November 2010 NewsletterBy Miranda Nelson
Dear friends and family,
I trust you are all fine, and finding peace in the presence and goodness of God.
I am writing this report from an airplane (the setting of many of my newsletters), as we fly back from a two-week trip to Southeast Asia. Having been to Indonesia and Singapore 7 times in the last two and half years, these nations have become very familiar tromping grounds to both Jerame and me. On sort of a last minute decision during the month of September, we agreed that the Lord was speaking to us about the need to go back to Indonesia this fall. We had originally planned not to go till the beginning of 2011 again, but the Lord began to really speak to us about going to Asia in October. And so it seemed, our contacts in Southeast Asia were already half expecting and hoping for us to come to minister in October.
During our weekend of ministry in Singapore, we witnessed God do some great things, as He does. In the two Sunday church services that I ministered in, many people were healed of issues to the feet. One woman had nerve damage to the toe that caused no movement or feeling; she received her feeling back and rejoiced in the goodness of God. Several women were healed of hip injuries. One young lady had quite a lot of pain to her right hip, and it was so precious to watch her shocked reaction of joy and amazement as God totally removed the pain and healed her. Another woman was healed of a clogged ear due to an infection for quite some time. One particularly touching testimony was a woman who responded to a word of knowledge regarding a hip, but had a much greater need than that. This woman had cancer in her body that was spreading, and it caused pain throughout portions of her body, including her hip and her left side. Although we haven't heard a doctor's report at this time, the woman testified that the pain left her body, a sure sign of God ministering healing to this dear woman.
Jerame also saw many healed from all sorts of different injuries, including knee problems, neck and back problems, ankle problems, chest problems, and much more.
After our weekend in Singapore, we trekked on over to Jakarta, Indonesia. As many of you might know from the news, it has been quite a difficult time for Indonesia over the past week. The day we arrived, there was so much flooding in Jakarta due to heavy rains that the traffic was at a stand still for hours- and I mean HOURS. Although Jakarta is flooded with heavy traffic on a daily basis, Monday the 25th of October was over-the-top with traffic jams, some of the worst they'd experienced in years, if not ever. What should have taken us 40 minutes to get from the airport to our destination, took us 7 hours of sitting in a car, most of the time not moving at all. This seemed to be the least of Indonesia's worries, as that same day the 7.7 earthquake hit Sumatra and the next day the tsunami devastated West Sumatra, killing at least 450 people, and leaving many more homeless. Not only that, Java's volcano Mount Merapi began to erupt, and since that day has killed at least 38 people. So much going on in Indonesia, and all we can do is pray. The Lord has good things in store for the people of Indonesia, and I believe that it's in the time of desperate need that people can really begin to cry out for the One True God, Jesus Christ. It breaks my heart to see the devastation left behind from the tsunami, and we would have loved to go to the island to provide aid and hope for the people, but at this point it's almost impossible to get there as the weather has not permitted boats to travel there. We continue to pray for the people of Indonesia, for hope, salvation, and provision. We will be going back to Indonesia in January to do some evangelistic "Healing Campaigns" that are geared towards those that don't know Christ, as well as ministering in the churches.
On a good note, many miracles took place during our ministry in Jakarta. We felt the main purpose of this trip was to encourage a church that had been going through a trying time, but we also ministered to several other churches while we were there. One of the churches that we ministered in is one of the fastest growing churches in Indonesia. Pastor Gilbert Lumoindong is a famous Indonesian televangelist that planted a church two years ago, and in only one year's time, he had 10,000 members in his church. He is a "family man" and brings people like Jerame and myself in as guest ministers for the purpose of bringing the supernatural and healing to his people. It is in his churches (he has several throughout Indonesia) where we teach a lot on what it looks like to model Jesus' words of "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven". Throughout the week we did their weekly meetings, ladies meeting, youth meeting, and three of the Sunday church services. The three Sunday services that Jerame preached in had about 2000 people per service. MANY people were healed in the atmosphere. At the very start of one of the services, Jerame called for somebody with a totally deaf ear to come forward and God would heal it. A woman came up who had a totally deaf ear for the past two years, and after praying, her ear was completely opened and she could hear loud and clear. In the atmosphere, one little boy's tumor on the side of his body shrunk down to nearly nothing. Several were healed of sciatic nerve damage, back pain, hip problems, ankle injuries, and shoulder problems. There were over 50 people who testified to being healed that Sunday.
The youth service that Jerame preached in was a fiery one... he preached a message on the fire of God, and provoked all those young people to a more radical lifestyle of intimacy with the Lord.
I preached to over 150 women on one of the days, and it brought so much encouragement to these ladies. It's not often that women in these countries especially, see female ministers, and when they do, it always brings refreshing and empowerment. God is releasing women in this hour (just as He always has- right from the days of the Old Testament) to do the work of the ministry too. He's training our hands for battle, that we might be freedom bringers. During this meeting, the women were encouraged with impartation through the laying on of hands, and a number of them were healed by the word of knowledge. One woman was healed of severe pain from arthritis throughout her body. Another woman was healed of a hip problem. Several were healed of pain in the hands and wrists and joint pain throughout the body. Several others were healed of other health issues, as well. God is so good!
While in Jakarta, we also did a 2-day church praise and worship team / youth and young adults ministry camp. It was a nice change of scenery to go to the base of the mountain and retreat with this church group. During our time there, Jerame and I ministered prophetically to the corporate group, and Jerame also did quite an intensive teaching course on the supernatural, including the subjects of dreams and visions and angels, as well as teaching on the power of praise, worship, and thanksgiving. During their Sunday morning service (the first of the four services Jerame preached at on Sunday), Jerame brought a powerful word from God, and also demonstrated the love of God through healing and miracles. One of the miracles that took place was towards a young lady who had been diagnosed with a kidney infection just two days prior. She was in tremendous pain from the infection, and after delaying to respond, she finally came forward at the word of knowledge, and God totally healed her! All the pain left, and she experienced the love of God. There was also a man in the meeting who had poor blood circulation and as a result, he had no feeling in his feet. Jerame prayed for him, and the feeling returned to his feet as God healed him. Many others were also healed by the word of knowledge, including a severe ankle injury and sciatica healed.
God is good and God is LOVE!
Earlier on this fall, we were in Auckland, New Zealand, ministering to a church there. This church is quite new to the supernatural, less than a year into it, and yet, they are SO spiritually hungry! This might be one of the hungriest places we have been this year. Filled with young adults and youth, amongst the older generation, the people of this church have a genuine love for the Lord and for each other. It was refreshing to see various leaders come together from surrounding areas for the purpose of unity. It is evident God is doing something powerful in New Zealand. While we were there, Jerame and I did a "Fire and Glory" conference, and the fire and glory of God did show up! I preached a message on the fire and glory talked about in Zechariah 2:5, and provoked the people to a deep hunger for the Lord and to take His presence OUT. People received a stirring and impartation of faith and power for the streets.
Jerame also preached on the fire of God and intimacy. Even from the first night of the conference, there was such a thick weighty glory of God that filled the sanctuary. Many miracles took place throughout the event, and the pastors said that this was the most they'd EVER seen the miracles and healings of God take place in their church and conferences.
One quite spectacular miracle was with a woman who got touched by the power of God so strongly. The Lord knocked her off her feet, and while this woman was rolling on the floor because of the presence of God, she happened to receive a miracle regarding her ear. From birth this woman had a defect to her ear that caused complete deafness. While she was on the floor, Jerame called out a word of knowledge for a completely deaf ear, not knowing it was her. At the very word being called, her ear popped open and she heard perfectly clear for the first time! The next day this woman's husband testified that he couldn't get away with even the slightest "under the breath" complaint because she heard it all! God is so good!
Another word that Jerame called out was regarding a hernia. Several people responded and were healed, but one woman in particular had a very unique miracle. She had had an operation just 2 weeks before to remove a hernia, but was still in pain from the operation. She came forward to receive prayer and all the pain totally left. What is unique is that the next day this lady came and testified that when she'd gone home the night before, she noticed that the scar that she had from the hernia operation had completely disappeared! God totally cleared up her skin and removed the scar so that there was no trace of even a surgery done! Praise God!
In this church are many South Africans, and one of those is the worship leader. His mother happened to be visiting from South Africa at the time of our conference since it was also the time of her birthday, and God graciously gave her a good gift during one of the nights... This woman had been in an accident a few years before, and as a result injured her ankle. Because of the injury, she had to have metal pins surgically put into her ankle to hold it together. Jerame called her up by word of knowledge, and after praying, the woman was so pleasantly surprised to find that the metal pins that she could feel before, she could no longer feel! All mobility came back and this woman experienced the goodness of God!
Many other healings took place including herniated discs in the back healed, necks healed, lungs healed, and so much more. All glory goes to God for He is GOOD!!!
We are now home for a week and then carry on with the remainder of our international schedule for the year next week. Next Wednesday we head to Scotland and then England for the rest of November, and we look forward to seeing what God will do! Please continue to keep us in your prayers- for strength, protection, fruitfulness in the ministry, and increased anointing to be able to give to the Body of Christ. We love and bless you all for your faithfulness to support, encourage, and pray for our ministry.
May God bless you richly, and may you see His face in a new light even as the holidays begin to approach.
Living at His Feet Ministries
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