I am writing this on Canada day.. so, to all of my Canadian friends.. Happy Canada Day! In one week from today I will be flying out to Canada for my yearly visit.. very excited!
June was such a busy month I haven’t even had a chance to tell you about Siborongborong! I thank God for all of your prayers and support that was with us. We had a great event including a Miracle Festival in the open field and also a seminar for Pastors and leaders.
A day before the event I arrived in Siborongborong after travelling all day to a church full of young people who were very excited to be trained up to take part of the festival. After training they were ready to stay up all night and practice dramas for the event, and the next day after school they ran to the church to fill up our speaker car to go around advertising! I love seeing young people excited for souls!
Each night of the festival a crowd gathered and heard the gospel being preached. The first night I preached a message on not just physically blind eyes being opened, but also spiritually. We had many testimonies of healing come up on the stage. One of my favorite testimonies was a young woman who had been healed from 7 years of difficulty breathing, 1 year of back pain, and her ‘broken heart’. She explained how she been full of bitterness and hatred for years. She had been looking for an answer and she found it that night on the field; God’s love! She suddenly realized that she no longer hated people anymore.. her heart had been changed! Another was an elderly man who told me he had put his knee out 5 years ago and had been in pain since. But as we were celebrating the earlier testimony I looked over and this grandpa was jumping higher than me! After this testimony the crowded got so excited they all started jumping like him and praising God!!
The second night I preached on how God does not just heal us or forgive us, but His ultimate plan was to pour His spirit into us! Again, I gave an opportunity for the crowd to receive Jesus.. and it was a beautiful sweet presence. Just as we prayed there was a soft rain and wind just for those moments, like the soft presence of the spirit coming down.. and so many people wept in the crowd. And, again, healing testimonies covered the stage. There was 2 women on stage both testifying how they had suffered for a long time from ulcers. But as we prayed they literally felt something happening inside of them. Before they even finished a 15 year old girl, Lidia also joined them. She broke into tears as she shared that she had been sick for 9 years, already hospitalized for a month and doctors told her she would suffer for the rest of her life. But, on the field, she felt God touch her. I could just see how this young girl’s life was changed forever.. and she could feel it too. After the event she came running back up on the stage to hug me. She hadn’t just received a healing, she’d received a beautiful calling.
The crowd didn’t want to go home.. 11pm and they were still jumping and down and praising God! We however, needed to go as we were driving through the night to make it to a different city to preach in the morning. God was with us in a powerful way on the road and saved us from a very near death experience. I thought I was actually going into heaven, but.. as I expected, He’s still got a lot for me to do here on earth first!
Thank you so much for taking part!
(for more pictures you can see the whole album: “Siborongborong Festvival” on facebook)
Join me in my North American tour if you are in one of the nearby locations:
July 14th – Bridgeway Community Church, Rockford, MI
July 21st – Oasis Church, Duncan, BC
July 22-27 – Cowichan River Bible Camp, Duncan, BC
July 28th – Calgary Pentecostal Church, Sussex, NB
July 29-Aug 1st – in Knoxford area, NB
Aug 4th – Toronto International Celebration Church, Toronto, ON