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The testimony of Jesus’ miracles prepared our crowd of 10,000 to receive miracle healing

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The third night of our Freedom Festival in Gulu (northern Uganda) started off with a powerful testimony by FTM Associate Minister and mission team member, Michelle Smith, who then offered a salvation invitation and led many dozens to Christ!

Bwana asifiwe (Lord be praised)!

I then preached on the power of just one touch from Jesus, giving examples from Scripture and emphasizing that Jesus lives in every believer, so that, even one touch from a believer can heal the sick. I shared my testimony about a pastor’s wife in a remote village in Tanzania with an issue of blood for over 10 years and very close to death being instantly healed by just one touch of Jesus in me in 2003.

The prophetic power of the testimony of Jesus’ miracles (Rev 19:10) prepared our crowd of 10,000 this evening to receive miracle healing.

So, I sent our team onto the field to walk through the huge crowd and touch as many as they could with the healing power of Jesus! Several hundred Ugandans raised their hands to testify that they had been instantly healed by our team members’ loving, but brief, laying on of hands!

Many more people gave their lives to Jesus on this night because of the demonstration of His power to heal through believing believers!! [Mk 16:17-18]


The second night of our Freedom Festival in Gulu (Northern Uganda) was off the charts!

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The second night of our Freedom Festival in Gulu (Northern Uganda) was off the charts!

I started by asking ten people with pain in their bodies to come up to the platform and line up facing the crowd. Ten-year old, Angel Gift (her real name!), responded to my call to the crowd of over 5,000 for a child volunteer who was saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and believed that God could do anything!

I coached little Angel Gift to then simply walk by the line of people, without praying for them or even looking at them, and believe that they would be healed by the power of the Holy Spirit flowing from within her (John 7:38-39), a la Peter in Acts, Chapter 5.

By the time Angel Gift had walked past the line of people three times, all but one had been healed! The last one, (a man with severe kidney pain), was finally healed also as many in the crowd joined in believing that “rivers of living water” were “flowing from their innermost being” to heal the man’s kidney!

Next, I sent our Father’s Touch mission team down on the field to simply walk past people as they made their way through the crowd, and believe that many would be healed, a la Peter.

Over 200 people were healed this way, with no one praying for them!

Of particular note was a young, approximately 2-year old paralyzed girl, who was being held in her mother’s arms down on the field. As one of our team members walked by, the mother believed her daughter was healed by the power of the Holy Spirit being released in this way and tested her daughter’s legs by setting her down on the ground. The girl immediately began walking on her own!

Praise God for his compassionate healing as in the days of the Apostle Peter!

Mama and daughter came up on the platform to testify, and the crowd screamed in delight as the young girl walked perfectly several times in full view of the many people who knew about her former paralysis!

The Lord did many other amazing miracles tonight and many believers in the crowd committed to healing their sick neighbors tomorrow, simply by walking past them! Testimonies will be coming!

Many dozens of people in the crowd of over 1,000 were saved

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Our first night (Wednesday) at the Freedom Festival in Gulu (Northern Uganda) was powerful! As I preached a very simple message on the power in calling on the name of Jesus, many dozens of people in the crowd of over 1,000 were saved (Joel 2:32), healed, and delivered of addictions, demonic oppression, and fears, etc. The crowd swelled further, and (there was) more ministry by the team and the local pastors, resulting in many more salvations! Praise God for the power in calling on the name of His Son, Jesus Christ! (Acts 2:21)


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!)

Raised from the dead!

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The details leading up to Pastor Ruben being raised from the dead: Pastor Ruben shared that back in 2000 a Senior Pastor in a Church that he was attending was sleeping with a number of the women in the Church.Pastor Ruben found this out because the women came and complained to him that this was happening.So Pastor Ruben went and talked to the Senior Pastor as a brother.When the Senior Pastor was confronted with his sin,he told Pastor Ruben that he wanted him dead.So Pastor Ruben went to the elders of the Church and explained the situation,the elders checked out the situation and the Senior Pastor was put out of the Church.The same day Pastor Ruben became sick,and also he became afraid of the dark and ground his teeth and talked in his sleep.Witch doctors had cursed him……..

I was sharing a room with Pastor Ruben at the Ihusi Hotel,Goma,D.R.Congo,as he was working with our team in Goma.At 3 am Sunday morning,May 10th,2009 I was woken up by the Holy Spirit.I looked over at Pastor Ruben who was on the bed by the window.He was lying on his back,with his arms crossed in the air,stiff and he was not breathing.I got out of my bed and went over to check on him.He did not respond.So I rolled him over on his left side,he was not breathing,all his muscles and limbs were stiff,and his skin was cool to touch.So I put my left hand on his head and my right hand on his chest,and bound the enemy and started praying and declaring the things the Holy Spirit was giving me to pray in the name of JESUS.About 5 mins went by and suddenly Pastor Ruben sucked in air and started breathing.I worked in the Prince George Regional Hospital for almost 20 years,and I noticed Pastor Ruben had the death rattle to his breathing as his lungs were full of fluid.So I continued to pray and Pastor Ruben coughed out the fluid and some blood on both sides of the bed,and in the bed.Then his breathing became normal and I returned to my bed and continued to pray for him.About 1/2 hour later he opened his eyes,I asked him how he was,he did not respond.So I got out of bed and was on my way over to him.When the demon who was tormenting him saw me it screamed in terror,eyes wide open,Pastor Rubens body fell of the bed on the other side,and climbed back on the bed with eyes closed.So I continued to pray. About 1/2 hour later Pastor Ruben woke up and I talked with him for a short while,he was ok.So I went back to sleep.In the morning I woke up and Pastor Ruben tried to get out of bed and he was weak and struggling to walk.He called his intercessors and his wife on his cell phone to pray.And he asked me to get Pastor Steve Trullinger to come and pray for him.So I went and found Pastor Steve and explained the situation.Pastor Steve Trullinger came and laid his hands on Pastor Ruben and we both prayed for Pastor Ruben.Pastor Steve bound the enemy and delivered Pastor Ruben from what was tormenting him,and suddenly Pastor Ruben’s head shook for a moment.Then Pastor Steve prayed for Pastor Ruben’s lungs,and they were totally healed,and he breathed deeply to check.Then we prayed for Pastor Ruben’s muscles and the rest of his body,and he was totally healed from the damage caused to his body from dying.We asked him to move his limbs,and he walked.Pastor Ruben said there was no pain,or weakness,and he was totally healed.THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!

Tony Penson
Kitimat, B.C.

To download a pdf file containing a picture of Pastor Reuben, Tony’s testimony, and Steve’s testimony and reflections on this amazing miracle, visit this URL:

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!