GOSSIP GIRL: Singers Mitoy Yonting and Lance Raymundo share healing stories

Mitoy Yonting (left) and Lance Raymundo (right) with the author

Last Sunday, singers and actors Mitoy Yonting and Lance Raymundo were present during the healing concert my community had in the roofdeck events place at the Emar Suites in Mandaluyong City.

It was the year 2014 when Lance met a freak accident at the gym. An 80-pound barbell fell on his face sustaining multiple bone fractures and totally crushing his nose, destroying his eyes and the middle of his face. But with God’s healing grace, he gained back his eyesight and two major reconstructive surgeries was able to get back his handsome face. Ever since the healing miracles in his life, Lance has been serving God and communities apart from being an actor and singer.

Lance Raymundo

Singer Mitoy Yonting had a different experience during the healing concert. It was as if he was being healed instantaneously while he was talking. After singing “Bilog ang Mundo” his song written by Vehnee Saturno, the Voice Champion told the community: “Nagkwento sa inyo si Giselle bago niya ako tinawag na may nasabi ako sa kanya habang nasa lock-in taping kami sa probinisyano na i-sh-sha-share ko sa inyo, kaso po ang tagal na nun kaya pasensiya na po kayo, hindi ko na matandaan kung ano ang sinabi ko sa kanya.” (Giselle told all of you before calling me onstage that I shared something to her during our lock-in tapin in Ang Probinsyano, but it has been a long time so I do not recall anymore what I told her.)

I knew he was not ready which meant he was not totally healed. So I prayed to God, “Lord, send down your Holy Spirit and heal the heart of Mitoy.” Usually healing is a process, it is not instantaneous. But I guess God wanted to show up and show out on Mitoy that day because after a few sentences he said, “Cge na nga sasabihin ko na inyo. Sa totoo lang hindi ko pa sinabi ito kahit na saang interview at ang mga talagang nakakakilala lang sa akin ang may alam nito. Siguro nga healed na ako kaya nasasabi ko na sa inyo ito.” Mitoy suddenly opened up. My chinky eyes opened wide, an instantaneous miracle happened in just a few seconds. Mitoy suddenly revealed that he and his wife lost their only child and up to now he and his wife Merlita Runas are undergoing a healing process although it has been more than a decade.

Mitoy Yonting

In 2013, when he joined "The Voice," he never divulged that he had a child and when he won as The Voice champion, he still did not mention about his child in any interview. If you Google Mitoy Yonting – child, you will not see anything. In Wikipedia, you will only see Merlita Runas under family. A miracle took place and his healing was finally complete. And I thank God for showing up and showing out that day not only for Mitoy but for the rest of our community members and non-members who attended the healing concert that day.

As the head servant of the Oasis of Love community, I would like to like to thank Tatay Nonito “Dodong” Limchua, head of Oasis of Love Cebu, who conducted one-on-one healing sessions with our sick brothers and sisters invoking the healing gift of the Holy Spirit to fall on them. Our community holds healing sessions every Sunday before Holy Mass at 9:30 am. Check out our Facebook page Oasis of Love Manila for more information about our community.