seekers into the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with their prayer language.
Sunday, January 13, 2019: At a local church today; Gene Norman led two
seekers into the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with their prayer language.
Sunday, January 13, 2019: I had supper with the Bass family tonight. They presented us with the gift from CLF. Me and Becca was blown away with the love and generosity of all you guys. We deeply appreciate and love you all. Before we knew I would have to leave work and come home to have this major surgery that would take a great deal of time to heal from, God had spoken to me and told me to financially bless a very good man who lives by me who didn't not have much. He had told me how much to give. Then I learned that I would have to have surgery and miss 12 weeks of work; it got it reduced to 6 because I financially couldn't miss more. As I stood on the porch after my surgery and watched this man unload and stack fire wood for us and clean all our porches and leaves. God reminded me what He had put in my heart months prior to surgery. I still felt confident in being obedient to God’s leading. So, I went into the house and asked Becca to pray and ask God to show her the amount of money he wanted her to give to this man. Months prior I had mentioned to her what God asked but I never told her the amount. She was nervous about this knowing now that I would not receive a pay check possibly for 6 to 12 weeks. I told her not to let that factor into her prayer and what God tells her to give and not to worry God would provide. She did and it was the same number the Lord had told me. I went to the store picked out a card and we wrote in the card how much he had been a blessing to us and that we are giving him this gift because we loved and appreciated him and that the Lord loved him and this is what the Lord told us to do. He was speechless and brought to tears. Five weeks later Becca mentioned to me that she had not thought about having to pay Tristin's college tuition for the month of Jan. I again told her not to worry God would provide. Tonight, when Whit gave us the gift from you men God provided what we needed to pay for his schooling for the semester. I'm very thankful for men of God who listen to the Holy Spirit and are obedient to the call. Love you men greatly!
Friday, January 16, 2015: This story is about Rene Herrera, who goes by the name Bernardo in Honduras. In January 2013 our team went into the prison in Olanchito to do "Eye Doctor in a Box" on a Thursday morning. We had a station where someone would test the prisoner eyes, the next station would fit them with glasses then they would come to me for prayer. Bernardo, who I didn't know was my interpreter. I would pray for each person asking if they had received Jesus Christ as Lord. I would have each prisoner confess Jesus Christ as the Lord of their life and that his blood cleanses them from all their sins. At this same time, I felt a strong anointing of the Holy Spirit to pray for salvation and also prophesy over them. These words were going from me and into Bernardo then into the guards and prisoners. This was a glorious time!
Later I found out later that Bernardo was an illegal living in Oregon, was caught up with and placed into prison. He was then sent to Honduras where he was imprisoned there. He had just gotten out of prison and his mother asked him to be our interpreter, where he agreed to this. He was a trained Muslim who also left a daughter in Oregon. He told me later that every time he led someone to receive Jesus Christ in the prison, he himself was also receiving Jesus. Bernardo also interpreted for the pastor training for 2 ½ days, where the word of the Lord went into him in a powerful way. When we left, I gave him my jacket which was to him a memorial to his salvation experience.
In January 2014 as we went down, he again was our interpreter, he had joined Dario in the ministry there leading XMA teams up into the mountains to show the Jesus film. He has a desire to attend Bible school and become a pastor. It was good being with him and seeing the grace of God at work in his life.
In the middle of 2014 I had a desire to turn this ministry over to a younger group of man promoting them into the ministry. I had wished that someone would have open doors for me when I was a young man. God has placed this into my heart at 75 years of age; others have called me a door opener. In the teaching ministry I always like to leave a deposit of something that will help people in the years to come. I had believed that God and put it on my heart to use Bob Mumford's series on the "Principle of the Purpose of Temptation." I have used many of Brother Charles Simpson's series on the mission field. As I presented this to my son David and Tim Smith giving them the CD"s and outline; I wanted them to decide if this was God. They went with this series which involves entering into the promises of God.
As I was packing for this trip, I remembered that I had eight nice pair of slacks and also eight shirts which I took down. We also took six new guitars and 200 Spanish Bibles. Again, Bernardo was our interpreter who does an excellent job. In the middle of our time I sat down with Bernardo to have a one-on-one visit. He told me that he was interpreting for American pastor in the mountains above LaCeiba. The church has about 250 in attendance. He was living in a house with no windows, no lights, the commode didn't work, no furniture, he slept on the floor. I don't remember ever meeting anyone so humble and eager to serve the Lord. I am put to shame! He told me that his pants were coming apart and his mother had given him two pair. He wore size 38 x 30 the exact size that I had brought down and the shirts also fit him.
The pastor had gone back to Louisiana and told him to fill in the pulpit for the next three Sundays and speak on the promises of God. He said that he did not have any messages on the promises of God but after teaching this series by Bob Mumford he had the teaching and the outline to go by; it was an answer to prayer. He has been able to put Windows in the house, repair the commode, has two drop lights. Someone has given him a couch, a chair and a small refrigerator.
I am thankful for the manifestation of God's presence in all that took place on this mission trip. My prayer today Sunday, January 18, 2015 is that God's Holy Spirit will fall on Bernardo as he brings the word of God.
This is my 39th mission trip and it is to Olanchito, Honduras on January 7-13, 2015. Randy White led this trip and those going were Robert Lindsay, David Lindsay, Jacob Lindsay, Joshua Lindsay, Kristi Lindsay, Jerry Linhares, Tim Smith, Dwayne Bell, Aaron Slayter, Kathy Gwin, Cliff Bouwel, Nicolas Rainwater, Dr. Jay Warford, Rich Nadler, and Bill Feazel. David Lindsay and Tim Smith did the pastor training using Rev. Bob Mumford's outline on "The Purpose and Principle of Temptation." Tim Smith had the opportunity to baptize a young lady in the river which was a blessing to him. Cliff Bouwel was in charge of the crew building and replacing the bunk beds in the men's dormitory, termites had eaten away the beds that were there. Dr. Jay Warford was in charge of prison ministry in downtown Olanchito, where there were testimonies and sharing the gospel. Then they passed out Spanish Bibles along with toothpaste and toothbrushes to around 150 prisoners. We went into two different villages and ministered with prayer, testimony and the passing out clothing. My daughter Kristi passed out candy to all the children in these places, one evening she ministered on overcoming depression and prayed for numerous ladies. She is ready to go on another mission trip. The last evening Jerry Linhares shared his personal testimony and the Holy Spirit fell as he asked people to come forward to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Out of this prayer time two boys receive Jesus as Lord and around eight people receive the baptism the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. As I prayed for one lady she began to shake, then jump up and down and then began to twirl. The next lady I prayed for was slain in the spirit and remained on the floor. All of this was in a Baptist Church. My great nephew Nicholas Rainwater received the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Nicholas Rainwater and my grandson Jacob Lindsay will be joining "Youth With a Mission" this summer. Brother Charles thank you for your prayers and the prayers of many others which made this trip a success. There was a manifestation of the hand of God everywhere we went with many testimonies. Each one that went has a desire to go back, none returned home with a feeling of disappointment. We give thanks to the name of Jesus, honoring glory to the Lamb of God!
I received this testimony from Kim Bledsoe today; it is a joyous testimony of the healing of her 5-year-old daughter Emily. Powerful! The congestion started as an infant when Emily caught RSV from a baby in the church nursery. She took antibiotics and sleeping through the night was no longer possible for her. We took her to a professional care pharmacy and they gave us a nebulizer and albuteral vials. She also took Zyrtec everyday through her toddler years. We would lay down with her until she fell asleep and within 1/2 hour, she would be in our bed unable to breathe. We would put Vic’s Vapor rub on her feet and chest, run the vaporizer and she would fall asleep and Eric would carry her back to bed and she would be back two hours later unable to breathe again. The simple sound of breathing in and out her nose was not possible. Emily was very brave and would administer her own saline nasal drops all by herself beginning at age two. During the daytime, she seemed happy natured but we began to see her rub her eyes, nose and she would sneeze all the time. We kept boxes of tissues in every room and in the car. She got what we called allergy eyes. This pattern continued for over four years. We prayed over her every night for a healing.
Then, as you know, In November of 2013, Eric lost his job at ULM and with that our health insurance up until November of 2014. I promised that as soon as the new insurance was activated for our family, I would take Emily to Dr. Barham, an ENT in Monroe. I set the appointment up for December 1st in the afternoon and Mom Bledsoe agreed to go with me so that we could give him an accurate account of the past 5 years.
We received an invitation to attend Neil and Mae Powers' home church and I asked Eric to check on if we could bring the kids. Neil said to bring them and right after that, mom and dad Bledsoe offered to babysit. Since Neil was getting a babysitter, we declined the offer from Mom and Dad Bledsoe and loaded up the car and drove over on a Sunday evening in November. That night Jerry Linhaire's was giving his testimony and shared how God blessed him with the gift of healing. He asked if there was anyone who wanted to be prayed for. I nudged Eric and told him to go get Emily out of the childcare room. She sat on my lap and watched Jerry pray over several people and then he came to us. I quickly summed up that Emily had chronic congestion and he began to pray. He had Emily repeat after him and then she let out two very distinct coughs and he whispered to me that the demon of congestion was leaving her body. Also, while he was praying over her, her body got very hot. I believed as well as Emily that God was working through Jerry to bring healing to her and was answering our prayers. Jerry told us that most people receive healing within four months and to keep in touch with him of her condition. We thanked him for his prayers and went home.
We saw huge improvements in Emily's health quickly. I felt silly taking Emily to Dr. Barham's office a few weeks later, but I was able to testify along with Emily and Mimi that Emily indeed was prayed over and had received a complete healing. Dr. Barham gave her a thorough exam and at the end of the appointment, said, "Well, Mrs. Bledsoe, what do you want me to do? I find nothing wrong." He prescribed Flonase for a few weeks and Emily didn't need it. We went for a follow up appointment on December 15th and Dr. Barham told me that there was no need to take her adenoids out and she didn't need to come back anymore.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Hello Pastor Robert,
I was invited to come and listen to a young lady share her testimony with the women’s chapel today. As it turned out the young lady that was supposed to speak never showed up. So, the leader of the group Susan Hoychik asked if I would lead the service.
Since I wasn’t initially planning to speak, I had not even brought my Bible. But the Holy Spirit took over today and we saw the Lord move in power over about 25 women. One of the young women saw my box of Katie Souza books and said she wanted to do what I did and that was to speak and minister to other prisoners and groups outside of prison when she got out. I had anointing oil in my pocket that I had received from Clarice and George Fluitt’s home New Year’s Eve and I anointed every single woman inmate in that group meeting.
Four women also prayed to profess JESUS CHRIST as LORD today.
Monday, January 7, 2019: Last night I went to La Fogata restaurant in Rayville to watch the college football championship. I met the new owner whose name is Marco. He allowed me to pray with him for his restaurant and also said he needed Jesus in his life. We prayed together and ask Christ to come and be the king of his life tonight. I humbly ask you if you live in the Rayville Mangham even Winnsboro area to support him wholeheartedly. Seems like a very good Guy.
What I didn’t share on Facebook or Insta gram was that he said he took over the business from his friend who did not tell him he had not paid rent for 2 months at this restaurant. So, he started out 2 months behind rent right out of the gate. Marco really does need the Lord in a supernatural kind of way to help him out of this hole.... Let’s pray that he sees a tangible work of God to help him here. He works from 10 am til 10 pm every day trying to pull out of it.
December 29, 2014: last year Jacob my oldest grandson went on a mission
trip to Honduras with the team. The only reason he went was to appease his
father and grandfather. There was something about this trip to Honduras that
touched his heart. He said he wanted to go back and he will be with the team
next week. Jacob will be joining Youth with a Mission as a result of last year's
trip. I thank the Lord for touching Jacob.
1. There are great spiritual blessings that can be obtained from others,
that have paid the price, but to receive; one must humble themselves.
2. He that honors a prophet as a prophet receives a prophet's reward.
This is a spiritual fact!
3. The realm of honor is the way into the realm of blessing.
4. To increase that which was handed down to you without cost, there will
have to be an increase in a cost to you, a price to pay.
December 25, 2014: Last summer when my granddaughter, Mary was here;
we talk about her future marriage. She had someone that she was interested
in; so, we talked about the courting process. We prayed and asked the Lord
for leadership and guidance for her.
Today as a Christmas present Mary became engaged to Robert Fournier.
It looks like Ginger and I will be flying to Redding, California for a Memorial
They are expecting a baby girl in March.