Bueline – a Miracle Story
Have you ever thought that God could use you to save a life, even though you were unprepared for it? Have you ever dreamed that God might have prepared you to do something more wonderful than you could have imagined? Megan Duggan shares with us an awesome testimony of how God turned a scary dream into an amazing miracle.
"We had booked a family holiday at the Kruger Park for a week when my daughter was invited to an important dance convention in Cape Town. The dates clashed and we found ourselves making plans to go to the Cape. We had a wonderful week in Cape Town and then headed off to spend another week in the mountains. Upon our arrival we were uneasy and felt that we could almost have just headed straight home, however we felt it was the right thing to stay and make the most of our holiday.
The next day we went to the hot spring swimming pools. Whilst at the pool I was feeling anxious about all the little children that seemed to be swimming unsupervised. I tried to dismiss those feelings and thought it was because 18 years ago my daughter of 22 months old had drowned in my pool. Miraculously a neighbour and I had revived her on that occasion. (That's another whole story in itself). Since Jeenha’s drowning I have dreamed for 18 years of reviving a drowned child. In the dream it is always a struggle and I am exhausted when I wake up, but in my dream the child always lives. For years I have asked God to remove the dreams. They have continued and I just put it down to the memory of my past experience!
No sooner had I thought about just trying to relax and enjoy our holiday, my husband announced that there was a drowned child being lifted out the water. I looked up and saw this child that resembled a rag doll! I leapt out of the pool and began to run towards where they were laying the child on the lawn. I felt as though I was in my dream. It was as if I was being carried.
To my relief a lady was crouching over the boy and started to administer mouth to mouth. I thought, “Thank God…maybe she’s a doctor.” However it soon became obvious that his airways were blocked as her breath came straight out of his nostrils. The lady then backed away…He had vomited into his throat and had suffocated. The little boy was staring with dilated fixed pupils and he was completely lifeless. He was not breathing and his heart had stopped. I wanted to run!!!
I then tried mouth to mouth and again the air just blew out his nose! My husband had taken my children away from the scene but Michaela found her way back to me and pleaded with me to save him and reassured me that she was praying. Her encouragement was so powerful – the battle started to become very spiritual!
As I was desperately trying to save this boy a lady watching suggested that we leave him and said he was “stok dood”. I remembered that when Jeenha drowned a man had also said that I should leave her as she was already dead! God reminded me of a word he had spoken over me a few months ago, during a ministry time at ‘Connections’. He has given me the spirit of David…to fight lions and giants and to OVERCOME them. I knew then that THIS was a giant! I rebuked that spirit of death in the name of Jesus. I gained a confidence in knowing that God was there, fighting this battle WITH me! He had prepared me for THIS day. I had dreamed this so many times.
With the furious love of God over this little boy’s life I picked him up, turned him upside down and with confidence put my fingers down his throat. From the outside people thought I was doctor but alas, in reality, I am a hairdresser!! God just took over and directed me through the next few minutes. I did not think about what I was doing or how to do it…I just did it! I have had no training in CPR other than my previous experience and in my dreams. The little boy began to vomit and his airways cleared. A man helping gave him chest compressions. I gave him breath and this time his chest rose. The hotel manager arrived with an oxygen tank. We put the mask over his face and slowly, before our very eyes, this limp and lifeless little body began to come to life. All the time I was aware of the enemy bringing negative thoughts at me. At this stage I was thinking that now I was responsible for reviving a brain damaged child!
He was still unconscious and I was very relieved when the ambulance arrived. The paramedic hugged me and reassured me that this little boy’s vitals were strong and that we had saved his life. I was horrified when he told me that it was the fifth drowning in four months and that this was the first one alive! I pray that the cycle of death has been broken over that pool. He was on a drip for a few days and has completely recovered. His family tells me he is more hyperactive than ever!! He does not remember anything of the drowning.
His name is Bueline, he is five years old and God has a wonderful plan for his life!"