Check out our new Colorado photos that we uploaded to the Photo Gallery this week! We didn’t have time to lighten some of them but we will do that this weekend!
Went to a restaurant yesterday with out-of-town company and our server had a knee brace on. He was limping and walking very painfully. The Lord said to me (Emil), “Ask him if you could have 30 seconds to pray for his knee so I can heal him.” I approached the guy and said, “I notice you have a knee brace on and you seem to be in a lot of pain. I know you’re really busy but if you give me 30 seconds, I’ll pray for you and the Lord will heal you.” He smacked me on the shoulder and said, “Let’s do it!” The Lord said, “His leg is shorter than the other. Grow it out!” I had him sit down and his leg was off by almost an inch. I prayed for him and it grew out! The guy said, “It feels great!” The rest of the time he was walking quickly back and forth and seemed to have no pain whatsoever. As we were leaving, he shook my hand and said, “Thank you so much!”
We got to pray for several people over the weekend! We all gather together for fire updates and also to see firsthand the fire which is about 5 miles from us. You get to see people at their lowest points! People ask us, “How do you know what to say? How do you know what to pray?” It’s easy–we are just praying what we ourselves are feeling and experiencing as we too are in this! Use what your experiences are at that moment and use it as a time to bless others. When you’re afraid, pray for others AS you too are afraid! Then you get to pray with experience!!
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For two days, the Lord told us we weren’t to go on the roadside. He reminded us that from the beginning of the ministry, He said he would protect and provide for us as long as we asked for and obeyed His daily instructions of where to be and at what time. This time He was protecting us by keeping us off the roadside, that there was someone who would stop that would not be good. TY, Father! Last night a young man came to the house to give us a bid on some work our insurance company is requiring. Emil had his Free Prayer shirt on and he had seen us on the roadside! Emil got to minister to him before he left!
We are grateful for the note we received from an annual donor yesterday, committing to $50/month and a check which made it retroactive! Thank You, Lord, for this couple’s faith in this ministry!
Here’s the mattress man’s story since we forgot to put it in the newsletter! Emil asked if he needed prayer and he said, “Yes! I can always use prayer. I’m messed up all the way from the bottom of my feet to my head!” He broke his neck when he was in his 20’s and has had very little feeling since then in his feet and legs but he can walk. He suffered nerve damage from the 30 surgeries he endured when his intestines ruptured last year so he didn’t have much feeling from his waist to his neck. Also his body was completely toxic, causing damage to organs and restrictions to his breathing. He said, “If it wasn’t for the Lord, I know I wouldn’t be here. I’m saved, baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost!” Emil stood at his feet and told him to just keep laying down and we would for his health and also that the Lord would show him which mattress to buy! He laughed. Emil laid his hands on his feet and the man folded his hands on his chest and stared at the ceiling as we began to pray. We asked the Holy Spirit to fill him up and he breathed in deeply and with a loud sigh, closed his eyes. We prayed for all the damage to his body to be restored and all injuries to be reversed. He opened his eyes and asked, “What are you doing to my feet?” Emil said, “I just have my hands on them.” He said, “My feet and my legs are getting really hot! They’ve been cold ever since my accident.” Emil said, “Well, every time you feel something good, just say, ‘Thank You, Lord! More power!'” So he loudly proclaimed that! He moaned and repeated it as we continued to pray. He said intense heat followed by electricity started at his feet and went all the way up to his chin. Then he started getting feeling back in his feet, legs, abdomen and chest. When we finished, he said he felt such peace and was just enjoying the presence of the Lord. He took Emil’s hand in both of his and firmly shook it and said, “I’m getting all my feeling back!” When we left a few minutes later, he was still laying on the bed with his hands crossed on his chest and his eyes closed, moaning and saying, “Thank You, Lord! More power!”
Even though it’s been stormy this week, God is still telling us what time and what place! Monday morning, Emil heard we were to be at a certain mattress store in Colorado Springs at 10am, a place we had never been. Sure enough, when we got there, only one other customer was in the store and God lit him up. As we walked toward him, he said to Emil, “I don’t know what to buy” which started the conversation. The man had undergone over 30 surgeries and complications. When we prayed for him, his body began to tingle all over and feeling came back into his body! Details in our upcoming newsletter! If you’re not receiving it, sign up for it on the “Contact Us” tab!
Prayed for 2 women at the food outreach in Manitou Springs today plus broke up a screaming match between two women in line and Emil talked to each of them separately about forgiveness and the love of Jesus. Both calmed down and thanked him. Then went to Walmart and a guy walked up and said, “You gotta lot of guts to wear a shirt like that!” Asked if he needed prayer and he said yes! The Holy Spirit read his mail and afterward he said “Wow! That was freaky! Everything you prayed was right on the money!” God is so good!
Emil’s last day at work was Wednesday. We are now officially in full-time ministry again! God opened opportunities for us on Thursday and Friday. We will have details in our newsletter next week.
Today we wore our Free Prayer shirts to a festival in Canon City, about an hour from us, and had a couple of conversations while there! It feels good to be doing what we know God called us to do.
We are still actively fundraising to raise our partner base. Please check out our Fundraising Meter page for updates on our progress.