To this date he and his family have been on a remarkable journey!
Wednesday, June 3, 2015: At noon today, I visited with Whit Bass where I talked to him about Covenant Life Fellowship's purpose and vision. He sees the vision and the value of what we are doing. One on one relationship is making a difference in people's lives. I told him that our purpose was not to put him in bondage to CLF but to help him find God's purpose for his life and release him into that purpose. Also, to stand with him as he moves forward in God's purpose for his life.
To this date he and his family have been on a remarkable journey!
Saturday, May 30, 2015: This morning I went to meet with Jerry Linhares at McDonald's for a visit. As I was getting out of the van Brother Gerald Brinkley met me and I asked him to join us. Gerald gave me this testimony, one of his members Nick Garner, Duane Garner's son that Bro. Gerald had baptized, came across an accident. The Lord spoke to him and said stop and pray for the driver of the accident. He passed it up but the Lord spoke to him the second time to go back and pray for the man. He turned around went back and ask if he could pray? The man said, "Please do," Neck was pleased that he was able to hear and obey the voice of the Lord. I have a history with Nick and his father.
Monday, May 25, 2015: Mary and Robert Fournier had a wonderful wedding. David and I have been praying about this union for a long time. This was a God sent glorious occasion with many manifestations of His presence. I have an opportunity to pray for Robert and also the minister who came from Wichita, Kansas to perform the wedding. Bill Pillar, Suzanne's father and I had an opportunity at the end of reception to pray a patriarchal blessing over our granddaughter and her husband. We were able to prophesy blessings upon them. Afterwards the minister asked me to pray for him; he bowed his head in front of me, I laid hands on him and blessed him also. I was amazed that I moved with such confidence.
A young man also asked me to pray for him. He had just finished college and was headed to the Philippines to be a missionary. I was able to pray and give a word of prophetic encouragement to him.
So yesterday (Friday) while waiting to get my oil changed at Walmart in Monroe; I took the opportunity to pray with 4 people.
First person in a wheel chair turned me down.
The second person walking with a withered hand allowed me to do so. He suffers with Arthritis. Was not in pain at that moment so I could not get a report of any difference after we prayed.
The third person was in a motorized chair - had experienced a broken foot - plates and screws involved. African American man from Texas named David who was visiting family. He allowed me to anoint him with oil and I placed both hands on his foot. As I began to pray, I spoke to the pain and commanded it to leave and prayed for an accelerated healing from the broken bones. After I finished praying, I asked David if he sensed any change in his foot. He said, "At the moment you placed your hands on my foot and began to pray I could feel the pain from the screws pushing into my bone of my leg dissipate. The pain subsided." He has my card and I requested he keep me abreast of any new developments.
Since going on the mission trip to Honduras I was challenged to be more evangelistic in my daily life by Mario - friend of David Trapp. I had Mario pray for our group to receive an impartation of the passion and gift of evangelism he walks in. I really believe something has happened since that time in Honduras.
Since leaving Honduras in mid-January I have led 61 people to faith in Christ within about a 2 1/2-month period of time. When you read about Jesus walking throughout the Gospels, he was intentional every place he went. That's what I've been seeing in my life. I'm trying to be in constant prayer of wherever I go to be in tune with Holy Spirit.
Today I meet with a woman who has driven in from Houston Texas to receive prayer ministry. My wife Michelle will be assisting me to minister to this lady. Michelle has never been my prayer partner in doing a deliverance / inner healing prayer session. Please pray for us as we move in this new realm of bring SALVATION - to others - SAVED, HEALED AND DELIVERED.
This past Thursday evening I was asked by a former convert that I led to Christ and helped her life recover from Drugs - to introduce her at CR at FBC Rayville. Erica McNease Carlin.
Erica shared her testimony at CR Thursday Night of how the Lord delivered her but used her being healed in Prison when she and I prayed together to come to Salvation in Christ. Since I introduced her before the crowd at CR Thursday night, I was given the green light to call for a response at the end of her message during the service - Altar Call. Probably 5 or more looked up to receive Christ and prayed to do so at the end of the service. 2 of these made it public.
Then afterwards I invited some folks to join me to pray for a couple who have been through an atrocity recently. The man Josh is blind due to being stabbed by a co-worker and he now attends a blind school. The couple is Joe and Alicia. We met up with them to pray for their healing but what we discovered was their LOSTNESS. Especially Joe. A good man but unchurched. So, we prayed with Joe and Alicia to profess Christ as their savior. We haven't heard of any manifestation of healing in his eye sight yet so please keep praying for him.
Then after we prayed for this couple my daughter Hannah has been reaching out to a young man named Tyler. Tyler waited patiently for us to finish our time of prayer with Joe and Alicia. We easily took 30 minutes with the couple. Tyler opened up about his depression and his need for Christ. He is about 17 or 18. He looks like he stepped out of a Heavy Metal Rock Band - But Thursday Night professed Christ as Savior and we took it a step further to break the spirit of Heaviness and Suicide off of his life. Tyler joined a group of us men afterwards to pray with our brother Michael Stephens. Some of these men that joined me and led out in these prayers were Michael Stephens, J.T. Strong, Brian Rogers, Rayland Trisler, Brent Smart, Jess Horne along with my wife Michelle, Ms. Bonnie and Hannah to name a few. (So, 5 people professed CHRIST AS SAVIOR) this past Thursday night.
On Apr 6, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Whit Bass < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Good Morning Men,
These testimonies are from recent encounters.
The first testimony comes from a lady who attends CR at FBC Rayville and I prayed for her condition with COPD.
We prayed a few weeks ago about this condition and I received her update this morning.
"I no longer have wheezing in my lungs, my breathing has improved tremendously. I still need the oxygen; I am getting better. Thank You for caring enough to pray for me at that moment. Thank You!"
Saturday, May 16, 2015: I arrived early for my 9 AM flight to Monroe and set by a large black man, he had spent the night in the terminal. His name is Felix Taylor from San Diego, California. He was raised in Marion, Louisiana; his father is a preacher and now drives a school bus. He himself works with troubled young black boys there in San Diego. We talked honestly about the problems here in America and the lack of fatherhood. He talked honestly about race relationships and the problems in the black community. He indicated that integration had not been a good thing because black children do not respect the white teachers. Forced integration has brought many problems. He talked about the introduction of cocaine into America; it has destroyed the black man. Everyone uses it; he blamed Ronald Ragin. I talked to him about the difference between racial prejudice and also racial pride. Each race has its strong points which are derived from family, this causes of pride within that race, this was not a bad thing. But racial prejudice is a bad thing
I asked Felix what he felt like the answer was and how to get there? We concluded that the new birth in Jesus Christ was the beginning place and that men need to be discipled and become the heads of their family. Felix and I held hands and I asked him to pray, and he did while we were sitting in the airport with all the other passengers.
I began to talk to him about discipling man and what this should look like with Jesus Christ as our pattern. He understood what I was talking about. I told him that I had tried to disciple black men before with very little result. He stuck out his hand and said, "Try me." We exchanged information, email address and phone numbers.
When we arrived in Monroe he was met by his cousin and his cousin's girlfriend. He wanted to serve me and make sure that I got the van okay. His cousin carried my suitcase and when we got to my van; we joined hands and I prayed for Felix again. I don't know where this will go because he lives in San Diego. I leave on Wednesday for California but he wants to have lunch with me before I leave.
Friday, May 15, 2015: On the flight from Knoxville to Houston Texas I sat in the very back of the plane with Corey Stumbaugh. Corey is in the Navy and is an instructor in electronics. He was headed to San Diego California with his girlfriend. This too was a divine appointment set up by the Holy Spirit. As we were taking off our conversation flowed easily, it went to faith in Jesus. I offered Corey an opportunity to allow his girlfriend to exchange seats with me but he declined. He did not believe in the Bible or in Jesus Christ. He could not fathom the fact that a loving God would send people to hell. I told him that we were like the man stranded in the sea and would drown if we did not get help, but someone came along and through us a life preserver and said, "Take hold and you will be saved." Jesus is that life preserver and it is our choice to accept or deny him. And the loving God desires that each man take hold of the salvation provided. He said that his girlfriend was a devout Christian and would be pleased that I was talking to him. I asked him about marriage and he desires it but will be deployed at sea for a year and he doesn't know how his girlfriend can handle this. I was praying in the Spirit for him and left the results of God's word in his heart. He doesn't care to have children because at the end of life it goes into black nothingness.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019: From Pastor Gary Lively
Pastor Robert this is from my son Garon’s best friend in Oklahoma.
I prayed this morning on the way to work for something very specific that has been on my heart and my mind. I prayed to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit evident by speaking in tongues as I prayed. I truly wanted it. As I prayed just praising God my tongue began to shake and half way to work I couldn’t make it stop. I was talking to my preacher yesterday about it and today it came to pass!!! I’m pretty pumped this morning!!!!!