DISTRIBUTION DAY OF FOOD AT CHIKWAWA
Jimmy Eley preached a message to the village of Chikwawa - our second day in this recently FLOODED VILLAGE. Jimmy gave a very illustrative message for the Malawi Men and women with the use of humor and engagement of the congregation to be involved during his message. Jimmy spoke on the importance of the Holy Spirit empowering us for a life of Victory and even went so far as giving instruction to rebuke and forbid the enemy to have power in their lives.
Through Dr. Mike Walkers efforts of requesting financial aid from Monroe / West Monroe we were able to distribute aid to the local congregation.
At the end of the message Jimmy called for a response. Some came for prayer. I was asked to help on 2 specific occasions. One case was to pray for a man who had been bleeding from his male organ for the last 3 years. Our team gathered around him and prayed for healing and also cancelled any curses that may have been in operation.
The 2nd occasion involved a very young girl who looked to be age 12 or 13. She had been dealing with epilepsy and pain in her stomach and in her neck and throat area.
Again, our team along with some of the Malawian pastors gathered around the young girl to pray. I commanded any spirit of error or deaf and dumb to leave her as well as all pain to leave. She was better after our first prayer but we prayed once more since she still had pain that was now in the throat area. (The pain may have moved during our prayer). After our second prayer there was no sign of pain and she was overcome with emotion. Later after lunch I saw her walking through the village with a HUGE SMILE ON HER FACE.
While aid was being distributed inside the church building Dr. Mike Walker walked out to play with the children outside with balloons, bubbles, candy, etc. About 25 children. The kids were so responsive to our playing with them and we had a BLAST. I’m not sure that they get a lot of attention due to parents having to work just to survive day to day.
We then left this village around 2 pm and traveled for about 1 1/2 hours to our next area. While approaching our destination we were driving past an automobile accident scene where a man had been ejected through his window. We soon saw a group of Malawians carting this man to load him into the back of a truck - no ambulance ... blood profusely bleeding from his head. Dr. Mike and I prayed for God to spare him and to live and not die but we continued driving and did not stop. Sometimes when we are in a moment like this, we don’t always respond the way we would have we not been in shock seeing the blood run down his head. Everything was happening so fast. Though we prayed for his life to be raised we realized we should have stopped and prayed and then made a decision as to whether we would get out or not.
Our destination happened to be near the 2nd largest mountain in Africa known as Mount Mulanje. The mountain ⛰ is beautiful and majestic.