The last few days, I didn’t do much ministry-related stuff.
On Tuesday, I finally moved into the house with Ryan/Laura and Dennis.
On Wednesday, we went to a local Safeway store and on the way, Dennis laid hands on a mom with crutches (she was in a hurry…).
Andrew went up to a group of male nurses eating lunch and got rejected.
Andrew went up to a lady and her mom who was walking slowly and somewhat limping. She welcomed prayer for her knees and other pains. She didn’t really test it out.
Andrew saw a friend from high school who was working behind the Deli counter and he got healed of back pain.
I went up to an older lady who was also walking slowly, and asked her how she was doing. She said she had a neuromuscular problem, so I told her that I’ve seen lots of people get healed from all kinds of stuff.
She welcomed it, so I put my hand on her shoulder and commanded all her strength to return and numbness to go… didn’t see any apparent change.
On Wednesday night, we went to revisit the same simple church group in Sunnyvale. We spent the whole night teaching on more New Covenant stuff and ministered healing and deliverance. The best part was to see them healing each other, and not needing us to jump in.
On Thursday, we spent most of the day ministering to 2 people. One guy was in psychiatric care and wasn’t very responsive. He had been diagnosed with schizophrenia for the last 2 years and had been in and out of hospitals.
I don’t know of the extent of what happen (in the spirit) but we figure that a few demons left him.
After that, we visited an old friend of mine who was hospitalized 3 years ago because of a random (demonic) sickness that doctors at Stanford and in China couldn’t figure out. He was confined to a wheelchair and had been weakening in strength and was numb throughout his entire body.
We stayed with him for a few hours and by the time we left, we saw him wiggle a few of his fingers for the first time.
Anyone have any experience with paralysis or mental diseases? Any testimonies? I’d like to hear if anyone’s dealt with childhood diseases too, like autism/down… We’re going to be visiting another friend with cerebral palsy sometime next week.
We’ve got to see this stuff break…
On Saturday, I went to Santa Rosa with Ryan/Laura and Andrew. We were invited by an acquaintance, Jose Coelho, who we met in Redding, to minister at a healing crusade. We arrived at VerticalCall around 10 in the morning, and Coelho brought us behind the church building.
There were about 50 people there waiting in line for food to be handed out and Coelho announced to everyone that we were there to heal them. A couple of hands went up (they were more interested in getting food) and we went to each one individually to pray.
I prayed for a few who needed jobs and had sick family members.
One lady was healed of neck pain (3 years) after Ryan laid hands on her.
There wasn’t much happening, so we asked Coelho to get a chair so we could start growing legs out. For the next ~20 minutes we grew legs out, causing backs, nerve problems, knees and various ailments to be healed. A crowd finally started to gather because people were praising God and clapping after hearing that healings were taking place.
We all laid hands on one of the leaders who was about to go in for a test for the possibility of cancer.
Laura ministered to a boy who had a cast on his arm had metal in it had his pain decrease. He regained lots of movement.
A family brought their little girl up for prayer because she was born with asthma. Ryan commanded it to go, and went running with her. The family was in awe!
There was a boy who was diagnosed with ADD and Ryan ministered to him (didn’t see any apparent change).
An older woman came up to us also had asthma and carried 2 inhalers with her. We ministered to her for about 10 minutes and she coughed up stuff and got set free from a bunch of demons. From what I heard, she received the Lord and was also baptized in the Holy Ghost. She was able to run by the time she left!!
Many people with all kinds of pain in their bodies came for healing, all those where healed.
There was more that happened, but I don’t remember them all…
After we left VerticalCall, we went to the Fairgrounds where the “Healing Crusade” was going to take place. We arrived to see only about 20 people in the room, but we worked with it.
Ryan was directed to pray for a lady who had some kind of pain, I don’t remember what, but she got healed.
Nothing else was really happening until we saw a lady with a wheelchair roll in. Andrew and I went up to her and asked if we could pray. She had really bad problems and weakness in her hips or something. We hit it once, told her to walk and helped her up. She stood and started to walk around.
When people around us saw what was happening, they joined in and prayed, and before we knew it, they had taken over. Everyone else gathered around her and continued to minister to her while Andrew and I just waited off to the side.
Andrew and I were feeling bored after a little bit so I said, “Hey let’s grow some legs out.”
We saw a group of tough-looking younger guys with tattoos, so we went up to them and asked if they had ever seen a leg grow out. We started growing out all their legs, and it opened up conversation to other problems they had. Some of them used to do drugs, and wanted prayer for hepatitis C.
One guy had a screw in his knee, and after we commanded it to be better, he could do squats without any problems (he couldn’t before).
I got to share with some of them about authority, and told them they could break the power of addictions off of their friends that were still doing drugs!
We were going back to Coelho’s house to have lunch, so on the way to the car, Andrew approached a lady sitting on a bench, but I think he got shut down.
We had homemade Brazilian food for lunch (Coelho’s wife cooked, the food was awsome). Ryan got a word of knowledge for Coelho’s daughter’s back pain. He grew out her leg, and her arm, and all her pain left. She told us about her bad knee and it got healed too.
What was great about that was because she had been hurt a lot in the past (with religious stuff), so Ryan was able to bring some peace to that.
After we finished lunch, we probably grew out another 7 legs (neighbors that Cuelho knew). We got to talk and share testimonies with Cuelho (he’s got a lot of experience) for a few hours before we went (again) to the Fairgrounds where the healing service was.
When we got to the fairgrounds, we pulled out Ryan’s “free healing” sign, set it up outside, and waited for the fish to jump in. For the next few hours we ministered to whoever stopped by.
I laid hands over an older lady who had a cataract, posture problems and some other stuff… didn’t see much change.
Andrew and I went up to a guy we saw sitting with his cane, Andrew hit it a few times but the guy didn’t really feel comfortable with any of it.
We had plenty of rejections…
I went inside the “healing crusade” building because there was a guy with some deafness that needed healing. When I found him, I grew out his leg and his wife’s leg.
We spoke a little more and found out that the wife had pain along her whole left side. I hit it once, and she said most of the pain left, but her lower half still hurt a bit. I hit it again and then she said there was even less pain, but still a little bit in her hip. I hit it again and then it was good.
Then, she told me that she had a weird ache in her right ring finger. I commanded the pain to go and then she told her husband, “hey I think the growth is shrinking!”
I laid hands on the husband for his deafness (and ringing in the ear), but he said he couldn’t really test it unless there was less noise. Also prayed for some rash he had on his stomach, and a week-old encounter with poison ivy (no apparent change).
I took 5 minutes to teach them basics on healing the sick and they were very thankful because they had been planning to go to a school of ministry. I simplified a lot of things for them and gave them Ryan’s card. They told me they had been listening to Andrew Wommack‘s stuff, and I told them they would enjoy listening to Curry…
A mother asked Ryan to pray for her son who was born with club feet. So first, Ryan grew out his leg, and then we took turns laying hands on her son. We told him to go run and his mom and sister were quite surprised because his walk/run looked a lot smoother (it was more crooked before).
We decided not stay for the “healing crusade” part of the meeting because there were too many Christians (ironic) there. Coelho suggested that we go to the mall because it would probably be more fun.
At the mall entrance, there was a group of ~10 young teenage girls. Ryan went up to them and asked if any of them had any pain in their body. At first, most of them didn’t take us seriously, but when some of them started getting healed from a variety of pain, they started to listen.
Coelho grew some of their legs out, only a handful of them stayed to listen to what he had to say. The rest of them were weirded out to some degree…
We wandered around the mall until we found the food court. I saw a girl on crutches and asked what happened but she totally ignored me. Cuelho followed her and created a conversation out of thin air. He was able to lay hands on the leg and the girl walked off 5 minutes later with her crutches in her hand.
Andrew spoke with some of the workers at the Mrs. Field’s cookies and found out that they were believers. The girl that worked there (Christy) ended up asking us to pray for her aunt who had some health problems (she ended up being healed from a variety of things).
The aunt stayed with us all throughout the night, and she had us pray for some of her friends and relatives over the phone.
One of her friends on the phone had poor eyesight in one eye, and by the time they hung up the phone, their eyesight was equal to the good eye.
Andrew prayed for someone else (not sure who) on the phone and some growth completely dissolved (that’s vague, sorry…).
Andrew and Cuelho went up to a group of 4 teenage guys and started up a conversation with them. Cuelho told them that there was an angel right next to them and then instructed them to put their hands where he saw the angel. Most of them felt a really weird presence and were amazed.
I saw wheelchairs multiple times (we were on the 2nd floor) and I would run ahead and down the stairs to meet them. One time, it was a guy that had been in an accident (he was probably in high school) and said he’d be in the chair for another month. I asked if he wanted to get better “now.”
He was curious, so I told him, and asked if I could pray for him. He was fine with it, so I prayed and told him to try walking. He told me that he could already walk, just not for more than 5 minutes. He didn’t want bother with trying, but he was very appreciative though.
The other wheelchair encounter was a woman with MS. She could also walk, just not for very long. After I laid hands on her, she didn’t feel any apparent change and told me that she was believing God for it.
I think I missed about 3-4 words of knowledge. Got rejected 2-3 times.
Ryan chased down a guy with a word of knowledge. He found out that the guy was hearing impaired (had hearing aids). I’m not sure how the story ended…
Meanwhile, Christy from Mrs.Fields took us to minister to another employee who was deaf (100% in one ear, and severely deaf in the other) and mute. The guy was sitting at a table with other employees just hanging out, and when we reached them, I prayed for him once, but nothing really happened… but Coelho showed up a few minutes later and put his hands over the guy’s ears and commanded his ears to open.
From what Coelho told us later, all of a sudden, the guy reacted in surprise as he started hearing from the ear that was 100% deaf. The employees around him were very surprised and Coelho continued to command the guy’s tongue to be loosed. Coelho slowly kept enunciating “Jesus” as the guy tried to repeat after him. BOOM.
Shortly after, I don’t remember how, but Ryan got another one of the employees to get her legs checked. They grew out, to the employee’s surprise (right in the middle of the food court).
As Ryan grew the employee’s leg out, I saw a family of 3 standing by and watching. After the leg grew out, I went up to them and asked which one of them had a knee problem. The daughter translated for the mom and found out that she did have a knee problem. I commanded the knee to be better twice, and the pain was completely gone by then. They both thanked me because they were curious as to what was happening.
After, I saw a guy (teen) leaning against a counter and I got a word of knowledge for him. I went up to him and told him that he had just been in a fight with his mom and that his mom didn’t trust him or seem to care about what he wanted.
“Yea, how’d you know?” He replied.
I shared with him what God showed me when I was in the same situation with my mom. He was very grateful and was completely in awe at the fact that I knew what had happened, and that I called him out on it.
While I was talking to him, Ryan was talking to his friend right next to us. Just as I finished talking to my guy, Ryan pulled his guy over to grow his leg out. We gathered a small crowd and a few more legs grew out.
Christy wanted to introduce Laura to her sister, Jennifer (who also worked there). Laura asked if Jennifer had back pain (which she did), and then grew her leg out. All her back pain left, and this one gesture started a really long chain of events that lasted until the end of the night.
Every single time we grew a leg out from that moment on, people crowded around to watch. We just kept pulling in people who were watching from a distance and had them sit down, and when a leg was growing we’d pull in people who were walking by.
About 5 or 6 legs later, I saw 2 guys who were curious walk towards us. I asked them if they wanted to know what was going on and of course, they said, “yes.”
I pulled out a chair to show them and I grew both their legs out. They were both somewhat impressed and I proceeded to explain to them why we were doing what we were doing. They were very understanding and were glad to see a fresh take of what “Christianity” actually looked like, not what it sounded like.
The rest of the group was still growing out legs, so I went back to join them.
We kept growing legs out for another 10-15 minutes…
There was a guy who had issues throughout his entire body (pain, diabetes, missing a toe, a numb finger), so after I grew his leg out, Coelho and I pounded on his other stuff. By the time he left, he regained use of his numb finger, most (if not all) of his pain was gone, and he was feeling very hopeful and encouraged.
You’re probably wondering… but the missing toe didn’t grow out…. yet =]
At this point, the mall was already closing down. Most of the employees at the food court had already closed their stations.
I needed to go to the bathroom and when I came out, I went up to a worker closing up shop and asked if she had back pain. She said she did so I asked if she wanted the pain to go away. She asked “how” and I told her to give me her hand. She did and after I hit it twice, all the pain was gone.
Just as I was about to go, another employee –who had seen us ministering and watched people get healed– went up to her and started sharing what she had seen. I smiled and went back to the group.
There was an old lady who was about to leave the mall, but Coelho said to her, “Do you want to be healed?”
The lady had been listening to us minister to people while sitting in the food court for maybe 20 minutes, so Coelho figured she needed something. He ministered to her for a little while and she got lots of healing (I don’t remember what, I wasn’t with her the whole time).
The group had dwindled down, and Ryan was on preaching mode. We accosted every stranger who was on their way out.. most of them politely declined, some stayed to talk.
We got to share with the handful that remained about the baptism of the Holy Ghost, tongue, healing the sick, the “church” system…
Laura ministered to one of the girls on her own…
Coelho sat down to talk with a guy who used to go to his church…
We shared testimonies and some of them asked questions… we exchanged information and said our goodbyes… they are very excited for the coming weeks!
There was definitely a lot of seed that was sown. We have tentative plans to visit Santa Rosa again in the next few months…
I definitely learned a lot, Coelho is an awesome guy. He walks the talk… in his half-broken English. He’s learned a lot from Todd White (Power and Love Conference), and it was cool to see him in action!
Tuesday night, we (Ryan/Laura, Andrew, Sue, Joann) went to Walmart again. We went 2 by 2 and split off in the store (I was with Joann).
The first person we approached was a lady with a limp. I asked what had happened and she said it was knee trouble. I commanded the pain to go… three times… and we didn’t see anything change (that’s annoying). She thanked us, and went off.
This was the first time I had done any kind of ministry with Joann and I found out that she had a REALLY different style (probably cause I’m a guy). I had been accustomed to hanging out with people like Ryan/Dennis/Andrew.
The next 3 groups that we ministered to, Joann did the majority of the talking. The first was a group of 2 guys, who sort of rejected us, but instead of walking away, Joann went ahead and asked them a few questions about life (I felt really awkward, because if was me or Ryan, we would’ve been gone already). She was waiting for a bite because she had a feeling one of them needed some kind of help.
The second was a family of a mom, a daughter, and grandmother. The grandmother had some problems with tightness in her neck and shoulders and Joann offered to pray for her. They were Vietnamese, so they didn’t really understand English, but Joann prayed for the grandmother for a while before they scuffled off (we didn’t see much change).
The third was an employee who was busy putting stuff on a shelf. I saw him grabbing his back so I looked at Joann to see if she wanted to do anything. She went for it and started talking to the guy. After Joann prayed for his back (he got healed), she started small talk with him, started asking about his family and stuff (something I’ve never do/done, up to this point). She kept going and was able to dig a little deeper and was able to encourage him and pray for him some more.
I was thoroughly impressed with how she handled it because I had never done something like that before (linger around just to make small talk). And to be honest, I think that was the first time I’ve seen a woman minister in a long while, so I wasn’t really used to it.
We met together with the group (actually, just the guys) and the women were off doing something. We debriefed, got shut down a few times in the meanwhile, and finally went to find the ladies. Ryan saw a guy with a wrist brace, and told me to go for it because he already saw 2 people healed.
I went up to the guy (I think he was the manager) and asked, “Excuse me sir…hey I saw your brace, I’m wondering what happened, are you in pain?”
He said he was, so I pulled a Todd White and said, “Here give me your hand.” He did it without thinking and I started to pray, “In Jesus’ name…” when he heard that, he tugged his hand back (probably freaked him out!!), but he stopped because I was holding his hand.
I continued to command the pain to go, and then told him to test it out. On scale of 1-10 (10 being 100% better), he said it was a 9, so I said, “Here, let’s hit it again.” He went for it and gave me his hand, and I commanded the rest of the pain to go. He said it was good, but was still a little skeptical because I laid my hands on him. I reassured him and said I didn’t even have to lay my hands on him.
To try to prove my point, I turned to his coworker and asked if he had anything hurting in his body. He said he didn’t, but his eyes were bad. So I started commanding his eyes to see 100% in Jesus’ name. After the first time, he said that it was “better,” and after the second time, he said it was 90% better. BOOOOOM.
Finally, another employee finally came and interrupted and told them to get back to work…
The moment those guys started leaving, someone tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around to see the father of a family of 3. He was pointing to his knee and asked me to pray for him.
I said, “Sure, does it hurt?”
He acknowledged it and I proceeded to put my hand on his shoulder and commanded the pain to go. I told him to check it out and when he did, he said it felt a little better (I think it was 50%). He turned to his wife to tell her that it was felling better (in Spanish).
I asked if they were believers (I was just curious) and she said they were, so I told her to lay her hands on her husband. I told her to repeat a simple command and then told the husband to check his knee out. He moved it around and said it was better, but not all the way.
I put my hand on his shoulder again and commanded the pain to go again, and this time, it looked like Holy Ghost got him because he started to wobble. When I finished, he told his wife and then told me that he felt something in his knee move, and all the pain was gone.
On Wednesday night, I went to a simple church meeting with Ryan in the Sunnyvale area. We were invited to speak/teach/demonstrate to a group of ~15 people how to heal the sick.
We started by growing out a bunch of their legs, and then split off in 2 groups and ministered personally with each person in a “teaching” kind of setting.
We answered a bunch of their questions and after a while, we joined back together and taught some core New Covenant mindsets.
We ended with doing some more healing, and grew the remaining legs out to teach a few points on what NOT to do.
By the end of the night, we had lots of backs healed, wrist/knee/shoulder pain healed, legs grew, feet grew, 3 people’s eyesight got significantly better (that’s new for us), TMJ… some other stuff.
We’re watching the area get seeded with this message, so we’re really excited for the next few months to unfold…
Last Sunday, I went to Westgate Church with Ryan. As I walked in, I saw a lady hobbling in with a cane (forgot what she had). I asked if I could pray for her and she welcomed it. I commanded all her pain to go, and it decreased. I asked if I could pray again, but she declined.
I went inside to wait for Ryan, and then I saw a guy limping. I asked what had happened and the guy he had hip issues. I commanded it to be whole, and he said it was much better. I was about to hit it again and then he said he was good, and walked off.
Something I don’t understand is that the more “churched” people are, the more doubtful they are of God’s ability to heal them at that very moment. Even after they “feel better,” more often than not (up to this point) they are very hesitant for the full healing to manifest. It’s really annoying and that’s how you know religion kills.
That happened 2-3 more times (got better, and declined to continue) throughout our stay at Westgate.
I ended up meeting an old friend from High School and Ryan grew out her leg and shared a little bit about the ministry and then we left.
On the way home, I saw a guy with a sling in his arm. I drove ahead to position myself so I could run in to him, but I chickened out… I was at a complete loss for words as to how to approach him. When I finally decided to get out of the car and chase after him, he had already disappeared into his house which was just 100 feet from where I stopped my car (doh).
Despite the many successes we’ve had on the streets. There is one thing that is frustrating me. I manage the ROR prayer page (with Ryan) and with the last 20 or so people, I didn’t see anything. Most of them were things that we have encountered regularly, so I don’t get why I haven’t seen anything happen…
I usually just type in a prayer and have them test it out (over email), but up to this point, there hasn’t been much breakthrough. I’ve tried experimenting with different ways, like typing out a prayer for them to declare over themselves, but hasn’t worked yet.
Anyone have ideas? Testimonies? Specifically over email? I’ve had it work over instant messaging, but not much on email.