Caring for the lost and the sick in Caherciveen
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
First we give praise and thanks to Our Loving, Living God Jesus Christ. His Mercy and Compassion touched and transformed lives in the Holy meeting that took place in the picturesque village of Caherciveen. It is situated amid the stunning splendour of Co. Kerry, in the south-west of Ireland.
We also sincerely thank all those who interceded with fervent prayer. Your prayers not only were much appreciated but also were much needed. Although this meeting was undoubtedly one of the most touching, holiest of meetings it was also one of the “toughest.”
Preparation for battle: we experienced serious opposition that others were unaware of. Even getting to the venue and earlier to the radio station where Paul invited thousands to repeat the Repentance Prayer after him was fraught with many problems. However prayer and the faithful back-up of our beloved intercessors took us through the hurdles and obstacles as of course Our Lord won again, pushing back the darkness and setting the captives free.
Although the “Kingdom of Kerry” really is a breathtakingly beautiful part of God’s creation it did have more than its share of sad and hidden traumas and tragedies in its history. Now the Light of Jesus reveals an even greater beauty in the friendly citizens of Caherciveen as His Love and Presence permeates the village and transforms the area.
Unusually, the local council gave us permission to erect billboards in all of the towns Our Lord had instructed us to cover. Twelve towns in total had billboards lifting up the Name of Jesus and 777 full-colour posters were distributed to businesses to display on their windows. No evangelist’s name was featured but only the Name of Jesus on each poster and billboard. We believe where His Name is lifted up is territory claimed by Him for eternity.
God takes over. The outreach itself was smaller than usual though what it lacked in numbers, God certainly made up for in the almost indescribable gentleness and peace that filled the hotel as the Holy Spirit swept through the crowd touching the sick, the sad, the lost with the Power and Love of Christ.
Another most unusual occurrence was the presence of a number of local Christians who already knew Jesus and were sensitive to His Presence. I introduced the meeting and was as usual followed by our music ministry. When it was time for me to return to the stage I hesitated and explained on stage that the heavily anointed music was so Holy and Anointed I had just wanted to sit there and be immersed in His Presence. The local Christians agreed and as we surveyed the crowd saw that many if not all were visibly moved, some with tears streaming down their faces.
Paul preached the Word explaining how God gave His Only Son that we might be saved and exactly what Jesus endured for us. He led the crowd in the repentance prayer and at the altar call the prayer was repeated individually as many were slain in the Spirit and healed.
The greatest miracle of all: Christ’s love.
At times the miracles and healings were not as outwardly dramatic as many in the past have been, though of course the greatest miracle is when Jesus touches and transforms a person’s heart. An example of this was when a local Christian lady came forward for prayer not for herself but for her hopelessly (in the natural) alcoholic husband who would not come to the meeting or a church. Paul prayed for his healing and claimed him for the Kingdom of Heaven in the Name above all Names, Jesus Christ. More on this later.
At the outreach there were those healed of arthritis, pains, injuries and one lady healed of deafness as Jesus answered their pleas. As I was kept unusually busy “on the floor” I didn’t have the opportunity to watch as much as normal but some scenes were memorable. There was the moment when two members of a local occult movement gave their lives to Jesus as the local Christians who knew them watched in amazement.
We rejoiced as the relative of a team member returned and recommitted her life to Jesus. Then there was the hotel staff member who came into the meeting after her shift and accepted Jesus. Dominic, who established My Father’s House with his wife Lillian, was overjoyed and praised the Lord as Paul led his mother in the repentance prayer. A recently married team member’s new husband came to the Lord and received healing. There was much reconciliation between relationships and rifts in families healed.
The outreach expands.
Next morning as we attended a small service in "My Fathers House" (where Paul at an earlier, powerful meeting had asked God for a powerful anointing on the newly established ministry of Dominic and Lillian), we were not surprised as the lady who had just the night before requested prayer for her alcoholic husband walked into the small but God-ordained service with husband and young son beside her.
God is a merciful God. In a comparatively short space of time, the alcoholic was delivered totally. We watched him in minutes go through delirium tremors (“DT’s”) and other healing as he was set free and returned to the bosom of his family. A prophecy had been uttered that they would both be used mightily by the Lord to lead many others to Him. Before He left the previously alcoholic man who had before shunned prayer actually laid hands on another troubled person and prayed for their burden. Praise the Lord. Other healings and deliverances took place there.
Most unusual was the extremely high percentage of ministries established as God blessed and empowered many including young people to go out and preach His Word. Dominic and Lillian’s freshly anointed ministry is already expanding and they are planning an outreach in the town of Killarney. Prophecy after prophecy was uttered as those chosen to “go out” were slain in the Spirit during the outreach.
Co-labourers in the field.
All the team were greatly blessed and immediately took to our hearts two men who were sent by God to participate in His Plan, a Godly, anointed pastor called Graham who had been led by the Holy Spirit to come to the meeting at Caherciveen.
We also give thanks for meeting another co-worker in Christ and another gentle giant in the Lord, Pastor John Wooster-Brown also from England.
Thank you, Melissa, our New York based prayer manager and all the dedicated intercessors!
As all our regular readers know, the team still have full-time “day jobs” that we maintain to fund the outreaches. No collections, love offerings, fees or charges of any kind were made at any time in this outreach as the team share all the costs involved. However as you will understand there are great demands on the time of our small but privileged group so I ask your perseverance with the delays in getting back to thank all who prayed for the meeting or in writing this report.
A very special thanks is extended from Paul & Mary, Harry & Maureen and every member of the Five Fold team to an American friend, Pam Seibert. A wonderful Christian lady whom all the team love, particularly for her unselfish, unstinting work and love for Jesus.
Finally, thank you all once again and May God Bless and Reward you all for your participation in His Plan.
Your brother in Christ,
**UPDATE: Recently (several years later) Dominic contacted us. He shared that the occult members who had accepted Jesus and rejected their satanic practices that day had later gone on to evangelise other cult members including a local warlock, all whom accepted Jesus and the coven was disbanded!! P.T.L.