One young couple and their children visited a Sunday service after meeting a Gospel Force soldier on the streets, and both made decisions to follow Christ. The young man came to Bible Study on the Tuesday and was powerfully baptised in the Holy Ghost and spoke in other tongues. The young lady was so excited about all she heard about the meeting that she came to Prayer Meeting on Thursday and received the same baptism! They started reading the Bible together, regularly pray and attend AHKC services. Another young man rededicated his life to Jesus after speaking with a Gospel Force soldier. He was training to be a minister at Bible College a few years ago but since backslid to the world. He has since been attending AHKC meetings and fellowshipping with the disciples. His brother visited with him one Sunday night and commented ‘this place is anointed’. A Mormon man visited church after meeting a Gospel Force soldier and claimed he wanted to follow the Jesus of the Bible. Some young ladies visited from Hamilton and one has enquired about long distance discipleship. A couple who were displaced by the Christchurch earthquake visited and were amazed by the accuracy of the prophetic words that were spoken to them. Other visitors have also been welcomed in from the streets and have sometimes made for interesting church services! This is why we are here – to welcome home the lost and then grow them up in Christ!
A young man responded to a word of knowledge during a church service and testified all pain left his injured foot when the minister prayed for him. An AHKM disciple underwent a neck surgery and was told by her doctor she had received an answer to her prayers when he saw how well she had healed. Her bandages were removed two days early because of her speedy recovery and there are no complications! Another disciple was given a new job with better hours and pay in answer to her prayers.
Many of the disciples in Manurewa have been given opportunities to rise up in ministry and have begun worship leading, leading prayer meetings, preaching at Bible Study, ministering on prayer lines and coordinating lifts and follow-up. We had an awesome free night at Bible Study last month when three disciples preached powerfully on slaying lust in our lives. The core group of disciples get together regularly throughout the week to evangelise, fellowship, pray and worship. It is exciting as God strengthens those who have been proven through 2011 and fires them up in unity for an awesome Christmas break. It is even more exciting to anticipate what God is going to do in Manurewa and the rest of New Zealand in 2012……..
Thanks to all those who have prayed for this ministry throughout the year – the prayer of the righteous avails MUCH and no doubt lives have been eternally changed as a result.
As we have testified in our blogs all year – the kingdom of darkness has suffered loss in Manurewa and Jesus has been glorified!! HE IS KING AND WORTHY OF EVERYTHING!
Ps Linda Trevenen