Merauke Friendship Festival, Indonesia

Check out the latest updates from the Friendship Festival in Merauke, Indonesia

 

At the end of the final service in Merauke, Taina and I were pressed on every side; people wanted prayers, others wanted selfies, there was a real press of people. Suddenly this Muslim woman appeared and we had to stop. She told the amazing story that two days earlier she had been healed from a broken disconnected bone in her neck that had given her severe difficulties. Now, two days later she had gone to the hospital, and had been shown the x-rays by the doctor. The bone that showed complete separation on previous x-rays was perfectly fused. Of course, she knew that already, because the pain and difficulty of movement had left two days earlier. Nevertheless,, the X-ray confirmed what God had done.

The final service in Merauke was a powerful demonstration of what happens when the gospel is proclaimed and God validates the message with wonders among the people.

 

Everyday I am reminded that there is great power in the name of Jesus. We are seeing that here in Merauke. Thank you to everyone who is praying and participating.

Look at the photos. So many wonders. The young girl who had been injured in a car accident had secretly been begging God everyday to heal her and tonight it happened. Many Muslim friends testified of healing. Best was to see thousands respond to Christ.

 

Tonight when Taina and I arrived to the stadium, we were met with the most beautiful Indonesian music, and about 50 dancers in traditional costume. Then I opened with the words from the scripture, Jesus Christ the same yesterday today and forever. Thousands responded for salvation and then followed an hour of prayer and a steady stream of healing testimonies. We couldn’t take all the testimonies. After I interviewed seven or eight people that were healed of deafness, some of them from childhood, I had to simply line up all the people who had been deaf and where healed and they formed a long line. They were also numerous healing of paralysis, people discarded crutches, including Muslim friends who gave glory to the Lord. We are off to a great start. Thank you for everyone who is praying for us. Together, we are sharing God’s love with people who many times have only known of God as an austere judge.

Pastors Seminar Day 1
We started the day with a very successful seminar with almost 800 delegates. While the Friendship Festival brings Salvation and healing to so many thousands, the Gospel Revolution seminar is really life-changing for Christians.

Pastors Seminar Day 1

Pastors Seminar Day 1

Muslim students attend seminar

Taina and I with some of the top Islamic leaders in the Merauke region

Friendship dinner in Merauke. Many Muslims, also Hindu leaders and Buddhist leaders attended as we presented the unconditional love of God for all people revealed through Jesus Christ. Representations from the government and police were also present.
Thank you for your prayers and partnership that make this possible.

Friendship Dinner

Friendship Dinner

Banners and posters going up in Merauke, Indonesia for the Friendship Festival

Banners and posters going up in Merauke, Indonesia for the Friendship Festival

Jakob & Daniel, World Impact Ministries Campaign Coordinators work with teams of volunteers to prepare for the festival

Local Indonesian Press Interview Jakob and Daniel about the Friendship Festival in Merauke

Jakob meets with local Muslim leaders to invite him to the Friendship Dinner & Festival with Peter Youngren

Daniel meets with local Muslim leader to invite him to the Friendship Dinner & Festival with Peter Youngren

Daniel meets with a local Muslim leader to invite him to the Friendship Dinner & Festival with Peter Youngren

The Mayor of the City went on Merauke TV to talk about the Friendship Festival and encouraged people to attend

 

 

 

We received a traditional welcome on the tarmac when we landed in Indonesia with a group of children singing and also the vice mayor of the city

 

 

 

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