As Neng Yee fell off the back of the truck that evening, she rolled to protect the child as a guard yelled, “Get rid of that baby! By now it will be a mental case!” And normally he would be correct. No baby could be 82 days overdue and be normal, but God had made Neng Yee a promise that this child would not be born in Red China.
Neng Yee’s husband had been allowed to exit China to visit his family in Hong Kong, but in retaliation for this liberty, the authorities had thrown Neng Yee in to a labour camp, which she began in the fortieth week of her pregnancy. She weighed 200 pounds as both a liver and kidney infections bloated her organs, but her condition did not stop the authorities from pushing her to hand pick coal, from the top of the coal pile. Each step was agony. But the day came when she was miraculously granted leave to visit her husband. She was twelve months pregnant and had to carry her little son across one mile of a desert—the border patrol area. Many were shot dead on this bare strip of land, but again miraculously, Neng-Yee made it to Macao, though dehydrated. There family met her and she was reunited with her husband and daughter. She was shattered to see the debauchery and immorality of ‘free’ China.
Living with her affluent in-laws would have its great challenges, but there was a small reprieve when her third child—a healthy son, was born. The churches Neng Yes encountered in Hong Kong lacked the spark and reality she had found in the underground churches back home, but she faithfully attended, and for the first time, she encountered the gifts of the Holy Spirit, more specifically, she attended meetings where men and women were healed from life-long afflictions. Neng Yee was so careful to accept this that she looked for proof, and approached a man who had been healed from a tumour. To prove to her that the healing was true, he produced medical reports. Furthermore, a woman who rose out of her wheelchair told Neng Yee that she had not been able to walk for 20 years. Neng Yee wanted all that God had for her and became hungry for the baptism in the Holy Ghost. The most beautiful fruit of this experience was that all fear, hatred and hurt from the time of her terrible torture and persecutions—even the terror of her wicked step-grandmother—was replaced by an overwhelming love for all who had mistreated her. Now she was ready to be used by God.
He showed her in a vision, that she would be used to minister to thousands of, ‘blue-eyed, round-eyed black and white people.’ Indeed, God took her to the USA where she told her testimony over and over to capacity crowds, and as she told her story, men and women were healed right where they were sitting. Nora (her American name) knew that this was power not of her own but believed that the same God who had delivered her miraculously from a firing squad, who had kept her through a 12 month pregnancy in a labour camp, and had brought her to freedom, could save, deliver and heal. Nora returned to live in the USA where she held tent campaigns and ministered to countless thousands. But God did not allow her to remain in her comfort zone. He directed her to return to China to tell of Christ there. This was the biggest challenge of all, but where God calls He provides and as soon as she took the step to return to China through Taiwan, God opened doors for her to minister on a radio station which broadcast in to Red China. For many years, Nora met secret Chinese believers who had been saved and nourished through this ministry or who had received a Bible through the millions of Bibles she distributed in China. Nora Lam(1932-2004) was a woman who knew to lay up her treasure in Heaven.