These young ladies (Anna, Danielle, and Rachel) were teamed together by YWAM because of their prophetic gifting―the gifts of the Holy Spirit that allow them to sense and hear how the Lord would have them minister to people in prayer (including physical or emotional healing); or what the Lord would want spoken over specific individuals. This particular team was trained to minister especially to children and teens.
When we talked with Pastor Carlos about this event at the end of March, he thought he would like the event to be targeted at thirty children and youth who already showed the proclivity for this type of ministry. We’re assuming this idea was hard to implement, however, because when we arrived, there were already seventy plus children and youth present; along with their mothers and the faithful staff of servants at Tierra y Libertad.
Many of you may not know that Richard is one of the cleverest puppeteers I have ever heard. He was asked almost two years ago by Karen Knapp to help entertain the children at Linda’s kitchen. Richard has always loved using puppets for ministry, and that day he produced a puppet show with little notice and not much to work with. It was a hit. Because of that day, Karen told Richard she’d love to see him in action again at this event. I even bought him an ‘owl’ puppet (that we have loved over the years but never purchased) for an early Father’s Day present―just for this occasion.
For testimony sake, I need to go back to several days before the event. Sam and Karen had asked us over to meet the YWAM team. During this time, they also asked us to pray over the three young ladies. As we were praying, I was led to place my hand on a specific area of Anna’s head. I prayed in the Spirit for some time but the Lord did not share with me what He was doing. I did tell Anna that if she looked up a chart of the functions of different parts of the brain, she might have an understanding of what the Lord had been doing, and she did. On the day of the event, Anna told me that she had struggled with dyslexia her whole life. In fact, she had to overcome “panic attacks” in order to minister in front of people on several occasions―never knowing if what she wanted to say would come out right. Since praying over her, all of the symptoms of dyslexia had left and there has been no more fear as far as what would come out of her mount! What a God we serve!
The ministry event was scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and it was phenomenal. Sam, Karen, the YWAM team, along with Richard and I (and three translators) prayed over every single one of the children and youth. When we finished at 7:30 p.m., we were really tired; but I was so excited by what the Lord had been doing. I now have a vision for similar events for children and young adults in the future. This type of ministry can change the lives of those who received ministry forever!
Several adults also slipped in for different needs. This leads us to our second major miracle. Marcos is a young man that has had a ministry of helps to the family of Cristo es el Camino Church for several years. Apparently, he had been unable to hear out of his right ear for six years. When Sam prayed over Marcos’ ear, it immediately opened. With great joy, he gladly went around sharing his testimony of his ability to now hear from his right ear.
So much wonderful ministry happened, I can’t possible relate it all to you, but I hope you know I don’t exaggerate. Please continue to pray for Sam and Karen Knapp (Sam is in his late eighties and still going— from his Spirit-filled beginnings in the Latter Rain Movement of the 1940’s). Also, please pray for Anna, Danielle, and Rachel as they are sent to various mission fields with YWAM. Finally, please pray for the future of every child and youth that received ministry during this event.
May the Lord continue to bless you! You know we are only here in Los Cabos administering events such as this because of all of you!