down and saying “Just wait Mama, I’ve got so much planned for him, you just can’t see it yet. Just wait and see what I am going to do!”

This was the first Bible verse Cristian read by himself in a performance at his school when he was 6. Everyone cheered for him, the kid that over came the impossible.

Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth;
You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will sustain him on his sickbed.

Psalms 41:1-3