Healing

Samuel’s leg healed!

Early March 2010, I was 8 months pregnant with our third child when our second son’s leg got fractured while playing with his older brother. We took him to children’s hospital where they put a casque from his thigh to his toes. They said he would have the casque for 4-5 weeks and then they would reassess to see how he would be healing up. We were given a follow up appointment with a specialist.The next morning, I realized that I could not carry around our almost 2 yr old then in his casque all day- to the washroom, from room to room etc and have a full term pregnancy. I began to have early contractions. In desperation I came to the conclusion that our son needed to be out of that casque for I was not going to have a premature baby. My husband came home and we talked about it. We decided to trust God to heal him! We sat around our table with our older son (then 4yrs) and prayed for total healing. We believed God had healed him even though we could not see it because he still had the casque. After thanking God for the healing, we then asked him for favor with the doctors that when we take him back, they would be willing to take the casque off even though it would go against their medical thinking.

We took him to the nearest hospital to us and waited in the emergency room for hours. I slept on the bed provided for him as it slowed down the contractions. The doctor came in and asked what he could do for us. We told him that we just needed to have him take off the casque from our son’s leg. He was shocked with the kind of requests we were asking him. He told us that we would still need to wait for the 4-5 weeks to go by and that taking it off early would prolong the leg’s healing. I told him my condition and let him know that I could not keep carrying him around. In our hearts we were praying much and asking God to do the impossible. Some friends were security guards at the hospital so we had asked them to join us in prayers, Finally, the doctor agreed reluctantly. He said he would give us 24 hrs to take baby home with us without the casque and that he was sure we would bring the baby back in pain and begging him to put back the casque. We told him we would not need to and that we were thankful he was going to remove the casque. As the doctor, my husband and our oldest son walked to the room where the casque would be taken off, the doctor was trying to talk himself out of it. He would say, ‘the boy will be crying in much pain.’ My husband would answer, ‘he will not have any pain. He will not be crying.’ On and on this went on. Every time the doctor would say anything we were not believing God for. My husband would counteract by saying what we were believing God for. Finally the doctor cut the casque off and was sooo surpirsed that our then 20 month son did not cry. God had truly given him the peace even with that big saw looking equipment cutting off the casque inches away from his skin! He then proceeded to touch his leg saying that now the boy was going to cry due to pain. Again my husband said that our son would be fine and would not need to cry. The doctor was again surprised to see the child not crying. He then squeezed the leg tighter and our son was fine. He placed him down and the boy began to walk well. Praise God! The doctor was in total shock.
We kept our follow up appointment in the weeks that followed. While in the specialist’s office, the doctor asked us where the boy was that had the casque. We pointed to our son who was playing, running around in the hallway. She could not believe it. She ordered another x-ray. The results came and sure enough she could see that the leg had been fractured but had healed. She asked what had happened and we explained to her how God had healed him. She told us to go and enjoy!
God is so good! To Him be all the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen

Healing

No suicide

Recently, a close friend received a phone call saying that a young relative had left a suicide note and was missing. We gathered to pray and many others who heard about it. In prayer, the Holy Spirit led us to refuse the report (disagree with it). We declared that the young man will not die. We prayed that the Holy Spirit would search him out and that he would be found safe. Hours later, he was found alive! Hallelujah!!

Healing

Pregnant woman healed!

We were in a meeting recently when a prayer request was given to pray for a lady who is 6 months pregnant but had been in much pain for a week due to the gallbladder. The one giving the prayer request was asking us to pray that her friend would be willing to go get surgery done and that that surgery would go well. I interrupted asking why not pray for healing. To my knowledge, God’s surgery is always way better than man’s surgery. So, we prayed. Do you know what, God touched that woman that very day and healed her!!She came to see us the next week and testified. God is so good!

Mutanas

Healing

Set free from drug addiction

A few months ago, we met a man at a conference, as we conversed, he began to share about his family. We learned that he had a daughter whose life has been ruined by drug addictions. We put our arms around him and interrupted him suggesting that we pray. We prayed right there and had the assurance that God had answered us. The man, he himself knew and knew that God had heard our prayer. He was overjoyed! We recently got an update that the daughter has been clean for more than 40 days! Glory be to God! Hallelujah!

Provision

Given a beautiful house to stay in for free

I have heard some say, ‘miracles were for then. God used to do miracles but not now.’ What a terrible comment to come from a christian! Can you imagine if this were true? That would mean that the God we have all put trust in is a changing God. Our hope in God is based on the fact that He is unchanging. I believe that He has promised eternal rest (heaven) to me. Now if God was changing, when my time on earth is done, I might appear before Him only to find out that on that day, He had changed His mind about me entering heaven!!!!
But praise God, He is unchanging! We can bank on His Word and ALL of His Word. Malachi 3:6
This is why I believe that He performed miracles in days past and He still works miracles today. ‘Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.’ Hebrews 13:8

Here we find ourselves enjoying spring like we have not done before. We are enjoying the spacious home God has given us to live in; its beautiful landscape with divers flowers blooming in their appointed seasons. It’s pretty here! The children are enjoying riding bicycles, playing ball and running around on this 3.5 acres of land. We have not had that much space before. The deck is long and wide. The home spacious enough for large company. The garden is taken care of and is beautiful. There is a lady that is hired to care for the flowers and weed etc. Today we went out for most of the day while another lady came to do a monthly deep clean. We are starting to think of how to clean up the swimming pool and use it in coming days. On sunny days, we have recently began to enjoy fruit smoothies using vitaMix (appliances that I couldn’t buy for myself before- but was left in house for our use along with many other high end appliance). My favorite way to relax lately is putting up my feet in the lazy chair-like couch and sipping tea. My greatest delight is working with my husband all day long and having him around the children all the time.

Are we dreaming? Is this really happening? Tears just tread down my face as I think, ‘who are we Lord that you are so mindful of us? and what is our family that you have brought us this far? Psalm 8:4, 2 Samuel 7:18

Is it possible to thank Him enough for this?

Remember what I said? God is unchanging and His Word is true. Please don’t read and dismay saying, ‘that is just for you, you have faith. That can’t be for me.

God’s Word also tells us that He ‘is no respecter of persons.’ Acts 10:34
I read today ‘if you then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?’ Mathew 7:11
Please note ‘good things’. Often we expect God to give left over, second hand etc. But the scripture states ‘good things’. The question is: what are good things to you?

When God asked us last summer what we wanted in the next home we were to live in. We painted (literally) a picture that didn’t make sense to the mind and our circumstance. But trusted His Word that gold and silver are His. The things we drew on that picture He has provided and surpassed our asking and imagination according unto His Word.(Ephesians 3:20)

So, we write to encourage you, our brother, our sister. Can you stop putting limitation on God?

We know little about our God, there is much we don’t know but want to learn. We are encouraging you as we are encouraging ourselves. Let’s believe God. Let’s believe all of His Word. Do I know what that looks like? No. Am I afraid to find out? No. I remember where God took me from. That helpless, hopeless, suicidal state I was in. He has loved me all the way and still does. I can find no evil, not even one to say about Him. I know and I know He loves me and desires to do me good. So how can I fear to trust in him?

How can you fear to trust Him? This Jesus (the Word) that we all love.

In Christ love,
Mutanas

Provision

A new place to live

Dear brothers and sisters,
We hope you are all well.
The last few weeks have brought much changes in our lives and we wanted to update all of you.
End of January, the Lord led us to give notice to move not having found a place yet. Moving was not in our plans as you all know that we are awaiting the birth of our 3rd child this March. We wrestled with the word, but in the end we knew this was what God was asking us to do. The strange thing is that he asked us to rest and not even look for a place. But half way in the month of February, our flesh got the best of us, and we began to look on cregslist, newspapers etc to no avail. It was a battle as for many urgued us that this could not have been God to ask us to move to a place we know not. But if we can ask Abraham (the father of Isaac), He might say it sounds just like the God I know.
We are human and it was not easy sometimes for us to trust His voice rather than look at the circumstances. But we are very gratefull to all of you and many who did not understand it all (just as we did not) but yet stood in prayer for us. Many of you came to help pack, looked around for available housings, and showed us the love of Christ. We are so thankfull!!!
We have never had a move, so smooth and easy as this was!
When God asked us to move, we naturally assumed, we must be getting a house or bigger place and had our own picture of what our new home would look like. so in searching for a place, we were looking for what we had in mind. On Saturday, February 27th, the night before we had to move out, we were coming from looking at places without success. It was then that God spoke to us asking us who had told us to rule out basement suites and who had said He was giving us what we were looking for. That night at about 8 pm we repented and asked God to let us know what we should look for. Once it was clear, we got home looked online for a place and noted some down to call in the morning as it was already late.
On Sunday February 28th the last day of the month, the day which we were supposed to move, we called at 8:30 Am to view places and at 11AM, God provided a place! What we found out was that this place is a year and half, and since last summer had not been rented out. It was only on Saturday 27th that they decided to post the rental. So when God was saying rest, it is because the place was not yet for rent.
So we had a place, got home and at about 2pm-3pm began to call people to help us move at 4pm. God is sooooooooooooooooo good. A friend with a hugeeeeeeeeeeee! truck said he would come. Other male friends left their tvs during the closing ceremony of the olympics, and came to help, a couple of sisters came to help pack last minute things and settle us in the new place. By 6pm some things were already in the house, kitchen being set up and 8pm we were done!
What overwhelming love we have received! only Christ could move hearts of many the way He did. So many wished they could have been there, others showed up in the days following and we are now completely settled in. Praise the Lord!
Our landlords wondered at what they saw.
In loving one another do we show the world that we are Christ’s disciples.
Thank you for your love and support!
We pray our testimony encourages you and that wherever you are and whatever is going on in your life, you do not lose heart.
Our God is faithfull and He loves and cares for His children.
Be Blessed,
It is a pleasure to serve with you in the kingdom that can not be shaken,
Love,
Mutana family
February 2010
Encouragement

Grace

I can’t help but share the Word that Pitana shared on Sunday’s prayer meeting. It has been ministering to me. He shared about Grace. Now, I know we have all heard about grace, but there was more light shade for me this Sunday.
Grace is God’s power to help me do what is right. It’s by grace we are saved! Throughout the epistles, we constantly read ‘grace … be multiplied unto thee.’ The Word says, ‘let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.’ I need grace to pray; to read the Word; to do any good thing the Lord requires of me. He mentioned that daily we should ask God for grace to live as He wants us to.
‘Grace,’ Pitana said is translated as ‘that which causes me to leap for joy.’ The Word says that ‘the joy of the Lord is my strength’ thus it can be said that the grace of God is my strength.’ Hmm!
He went on to read from Revelation 22:21 ‘the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.’ Pitana mentioned that God never does anything by mistake. He chose the last words in His Word to be about His grace because He knows without His grace, we are incapable of living a Christlike life.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your families in Jesus’ name. Amen.

P.S. Pitana also briefly shared on 2 chronicles 7:14 ‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways.’ Pitana stated that proud people don’t pray. He said that ‘when I pray, I am telling God ‘that though you have blessed me, thought I am health; thought I have a good family or finance, I still need you.’ I STILL NEED YOU!

Provision

God provides for our travels

In our journey, we have seen the goodness of the Almighty.

When we were in Kenya on a mission trip that lasted a full year,for months, we prayed almost daily for our needs concerning returning to Canada. Each of our sons, had a prayer list which they prayed for everyday and these topics were on:-

1) House to live in when we arrived in Canada. We had put our belongings in storage. Our concern was where will we go from the airport. Being a family of five and one more on the way, it’s not easy to find people to host us and we did not want to put that burden on any one. But we also didn’t have money for rent as Pitana would need to arrive and find some work for income. A few weeks before leaving Busia(Kenya), a close friend let me know that she had talked to a lady from her church about possibility to rent her basement when we returned.She asked her how much it was in case we would be interested. Three weeks went by and that lady from her church came to her and told her that God had asked her to give us her basement suite for free for five months! This woman did not know us and we did not know her. She had been renovating her suite to rent out to some students, but our Father had other plans! So while in Busia(Kenya), we had a house to move in. Glory be to God!!!
We didn’t see how it would work to travel for days with little children and I being pregnant then arrive in surrey and have to go to storage to find mattresses or cups and plates. So we prayed for favor. A friend suggested that some friends move our things into the house before we return. So our pastor, Edwin, and a close friend (mom) organized for the removal of our belongings from storage to our new home. The women then unpacked and set up our kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and even made our beds!! When we entered that home on April 5th, 7:30 pm, we were in for a surprised. Everything was ready for us including dinner in the fridge and some groceries for the next few days!! Wow, we were overwhelmed with the goodness of our God.

2) Plane tickets.
So now, we had a house, but no money for plane tickets. We kept confessing and telling everyone including our children that we were going back to Canada at the end of March. Now if you read our last newsletter, you know that in march we had a bit of financial issue and found ourselves with less than $1. But still we confessed we were going to Canada. Two and half weeks before end of march, we had less than $1, but then God moved and money began to come in from all directions. A week before departure, we had some money but were still short. God came through once again. Five days before our departure tickets were purchased! We had all come to believe that we were going back home although we didn’t know how. We even made a song about it that we and our children would sing over and over again as we danced! Thank God that Jesus is the High priest of our confession!!! but this means we must be willing to confess no matter how crazy we look. Two Sundays prior to departure, we stood before the congregation ( 300 people) and said our good bye. The interesting thing is that at that time we had no tickets yet in fact we didn’t even have enough money for the tickets. But we told them we were going back home and that they would not see us in Busia much longer. Of course they asked us when we were leaving. Our answer, very soon this week or next!!!! They were sad to hear we were leaving, and we went home to tell God, He now needed to show up as we had already said good byes!!

3) a van.
We sold our car before leaving for Kenya. With the new pregnancy, we now would need a van to be able to fit 4 car seats. We didn’t want to get in dept. So we prayed. Taking a bus was really out of consideration for us with little ones and I being pregnant. Plus, with family of five it can be costly to take bus anyway. A week after arriving back in surrey, friends from Kamploops, let us know that they had a van for us. They had done all repairs necessary, put on all season tires, did oil change etc. The middle seat had been broken but they found a matching seat online in Kelowna so they drove there, bought it and had it installed! all this within a few days of our return. Then, they suggested that instead of us busing to Kamploops to pick up the van, that they themselves would bring it down for us! So she drove the van down to surrey, did air care for us for 2 yrs and then we headed off to the insurance company to transfer ownership to us and to insure the vehicle. By 2 pm that Saturday, April 14th, we were owners of a GMC Safari 1999, an 8 seater van! Knowing our finances were limited, God gave us the van with more half of the tank of gas!! What an amazing God we serve!

4) ministry:
We want to serve God even here in Canada. So, we prayed for God to prepare us and lead us in how to serve Him here. In our church, we have already gone to work with some responsibilities given to us. The vehicle God gave us is already transporting people to and from church or meetings. Pitana is leading Bible study today and in the next few weeks. We are part of the evangelism team and are praying for ways to spread the Gospel here. The children and I will be serving as greeters at church and whatever else God will lead us to do in His kingdom, we know He will enable us.
We have received a few invitation to share at different churches, meetings and are waiting for God’s timing to go ahead.

5) Work for Pitana to bring in income.
This one we are still praying for and waiting to see what God has already provided for us.
You can be in prayer for us for this.

Mutanas (2012)

Salvation

Dinner and salvation for dessert!

 

On Wednesday, we had a certain couple over for dinner at our home. The lady told us that when she first saw us at the church  she went home and told her fiance that she had seen us (we didn’t talk) and that she felt like we would change her life. She was fairly new at church. She then attended the prayer rally where God saved, delivered and filled her with the Holy Spirit. The new found faith was not easily received by her fiance so they separated. She began to attend the Tuesday prayer meetings we host and we encouraged her to be in the Word only to find out that she had already read 30 chapters. She is just feasting on the Word! Well, her fiance came back and decided he will go to church with her. They were there last Saturday when Pitana preached and took it all in. They came back for the same message on Sunday morning! What hunger for God! God worked some healing for her from her past as she came forward for prayer on Saturday. The man came over to us and explained that all this was new to him and he was wondering if we could come alongside him and walk with him in this new path. We were delighted and that is how we invited them over. 1 Corinthians 2:4 says:’And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.’.

One of the things that got this man’s attention is how real and powerful God is. He had had a high fever. His fiance put her hands on him and prayed for him and the fever left! Hallelujah!

Don’t be afraid to lay hands on the sick. God can take care of his reputation!

 We had a good visit sharing a meal, testimonies and life stories. As we shared a testimony, they asked a question which led to Pitana to explain what it means to be born again. Before he could conclude the man exclaimed, ‘I need that. That is what I need!’ So right there and then, in our living room, Pitana led him through prayer and he received Jesus into his life! Hallelujah! Glory be to God! We all rejoiced, the children shouted for joy, the man’s heart flooded with love and he began to express his love and gratitude. What a change!

 

 

Ministry Updates

God continues to amaze us!

Pitana preached Saturday night and Sunday morning services. He taught on ‘the Holy Spirit.’ Watch it at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/38118097 .

On Saturday, a man gave his life to Christ. Pitana said ‘If God is dealing with you and you know you are not saved. Don’t wait until I call people to the front. Just come and sit in the front seats (there were many fronts seats left empty). So this man just walked up while Pitana was preaching and sat in front. Pitana prayed with him  and he received Jesus . Sixteen others came forward for prayer. Many were filled with the Holy Spirit, others set free from bondages and some received forgiveness as they came pouring their hurts to Go in repentance.

During the 2 services on Sunday, at least 23 people came forward for prayer. In a church where people usually start leaving before service closes, it was amazing to see many in line waiting some for an hour for prayer. God didn’t disappoint them. What presence of God we experienced. I (Nadia) was the first one in line for prayer and Pitana prayed for me before we turned around to pray for others. Wiping tears from my eyes having received the mercies of God, I turned to begin to pray for those in line. Many were filled with the Holy Spirit. Over half of them had backslid. One woman said, “I am coming back home,” after she explained how she had walked away from God. As we prayed, the power of God fell upon her and she could not stand. She sat down on the chair and wept as God received her back. Another man came saying that he is not the way he used to be. He no longer wants to lead worship etc. As he was going on the Lord said to me, “pray that I may fill him with my Holy Spirit.” I interrupted him and laying my hand on his forehead I prayed and wow, the Holy Spirit fell upon him, he began to weep much, then he started to speak in tongues. The presence of God was so strong I started to loose balance then bowed myself down as the Holy Spirit ministered to me and filled “my cup”. God was faithful to receive many of the prodigals back , give word of knowledge and direction for others and pour out His Spirit.

What a time! the power of God was so at work like we have never ministered with before.

The children joined us in ministering in song. They are growing in spirit and stature.

We concluded the day with a prayer meeting we attend in the evenings. We arrived late as we first took a nap.There we shared testimonies from our 2 weeks mission trip to California, and encouraged the brethen. We were asked to pray for 2 women there that were in pain. One lady was in pain with sciatica. We prayed and then asked her to do something she could not do before. She got up and began to walk and said that she could not walk before without pain. She walked for the rest of the meeting. In fact we left her still at the meeting place on her feet enjoying fellowship!

Another lady had pain in her heap and said that she felt better.

Pitana shared something with them that we had just learned too. He said “thanksgiving ” is very important in healings.

He said that we see how Jesus took little food and gave thanks and then how God multiplied the little food to much. He said likewise, we need to give God thanks for the little (partial) healing we receive for Him to multiply it to full healing. God finishes always what he starts. Another lady there testified that she had experienced what Pitana was sharing.

So go on and give God thanks for your whole healing. We do not walk by sight but by faith!

To God be the glory!

We appreciate your love and ongoing prayers. Thank you for standing in the gap for us!

God bless and reward you,

Pitana & Nadia Mutana