13 June, we just completed some awesome ministry in the area around Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia. We had meetings most days with people coming to the Lord in almost every meeting. In all, over 50 people came forward to place their trust in Jesus' blood as the basis for the remission of their sins and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. There may well have been many more who prayed but didn't come forward. Also more than 50 were powerfully baptised with the Holy Spirit, speaking in unknown tongues and reportedly having visions of Jesus. A lady was also instantly healed of a deaf ear. 50 copies of "The Sword of the Spirit" in Indonesian were distributed. Praise the Lord!
We have been having an awesome time here in Bali. We ministered in the prison and 7 came forward to trust in the blood of Jesus to remit their sins and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ to be saved; also another 6 were saved ast night in another meeting. About 10 came forward to be baptised in the Holy Spirit and last night about 50 came forward. Last nights meeting was a major meeting for the Presbyterian churches in Bali with the bishop and senior pastors present. The Holy Spirit moved very powerfully and people fell down without anybody touching them, others vomited as evil spirits left them, and others fell down and prayed loudly in unknown tongues. God's power really showed up, praise the Lord!
This month we ministered in the nation of Japan. The anointing of the Lord was very beautiful, peaceful and loving. The Japanese Christians are so hospitable, sincere and appreciative. Born again Christians number less than 1% of the population with only 8,000 churches among 127 million people. Many of the churches are also very small, around 30 people. Japan is definitely a mission field which the global church needs to give more attention to. The pastor where I ministered was sincerely touched that we would make the effort to come and minister to them. With love, Andrew