Outreaches in America
This was a tremendous time of blessing when the South Barnstead Christian Fellowship, offered to put up posters covering many surrounding towns. This we believe is important for every poster that SBCF put up, is territory claimed for the Kingdom of God because His Name is on it.
These meetings were a ‘joint venture’ between the S.B.C. F. and the Five Fold Ministry Ireland, which we believe was a great blessing for us. For in almost every case before, we had to individually put up our own posters.
Even before we came there was a great amount of prayer and dedication from many intercessors in promoting these meetings. We were not surprised then when we got to the church, that there was a tremendous presence of God, and that ministry came quite easy to the people coming forward for prayer and healing.
Some of the teachings were about dedication to God, commitment to the church, coming to both services, Wednesday and Sunday, which we believe they took up.
We also talked about, “Are we going to Heaven on our own, or are we going to bring people with us?” It’s a teaching that I believe could apply to every church and every Christian in the U.S.A.
There was also a tremendous atmosphere of worship and thanksgiving to God for the many blessings that they have received.
God touched everyone that came forward and HE ministered to his or her individual needs. There was a tremendous presence of Holiness in the church at all of the meetings. And all of the meetings were blessed which we believe is a direct result of the many thousands of prayer warriors that interceded on our behalf for a break-through.
Indeed we believe that we did get the break-through as we are still receiving mail from people that were touched and healed by God. It is difficult at this stage to give specific numbers, as it is early days yet.
We had a tremendous time doing this ministry because we had cooperation from a church that was eager to see people healed and saved.
We believe that any church can grow and grow as their dedication to Christ grows. For it is only with Him can we grow and prosper in all things in God. For with Christ we can bear all fruit, healings, ministry and miracles. Without Him we bear nothing that benefits mankind in any way.
So it is important that we stay focussed at all times on Jesus Christ and what He has for us, and what He wants to do through us if we just let Him. This comes only in living a holy and blameless life so that God can use clean vessels for His Glory and His Son to shine through them in ministry.
At this time we would like to thank everyone who helped us in so many ways with accommodation, food and blessings The church even insisted on collecting a "love offering" which we accepted with thanks so as not to 'rob them of a blessing' from our Father in heaven. However, of course Paul 're-donated' the offering back to Pastor John and we are sure the church or local charities benefited from the congregation's faithfullness.
May God the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, bless you with every Heavenly blessing for your support.
update: Testimonies from individuals, churches, press, television
Martin S. from New York was completely healed from head to toe from chronic back pain of over 20 years. He also had carpal tunnel and tendonitis in both arms. He is now pain free after his visit to New Hampshire, during an outreach held by the Fivefold ministry. Paul the evangelist had prayed over Martin and by the stripes of Christ, he was made whole. Thank you Jesus!
Arlene from New Hampshire writes:“ My sister Harmony’s friend was healed of Lupas! The doctors can’t believe it! No sign of Lupas anywhere in her body! Praise God!
Paul also prayed we would get a car and we did!
Melissa from Rochester writes of her friend Darlene:
“Darlene was in a horrible car accident and hasn’t been able to work in almost 2 years. When Paul prayed over her, she was healed from this disability and is now able to return to work! Praise God! She had chronic pain and little mobility”.
Darlene herself who had travelled to the meeting from New York wrote:
“Melissa hey you are okay! My husband feels like a million bucks. He has told everyone he could about what happened to him about being slain by the Holy Spirit. He didnt believe in that before.
I am feeling better and better everyday the pain is gone but am still having tight muscles that I can deal with! Praise the Lord he is awesome and deserves all the glory !!! I haven’t taken any meds ever sense I got home.
Some thing did happen after I got home I felt like electric shocks going down my arms and my neck I know that was the Lord healing my nerve damage !!!
I still can’t believe I went. I never go anywhere to meet someone I don’t know and all that. But I am truly glad and blessed that I did”.
Below are random extracts from many written testimonies and comments sent from Churches, Christian leaders, Press and Television sources in relation to the Five Fold Ministry’s previous USA tours.
Agape Fellowship, Centre Barnstead, N.H.; Jan.22, 1989. :
This is a letter of reference for the Five Fold Ministry at Hudson, N.H.
They have ministered in my church on two occasions. I found their ministry and calling go hand in hand with the latter day out-pouring of the Holy Spirit.
People are saved, healed, set free and baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Their unique style of music and their prophetic gifting is refreshing to one’s spirit and insures the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
signed Rev. John Newman (Pastor)
Rev. Scott C. Samuels. Elder.
To whom it may concern.
God moved me to be involved with a number of revival meetings including a major outreach to the lost at Gill Stadium in Manchester, NH (Sept. 1988). The group of people God called, to work through in this revival outreach are called the Five Fold Ministry.
Matthew 7:20 says, “By their fruit you will recognise them”. The fruit of this group has been exciting to see.
At each meeting I attended, and each meeting I held, many came into a personal relationship with Jesus, (the groups primary goal).
There were physical healings, people who received the baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in other tongues, and prophetic words were ministered. In short, God worked through these vessels to meet the needs of the people who attended.
Just in my family alone, my mother and sister in law received major healing in their bodies. My father, when he became born-again at one of their meetings, was a witness to how the power of God works through these people.
He was literally held down for several minutes by two angels, so that the Lord could show him that HE is real and very much a part of our lives today.
My grandfather, uncle, and aunt received Jesus as their Savior, and my sister, brother, and my brother’s wife received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
This is just a small sample of the fruit that God has brought to New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts through the Five Fold Ministry.
The group has ministered in our church on several occasions. Each time they came God blessed many in the congregation through them. The last time they ministered in our church God exposed some hidden needs that some of the congregation had, through prophesy. Our congregation left that Sunday encouraged in their walk with God, and convicted to share the Gospel.
The general message God has given them is to preach salvation through Jesus. When they minister to congregations they generally preach from scripture, and what they say aligns with God’s Word. When they minister to my congregation I feel comfortable knowing that I don’t have to worry about this group speaking on things that are not found in God’s Word.
May God Bless you and your congregation through the Five Fold Ministry.
Your brother in Christ Jesus,
signed: Rev. Scott C. Samuels.
(South Barnstead Christian Fellowship).
ZION FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH. Hanson. MA 02341
To whom it may concern.
This letter is to verify and affirm the Spirit-led ministry of the ‘Five Fold Ministry’.
We had them minister in our church on November 6, 1988 during the morning and evening services. As they began to minister in their form of music, the Holy Spirit began to move with power upon the congregation. Without manipulation or cajoling of the people, several were saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and there was a quality ministry time to each individual who came forward.
The messages given by them by way of personal testimony and scripture-based sermon were simple, forthright, and doctrinally sound.
The most impressive thing to me however, was the total lack of exhaltion of self or of their ministry. Jesus Christ was the one lifted up by each individual and the corporate ministry as a whole.
I highly recommend the Five Fold Ministry to bring repentance and times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord.
Sincerely in Christ,
signed Pastor Robert A. Prudler.
Dear Fellow Believer,
I am writing this letter on behalf of the Five Fold Ministry, who are also known as the “Irish Missionaries”. Since you may be considering them for ministry in your church, I want to encourage you from my own personal acquaintance with them and my own experience of having invited them to minister in my own church.
First, these brothers and sisters are true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. They preach Christ crucified, proclaiming Him as the only way to God, telling people that they must be ‘born again’.
They believe that the Bible is God’s Word and the ultimate authority for how we live and what we believe. Finally, they believe in the present day operation of the Holy Spirit and His gifts being essential for the building up of the Body of Christ.
When they ministered in our church here in Amherst, we were definitely built up in the Lord. Their music and worship is quite different from most American churches but it is extremely uplifting.
The message was a good exhortation on humility and serving, and afterwards we prayed for most of the church. Several people were healed of physical problems – for instance a woman just testified in church last Sunday that her bad knee is healed and she can jog for the first time in years without pain.
Others experienced a fresh anointing and power in the Holy Spirit, and many were encouraged by prophetic words that were spoken to them. We all sensed the presence of the Lord in a real way.
The missionaries also ministered on three colleges in the Amherst area where we have student outreaches. Many unbelievers went forward for prayer, mostly because God’s presence was undeniable. Several have made commitments to Jesus Christ, and we are following up on the rest, having gotten their names and addresses and having given them tracts and New Testaments.
I believe these brethren have heard God’s call to come to America to preach and have obeyed. They are not perfect (some of the stories I heard before I met them might make you think they were), but rather they are ordinary people like you who have devoted themselves to earnestly seeking the Lord in prayer and who preach Jesus Christ to the Lost as well as build up the church. I commend them to you as such.
What the PRESS said ...........
last time the Irish ministry visited New England, U.S.A.
(note: reports are from secular media and so understandably, some may be a little skeptical. Their terminology may not be as some Christians would prefer but we appreciate their honest witness.)
The laying on of hands
(from The Sun Times, Thursday, July 23, 1992).
Elsie Burke, of Westbrook, who said she was partially deaf, claimed to have had her hearing restored. After lying on the floor approximately two minutes, Burke was helped to her feet and handed the microphone. She then took her hearing aid out of her ear, waved it in the air, and proclaimed that she was miraculously able to hear.
"When he (Kelly) was praying over me, I couldn't hear a word he was
saying."she said, describing her experience. "But when I woke up, I could hear the words of the music in the background that I couldn't hear before.
I can hear!"
………..One by one, Kelly laid his hands on each person in attendance, and led them in a repentance prayer. Moments after placing his hands on them, most people fell backwards, appearing to have fainted.
At one point, there were up to five people lying on the floor at once. While on the ground, people's eyes were shut, but obviously moving rapidly up and down. Leaning over them, Kelly called on Jesus to heal the person, frequently breaking into what sounded like a foreign dialect. He explained after that it is called "The gift of tongues," a supernatural language he uses frequently at their meetings...
Another woman, who had been suffering from severe pain in one of her ribs as a result of an automobile accident, said her pain was gone. "I was a skeptic before tonight," she said. "But now I know I'm a believer". "It really works. I've been taking 1,000 milligrams of Motrin a day for the pain, now the pain is gone."
And so the meeting went on, lasting almost three hours....
A Westbrook woman, who said she had suffered from painful arthritis in her legs, struggled to make her way up to Kelly. After falling to the ground, being prayed over and rising to her feet, she jumped up and down in joy. "It's all gone," she shouted, claiming to be totally cured.
Out of the 70 people interviewed, not one said they did not feel anything out of the ordinary. Every person interviewed said they felt a warm powerful, peaceful sensation, or a feeling to that effect. Some claimed to have smelled a strong aroma of roses when they came out of their trances, which Kelly said marks the presence of the Holy Spirit.
They have been staying with Jim Gerry and his family for the past month at their home in Limerick. Gerry, an automobile dealer, opens his home to them when they are in the area, and even lends them a car to use. He met them when he attended a meeting they held in New Hampshire, where Gerry said Kelly healed him of chronic arthritis that he had suffered from since he was 13 years old
Powers of Faith Healing are aimed at bringing Mainers closer to Christ
The SANFORD NEWS – August 4, 1992.
Five Fold note: At all times Paul continuously points out to those whom God heals that there is only ONE healer, Our Living God, Jesus Christ. That they are NOT healed by Paul but THROUGH him by the Grace and Power of the Holy Spirit.
SANFORD: Eyesight, chest pains and an extremely high blood sugar count of a diabetic are just some of the many illnesses people said that they had been cured of since the Five Fold World Revivalist Healing Ministry, a Christian healing team from Dublin, Ireland, came to the United States just three weeks ago.
Five Fold faith healers came here to heal the blind, the lame, the sick, those with ailments, and those with terminal illnesses. But more importantly to them, they are here working to bring people to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ…………………..
……………….. people attended Thursday night’s meeting, travelling not just from around Sanford, but Hollis, Waterboro, Biddeford and Farmington, N.H., to be healed.
……As Kelly said a prayer over each one, many of those fell straight back into the arms of someone prepared for their fall. They then laid on the floor almost in a trance for several minutes before getting up……
“After Kelly said a prayer for me, he touched me and I fell back,” said Ralph King of Hollis. King, who has diabetes and had a blood sugar count of 400, an extremely dangerous level, was recently healed by Kelly, who brought his level down to 150, at a meeting the ministry held in Hollis. Since then, King has been attending all the ministry’s meetings he can make it to, he said.
Eleanor Delrymple of Waterboro also travels to many of their meetings, after she was healed by Kelly at a meeting held recently in Waterboro.
Delrymple said she had been almost blind for some time but right after Kelly prayed for her two weeks ago she could see again, and has had good vision ever since.
Thank God I can see” she said.
Kelly told the audience, “I’m not doing the healing, the Lord is”.
What the TV station said ....
During the early U.S.A. tours, news of the miraculous happenings at the Five Fold Ministry Ireland meetings attracted media interest. Paul was interviewed on many local radio stations and also on coast-to-coast, prime time television. In those days we didn’t keep the same records that we do now but I have come across this testimony from the owner of a New Hampshire television studio who also interviewed Paul on radio at that time.
369 ISLINGTON STREET
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. 03801
A testimony on the Five Fold Ministry.
I first met this group called the ‘Five Fold’ at Valle’s in Kittery Me., at a Full Gospel breakfast. Everyone there was mightily blessed and I believe everyone there was “slain” in the Spirit, some two or three times. Almost all stayed until almost noon. We are usually out by 10.00am.
My friend and I next went to Manchester New Hampshire, at GILL STADIUM. for the Five Fold Ministry two-day revival meeting and my friend Denise was healed on the first day but had also wanted to be 'slain'.
On the second day she was 'slain in the Spirit' for the first time in her life and she now speaks 'in tongues'.
I next went to a Five Fold gathering in Hampton, New Hampshire, a couple of weeks later. I had told my grandson about this group and how the Spirit had moved at Valles so he wanted to go with us. He went and he too experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit, he prayed the sinner's repentance prayer with them. They prayed for him and he was slain in the Spirit. (Praise the Lord).
We also went to another meeting of the ‘Five Fold’s’ at the Holiday Inn in Portsmouth N.H. and again saw the Spirit moving in a mighty way. Many there went up at the ‘altar call’ and gave their lives to the Lord and many were slain also.
They (the Five Fold) do not profess to be any denomination and do not use their names in any of these revival meetings, they just preach JESUS and him crucified and now risen for our salvation. It’s a simple message but many are saved at these gatherings.
PLEASE do not hesitate to invite them to your church or prayer meeting. You will certainly be blessed.
What the President of the United States of America said:
April 30, 1789 - Washington gives his First Inaugural Address..
"My fervent supplications to that Almighty Being Who rules over the universe, Who presides in the council of nations, and Whose providential aid can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a government instituted by Himself for these essential purposes."
1789 - Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation: .
"Whereas, it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore His protection and favor..."
March 11, 1792 - President George Washington: .
"I am sure that never was a people who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs than those of the United States
1787 - James Madison, the "architect" of the federal Constitution and fourth president:.
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future .. upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to sustain ourselves, according to the Ten Commandments of God."
June 8, 1845 - President Andrew Jackson asserts:.
"The Bible is the rock upon which our Republic rests.
1861 - Abraham Lincoln: .
"It is the duty of all nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."
February 11, 1861 - Abraham Lincoln, farewell at Springfield, Illinois:. "Unless the great God who assisted (Washington) shall be with me and aid me, I must fail
1863 - Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: .
"That we here highly resolve ... that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."
Lincoln on the Bible:. "In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it, we would not know right from wrong. All things most desireable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it."
1909 - President Theodore Roosevelt:.
"After a week on perplexing problems ... it does so rest my soul to come into the house of The Lord and to sing and mean it, 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty' ... (my) great joy and glory that in occupying an exalted position in the nation, I am enabled, to preach the practical moralities of the Bible to my fellow-countrymen and to hold up Christ as the hope and Savior of the world."
1913 - President Woodrow Wilson:.
"America was born to exemplify the devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the Holy Scriptures."
What JESUS CHRIST said:
"If my people, which are called by My Name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face,
and turn from their wicked ways
then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land.