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Following Jesus @ VLI in Columbus, Ohio (USA)

Gill and I had a wonderful but intense weekend in Amsterdam and Brussels, teaching 25 ardent students at Vineyard Leadership Institute (VLI) from the Vineyard churches in the Benelux countries (and a few that flew in from Lithuania). It was Friday night and all day Saturday ending at 2100 and then driving home to Amsterdam!! We had wonderful ministry times with God touching a number of students, some quite significantly!

Sunday morning I preached at Amsterdam Vineyard and again we had such a great time. The worship was filled with joy and tenderness. I felt a real presence of God in my teaching on the Praying the Psalms. An good number of people responded to receive ministry with laying on of hands. And the Spirit came with power. Many wept as they were touched by God’s forgiveness and healing. One lady said she felt the words that I spoke entered her chest and moved around in her, working deep inside. She broke down as God gave me specific words of knowledge about her unresolved pain in relation to her past. It is simply awesome to see God healing people with such specific and tender mercy.

We flew to Columbus (USA) on Monday 10th Sept, and I taught the first class of about 45 VLI students last night (Tuesday). I am teaching Healing 1 on the theology and praxis of Christian healing ministry. Once again, I am moved by the openness, hunger and willingness of those present. I find it a wonderful privilege to be teaching God’s Word and to demonstrate ministry in “equipping the saints” to do the stuff of God’s Kingdom! I’m preparing for a very full weekend of teaching, so I am trusting God for his anointing and sustaining strength!

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