Sunday Night: November 3rd
Débora led the church in a night of praise and worship.
Michel preached a simple message on "The Heart of Worship."
Testimony: One woman came forward and shared a personal testimony. She had a lump on her lung that had been causing serious issues for her. We prayed for her about 5 months earlier when we were at this same church ministering. She said after that she went to the doctor and had tests run the lump had completely disappeared. The doctor told her that in her situation this type of tumorous lump can only be removed surgically. He had never seen something like this disappear. We always love to hear these testimonies because while its great to see the instant miracles, many things can't be diagnosed or known until a doctor has done an examination.
Monthly City-Wide Pastor's Breakfast
Saturday Morning: November 8th
Message: "Preach the Word"
We were invited to preach to a monthly city-wide pastors breakfast in the city of Piracicaba, Brazil.
This city was originally founded by Americans, believe it or not, and this is the only place in Brazil that has a strong "R" sound in their pronunciation.
The Lord used this opportunity as we met pastors from around the city. Many requested dates to schedule times for us to come minister in their respective churches. Unfortunately, we had to take rain checks for now, as we are headed back to the states for Christmas to regroup for the next steps of the ministry.
Four-Square Monthly Pastors Meeting
Tuesday Night: November 11th
Message: "The Agape Love of God in Ministry"
Pastor Antonio Stephan is the general superintendent for the Four Square church in Piracicaba and pastors a thriving church there. He invited us to speak specifically to the pastors of the Four Square churches in Piracicaba. What a great turn-out of 132 pastors from around the city.
We had a short time of prayer for the sick and several were healed.
One woman with severe pain in her ovaries was undergoing medical treatment, but it had not helped. All pain left. Thank you Jesus!
An older pastor who could only raise his right arm half way for the past 6 months because of pain in his rotator cuff was healed. All pain left him and he had 100% freedom of movement. Wow!
One woman told us she had pain from her head to her toe. She had recently had a brain aneurism, and was scheduled to have surgery to put a catheter in her heart (I'm not a doctor, so this I don't understand, but am reporting what she stated). All the pain left her and she felt free and completely healed. Also, both of her shoulders had nerve damage.This too was healed, as all pain left and she had movement in both arms freely.
As a side note note: When we take testimonies, we ask people in the congregation if they know the person and can confirm the conditions they are reporting that they were healed from. Being from the outside it is not possible to know the extent of what a person is testifying, so it is important to do our best to ask those who are aware if the testimony is valid.
Igreja Rio de Promessas (River of Promises Church)
Sunday Night: November 24th
We had ministered to this congregation one time before. This pastor and church were so instrumental in bringing the October Crusade to fruition. What an amazing church this is! The pastor asked us to preach on the Topic: "Repentance leads to God's Favor."
Photo: This girl in the picture had a few missing vertebrae and asked the girls to pray for her. Seeing how the Lord has used Bella, Gigi, and Sophia throughout this year has brought joy to our hearts as parents. #HAPPYPARENTS
Four Square Church
Sunday Night: November 16th
Note: Sorry for the poor photo quality in the pictures below. We extracted them from the churches video feed.
We had the honor and privilege to preach to a packed house at the Main Four Square church in Piracicaba, Brazil. The senior pastor Antonio Stefan happens to be the district superintendent of the Four Square denomination in the region. God did so many things in this service it will not be possible to give testimony to all. One of the cool testimonies is that during the service, a person was walking on the street and heard the Word being preached, decided to come in, and listen. Well, he responded to the altar call and came forward to give his life to Christ. Just have to love that!
This woman (photo above) has had degenerative bone issues on her hips for the past two years. She testified that while sitting in the pew during the service she felt heat in her hips, that all pain left, and she can freely move and bend without issues. She was in tears as she came to to the front to give her testimony. Beautiful!
This woman has suffered for years with back, hip and femor issues. She said the doctor told her that she would spend the rest of her life in a wheel chair. While sitting in her seat during the service the power of God touched her and she was completely healed.
This woman was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 1 year ago. She was in pain during the service and could not even cross her arms. Heat came across her body and all the pain left. She was able to move and flex in any direction without limitations or pain. Amen!
This woman was scheduled for back surgery. While sitting in the seat she felt a loud pop in her back. At that moment her pain left and she was healed. God is good!
There were several more testimonies of healings that night. What a blessed service we had and how the LORD touched many lives. We truly thank the Lord for all He did.