Tuesday, September 28, 2010
12 September 2010 – Healing Miracles at Lord of the Harvest Christian Community, Cebu City, Cebu
Grace and I were told that it was an informal meeting with a local pastor. However, when we arrived at Lord of the Harvest Christian Community, a full worship service was in progress. Many young people had gathered and the worship was extremely dynamic in spite of the afternoon heat. Pastor Nestor Paculba is the overseer of this group and he was very open to the teaching of Elijah Challenge. After giving a brief introduction about the authority and power to heal the sick, I invited the infirm to come forward to be healed. The infirm responded readily.
All in all there were twelve people healed of various ailments. The believers laid hands on their fellow Christians. After receiving specific instruction about how to heal, they proceeded and exercised their ‘mountain-moving’ faith. A lady with pain in the upper arm received immediate relief. People who suffered from back pain, shoulder pain, arthritic knees, joint pain and headache were also healed immediately. Even simple maladies like sore throats, cold, coughs were immediately healed. Those healed were happy to testify about their healing. The congregation responded with equal enthusiasm. Praise God for confirming His words with signs and wonders.
12 – 13 September 2010
Sharing about ‘The Elijah Challenge’ on Radio in Cebu City, Cebu
Pastor Butch Nacua invited Grace, her father and me to join him and Pastor Noel Pintor on DYRB (540 kHz Cebu City) Radyo Asenso for the 8.00 AM Christian program. This is an AM station owned and operated by Radio Corporation of the Philippines and the studio is located at 479 C. Padilla St. Cebu City.
We had half-hour to share about the power and authority to heal in the name of Jesus in the context of preaching the Gospel. There was an opportunity to heal the sick too.
On the second day, we were hosted by Pastor Noel Torresos. We continued to present the Word of God about the power and authority to heal. Later, we received reports of positive responses from pastors and church leaders who had listened to the radio program about this ‘new concept’ of healing. There were some reports of healing but we did not get the details of these miracles.
11 September 2010
The Rain Stopped for Outdoor Evangelism
Mandaue, Cebu, Philippines
Pastor Butch Nacua and his assistant pastor, Pastor Deo, have been conducting a feeding program in this poor area of Mandaue City which is a part of the Province of Cebu. The young people and children are very responsive to the feeding program and bible study. The night that we were supposed to share the Gospel, the rain came. After commanding the rain to stop, we were able to continue our outdoor ministry. However, the borrowed band decided not to play because of the fear of more rain.
In spite of our assurance, the band members stacked up their musical equipments and sound system. Pastor Deo grabbed the guitar and began to sing. The people came out of their houses and the children were right in the front. That night, I shared the gospel and challenged the people to be healed. Two children came forward and they were instantly healed.
The rain began to come again and the crowd started to disperse. But once again, we utilized the mountain-moving faith to stop the rain. We told the people to stay and the rain held. After laying hands one by one on all the children, our miniature rally came to a conclusion. The adults mingled among us and passed very encouraging comments. They wanted us to return.