In June, my wife and I went to the Philippines on vacation. At least this is what we thought! When arriving, immediately it became evident that there was a Divine reason for our trip. God has more, as He always does for those who have their hearts open to Him. The first day we were there, there was a 3 month old baby that had only gained 5 ounces since she was born. She was so weak that she could not hold her own head up when you picked her up. When she cried, it only sounded like a whimper. Two nights, I held her on my chest and cried out to God for her. On the second night, the presence of God filled our bedroom and He filled me with His love for 1 1/2 hours. The baby was completely healed at that moment. When we were back for less than 2 months, she had already gained 5 pounds. She is almost a year old and completely healthy in all ways. To God be the Glory! He is good and His mercies endure forever!
The first Sunday, I was asked to speak in a Chinese Church. I preached on II Corinthians 5:17-21. The message had to be translated and the pastor of the church provided this help. After the service, the pastor informed me that there was a group of people that needed prayer for physical ailments. The testimonies that I have heard since are phenomenal! Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever! He went around doing good and destroying the works of the devil. One person that had cancer, testifies she was healed. A woman with fibrosis of some sort testifies she was healed. There was a man that was 104 years old that had been in a wheel chair and on oxygen for 8 years that came for prayer. If anyone had the excuse to not come to church, this man had it, but still he would have his nurse when him to church every Sunday. To the glory of God, he was completely healed and has not needed the wheelchair or O2 bottle since.
We baptized 11 people in the sea and did open air preaching on the beach. People came out of their false religions and embraced the Jesus of the bible!
God is calling my wife and I to return to the Philippines as full time missionaries. We are to build orphanages and to assist the local pastors in building the Kingdom of God. Through signs and wonders and demonstration of the Holy Spirit and power. Dangerous? Yes! Am I willing to give my life for Jesus? Yes again!