Testimonies galore from last night’s church, Dios con Nosotros (God with Us), in Valle de Lilli! Some from July, others from last night’s meeting…
In July, at this lovely church pastored by a great guy, Rafael (Herrera, I think), there have always been great testimonies. Many who came for prayer last night told me of God healing them in July – long time blog readers might recall a beautiful story of a couple in the church, the wife is Leidy, who couldn’t have children, and some visits back I prayed for her. A few visits later – about 15 months apart – Leidy came to church holding her baby. Last night, she came for prayer for cysts in her breasts: she could (prior to the meeting!!) feel them, but could also feel something happen as I prayed last night….her examination when she got home will have delivered God’s answer…
Names of people have already been ‘stolen’ from my head, but a lovely guy, involved in an accident about a year ago, where he lost a third of his brain. The miracle here is that he is alive: not just that, but walking, talking, living a normal life…how can God do that? – but was in pain in other parts, in the pancreas/spleen regions… it all went. A lady who by profession is a masseuse/ physiotherapist, was finding her job impossible because of her own pain – major problems between the 6th and 7th vertebra, intense pain causing loss of strength in her arms and hands. God healed her.
Frank, another with intense pain just below his ribcage, undiagnosable, it seems, was healed. He also had an undiagnosed problem with extreme pin in his feet (not plantar fasciitis, or fallen arches), but crippling. Healed. Thank you Lord!
Kristin prayed for a boy, Miguel, with back, legs, and heart pain, all as a result of drug abuse: off drugs for two months, all the pain left, and the final ‘hook’ of addiction was prayed out of him….Andreas prayed for a lady who had great pain in her hips, legs, and back – as a result of ‘leg length’ … her job has her standing all day (generally 12 hours), Andreas checked out her leg length, one was a good centimetre shorter than the other, it grew out, and all the pain left her… Another lady, stricken with pain, just began to laugh as the Holy Spirit fell on her, and all her pain went.
I’m waiting for more testimonies from last night, but in their absence right now, I’ll post this and include them in the next log.
In the afternoon, we went to La Isla, another frequent ‘port of call’ on visits here now, to be with, and bless, the lovely Dr Ana Bustos, and the dreadfully sad community she has adopted s her ‘children’ – who live in the most unbelievable conditions under a very busy road bridge. Some of the people who live there have become friends: most are there because of life’s ‘circumstances’ – mostly to do with drugs and alcohol: but many, especially one who ha become a friend to me, Ernesto, desperately wants his life to change, but, living as he does,
it’s nigh on impossible to get work. He’s a lovely man, fluent in English, always gives me a massive hug when I arrive…. as does Ana Bustos. Ana is a high qualified doctor of opthamology: the pay for ‘non=private’ doctors here is not great, and she works ridiculous hours – yesterday, when we arrived, she done a 20 hour shift, then gone home to cook for 38 of her ‘children’, then with them for some hours….the dedication of her life to them humbles me. But gringoes don’t generally go to places like La Isla (The Island), and the fact that I always take all my guys there, just to BE with them, pray for them, and love them, brings her to tears. It is so, so humbling. God healed Ernesto in July: last week, he was sick again, vomiting up at least 4 pints of blood, the docs daid he should have died. They couldn’t find a reason, so sent him ‘home’… so the chance to pray for him yesterday was a real privilege, and the gratitude blows you away.
One man you could see in his eyes that he was in extreme pain, terrible trouble standing up, and Andreas grabbed him, discovered the back pain, prayed, and it went away instantly. A huge smile on his face confirmed that he as pain free.
We had a short break for lunch (late afternoon), then off down south the Rafael’s church…lunch being one of those ‘missionary meals’ where to be on a trip like this is suffering for the kingdom – not!! It’s called a ‘Panne Cook’ – french bread ‘boule’ scooped out and filled with..well, almost anything you could choose…
Today, a number of events, including the very attentive doctor to my knees! – Ana Beiba’s Home for Abandoned Old People, and a church in deepest Agua Blanca, a barrio named Compartir….a very distracting church as it is above a gorgeous smelling 24 hour a day bakery….