In the last blog, I shared that it was a real privilege to involve, and then cut loose, people into a healing ministry. What better day to see that happen than Good Friday? Today, we were back in the same church as yesterday morning (and afternoon!), Paz-Sion Mundial. Again the praise and worship was wonderful, a terrific band, and a great troupe of dancers. The atmosphere was heavy with the Presence of God, and when Gerard got up to speak, the music had laid a lovely foundation to preach from.
Gerard spoke so well: he’s an incredibly ‘active’ speaker, moving all the time, and talked so quickly I was amazed that Juan Phillippe, the translator, kept up with him, both in
words and actions! We were under a much tighter time restriction this time, but, having prayed for hundreds yesterday, we thought there wouldn’t be so many today. WRONG!! About the same number as yesterday…
David, who had translated for me, and asked me to pray for him yesterday, especially concerning his shyness, though he is in the dance team: so when he came to offer his services to translate today, I said ‘Yes, of course, but you can do the praying!’ I stayed with him, but he took hold of the opportunity with both hands, and the first few people were all blessed and touched by God, and some healed. Others in the dance group I’d prayed with yesterday I also got to pray for different people, and they love it, loved seeing God change lives, remove pain, bring healing. It’s such a privilege to be able to pass on the baton to a much younger generation who will springboard from here to praying for many others. David, Javier, Paula, Katerine (pronounced Katerini) were all great, and lovely people into the bargain, immensely blessed by being used by God…
The church had again provided some great food for us, including an incredible mango based salsa which had us all dr
ooling! There were still more people in the office who wanted us to pray for them, and that was a very special, precious time, too. The pastor and his wife, Alexander and Derly, are such a lovely couple, with huge hearts and great compassion.
So a ‘blockbuster’ of a meeting, for all of us dwindling team members! We miss the three who have gone home…..and, in 40 minutes, we’re being picked up to go to another meeting, another church in the same barrio as last night, Simon Bolivar, not one I’ve been to as far as I can recall.