"I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."
While the DTS team was in the Congo, they saw God's hand moving in many miraculous ways.
Here are some of the highlights:
One young girl was lying in the hospital after collapsing and becoming unconscious. The team prayed for her and she immediately regained her senses. They were then able to talk with her and discovered that she had been ridiculed at school by her teachers as well as by other students. As result she had allowed a root of bitterness to form in her heart, which was affecting her so much that she was becoming physically ill. The team talked with the girl about forgiveness and about how to not allow negative things from others impact her life. This girl received physical and emotional healing that day!
A woman who had been suffering from severe headaches since 1985 also received prayer from the team. After praying for some time, the team discovered that the woman believed that she had been cursed by the witchcraft of a neighbor. The team explained that even if this other woman had tried to hurt her, she must still walk in forgiveness and love. After explaining the importance of forgiving others in receiving forgiveness from God himself, the woman's headaches stopped at once. She was immediately healed and began praising God! The woman even decided to seek out the neighbor who she believed had cursed her to reconcile the relationship and share God's goodness.
There were many other people in a Catholic mission hospital in one town who were very ill. As the team moved around from one person to the next, God began working. Patient after patient took up their mats and left the hospital at once. Bingi relates that she was even nervous that the workers there would be upset from loosing so many patients. God's faithfulness still prevailed, and instead of becoming angry, the staff wanted to know more about the power of God and his healing touch!
Although there were many great experiences on this trip, there were also many challenges and the people of Congo still need to see God move in their lives. Stay tuned for the next post about these things!