Archive for March, 2010

Walk the plank for Jesus!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

PHILLIPPINES MISSION 2010 – PART 2

Friday and Saturday Esther and I held a Women’s Conference at Victory Church, Tagbilaren, co-ordinated by the local Women Aglow Chapter, led by Sister Lyn Thomas. We challenged the women to step out in faith in God and to go out with the Gospel, empowered by the Holy Spirit. In practical demonstration of this, in my session (Roz) I challenged all those people that were sick to come forward and the rest of the delegates to also come forward and pray for those who were sick. This had a wonderful effect, many of them got healed through the name of Jesus Christ; including one woman who was prayed for by one of the other delegates, who had a cyst on her back, which just fell off after prayer. This enabled them to see that God does not only use the evangelists and pastors, but can use anyone who truly believes, filled with his Spirit, and trusting in His Word,

approximately 100 women attended each meeting.

It wasn’t ALL work. We did have a couple of relaxing times. Monday afternoon, we went with a local pastor and his family to a white sand beach and another occasion a woman who I had known previously and had given to me sacrificially, blessed us with use of one of her vans for the day so we could be tourists and see the local sights including the smallest monkey in the world and the famous ‘Chocolate Hills of Bohol’. However, back to work – I preached twice on Sunday with an amazing meeting at the AOG church in the morning where the fire fell and many hearts were touched by Revival.

On the Tuesday and Wednesday we were asked to do house to house by the local pastor. I knew this was going to be hard work, especially in the heat, but it does negate the price of paying for crusades.Once more it was very fruitful, going around talking to the locals about Jesus and praying for the sick. Diana and I saw around 36 decisions who mostly all received John Gospels and were invited to attend the local Bible Study. Esther and Janie had similar results, Praise the Lord.

The following day we had been invited to speak to the gypsies, the girls having a day off – Esther and I went alone to face the unknown. After negotiating a perilous cliff path through filth and squalor we were then told we had to ‘walk the plank’. Only not just one plank – about ten of them which were about 12 ft above the sea which contained what only can be described as ‘more filth and squalor’ below and one did not want to fall into it. The planks started wide enough but each one got narrower and it was all I could do to put one foot in front of the other. Apart from the fact that I couldnt swim it was also concerning as to what I might have to swallow! I didnt realise that my colleague was in worse straits and had to pray fervently the whole way. Finally arriving at a sweet little church on stilts Esther shared the word and about thirty children responded.

Having completed our mission there was no way we were going to return the way we came so I managed to procure a small fishing boat even though we had to make a twelve foot jump to get into it! It was the best £1.30 for gasoline I have ever spent – a much better way to travel!

That evening I preached at another poor area. A church without walls but where the presence of God was – although a rat did run in front and somewhat put me off my preaching! 50 – 60 people responded to the Gospel and some remarkable healings took place, including one young woman who had been born with one eye completely blind, after prayer could see from that eye for the first time.

Many more things happened, but sufficient to say that God continued to save, heal, restore and revive by his mighty power and I prasie the Lord for another 850 decisions for Christ on this mission (1250 whole team), which now makes a total of over 5,000 decisions since I first started preaching abroad in November 2005, thats besides hundreds of healings ,miracles and people mightily touched my God’s power aound the world, all the praise and glory to Jesus Christ God’s only Son who came to this earth to die a cruel death on a cross and arose from the grave victorious so we might be SAVED!!!!

Philippines Mission 2010

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Exciting News Report by RK Day

PHILLIPPINES MISSION – 2010

After arriving in Cebu we had a much needed overnight rest & leaving Janey with Ester, Diana and I flew to Negros. I had been to the southern part of this island before but not to this area. Bacalod is on the north eastern coast. After landing we traveled for about an hour into the rural area. That night, after staying in a basic hotel commenced my much awaited ministry in that area.

For several years I had heard about the large army camp near here and had gone to great lengths to make arrangements to preach there. However, upon arriving at the base I was rather despondent, being confronted with only twelve men to preach to when I was expecting more than a thousand. Nevertheless, praise the Lord, ten of them responded to the Gospel, including our driver! I was determined to see more souls saved though – somewhere. It was this point of desperation that I remembered the words of my pastor before leaving for this mission, in which he gave a prophetic word saying that I would have a big disappointment, but not to worry for God has something else. I said to the pastors with me “I’m an evangelist – use me! There must be something else I can do.” “What about an open-air nearby – can we hire a local plaza, get a church to come with a band” Hastily arrangements were made and we had a local crusade for one evening and Praise God for twenty five young people coming to the Lord that night.

In the meanwhile, however, the local pastor said he could get me in the school nearby. I said that was a great idea and that afternoon we entered the local elementary school with over 600 pupils.

My colleague Diana did a puppet presentation and I followed it with preaching the Gospel, which over 400 children responded to the message. I did a mass prayer for all those that were sick and many raised their hands and testified that God had touched them.

After visiting a children church in Bacolod City, comprising of street kids, we held junior church for the morning, at which six were saved and several touched by the Holy Spirit. Back in Cebu and meeting up with the rest of the team, we both preached in churches on the Sunday morning, visited a local hospital in the afternoon and Monday morning visited two prisons. My colleague, evangelist Esther Anderson, preaching at the womens prison and me at the youth offenders, where more than 15 gave their hearts to the Lord.

On the Tuesday we were suddenly summoned by our host pastor to visit a school up in the mountains – a place I had been to on my last visit and saw good fruit. Unfortunately, we had to preach class room by classroom, in one afternoon. At this point I was very glad to have another evangelist working with me. We shared 11 classrooms between us and about 350 children responded to the message. What a wonderful farewell to Cebu as we sailed away the following day to the island of Bohol.

After relaxing the rest of the day we visited another prison the following morning. I had been in this prison two years ago and was amazed at the transformation! Previously a dirty courtyard and all over run down impression, was replaced by flower beds, cleanliness and an atmosphere of hope. The prisoners put on a special show for us and afterwards we had the opportunity to preach the Gospel whereupon 88 prisoners gave their hearts to the Lord and many testified of being healed. On the Friday of the following week I returned to this prison. We were happy to give out 88 bibles to the new converts and took other provisions for the whole prison, which they readily received. I

did a mass healing prayer and over 18 prisoners came forward to testify that God had healed them where they stood. What a wonderful God we serve.( Don’t miss part two to following,including the story of two intrepid evangelists have to walk the plank for Jesus

Philippines Mission 2010

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Exciting News Report by RK Day

PHILLIPPINES MISSION – 2010

After arriving in Cebu we had a much needed overnight rest & leaving Janey with Ester (another evangelist from Norway), Diana and I flew to Negros. I had been to the southern part of this island before but not to this area. Bacalod is on the north eastern coast. After landing we traveled for about an hour into the rural area and after staying overnight in a very basic hotel we finally commenced my much awaited ministry in that area.

For several years I had heard about the large army camp near here and had gone to great lengths to make arrangements to preach there. However, upon arriving at the base I was rather despondent, being confronted with only twelve men to preach to when I was expecting more than a thousand. Nevertheless, praise the Lord, ten of them responded to the Gospel, including our driver! I was determined to see more souls saved though – somewhere. It was this point of desperation that I remembered the words of my pastor before leaving for this mission, in which he gave a prophetic word saying that I would have a big disappointment, but not to worry for God has something else. I said to the pastors with me “I’m an evangelist – use me! There must be something else I can do.” “What about an open-air nearby – can we hire a local plaza, get a church to come with a band” Hastily arrangements were made and we had a local crusade for one evening and Praise God for twenty five young people coming to the Lord that night.

In the meanwhile, however, the local pastor said he could get me in the school nearby. I said that was a great idea and that afternoon we entered the local elementary school with over 600 pupils.

My colleague Diana did a puppet presentation and I followed it with preaching the Gospel, which over 400 children responded to the message. I did a mass prayer for all those that were sick and many raised their hands and testified that God had touched them.

After visiting a children church in Bacolod City, comprising of street kids, we held junior church for the morning, at which six were saved and several touched by the Holy Spirit. Back in Cebu and meeting up with the rest of the team, we both preached in churches on the Sunday morning, visited a local hospital in the afternoon and Monday morning visited two prisons. My colleague, evangelist Esther Anderson, preaching at the womens prison and me at the youth offenders, where more than 15 gave their hearts to the Lord.

On the Tuesday we were suddenly summoned by our host pastor to visit a school up in the mountains – a place I had been to on my last visit and saw good fruit. Unfortunately, we had to preach class room by classroom, in one afternoon. At this point I was very glad to have another evangelist working with me. We shared 11 classrooms between us and about 350 children responded to the message. What a wonderful farewell to Cebu as we sailed away the following day to the island of Bohol.

After relaxing the rest of the day we visited another prison the following morning. I had been in this prison two years ago and was amazed at the transformation! Previously a dirty courtyard and all over run down impression, was replaced by flower beds, cleanliness and an atmosphere of hope. The prisoners put on a special show for us and afterwards we had the opportunity to preach the Gospel whereupon 88 prisoners gave their hearts to the Lord and many testified of being healed. On the Friday of the following week I returned to this prison. We were happy to give out 88 bibles to the new converts and took other provisions for the whole prison, which they readily received. I

did a mass healing prayer and over 18 prisoners came forward to testify that God had healed them where they stood. What a wonderful God we serve.( Don’t miss part two to following,including the story of two intrepid evangelists have to walk the plank for Jesus !