11. After Whit spoke he offered an invitation for those who had need of healing or deliverance by Jesus. About the same number as before flooded to the front and the team prayed for them individually again. The power of God was felt - strong - peaceful - expectant - loving - hopeful- a sense of joy that God near. The lasted the whole service until Tim finished, the women had been prayed over and it was time for the team to head to the Mayors office for a 12 noon appointment.
12. Our team filed out amidst the prisoners shaking hands, sharing smiles and some embraces. There was an unusual kind of love seemingly between our team and the prisoners.
13. I would be amiss if I didn’t report that 4-6 male prisoners left the meeting when Tim started talking about forgiveness (at least that’s my memory - could have been when Whit talked grace? It’s my prayer that these men be restored and drawn back by the kindness of God to their good news of Immanuel - in Hebrew translates - with us is the MIGHTY ONE”. Legalism came to my mind strongly & powerfully as we came - Whit getting into the prison not even have an ID / Passport!!! And it started raining ☔️ - a sign of Gods favor 8 blessing & that our prayers would all be answered and then some - Ephesians 3:20.
MAYORS OFFICE: WHITS TAKE
Our team was given the opportunity to pray with the Mayor of Olanchito. We spoke words of blessing to the mayor. Kevin Nugent read Psalm 37 to the mayor after I was invited to pray over the mayor. Then Kerling asked me to speak to the news media and I was able to share why we had come to Olanchito and I told the news anchor I had come to train pastors. I also told the anchor that Jesus stands waiting to receive anyone who comes to HIM. Doesn’t matter what they have done or where they have been.
DWAYNE BELL - We Drove then walked thru the rain to meet the Mayor of Olanchito at his invitation. Even though he & pastor Dario are friends, this is the first time I know of a team being invited to pray for him. The mayor was a very large, pleasant, gracious man. We were led to his impressive office with a great wooden table and many large comfortable chairs. He joined us. Pastor Dario made some remarks about their friendship, the mayors desire for prayer & good will toward the church in Olanchito. Pastor Whit prayed a good anointed prayer over the mayor while he stood and others of us praying in agreement.
Giovanni and Marilyn played and sang “RECKLESS LOVE” - twas beautiful and anointed. I know the mayor must have been proud and maybe surprised at these talented young worshippers of God from his city. Then Kevin Nugent read a rather long passage of scripture Psalm 37 that he said he reads as a prayer over the president of the U, S. It was powerful and certainly set a tone for what the Lord does and will do with righteous and unrighteous teachers and peoples. Then it was time for the mayor to head to his next meeting. Friendly and honoring good byes were exchanged. The team then headed out in the light rain to our trucks then to lunch.
As we pulled up to the Restraunt I noticed a lady tucked away to the side of the street sitting on her front porch. She was diabetic. We prayed for her healing. As we completed our prayer she had streams of tears flowing down her face.
I felt led to ask our waitress if we could pray for her. She agreed but wanted us to wait til we would leave. As it turned out our translator Kerlin said he was up to praying for her. He spoke a prayer of blessing over the waitress.
Because of this another employee came forward and asked for prayer. So I asked Kristi Lindsay if she would pray for her and she prayed a prayer of blessing over the lady. She was greatly encouraged by Kristy’s bold prayer.
Leaving the Restraunt the same lady walked over to the fence where we could see her. She was glowing and beaming. She told our translator that when we had placed our hand on her and prayed that she felt a feeling of electricity flow through her body. She told us she felt much better after our prayers.
PROPHECY GIVEN TO ME BEFORE I LEFT AMERICA BY BRIAN ROGERS - I believe it fits the lady ABOVE on the FRONT PORCH🔥🔥🔥
BRIAN ROGERS = I saw an older lady with wrinkles on her face, white hair, on a porch...to her it seems like life is over but he will proclaim new life and restoration and it will illuminate light in the whole area
DWAYNES TAKE - We ate lunch at a beautiful, traditional Honduran Restraunt - Mrs Doras favorite.
Upon driving up Whit noticed a woman on the front porch of her home across from the Restraunt sitting in her chair almost hidden. He grabbed Kerlin (translator) to interpret and headed toward her, following a leading of the Lord to pray for her. Kevin and I followed (Dwayne) and soon we were praying for her as she quietly wept with thanksgiving and joy. She had recently been diagnosed with diabetes. She was a cradle catholic , but had met friends who lived her and told her more about the Bible and God. She had a scripture verse above her door Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. It was a powerful, moving and sweet encounter. When we left the Restraunt she waved at me from inside her home and I smiled big and waved back. Shortly thereafter Whit headed to her again as she had come out on the porch. He hugged her good bye as did Kerlin (Heart warming).
These impressions followed by obedience - examples of grace, Kharis, Immanuel - that Whit demonstrated over and over on the trip had a beautiful impact on Kerlin, Laura, and other Hondurans who Whit encouraged to do the same and allowed them to pray for some of those pointed out by the Lord to him.
For instance our waitress in the Restraunt, was a lovely middle age woman and Whit asked her thru Kerlin if she’d like us to pray for her when we were leaving (she was busy taking our orders at that moment) She said yes.. Whit asked “what will we pray for?”
That I can make the payments on my house. When we were leaving Kerlin made a bee line for her as some of us followed to add our prayer support. But it was him who prayed from his heart.
WHITS ADDITION HERE - After Kerlin prayed for the waitress the Restraunt owner came out for prayer. I (Whit) asked Kristi Lindsay if she would like to pray for her request. This was Kristi’s response. “I prayed for her business to prosper and people to feel the presence of God when they come in and would be drawn there. I prayed for her ladies that worked there and her health.”
Dwayne Bell - Did I mention Giovanni and Kerlin brought the guitar 🎸 in and played and sang two or three beautiful worship songs toward the end of our meal. Of course the team loved it, and I think the other diners did too. I noticed the T-shirt of a young Middle Ages guy that left after finishing their meal whose shirt read “Drinks well with others”. ‘‘Twas in English so ???? Who knows if it says anything about him, but I thought it funny and noteworthy.