Last night (Wednesday here!) was the last night for Beny and Danny, so Danny went to preach in a church called ‘Catedral de Vida’, Beny and I went to ‘Dios con Nosotros’ (God with us)in the very south of the city, and Chris went to ‘Nueva Vision’ (New Vision), also in the south. Chris went on his own, which can be a big ‘burden’ when the ministry time comes around, and, as expected, he was very late home, well after midnight. He had a great time, praying for just about everybody, and, true to Chris’s ‘form’, prophesying over most. Danny had Elisa and Lydie with him, and obviously felt that much of the ministry was better from the platform, so Elisa and Lydia had an unexpected evening off!
Beny spoke well at God with Us, but we were ‘time limited’ being picked up by a minibus that must have been on hourly rates, so I asked people just to put their hands where their pain, sickness, or problem was (if it was appropriate!!), and prayed from the front…. three ladies came up to testify to being healed: for me, and most of my little team, nothing beats praying individually with people, have made a ‘connection’, or built some sort of bridge that gives you the freedom top pray for people. Relational prayer is unbeatable for me.
The highlight for me, last night though, was seeing Dario’s mum, Lileana – many of you will have read about him last November – at the meeting> I’ve not been able to get in touch with him as he’s changed his phone number, and someone gave Lileana the wrong number for me 🙁 – he’s been trying to call, but obviously no response… hopefully I’ll get to see him in the last few days here.
This morning, Maundy Thursday back home, but still ‘just’ part of Semana Santa – Holy Week – here, saw Beny and Dany leave for the airport at 3.30 am (joy oh joy! – but we were all up to see them off, and it was strange without them.
The rest of us were some distance away at a church Paz-Sion Mundial – I can only translate that as Peace-Zion Worldwide. The church meets on the first floor – second
floor here in the Americas! – (upstairs…) in a shopping centre: it was packed, a good 200+, and with lovely pastors, Alexander and Derly. A great worship time, a real sense of the presence of God, a good band, singers, and dancers…. I don’t often ‘feel’ the need to preach, but something pushed me this morning, and there was a huge
response for prayer, this time very much one-to-one, but with probably 90% of the c0ngregation responding! The meeting, which began at 9 am, finished for us at around 4pm, with many healed of physical and emotional issues. When there are so many to pray for – I reckon I prayed for at
least 40 – it’s really hard to remember individual healings, so I’m not even going to try, but a lot of pain went, one lady healed of chronic osteoarthritic knees, and all of us shared stories of many physical and emotional issues being healed. 4-5 hours of ministry is pretty exhausting, especially in temperatures like we’re having here (30+C most of the time – even now at 11.30 pm it is still 25C! So our ‘break’ between meetings was narrowed down to just a couple of hours, before a meeting this evening.
Chris leaves tomorrow, to go back home to Abi and the family: like Beny and Danny, he’ll be greatly missed for the last few days of what – so far – has been an astonishing trip.