I woke up a few hours ago and as I sit here in my room while sipping some coffee, I can’t believe that my Brazil trip is finally over. It went by so fast! I’m trying to process everything that happened over this past 12 days and if you don’t mind, I wanna share this picture with you, just a couple things that remained with me from that trip.
1. Next YPI trip flyer.
2. My YPI name tag.
3. Some coins from brazil.
4. A man’s I.D who I prayed for his throat cancer and God healed him.
5. A letter from raphaela (translator)
6. brazilian bracelet.
I also just wanna share a couple of things from my heart and just some of the things that I love about this trip.
First, I came to this trip with no other major expectations than to see God move tangibly in the areas of supernatural, to learn how to walk in the supernatural like Jesus and learn what it means to have a kingdom mindset 24/7.
God completely blew my mind away in so many ways. I learned a lot about the Father’s heart towards his children especially to those who are lost. I learned a lot about my identity as a son in the kingdom and how important it is to embrace our identities as sons and daughters of God because if we understood that, everything we do is a byproduct of sonship.
Randy Clark, and the rest of his staff are amazing. They are so humble and so genuine. They helped me and the rest of us and really trained us how to walk in love, in truth and in humility. Their character and attitude is so contagious it’s hard not to walk away changed.
Of course miracles and healings were part of our normal day to day activities. I’ve seen God worked through me and others in the areas of miracles and healings. I’ve seen Him give sight to the blind, cause the deaf to hear again, make the lame person to walk, and destroy cancers and tumors, and deliver the those who are demon-oppressed and so much more.
Our God is so big and alot of times we put him in a box and we think that he doesn’t work the same way as he did before. And because of that we settle with our own version of Christianity. But this trip really opened my eyes to so much more about our Father through Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit.
God taught me a lot of valuable lessons. To let love be the ultimate motivator when serving someone or praying for someone. Great miracles flow out from great love. Coz apart from love it’s just another “doing” it’s just another checklist or religious activity. God showed me how powerful a physical touch and hug can be. It’s one of the ways to demonstrate love. I’ve had so many encounters with the people I’ve prayed for how in the middle of my prayer I would stop and just simply hug them and after that they are either healed physically or emotionally. It has always been about loving God and loving others.
One of my favorite memories of this trip was the opportunity to preach before 2000+ young people at a youth event. I got picked to share my life and my testimony and I prayed an impartation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This was all new to me but God was with me through out my preaching. People were touched, they experienced the power and presence of God, weeping and crying broke out, people were on the ground either kneeling or just fell over because the power and the weight of his presence. It’s such a humbling feeling that the God of the universe and creator of all things would choose me to give my testimony and use me as a sign to those young people who are hungry and lost. Knowing that someone will never be the same after that night I preached is priceless. Our testimonies are important that’s how we overcome the enemy by His blood and by our testimony. Constantly remembering who He is and who we are in Him.
After this trip, I will never be the same. I’m never gonna look at people who are blind, deaf, lame, or people with cancer or tumors the same. Because I know God is real and it is his will to heal but the enemy is the one who comes to kill, steal and destroy. Miracles are part of the gospel. They not only prove the gospel but they express the very heart of our Father in heaven. Knowing who our Father is and who our enemy is crucial in our Christian journey. Everything that I learned from this trip, I will impart it to others. Freely I received freely I will give.
I’ll close with this.
I heard a good friend of mine from this trip said, “if you wanna grow in God, pour yourself out into others. If you wanna grow in God and move in love, compassion, power and humility, pour yourself out because that’s what Jesus did. He poured himself out to the point of death.”
That’s my prayer and desire for the rest of my life. And my prayer and desire for everyone who came on this trip. Let us all press in to grow more in God. To be more like Christ by pouring ourselves out into others.
"I no longer live but Christ lives in me. - Galatians 2:20"
Grace and love in Christ,