Phew! Breath taken away yesterday by the sheer magnitude of numbers prayed for, healed, and those who received miracles. The church has a great name – Iglesia Cristiana Azcanzando lo Impossible – ‘the Christian church reaching the impossible’. Why can’t our churches have great names like ‘Reaching the Impossible’? Maybe that’s why God seems to do more in these sort of nations, as in their church names, they often make a mission statement…
The pastors, Giovanni & (Mrs?!) Cruz, are a great couple, so full of life, enthusiasm, passion, and fire. Many healings and miracles occurred there when I was last there with my team… last night, I was – for the final time this trip, thankfully – there on my own, with Johan, the translator, and dozens to pray for…. I was already utterly exhausted after long meetings Saturday night, and Sunday morning, but it’s a real blessing when, in the middle of such tiredness, God gives you a ‘second wind’, the Holt Spirit adrenaline kicks in, and away you go again!
The Pastor’s mother-in law was healed last time – she had a total mess of a womb and uterus, was waiting for a hysterectomy – but didn’t one, the doctors astonished that her womb was in perfect condition. She was also healed of a number of other serious pain issues.
Mrs Pastor had digestion problems – healed….a lady with a wrecked spine – she had vertebra that were too small – felt heat, and then her pain went as God supernaturally inserted new vertebra. A man with a damaged elbow, joint, and tendons, prayed for, hit the floor… and got up healed. I’m really glad that there is a lot less ‘hitting the floor’ these days, as for many, it’s been, historically, worn like a badge of spiritual honour, and a ‘sign’ that you’re healed. That’s so rubbish! It’s one the many reasons I prefer to sit with people, ‘connect’ with them, have an arm around them, and don’t shout…. it seems to be working pretty well!
A lady with a severe headache – she showed me where it was – had the pain go almost before I could pray! A number were healed of arthritis, as usual (!)….and so much more. By the end of the evening – I got taken out to eat, and on the way we picked up Chris to join us. It’s so good having him here, and, even though today has been a day off, it’s so great having him around, and we spent a lot of the morning with Wilmar, who is just a delight to be around.
Hospital – Social Security – tomorrow morning, and a meeting in Agua Blanca, in a church I’ve been to a number of times, pastored by Wilson Monroy. And while Chris and I are there, William heads to the airport to pick up the French/Dutch contingent!
I wasn’t able to post this earlier, as we’ve had no internet – a truck hit the cables and snapped them all! Joy oh joy….