Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised...

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Africa (1985)

An Excerpt from:
“Terry Mai - A Glimpse of His Life”


In January 1985 Doyle and Terry, along with Patti and Kathy went to Africa and spent fifteen days there ministering the gospel. Doyle had been invited by Forward In Faith Ministries to come to Africa prior to going to Israel. He has shared many times of meeting Ezekiel Guti in the Garden Tomb in Israel [1984]. Ezekiel and two women from Africa, along with Doyle, Kathy Mai and Debbie Geer ended up in the Garden Tomb together. The power of God was so strong, they were all shaking. This was a divine appointment of God. Ezekiel Guti was the head of Forward in Faith Ministries. Ezekiel had asked him to come the second Sunday of the month instead of the first. They called it "Big Sunday." There were to be four thousand attending the meeting in Harare, pastors from Ezekiel Guti’s churches and they asked Doyle if he would speak for ten minutes. Before the meeting was over, they had finished and still had time left to fill. They came and asked Doyle if he could speak for an hour, and he said, "I suppose." The Zimbabwe Army General assigned to interpret for Doyle during that meeting wouldn't speak what Doyle was speaking, and he was firmly removed and replaced with a twenty year old boy. The young man would look at Doyle and say, "You want me to say that?!" Doyle would say, "Yes, tell them!"

At a another meeting in Harare, they had a tongue and interpretation and God said, “Lift up your voice-let me hear you praise me.” A man stood up and said, “We don’t need no white apostle coming to speak to us, we have the apostle, Ezekiel Guti, we don’t need no white man!” After railing for a few minutes, one of the other leaders got up and prayed that Doyle would minister whatever God wanted him to, Then Doyle spoke and said, “I’m not a white man, it is Jesus in me, the Jew, and it He who is speaking.”

It was an amazing experience in Africa, with God demonstrating His power in every meeting. All the meetings were packed. They started out in Harare, and went on to Chinhoyi, and Kariba. They ministered in the cities and in the bush. God demonstrated His power in every meeting with mighty signs and wonders. They saw blind eyes healed, deaf ears opened and devils cast out.

Doyle tells of the blind man seated in front of them and he prayed for him, and then handed him a bible and asked him to read. The man read it, his eyes were healed. Doyle said, “It was God, if I would have had time to think, I would have thought, “What if he doesn’t know how to read?”

Kathy [Mai] shared that they had a meeting for six hours at Chinhoyi, with maybe one short break and the people sat through it all. She said the chairs had no backs on them and many of the women had small babies they were carrying in slings on their backs or fronts, and yet they never fainted, remaining attentive throughout the entire meeting. That meeting fulfilled a vision God had given Doyle, of speaking to black people sitting up straight on benches with no back rest.

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