Well, not quite a week yet, as it didn’t finish til quite late on Sunday, and Brian, Jason, & I didn’t set off for home until Tuesday. I got home Wednesday… and, as always, I like to take a few days to ‘mull over’ what happened, what God did, what I did and how I could have done it better…. that last bit takes a long time!
Having been to the same event two years ago, organised by my missionary friends Colin & Sue Enticknap, it was very evident the progress they’ve made in reaching out to people in love and friendship, and in bringing people together. The were probably twice – if not more – people there this year that in 2012, and a very much more powerful sense of the Presence of the Lord, as he loves it when people work together in unity. The lovely charismatic Catholics, led by the really lovely Frere Jean Marie de la Croix,
were a joy to be with, and apart from the ‘dress’ style, it’d be hard to tell them apart from the charismatic evangelicals…. The worship was just like as good as any I’ve been in for a long time – Bruno Lafitte and Hélène Goussebayle are also a lovely ‘mix’ – Hélène is Catholic, Bruno charismatic evangelical…. I thought, during the weekend, that a lot of evangelicals are going to have quite a shock in heaven….
And it became evident that it HAD been a powerful weekend, as pressures and problems arrived immediately, as though the enemy thinks he can take away the impact of what God has done. He can’t, of course, and today, Colin and Sue had a wonderful email from a lady Brian and I had the privilege of praying with, as we haven’t asked her permission, I won’t mention her name, but just to say that her life was in a right mess when she turned up for the first meeting we were at, Friday evening. She waited a long time to get prayed for, so her determination was greater than the sum of her problems…..
Here’s what she said, it was in French of course, and so I’ve had to rely on the somewhat erratic genius of Google Translate to help me! –
- Hello to both (Colin & Sue)
I thank God for putting you in my path . With all the energy that you have given to the organization of this weekend , I picture you need to be tired this week. I say a big thank you for a first weekend worship with you , it was rather very successful .
The Lord has really told me that I now had testified wonders they bring into the world. So I prepared a little text to the prayer group ‘Martinet’ which met on Monday . V, my friend who came on Friday at Brem sur Mer, read my message to those present and I can assure you that next year , many people will ‘live’ this weekend . I also testified on Wednesday evening prayer group in Challans .
The text sent to my friends and prayer group :
The Lord has given me a great grace to live a weekend ” Praise West Coast ” ( I went Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings) .
HAPPINESS that the Lord has poured all its flow of love , His Holy Spirit on all people present, as HEALINGS . Many people had the charism of healing and offered their gift, always under the protection of Jesus.
There was much talk of the lukewarm church while the mind just waiting to spread … this is the problem today churches in western world. There is a lot of dams, but the fire of God ( as Paul Benisson said ) is currently brewed slowly propelled the French churches, French , to live love the world in which we live.
> Jean -Marie Cross of the Beatitudes was a Saturday morning teaching on evil .
> I carried in my heart and given to God all the sick people around me .
> Paul Bénisson priest preacher, who has a great charism of healing , was a Saturday night Teaching FIRE OF GOD ! he explained what the Lord asked him to do: to MIRACLES , I mean miracles completely MAD, INCREDIBLE ! !
> He mainly relied on the fact that you ask for healing with all his heart , and believe that the Lord heals us and do not doubt it. It takes a lot to listen to his speech in the bible, it really speaks to us.
> Collin and Sue , the organizers are great people and I met other wonderful people who have been cured … I do not think I’ll see it one day in my life !
> This is the first time a gathering ” Praise West Coast ” brings as much grace.
> I bought the book Anne ( a woman who has been touched by the Holy Spirit when she was sick ) and as the book of Merlin Carothers is very powerful . God tells us that we should especially never doubt (it is not from God must banish negative thoughts as and when they arrive . ” God I do not want and I chase my life forever ! ”
> I am still under the fire of the spirit and I will send you to his words carry you straight to the heart and heal you.
> A new collection will be next year at the same place.
> I met some wonderful people that I will never forget.
That’s the message. A few people I explained healing and messages from Paul Bénisson more detail. People who are ready to enendre will ask me questions and open their hearts .
For my part, I spent a wonderful week. My husband is very happy to see me in peace and joy . He does not want to know what I experienced , but my well-being rubbed off on him and F and O, my children.
My heart is wide open to the Lord and I finally see the positive in my life. I thirst to distribute this wellness around me and to bring relief to patients.
I noted the date of Sunday, June 15 at 15 am to meet. I do not know if I ‘ll be there because normally on Sunday afternoon, I saw a family. A .. the grace of God !
I embrace you very very very strong and you rermercie for your ease , your dedication and all the love that is within you.
Just reading the mangled translation of Google, the transformation in her is so obvious, and only God can do that…. and there were, of course, many, many other physical and emotional healings during the course of the weekend.
Mission is right on our doorstep, Christians of the United Kingdom! France is tough, but God is breaking in, through people like Colin & Sue, and boy, do they need help and support…
As always, thank you, Jesus, for giving us your precious Holy Spirit, to enable us to be the ‘invisible Jesus’ to millions of people…. just in case you think I’m mad, if Jesus was the image of the invisible God (Col 1), and if he sends us as his father sends him, we must be the image of Jesus. And that image, not us and our expertise, titles, and knowledge, is what changes people’s lives.