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May182015

The Word of Our Testimony

They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Revelation 12:11a, New International Version

Early one morning in Ecuador, as the Charis Bible College missions team was sitting down to breakfast, screams split the air. Rushing out the hotel’s back door, five team members searched the alley to find the source of the trouble.

Resurrected child“We found a woman pulling her hair, screaming at the heavens over a young man holding a very still baby in his arms,” one member recalled. Apparently, the one-year-old had fallen and cracked his skull on the concrete. He was dead. As the missions team began to minister to the woman and work to calm her down, a team member who happened to be a registered nurse verified the baby’s injury. “His eyes were set; there was no pulse. The child was dead.”

Moments before they left to take the baby’s body to the morgue, the Holy Spirit spoke to one of the team members. “You have a choice,” He said. “You can close the child’s eyes or speak life back into his body.” So, she began to speak life. The other team members joined in, and suddenly, the baby blinked. Shouts of praise erupted in the house as the mother took her child into her arms.

Later that night, the team held a powerful service about the power of testimony. During Larry Wilgus’s teaching, the parents of the baby who was raised from the dead shared their story with the congregation. Thirty people were healed that night—and word began spreading. The next morning, the Charis team’s hotel was surrounded with people requesting prayer. “Word about the little boy spread quickly, and people began to pour into our hotel, requesting the ‘Charis people’ pray for them,” Larry reported. “It was so awesome seeing God confirm His Word with signs following [Mark 16:17-18]!”

The testimony of the little boy’s miracle started a tidal wave of faith in Ecuador. After hearing the testimony, one mother approached the team for her six-month-old girl. She was born with a deformed hip that caused her legs to grow inconsistently. Two days after prayer, the mom brought her child and x-rays to show the team how her daughter had been healed. The hip was perfect, and both legs were the same length!

“This trip was a life-changer,” one team member said. “I’ve never seen such hunger for God or witnessed firsthand the power of the Gospel.” During their time there, the Charis team ministered in churches, at meetings, in the mayor’s office, and out on the streets. The entire hotel staff was born again, and the mayor openly requested prayer. The team witnessed people getting saved and filled with the Spirit, deaf ears and blind eyes opening, arthritic pain disappearing, cancerous cysts dissolving, limbs growing, and much more! “You could hear shouts of praise all over the city!”

Reader Comments (5)

That is so wonderful! I hope that these kinds of miraculous testimonies will be put on the website, (dramatized by your video people) and then a whole week or two of them on the program!

Healing and miracles are definitely the dinner bell for the gospel! It's sad that people here in the States don't expect to be healed or for miracles to happen! It's always, well,' God will heal me in His own good time!' How about now??

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEleanor Lock

AWESOME TESTIMONY. WE NEED THAT MINISTRY IN OUR CHURCHES AND OUR STREETS, ETC. MAY THE LORD BLESS THE TESTIMONIES AS THE ARTICLE IS RE-POSTED IN ALL THE DIFFERENT SOCIAL MEDIA.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte Frace

I was on that mission team to Ecuador, and I witnessed first-hand the power of the gospel to transform lives. The name of Jesus brought demonstration of the supernatural power of God. All believers filled with the Holy Spirit possess the same ability to being sensitive to the supernatural realm. When the good news of the gospel is more dominate than then natural realm, we'll see His love manifested around the world. Blessings to you!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Wilgus

My wife and I pastor an English speaking church in Salinas, Ecuador. Church on the Beach started up July 27, 2014. In the high season we run 60 to 70 persons. In the low season May-November we run 35-50 persons. About two-thirds of the congregation are Ecuadorians and about one-half speak English. We translate the meetings immediately into Spanish using a UHF system and each person can hear the message in both languages. I turn 80 and my wife turns 70 in September. We believe that someone from Charis may be called to come along side of us for a period of time and then to become the full-time pastor(s) of Iglesia en la Playa. Please pray for guidance.

August 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPastor Buff Ness

My wife and I pastor an English speaking church in Salinas, Ecuador. Church on the Beach started up July 27, 2014. In the high season we run 60 to 70 persons. In the low season May-November we run 35-50 persons. About two-thirds of the congregation are Ecuadorians and about one-half speak English. We translate the meetings immediately into Spanish using a UHF system and each person can hear the message in both languages. I turn 80 and my wife turns 70 in September. We believe that someone from Charis may be called to come along side of us for a period of time and then to become the full-time pastor(s) of Iglesia en la Playa. Please pray for guidance.

August 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPastor Buff Ness

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