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He could barely walk with canes for six years….and was completely healed

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FTM Associate Minister Michelle Smith rejoices with this man who was completely healed during her ministry the night before at our Freedom Festival in Kiriaini Village in Murang’a County in central Kenya. He could barely walk with canes for six years before Michelle encouraged volunteers to simply walk by the sick, who were then healed by the power of the Holy Spirit flowing from them (John 7:38-39), a la Peter in Acts, Chapter 5. The man later testified that he walked 5 kilometers (over 3 miles) the next morning with no problem (without the cane which he holds up in victory over his previous affliction!) Bwana asifiwe! (Lord be praised!)

We prayed for a dead woman and she resurrected today…

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While we were seeing many miracles this weekend on the Sunshine Coast of Australia, one of my spiritual grandsons, Dismas Onjula, in Dandora (Nairobi), Kenya, was conducting a 3-day Freedom Festival (crusade). Here is his brief report of many salvations and the raising of a dead woman through prayer:

“It was phenomenal and a real climax indeed today in (the) Dandora Crusade. More than 700 souls were born again within those 3days {Yes It’s Time To Make Hell Empty and Make Heaven Full!} because the Harvest is plenty indeed brethren. Yesterday, we prayed for a dead woman and she resurrected today she gave a testimony and God be the glory for His mighty doings in the land of the living.”

Additional details from Bishop Dismas:

“Papa she’s a woman single mother of 4 children. She was just brought from the crowd bleeding blood through the nose and mouth; then we allowed the ushers and one nurse to (perform) first aid but 5 minutes letter we were told she’s gone. Then they brought the body in front of the pulpit. Then the Holy Spirit said we should close her grave and claim her back to life and she came back to life and God be the glory.”

“She died before she got born again but after the resurrection, she accepted salvation and got born again.”

On the fourth night of our Freedom Festival in Kisumu, Kenya, we heard the testimony of Josephine

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On the fourth night of our Freedom Festival in Kisumu, Kenya, we heard the testimony of Josephine, the mother of little Christine who had been suffering the previous night from bad stomach pain and headaches. When I had the crowd lift up handkerchiefs/scarves/jackets/etc. that night to have them anointed through the power of our voices in agreement that healing virtue would fill these items, Christine held up her sweater right where she stood with her mother at the edge of the field. She then placed the sweater on herself and was instantly healed of stomach pain. The headache remained, but Josephine encouraged her daughter to believe that the headache would depart also. That’s exactly what happened a few seconds later, and now little Christine believes in miracles!! The testimony of this miracle shifted the atmosphere prophetically (Rev 19:10) and similar miracles happened through the rest of this fourth night of the Festival! Bwana asifiwe! (Lord, be praised!)

Praise the Lord, my name is Eunice M, the third born in a family of four…

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Praise the Lord, my name is Eunice M, the third born in a family of four. My father passed on while I was a little child and my mum was left with four of us to take care of and provide all we needed. At the age of six I was admitted in class one and when I got to class eight this thing turned around against me. I still remember one good Saturday when our uncle who was living in Nairobi invited us for a party after he had come back to the village for Christmas celebration.

After we had eaten as much as anyone needed, I went back home to my mum that night I did not sleep. There was such terrible pain in my stomach that I thought I would be dying the next minute. From that day I developed a problem in my stomach and there was a hard thing like a stone in my stomach and I could even feel it. Because I had done my class eight exam at the end of that year the results were now out and I had done so well; but the devil wanted to destroy my life.

In January 2011 I received an admission letter to one of the best girls High Schools in our area but I could not go, the reason being that I was going through severe pain and my mother could not manage to pay my school fees. I then moved from the village to Mombasa to stay with my cousin and also to seek for advanced treatment.

We went from one doctor to another and one church to another for prayer and also one native doctor to another but it did not get well.

In 2011 August a friend invited us for a Gospel Crusade in Kongowea (Mombasa) where we lived and attended on Sunday. After the preacher had preached on how Jesus healed all manner of sickness and diseases, I requested everyone who was believing God for a miracle to believe as he prayed.

As the man (who was a Mzungu [white person], Steve) was praying, I felt fire in my stomach and as though there were things that were being removed from my stomach. I didn’t even bother to keep thinking about it because it was a problem I had gotten used to. Later when we went home that night I realized that there was no pain and that hard thing in my stomach had disappeared! Praise the Lord I was healed.

The following Sunday I went to church and felt so good. The same day I give my life to Jesus and my life was totally free.

In January 2012 my pastor organized my going back to school class 8 and I accepted. I sat for my final exam at the end of the year 2012 and I passed so well.
In January 2013 I was admitted to a High School and through the assistance of my Pastor I began my secondary education and am well to this day of writing this testimony.

God has done great miracles in my life.

May His Name be praised now and forever! Amen.

On the fourth night of our Freedom Festival in Gulu…

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On the fourth night of our Freedom Festival in Gulu (northern Uganda), the authority of the believer was demonstrated with power! (Mt 10:1; Mk 16:17-18; Lk 10:19) After I encouraged the believers in the crowd of over 10,000 in their authority as disciples of Jesus, we jointly commanded every devil to leave the people, the field, and the entire town of Gulu! Roughly half the crowd testified by a show of hands that they themselves had been delivered and felt demons flee away from them! (James 4:7) Bwana asifiwe! (Lord be praised!) Then I called for the blind to come to the platform for healing! Two men, both blind in their left eye, came forward and knelt on the platform in humility before God. Team member Shastine Bredlie and I prayed for God to fill my handkerchief with healing anointing a la Paul in Acts 19:11-12, and then Shastine laid the handkerchief on the blind eyes of the men and commanded healing (see picture). The man with a blind eye for over 20 years received his sight and was able to correctly identify objects with his newly healed eye! The other blind man needed additional ministry by the team on the platform, and he was touched powerfully by the love of God as he began to see some light. He committed to agree with God that his eye would continue to receive sight and to visit us again on the final night of the Festival in order to testify to his miracle. A third person, a young man blind in his left eye since birth, came forward and Shastine ministered to him as well. His eye was completely healed, and he was able to correctly identify the color of a tie worn by a man standing far away on the field! The crowd rejoiced mightily over these miracles, as they demonstrated the authority of the believer over sickness and disease! Finally, I led the crowd in mass healing prayer as they simply waived their handkerchiefs and cloths (anointed by prayer from the platform) at the hundreds of sick people among them. Most were instantly healed because of the commands of the believers who now know their authority! Many people on the field came forward to give their lives to Jesus after these displays of his loving power to heal and deliver! Looking forward, now Gulu has an army of healing ministers who will deliver the city from sickness and disease, and demonic torment! Bwana asifiwe!

On our fifth and final night of the Gulu Freedom Festival in northern Uganda…

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On our fifth and final night of the Gulu Freedom Festival in northern Uganda, we again witnessed the power of calling on the name of Jesus. When a large thunderstorm threatened to wash out the Festival just as we were beginning, I reminded the believers in the crowd that we have authority as sons of God to shift the behavior of the elements, in like manner to Jesus calming the storm [Mk 4:39]. So we united in commanding the rain to avoid our field until we had finished! Even though lightning flashes punctuated my message, and rain fell all around us, not one drop fell anywhere on the Festival field the entire time of our gathering! The believers in the crowd responded en masse to my exhortation to forgive all those who had sinned against them, especially those in years past who had committed horrible atrocities against their families in northern Uganda during Joseph Kony’s despicable treatment of innocent children. As the believers repented for holding unforgiveness, anger, hatred, etc., and made a choice to forgive completely, a powerful deliverance was accomplished, with most of the crowd feeling free now in their hearts. Healing and blessing of the land and the peoples will now accelerate in Gulu and the surrounding region! [2 Chron 7:14]. Hundreds then responded (see picture) to the salvation invitation and the party began! With song and much dancing, many more people were healed tonight by the loving compassion of Jesus as our team reluctantly had to bid adieu to many precious new friends. Praise the Lord for the transformation of this amazing community in northern Uganda! Gulu will now “rise from the ashes” as the empowered army of God here forcefully advances the kingdom of God!

The miracles continue in Kisumu, Kenya!

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The miracles continue in Kisumu, Kenya! On the third night of our Freedom Festival, I preached on the expectation we can have of “extraordinary miracles,” exemplified by the “anointed” handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched Apostle Paul and had power to heal the sick and drive out demons (Acts 19:11-12). To demonstrate, I called for the deaf and a man (Willis) partially deaf in one ear came from the crowd to the platform. Team member Carol and I joined in laying hands on her handkerchief and releasing healing anointing to the cloth, which she then placed on Willlis’ ear while commanding healing, in Jesus’ name. We tested his hearing and he could hear very well from that previously impaired ear, much to the delight of the crowd and our team! Then, I had the encouraged crowd hold up handkerchiefs, scarves, jackets, etc., so I could pray for healing anointing to fill those items. Dozens in the crowd were healed as they then simply waved their anointed “items” at the sick and commanded healing. There is extraordinary power in the voice of the believer, as the Holy Spirit partners with our speech that is in agreement with the Father’s will to heal! Bwana asifiwe! (Lord, be praised!)