Brother Charlie Chaguan is from Sohe Village, in Nipa District of Southern Highlands Province. As a young man, he left his village and came to Port Moresby seeking employment. He was employed by the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery as a security guard, manning security and keeping surveillance of the National Museum. After about nineteen (19) years of being with the National Museum, he met a fate that would paralyze him and keep him bed-ridden for the next thirteen (13) years.
At that fateful night of 1992, a band of armed robbers entered the National Museum premises with intent of stealing from the Museum. Charlie was on duty that night, upon realising intruders in the yard, he tried to deter and show resistance. However, he was overpowered by the robbers, and during the struggles, one of the robbers pushed a screw drive through the back of his neck, which pierced through the other side. The robbers fled, and Charlie was left unconscious on the ground. A few minutes later, alarm was raised and Charlie was rushed to the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH).
At the Port Moresby General Hospital Emergency Ward doctors went into action, they managed to stabilise his condition, and was admitted in the Ward, so doctors could ascertain further. After doing further checks, doctors confirmed his Spinal Chord was split as a result of the incident. The good news was, he was alive, and the unfortunate news, he will be bed-ridden for the rest of his life. After five (5) months of being in the hospital, Charlie was released, and told return home, in a wheel chair. For the next thirteen (13) years Brother Charlie was bed-ridden and confined in a wheel chair and stayed at Morata One in Port Moresby. He cannot stand up and walk because his spinal chord was damaged.
In 2005, Revival Centres of Papua New Guinea Church was preparing to hold its Annual (1 week) National Rally in Port Moresby, from the 23rd of September onward. At that time, weeks before the Rally, brothers and sisters of Revival Centres in Port Moresby conducted outreaches, made announcements, did street-witnessing and invited friends and relatives to attend the Rally at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. Few days prior to Rally Opening a young Spirit-filled brother from Goroka in Eastern Highlands who lived at Morata brought a Revival Church leaflet and gave it to Brother Charlie. The young Spirit-filled brother spend some minutes with Brother Charlie and witnessed to Brother Charlie the Good News of The Lord Jesus Christ and Salvation Message about being Born-Again of water and the Holy Spirit. He even invited Brother Charlie to attend the Rally and listen to the Gospel, and the highlight will be Healing prayer.
On the morning of 23rd September 2005, an uncle of Brother Charlie who owned a motor vehicle came and picked up Brother Charlie (in his wheel chair), and brought him to the Rally venue, Sir John Guise Stadium. Morning part of the day was Opening Ceremony and other activities. At 5:00pm the Healing Prayer was arranged, all who were sick were invited to the front to be prayed upon. Brother Charlie was brought in his wheel chair. In the prayer line, the church leaders put their hands on Brother Charlie and prayer over him. That encounter Brother Charlie still recalls: “When the church leaders laid their hands on me and started praying in tongues, I felt like my two feet were on fire. I can feel heat coming up starting from my feet up the knees and right through my thighs. As they kept on praying, the heat intensified; at that point, I felt as if a real fire was burning my legs. With my both hands I pressed down on the wheel chair and tried to jerk myself out to avoid the fire burning my legs. As soon as I jerked out of the wheel chair, to my amazement, I realized that I have already stood up on my two legs. After realizing what had happened, I shouted for joy. The big crowd of people attending the Rally were all amazed to see what happened, they look with wonder and awe”.
“After the prayer line, invitation (Altar Call) was extended to those who wanted to get baptised. Many people indicated to get baptised, I was one of them. For first time after thirteen (13) years, I was able to walk by myself to the Baptism Tank. After baptism by full immersion, I came out of the water, and the church leaders prayed over me. At that point, I received the Holy Spirit and Spoke in Tongues straight away. When I came out of the Waters, I had this feeling of lightness in my body. All burdens that I have carried all my life have departed from me completely. It was a double blessing for me; I received the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, and at the same time, received free healing from God”.
Port Moresby Rally 2005 saw a total of 858 people getting baptised. Many people were healed at that time, Brother Charlie was one of them. After the baptism, the leaders encouraged him to continue in fellowship. Today Brother Charlie attends Morata 1 House Meeting, under the Waigani Sub-Centre. Brother Charlie is a happy man today. Brother Charlie says, he does not really worry about what happens in this world, he wants to live a holy life every day and worship God in Spirit and in Truth, and wait for the Return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Brother Charlie is the living proof of the divine healing power of God.