Tuesday, September 20, 2011
We just got back from the island of Raitea. Four Tahitian boys came with us. We stayed at an AOG church which has no pastor for five years. Satan shows up as a divider of houses on this island, there is no unity here.
I felt the Lord say to do a corporate fast for three days in order to see Him work miracles. So we did that, and did 2 prayer night watches. We went around the island praying for the Marae's (altars), including Taputapuatea (where the polynesian religion spread around the world). It was a really dark and creepy place. We got Joshua 6, the Walls of Jericho. We marched around the main altar and shouted after the 7th time. The boys marched around a seperate altar, which we found out was the place where they sent the warriors out from!
We did some evangelism at the airport, worshipped at the harbor, the beach, the mountain overlooking Tahaa and Bora Bora, and did alot of prayer.
The church had us do two services for worship and prayer, the people in Raitea are hungry for God. One day people showed up to the house to ask for prayer. It was really nice being able to pray for people all day.
One night Brent (a student of ours), JJ (Tahitian boy), and I prayed for a woman with stomach cancer. As we prayed she began weeping violently, she told us that as we prayed she felt fire burn in her stomach.
We sent Bo Ram (a student) with two Tahitian boys to the island of Tahaa (15 minutes by boat) after we prayed and felt only they were to go. They somehow met the ex-mayor of the island who drove them around the island to Marae's and high places where they worshipped and prayed. They were dropped off at the AOG church where a member drove them around to peoples houses for prayer. People were blessed, many of them cried, as they ministered to them. The people in Tahaa are hungry for God.
On Saturday night we got picked up and were asked to pray for a 27 year old guy with bone cancer. When we got there we found out the family is Mormon. They were a little shocked when they saw twenty evangelical/pentecostal christians come over. We had Roic ( Tahitian guy) play worship as we began praying. We all began praying, shouting, speaking in tongues, pulling things off of him in the spirit, commanding things to leave, all of the usual things you do. The family looked very uncomfortable. The young guy said that as we prayed for him immediately his headache left him (which he says only leaves with the help of drugs), and that he felt fire burn through his bones. We prayed again and spent some time giving him words. Hallelujah!
It was a fun and fruitful trip. Alhtough we rarely had water at the house which made things stinky, and a little dirty. It was worth it.
Lisa, Morgan, and Baby boy Keach