After boarding our plane, I sat in a Plane seat beside an African American man that grew up in New York City. This man’s name is Emmanuel. I do not believe it was a mistake that he and I sat beside each other on the plane. He attends the Tuesday night prayer services at the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church. He also shared about his challenges of being in poverty as a child after newly having moved to America from Africa. I was able to share with him about my mission trips this year and he seemed very interested in what I had to say and appeared to be moved. We visited for probably about 45 minutes initially. Then we read and rested for the rest of the flight until the end. As the plane approached landing in 🇪🇹 Ethiopia Africa I told him that I would like to pray with him and he excitedly agreed to receive the prayer. After I finished praying with Emmanuel a lady in front of me turned to me and said “my husband is dying in the hospital right now. Would you pray for my husband?” So, I invited Dr. Mike Walker who was sitting right beside the lady and Emmanuel to join me in praying for her husband to be healed. These moments are what I call a ripple effect. Because I had tried to pray with the stewardess staff on the airline and I was told that it was against their policy to allow me to do so. But the Lord opened up three doors to pray with others that were non-staff workers. I also got to pray with another missionary going to a Refugee Camp in a different part of Africa and he was very encouraged by the prayer.
Flight from Ethiopia to Blantyre Malawi:
On this flight I was able to pray with 2 stewardesses located in the back of the plane. One gladly received the prayer, as she was a Christian. I prayed for her to be filled and endued with the power of the Holy Spirit. Then about five minutes later another stewardess who said she was Orthodox requested that I pray for her. And I prayed a very similar prayer for her to encounter Jesus like never before.
Then we stopped to fuel up in between these two locations in Zambia. At this point I had a Catholic priest sit beside me. We visited about Jesus most of the trip. I shared with him a book I’ve been reading by Randy Clark and in the book, it just so happened that’s there was a five-page segment about Revival and Renewal in the Catholic Church. The Catholic priest’ name was Julius. Julius joyfully received my prayer for him to be clothed and endued in the power of the Holy Spirit to walk with boldness, passion, and zeal. I prayed for the Holy Spirit to baptize him in order to advance the Kingdom of God.
Once we arrived at our room for the night in Blantyre, Rayland Trisler and I met a young man by the name of John. John was not 100% sure about his salvation so Rayland and I talked to him about this and led him to agree and profess that Jesus is Lord of his life. We then prayed for his eyes since they have been in pain as if someone was sticking a pin in his eyes. We also prayed that he would be bold, clothed, endued and baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit. He has been very joyful and responsive since we prayed with him. I hope I will get a good report from his condition.