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Mar232015

Signs Following in Mexico

Charis missions team to Mexico (Click to enlarge)The mission of Charis Bible College is to—

“equip faithful men and women for the work of the ministry by teaching spiritual truths, imparting biblical knowledge, providing practical ministry opportunities, and grounding students in the message of God’s unconditional love and grace.”

To that aim, every year Charis sends its second-year students on missions trips throughout the world to give them hands-on ministry experience in a variety of settings. Recently a team of students, led by Joyce Ball, returned from Mexico with an amazing testimony!

During a prayer meeting two days before the students were to fly out, a prophecy was given to the team: “You are being sent as an encouragement—especially to ‘Margarita’… You will reap a harvest that someone else has sown.”

When Joyce’s team landed in Mexico, they partnered with a group of Charis Mexico students to discuss their upcoming outreach in a nearby mountain village. Pastor Martin, a local Charis student, had been spending a lot of time shepherding a church there but was discouraged by their lack of fruit. Apparently, his mother—Margarita—had spent the last years of her life sowing into that body of believers with nothing to show for it. After encouraging one another in the Word, the team members went to bed eager for their coming day of ministry.

Adam and Margaret prayed for a sick lady named Juanita (Click to enlarge)In the village the next morning, the Charis teams delivered personal invitations for the upcoming ministry events and prayed for every person who would grant them permission. Mick, a team member from Colorado, remembers, “We prayed for many people, but one old woman named Juanita changed the atmosphere of our trip. Adam and Margaret laid hands on her and prayed in faith. They didn’t notice any changes, but left her home believing she was healed.”

The next day dawned bright and sunny. The missions team left early to set up for their evangelistic event in the village. Their plans included activities for the children, skits, and a short salvation message that emphasized Jesus’ work to set us free from the power of sin and give us brand-new hearts. Nearly 300 people attended! It was the largest event the village had ever experienced. “After the message, we gave a salvation invitation, to which 150 people responded!” Mick recalls.

Juanita gave her healing testimony (Click to enlarge)Eager to use what they had been receiving in class, the Charis students opened the altars for healing ministry. Very few people responded, until one little old lady came out of the crowd to share her testimony of healing—a lady named Juanita. The floodgates opened and hundreds were ministered to in prayer! “It was a powerful time,” a team member recalls.

Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

Mark 16:20
(New International Version)

Reader Comments (1)

Hello, I greet you in the name of Jesus, my name is Tertsea Angeles Bakkihs, from Nigeria, I am 35yrs old, let go straight to the point, I am writing with so much joy in my heart because of what God use your teachings to do in my life. Sorry I had post my testimony here bcos I tried the email, it didn't work, pls let this message reach the man God.

I got saved in 2005 but I wasn't strong as I was a babe in the faith but God taught me a lot through His word and speaks to my heart often times, it was awesome. I was in Sierra leone then, I left there in 2007, came back to Nigeria, but I wasn't steady in one church, I was going from church to church, it wasn't like I was confused but I was looking for a bible church, what I means is, a church that teaches the undiluted word of God, most of the churches I've been its either prosperity or miracle or power, etc. I love to hear the word but I wasn't finding such place, to cut the story short, I went through a lot physically and spiritually for years, nothing was working out, it was like my life was stagnant, I have prayed, fasted, gone through deliverance many times but it was like it get worse, then I started got this church, I started attending, I like their preaching bcos they preached so hard, little did I knew that I was under the teaching of the law and that's how most churches in nigeria preach. Anytime I attend church, I leave in fear, unhappy, sad and trying to watch my steps, keeping myself holy and all that, I realized that anytime I try to stay away from sin, I see myself wanting to do that same thing they say don't do, I fall and feel so much guilty, condemned, unable to pray for days, I will fast and ask for forgiveness, and stuff, I was leaving under the teaching of the law and effort unknowingly.

Few weeks ago, I did what I have been trying by my effort to stay away from, and I had the same feeling, 'God is angry with u, u have lost your salvation, etc' and I went to church on sunday feeling terrible and saying, Lord, I have fallen, and the pastor preached the same law kind of again and I felt even more condemned, I left the church service guilty and instead staying away from the same problem, I saw myself do it again and finally I told God, I give up trying to do this on my own, help me out of this, I don't know what to do anymore' and I came home and prayed like 3 minutes. I then rose up, bath and went to see my mum, and as I was eating, I decided to tune to TBN network, I didn't see what I wanted as I was still feeling guilty, and I tuned to a music station, I didn't like the music that was playing so I felt in me again to tune to TBN and as I tune, I saw the man of God Andrew wommack talking on this message 'better way to pray' and it caught my attention, I was so anxious to hear it but it didn't last long so I felt since I have a phone that browses let me browse and as I browse, I saw the website, I was saying, how I wish I can see the message to download, but maybe it will be pay before download' and thank God it was free, but as I downloaded, that day I had an attack, then I knew this is what I was looking for, I've finally found it, the devil knew my freedom from unbelief and the law has come, I downloaded few messages and as I listened, I heard what I have been longing to hear, wonderful interpretation of the word, the kind of teaching I always wish in my heart to hear, the miracle here is that, when I listened two or three of the messages, 'eternal redemption' 'imagination' how to receive a miracle' 'spirit, soul and body' and boom! Something began to happen, all the spiritual troubles I've been battling with all these years left me instantly, I felt like a heavy burden I was carrying was instantly taken away, my dream life changed, now I can sleep sound, I began to feel light, happy, it was a total deliverance without anyone laying hand on me and pushing me down to fall, bcos I know come to realized God loves me, He is not angry with me, most ministers here don't preach that way so I was always full of fear, I even preached that way too on facebook but I thank God for Andrew wommack ministry whom God used to deliver me and teach me the truth, now I know better, and I keep downloading more and more messages and the more I listened, the more God minister to me, my heart is so free the burden of unbelief, and happy. I remember one day I was feeling that guilt and God took me to Isaiah and my heart caught a verse there that says 'I have taken an oath not to be angry with you or punish you' now I understand why God gave me that verse, and know I know why the bible says 'and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free'. Just listening to the truth, my problems vanished, I see myself in love with God, no more guilt, no more guilt of condemnation, Glory to God. You have taught me a lot, and still teaching me more as I listen to your messages daily. I pray for the churches in nigeria to come to know these truth, to know about this great love of God bcos almost all churches preach the law here, I am finally free, I have never experienced what I've experienced and still experiencing till now, hallelujah, amen, I will speak it and share the message as I can to people, they need to know these, Andrew Wommack ministries needs to be in Nigeria too for people to know these truth. I pray to meet the man of God face to face someday too, its my prayer. Thank YOU JESUS, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. GOD bless Andrew Wommack Ministries.

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