Neneng was born in Indonesia. Her father worked in a timber company where Mr. Lim, a Singaporean, was a manager. Since young, she would visit her father at work from time to time. At the age of 19, Mr. Lim saw her for the first time and was so captivated by her beauty that he immediately went to her mother and asked for Neneng’s hand in marriage. Shortly after, they began their romance and were married. In the early years of their marriage, they lived in Indonesia and had two children. They relocated to Singapore later on in consideration of their children’s education.
In 1985, she suffered an excruciating pain on the left side of her jaw. Thinking that it was a toothache, she went to a dentist who could not find anything wrong with her teeth or her gum. She was only prescribed painkillers which did not help. Subsequently, she consulted many other dentists, physicians and specialists and received all kinds of therapy which included acupuncture, heat treatment and physiotherapy. But nothing worked. She could not open her mouth without pain. Eating and talking became very difficult. As her condition worsened, even a light touch on the left side of her face or a brush
with the gentle breeze from her air conditioner would bring agonizing pain. She was petrified even by routines such as washing her face and brushing her teeth.
After all the examinations by various medical personnel, two diagnoses were arrived at for her condition. The first was by her dental surgeon who suspected that a soft bone in her jaw had worn out. The second was by a neurologist who told her she was suffering from neuralgia, an intense pain caused by damaged nerves. Neneng was given to understand that in the long run, her mouth and face might slant to one side if nothing was done. Surgery could help but the risk was that she might not be able to open her mouth after that. So she decided against it. As such, she was tortured practically every day. When the attacks intensified, it was like electric shock wave traveling from her jaw up to her head and down to her neck. She just had to drop whatever she was doing and froze in pain. At the height of it, she practically survived on soft diet for a full month because even swallowing was torturous. So depressed was she that in 1988, she contemplated suicide to end it all but the thought of her children who were still young stopped her from doing so. In early 2006, apart from the pain in her jaw, she was also seized by pain all over her body. That included her shoulder, back, knee, ankle and fingers. Consequently, the task of looking after her four grandchildren was made more difficult. However, Neneng cherished a hope in her heart for a miracle.
Then her husband, who was in retirement, became a taxi driver to keep himself occupied. It was from his passengers who were heading to Lighthouse Evangelism that Mr. Lim got to know about the Miracle Service. So he asked her to attend the meeting but she refused. A few weeks later, he persuaded her again, saying, “Why don’t you give it a try since medicine and doctors could not help you?” She turned it down again. But after much persuasion, she finally accepted her husband’s advice out of desperation for a miracle.
At her first Miracle Service, she was touched by the songs that were sung and the message ministered to her deeply. Unstoppable tears just rolled down her cheeks. She felt loved and comforted by God. The heavy burden in her heart was completely lifted. On her way home, she told her husband that she would like to attend the Sunday Service the next day.
From then onward, both of them attended the Miracle Service and Sunday Service regularly. It did not take long for her and her husband to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Her conditions also began to improve progressively. In July 2006, she made a quality decision to stop her painkillers completely because she wanted to know for sure if her healing had taken place. There were times when the pain threatened to come back but at its first sign, she would take authority to rebuke it in Jesus’ name. Each time the pain would subside. As time went by, even these occurrences happened less frequently.
In January 2007, she was completely healed from the pain in her jaw that had plagued her for more than 20 years. Furthermore, the pain all over her body had also vanished. She deliberately chewed the food with her left jaw and experienced no pain whatsoever.
Neneng recalled that in the past, her four grandchildren she was taking care of would take turns to fall sick every month and she would have to take them to the doctors. But since coming to the Miracle Service and praying for them, that had stopped for months. Neneng has also become more forgiving and patient and is able to relate better with the people around her after her encounter with the reality of Jesus Christ. All glory and honor to the Lord!