Ministry Updates

Deaf ears opened!

We moved to Tennessee by the boarder of Alabama for a time of rest after being on the road travelling for nine months . Our first months down south, we attended a church in Tennessee where we ministered every now and then while enjoying a much needed Sabbatical. By that summer, we knew our work there was accomplished and we sought the Lord for what is next. We were then directed to a church in Green Hill, Alabama. This became our place of worship and where we felt called to stay and encourage the brethren.

One beautiful Sunday morning, we joined our brothers and sisters in worship at the Bridge Ministry Center. After incredible time of worship, you know, the ones where the presence of God feels tangible Y(know and know God is in the room), people began to head back to their seats. I had remained in my seat, adoring and worshiping my Father right next to my children. When I opened my eyes, I saw the back of the gentleman’s head who was seating directly in the row in front of me. I saw hearing aids in both of his ears. Immediately, I knew I wanted to pray for him. So with my children looking on, I leaned over and tapped the man on his shoulder.

“Can I pray for your ears?” I asked. He was happy to have me pray, so I laid my hands on his ears and prayed that they open and hear in Jesus’ name. Short and quick and then we sat down to hear the announcements that were being made. We heard a good Word and finished visiting with our ‘family’ there at the church and drove the nearly one hour drive to our home in Tennessee. I never thought about that event again. Life continued, we traveled for ministry for sometime.

When we got back from our travels, we were invited to dinner at Charlie’s home (the man whose ears I had prayed for). We all enjoyed a wonderful evening of visiting, eating and good fellowship. It was then time to go home. We got all the children ready and Pitana took most of them to the van while Jeremiah, our oldest, and I stayed inside gathering items left behind. As I was giving Charlie a hug goodbye, he interrupted me, “by the way,” he began, “when you prayed for my hearing that Sunday, I went home and I knew something had changed. I took the hearing aids out and I could hear. I have not had to use them ever since!

Charles Curtis’ both ears now can hear!

Talk about a ‘by the way’ I was amazed and began to praise the Lord. He went on to tell me that he had lost his hearing in the Vietnam war, but praise God, He now could hear down to a whisper! All glory be to God. Halleluah!!

Healing

Healing at the hospital

Last Sunday we visited a church in California and heard a man share this testimony. Get encouraged.

He and his friends were out evangelizing. At 10:30 pm, they were tired and getting ready to go home when the Holy Spirit spoke to him about a certain sick woman at the hospital. The Holy Spirit gave him clear description and told him to go look for her at the hospital and pray for her. He tried to reason with God giving different reasons why that might not be a good idea. The Holy Spirit persisted and he surrendered. He was able to convince his friends to go with him. When they reached the hospital, they looked for someone that fit the description that was given him but there wasn’t anyone. They then went to the emergency and asked if ‘anyone’ there ‘was sick’!!!! Well, of course they were all sick! A few asked for prayer and his friends started to pray for them. He walked outside the doors looking for the woman who fit the description the Holy Spirit had given him. The ambulance was just pulling in and the medical personnel were helping out a woman who fit the exact description the Holy Spirit had told him! He approached her immediately. She was having so much pain in her abdomen. He proceeded to tell her that God had sent him there to pray for her. The nurses told him that he would have to wait until they got her in the room and then he could come in. He then joined them in the room. With everyone there, he laid his hands on her and the woman (a demon in her)began to manifest. He said that he realized that the demon had to go out of that woman soon or he and his friends would be the ones thrown out of the room. He commanded that demon to come out in Jesus’ name and it did. He then asked the woman about her pain and she said she no longer had pain! He went on to tell the woman that she needed to be saved or otherwise the demon would come back with stronger ones making her worse. The woman was so ready to get saved so he shared the gospel and led her to Christ. Then he prayed for her to be filled with the Holy Spirit and she was filled! 

Praise be to God!