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Thursday
Jun222017

Love Doesn’t Give Up  

“I was speaking over his leg and ankle, commanding the ankle to be where it [wasn’t]. I began to feel his leg hot like fire, and my hands were hot as well. Suddenly I felt his ankle pop. I knew that he was healed, and his ankle was there where it wasn’t before!”

—Drew Harris

Drew Harris is just one of the students who traveled with a Charis Bible College missions team to Hungary, Serbia, and Ukraine this past school year. There, faith and miracles were an expected occurrence. But miracles don’t always happen in one instant. Sometimes it takes persistence and trust on behalf of the student, and pushing themselves out of their comfort zone.

This happened to Drew in Budapest, Hungary, when he took notice of a man on crutches while the team was ministering in a subway. “We asked him if we could pray for him to be healed,” recalls Drew. “We asked him what was wrong with his legs. Through the translator, we discovered that it was not his legs, but his ankle. We began to pray over him … [and] he told us his ankle was hot…. It turned out that he was born without a left ankle!”

This man had gone his entire life without a left ankle, which meant he also had weak muscles for walking and could never run or jump. Drew now understood that he wasn’t just praying for healing, but for a creative miracle. “So, we prayed over him again, but still he did not receive,” Drew explains. “He continued to feel that heat where his ankle should be…. We told him, ‘That heat is Jesus healing you!’”

The team returned to the skit they had been performing, and this man stuck around to watch. Drew kept feeling like he should go pray for him again, but not in the same way as before. God revealed to him that this man needed to take a step of faith—literally. Drew brought two team members and a translator over to this man and asked to pray for him again. Drew explained that he wanted him to put his crutches down and that the team would hold him up.

“I was speaking over his leg and ankle, commanding the ankle to be where it [wasn’t],” Drew recalls. “I began to feel his leg hot like fire, and my hands were hot as well. Suddenly I felt his ankle pop…. I stood up and told them to let him go…. I [watched] his face. He was scared to fall. Then, as he put weight on his new ankle, his face lit up, and he was overcome with joy. He began to walk through the subway. Then he began to run, praising God and running around, experiencing his healing. After a while of running around, he came to me and said that the next time he saw me, he would be faster
than me.”

This is just one of the many examples of the miraculous acts our students are doing around the world on their second-year missions trip. Not only are they discipled in the message of God’s unconditional love and grace, but they are also given the opportunity to reach out to people around the world with this love and grace, a love that doesn’t give up on people (1 Cor. 13:8).

Like Drew, you too can make a difference. Whether you’re called to attend Charis or to support others like Drew, you can find all the information you need online.

Please comment below if you’d like to share your own missions or
healing story.

Written by Jessica Giaimo.

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Monday
May092016

Finding the Father’s Love

“Our first night of ministry was at a youth group in Subotica, Serbia,” said second-year Charis Bible College student Lauren Bartlett. “I noticed this small, pale boy in a death metal shirt, standing in line for the altar call. When it was his turn, the first thing I asked him was if he was saved, to which he said no. So, I asked him if he wanted to be, and he
said yes!

“In that moment, I could actually feel heaven leap, shout, even dance with joy. It’s one thing to know in your head that heaven rejoices and God dances over each lost soul that comes to salvation; it’s another thing to truly experience it.”

Last December, a group of second-year Charis students invaded the spiritually dark corners of Eastern Europe, taking God’s love and grace to people who had never heard the Gospel. Teaming up with European Initiative, the team traveled across Hungary and Serbia, seeing soul after soul translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light (Col. 1:13).

Students made the most of every opportunity to reveal the Father’s love to those precious people. Whether it was leading worship in the subway stations, performing dramas in the schools, or playing with children in the Roma villages, the love of
God overflowed.

Faith Kennedy, another student on the trip, recalled such a time in the subway. She noticed a woman who had been there for a while, clinging to every word the team shared. Faith inquired about the woman’s story, and when she heard what the woman had to say, Faith’s heart began to break.

“She said she had been raped, her husband cheated on her, and [she] had been homeless for the past three months,” Faith said. “I don’t remember everything the Holy Spirit had me say, but I do remember sharing God’s heart with her. I expressed to her how the Lord’s heart broke at the thought of what she’s been through and that He wanted to love, protect, and restore her. I could actually feel the ache of the Father’s heart throughout my bones. As I spoke to her, I began to cry, and so did she.

“I finally asked her if she would like to receive Jesus, to let Him love her and take care of her. She said yes! So, we prayed, and she received the Lord that day. I wrapped my arms around her, and we both began to cry. After a little while, I began to sing in tongues. This turned into singing in English, and then she began to sing with me in English, even though she didn’t speak the language. Afterward, I had the interpreter tell her what we were singing. It was the Lord singing over her, ‘You are mine; I will never let you go.’”

Eastern Europe will never be the same, and this is only the beginning. More and more students are being sent out to minister the Gospel to a lost and hurting world. Charis missions trips are made possible through the support of the partners and friends of Andrew Wommack Ministries. Students are challenged, and people across the world are introduced to their loving Father. With every trip, miracles abound, student’s lives are impacted, and hundreds of lives are eternally changed. Find out how you can help today.

Monday
Jan272014

CBC Students Minister in Europe

CBC's Serbia and Hungary team (Click to enlarge)Late last year, CBC-Colorado sent a second-year mission team to minister overseas in Serbia and Hungary. The team led by the CBC's Missions Coordinator, Michelle Patterson, teamed up with Jeff Serio and European Initiative, an outreach ministry serving 10 nations in Europe. Over the course of the team's nine days of ministry in the two nations, the team served every day, from early morning until late at night—literally stretching the time they had to reach as many people as possible with the almost-too-good-to-be-true news. According to Jeff, the team's efforts were, "nothing short of remarkable."

In the nine days on the ground in Serbia and Hungary, the team of 20 ministered in eight churches, five public high schools, blessed the poor in four remote villages and conducted several outreaches in subway stations in downtown Budapest.

To see highlights from the trip, please take three minutes to watch video below. And, to be fair, the team did have the assistance of some super heroes... for more details check out this article on the European Initiative website.