I had a great time in California ministering to several hundred high school students & 95% of them were Korean. We really bonded and had so much fun.
Sixty-one of them received Jesus for the first time. We had lots of prayer ministry and I stopped in the middle of one message and prayed for students in physical pain and 25 of them got well in three minutes. Later many were on the floor laughing and they had never experienced anything like this before. Some were experiencing manifestations for nearly three hours, and some either don’t go to church or have never been in a church that believes in the power of God for today. I now have a new bunch of Korean friends on facebook. One wrote to me to say his carpol tunnels syndrome is almost completely healed.
These Koreans were a whole new culture to me and I just fell in love with them so fast – they huddled around me and talked and talked and asked questions about the Holy Spirit etc – they begged me not to leave and to return possibly in June – they were just so hungry for the anointing and the presence of God – they began to pray for one another and some of those got healed too – it was great. A group of cheerleaders came up and asked for prayer as one had hurt her ankle and the Lord healed it in less than one minute. Praise God! Many of the students have now become my friends on facebook.
And last week at Life Gate School I saw 42 Middle school students commit their lives to Jesus after a message about not going through the motions. Then I went back there this past Tuesday and as I got up before I actually presented my topic, I felt led to invite more students to get right with God, who had skipped it last week, but perhaps really wanted to, so before any sharing or teaching was done, eleven more students prayed with me committing their lives to Jesus.
After that I had the students hold out there hands and pray asking God for the name of someone to pray for and all participated, and later one boy came up to me and said he was praying for another boy in the school who was not there today because he has been very sick, in and out of the hospital and having lots of medical issues, and after he prayed, that boy walked into the room.
So how about a big praise the Lord for all of these salvations and testimonies
From Pia Hugo – My Host in California-
Words cannot express my deep gratitude to Brother Jay (he does not like being called Pastor so I will call him “Brother”…actually I also like to call him Mr. G, you can ask him what the “G” stands for!).
Not only did all the students love him (they came from all different schools and churches in my area) but so did my adult intercessory team. As some of you may know, I started a healing/prayer/deliverance team last year and this team was able to help Bro. Jay minister to the kids at the youth rally for two nights. On Sat. morning, we had a private time with him and he prayed for all of us. Everyone except for two, I think, got laid out in the Spirit in my living room floor. While on the carpet, I got a very important word I needed to hear, a few felt heat and then actually got healed, one woman who had been praying for the gift of tongues for 10 years finally got it! Some wept, some shook in the power and some just had a fit of the holy laughter–it felt like old times except none of these people were with me 12 years ago when I first experienced the Toronto Revival and joined this New Wine Network. In fact, most of people in the group came from conservative backgrounds and we all go to my non-charismatic church (which Jay attended on Sunday). This was their first experience for anything like this and they loved it!
Aside from all the ministry blessings, salvations and healings that went on with the adults and the students though, I am most grateful for having found a new friend and great brother in Christ! For those of you who have never met him (my only experience with him prior to this weekend was through this New Wine Network), he is truly the real deal…very humble, very authentic and very anointed! I have no doubt his real ministry work is just beginning and it will only get better as he continues to carry this current revival fire where ever God might call him. God bless you, bro, and thanks again for everything! I do hope you can return in June 🙂
Blessings and love,
Pia Hugo – My host