Friday, May 19, 2006

Manifest Power Marks New England Tour

We are excited to report the phenomenal things we have just seen on our recent New England Tour. Over the past three weeks, we have seen the Lord work miracles and healings on U.S. soil that rival anything we’ve ever witnessed overseas. In our five-state tour, we have literally watched more supernatural activity than we can document. From instant miraculous weight loss to metal pins and plates melting from people’s bodies, the Lord has truly displayed His power.

We like to offer these testimonies and revival reports not to pump our own ministry or hype anything, but to instill faith in the reader that “all things are possible for those who believe.” The truth speaks much louder than fiction, and some of these stories may stretch you. However, this is normal, everyday Christianity – the way it should be. We strongly believe that revival is right now for anyone who wants it, and this is a strategic time of release for the New England area. A shift has already taken place in the region, and a supernatural display of the Kingdom of God is being poured out like never before.

Fat Disappears, Money Appears in Tolland, Conn.

The entire family, kids in tow, made this trek to the Northeast in late April, stopping first at River of Life Christian Fellowship in Tolland, Conn. with Pastors Weston and Karen Brooks. In a series of powerful meetings, the Lord released at least two significant weight loss miracles. A man with a paralyzed finger received feeling and sensitivity again. We had people check their pockets for money that may have supernaturally appeared there during the meeting. Sure enough, a small amount of money popped into one man’s pants which were completely empty prior to the meeting!

There were a number of other healings in Tolland, including relief from ailments that had plagued people for many years. One woman was healed of a back problem caused by MS when our eight-year-old daughter touched her during the healing service. We also sensed that a large angel was slamming a scroll into the ground in Tolland that would send shockwaves throughout the area.

Healing and Deliverance in Springfield, Mass.

Our next stop on the itinerary was Springfield, Mass. with Pastor Kofi Ata Ben Boni at Shepherd’s Gate Christian Fellowship. It was there that one woman reported deliverance from a prescription drug addiction ever since the meeting. Her close friend stated that, “she has many pains in her body and takes so much drugs that sometimes she can barely open her mouth – and she knows she is addicted and takes too much. Wednesday night she went up, and said she got freaked out because she felt something happen to her (the Holy Spirit) and she had to leave. You didn’t even lay hands on her. ... Well, she now has no pain in her body and has not taken any pills since.”

Another woman reported that her back bone snapped back in place during the healing wave that was released, and others also experienced an infilling of the Holy Spirit. Our hotel receptionist was also surprised to find that Pastor Kofi spoke her native language from Ghana, and we had the privilege of leading her to the Lord and getting her plugged into the local fellowship.

Divine Intimacy Released at Gateway

Our time at Gateway Christian Fellowship in New Haven, Conn. with Pastors Dr. Brian and Candice Simmons was stirring as we delved into the sacred romance of the Song of Solomon. The weekend seminary opened the eyes and hearts of listeners with revelatory teaching, and we also prophesied personally over everyone in attendance. The Lord released an impartation of his “fiery seal” upon the hearts of everyone there the final night of the conference, and there were also a number of healings.

We would like to highly recommend Dr. Simmons’ book “Journey of the Bride,” which is available online at Gateway’s Web site,

Breakthrough in the Bronx

Stopping next at the Sanctuary Fellowship in Bronx, NY, we witnessed still more supernatural weight loss miracles. Little did we know that the church was in the midst of a competitive weight loss/diet competition. So God granted an “unfair” advantage to a few fortunate souls! There were also bone spurs, ankle problems and knee ailments that were healed among other infirmities. One woman reported that the Lord healed her instantly from the flu!

Pastor Jorge and the Sanctuary family are pioneering a new work in the city, and we greatly enjoyed our time with this young, growing fellowship.

Wine Time at the White Horse Café

Jumping from downtown New York City to the “boonies” of Vermont was a great relief for our clan of former Alaskans. The beautiful setting of White River Junction and Dee Copley’s White Horse Café provided a pristine natural backdrop for an explosive release of supernatural power.

There were a number of healings at the meetings, including a man whose shoulder was healed completely after many years of problems. In addition, we saw a few instant weight loss miracles. But the best part of these meetings was the heavy glory that descended. The Lord showed us that publications are going to be released from the Café and that a significant shift will be coming in 14 months. We learned that Vermonters really love to party in the Lord, and everyone corporately entered the wine room of Heaven during the meetings.

We also took the time in Vermont to visit Revivalist Eleazar Wheelock’s grave. This man of God founded Dartmouth College on the heels of the Great Awakening. The fiery bowls of creative revelatory understanding in the sciences and other fields of learning are about to be restored in the same measure and greater, in accordance with his original vision. This and other Ivy League schools which started with a Christian foundation are going to be restored to their original vision and call in these last days.

We also stopped at the church where George Whitefield was buried in Massachusetts, asking that the same wells of revival would spring up afresh, yet altogether new for this day and hour!

Maine Ignites with Miracles, Salvation, Call to the Poor

If we had to describe our time in Maine with one word, it would simply be “Wow!” Here are just a few of the miracles we witnessed during our time there:

*Deaf ears pop open for three people
*Metal plate melts from woman’s wrist
*Metal pins disappear from teenage girl’s ankle
*Fat cells vanish from several people’s waist lines
*Backs, shoulders, joints instantly healed
*Chronic pain/fybromyalgia leaves after many years of struggle
*Woman with walker gains strength/mobility

On the second day of our conference, we issued a serious call to make a difference toward the impoverished children of the world. More than 50 people responded to the call to “remember the poor,” and we collected pledges to raise $30,000 for orphanages in the Far East over the next three months! Nearly 30 people also volunteered to support orphan children long-term at $30 a month.

Currently, we are working out the logistics for this orphanage project, and we plan to have more information posted shortly on our Web site for anyone else who wishes to contribute toward the project.

A vision for the poor coincides with a prophetic word from Lou Engle, connecting Bangor, Maine with the 24/7 intercession movement in Bangor, Ireland during the days of Celtic Christianity. The Celts not only sustained a lifestyle of mystical, contemplative faith. They also sent missionaries throughout the world, shining as the only light in the midst of the Dark Ages. Their heart and care for the poor was a powerful example of true religion, and we would like to thank the people of Maine for stepping up to the call and emulating that same charitable heart that releases God’s favor.

We ministered with a large group of young people who will be involved in establishing this house of prayer in Bangor, along with Pastors Rich and Linda Brink who hosted us at Mountaintop Christian Fellowship.

Other powerful happenings in Maine included a wave of deliverance, where a number of people struggling with a spirit of suicide and addictions were set free. We commissioned everyone to go out two-by-two after the last night of the conference to save souls in the middle of the night. Trucking over to Wal-Mart with our associates Jason and Heather Rosfeld, we led about six people to the Lord with several marketplace miracles. A man was healed of a limp leg on the automotive aisle, and the Lord also healed a man’s back on Aisle 4 as he recommitted his life to the Lord.

Taking it to the Streets

As fun as it is to experience the miraculous, there is nothing better than watching the stuff happen in the marketplace. Seeing is believing. Christians do not have the freedom to preach the gospel in word only. The Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk only, but demonstrations of power. Jesus wants to be demonstrated.

Even now, we are watching a spiritual army not only taking formation, but taking new ground as well. We were encouraged by our time in New England, because we saw groups who were hungry to reproduce their faith in the streets and activate the miraculous in their own lives – they were not just attending meetings to be entertained. They love God and they want to be used. We thank God for the fruitful work of ministry over the tour, and our prayer is that these testimonies encourage you to go even further to bring Heaven to earth in your own sphere of influence!

Many Blessings,
John & Lily Crowder