As always we have had plenty of visitors to our services, most of whom we meet on the streets. Some have made decisions to follow Jesus, others have testified that they have been touched by the fire of God and stirred up to live for Him.
Here are some testimonies from disciples:
‘Two Saturdays in a row a man approached us while we were witnessing in Manurewa. The first time he asked ‘hey, what are you guys about’? We gave him the Gospel and laid hands on him and prophesied. He was totally open and poured out his heart how sin and Satan have taken everything from him. Holy Ghost touched him and the following week he approached us again. This time he said ‘there is something about you guys!’ Again he was majorly impacted by God and the following day he came to church and received a mighty touch from God as the minister laid hands on him. The man left full of joy and eager to come again.’
‘A young lady we met on the streets has been coming to church on-and-off for a while now and over the past few weeks she has had mega breakthrough! She has been immersing herself in God by coming to Bible Studies, prayer meetings, church services and hanging out with other disciples. Last week she came with us street witnessing for the first time, and within the first five minutes of watching another disciple preach the Gospel, she eagerly shared her faith and many were drawn to listen to her. Just as Jesus promised there has been lots of opposition but it has been great seeing the fruit of repentance in her life. Her husband has also recommitted his life to Jesus and testified that the fruit in his wife’s life was provoking him to go hard for Jesus and get out of sin. Praise God!’
Another couple visited church and were powerfully touched by God. The young man testified that he wanted to come regularly and get stirred up in his faith and the young woman said the prophetic word she received from a young minister was amazingly accurate. It’s awesome to see God move supernaturally through His people and confirm He is real!
An unbelieving man allowed a disciple to pray for his injured back on the streets and was instantly healed of all pain. He was able to bend and twist freely whereas only minutes earlier he was in agony doing so! He was so amazed he kept asking ‘what have you guys done to me?’, and ‘who on Earth are you guys?’ Another disciple saw him ten minutes later down the road still twisting as he walked and saying to his partner ‘I can’t believe this, I am healed.’ Ha ha. Go Jesus!
Praise God for the testimonies and the miracles but in accordance with the Bible we have also seen people backslide, leave Jesus and mock those that are zealous for the faith. To show an example of how quickly Satan works to steal away the seed of the Word in people’s lives - one man eagerly received the Gospel on the streets and gave his details for a ride to church the following day, and then as soon as he walked away was met by a young transsexual who has had a lot of help from AHKM and has openly rejected Christ. They became in ‘item’ and the man was no longer interested in Jesus. Please join with us in praying for good-ground hearers in Manurewa and that God would add to us genuine disciples.
The church has enjoyed some good times of fellowship and celebration recently too. Last month we gathered together for Berlin’s water baptism down at Manurewa pools. Berlin has been brought up around Christianity but only recently has dedicated his whole life to Jesus and turned from sin. He is currently finishing the Foundations Course and is eager for biblical discipleship. It’s great to see another young man set on fire for Jesus – good on ya Berlin! Last week we also had some great laughs with the Otara church at our AHKM Talent Show. Highlights included Chaz’s costume (she came as Rev Ryan!) and Missionaries Tom & Barb’s Russian Teaching on Marriage. A merry heart doeth good like medicine, Praise the Lord!
God bless and go hard for Jesus Love Rev Lin and AHKC Manurewa