Last night we had a powerful service here in Rome. We were scheduled to minister in a local church, but the response to the meeting was so overwhelming that it was moved to a much larger, neutral venue in the heart of the city. It was absolutely packed, with people having to stand down the isles. Evangelist Bonnke preached the Gospel and I wept as I heard it again, as though it was the first time. How I wish that every person could hear the Gospel preached just like that, even if only once in their lives. The altars were FLOODED and the tears were flowing like a river. There is no doubt that many were really and truly born again…Praise the Lord!
After the altar call I came up to pray for the sick. I have heard a lot of negativity about Italy regarding the condition of the Church. I have heard Christians say that it is one of the most difficult places to minister, and Rome the most difficult in Italy. In fact, one pastor said that Rome is often called, “The Graveyard of Missionaries”. But last night we saw the power of God demonstrated powerfully. Many people came forward to testify of miraculous and instantaneous healings of every sort including one woman whose leg, which was shorter than the other, grew out to be of equal length on the platform in front of the huge crowd. After praying for her, I asked her to walk without her special shoes and she began to weep. “There is no more pain in my hip”, She told me through tears as she embraced me.
We are now on our way to Africa again where we will be holding a Gospel Campaign next week. Please keep checking back for daily updates and please remember to keep us in your prayers as we return to a nation that has been terrorized by violence against Christians just a matter of days ago. We press on in the face of danger because we know and believe that it is only the light of the Gospel that can dispel the darkness.