- October 16, 2012
The Aglow Fiji Hospital Ministry Team is touching many lives as they make visits to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva. The team recently followed-up a visit to a Roman Catholic Rotuman whom they had led to Christ the previous week. He was ready to be released from the hospital, so the team prayed for him encouraging him in his new walk with Jesus.
In the next bed, a Methodist man with broken ribs was being visited by his young nephew. Susie, one of the team members, felt impressed to ask the man if he needed to forgive anyone. As Susie prayed, the man began weeping, calling out names, making confessions of forgiveness. The nephew was also touched. By the end of the prayer both of their hearts were filled with joy.
In another ward of the hospital, the team prayed for a Christian man who was situated among 7 Muslim men surrounded by their families - each woman wearing the traditional Muslim coverings. As Susie prayed for him, Christy, another team member, approached one young Muslim man who had just had his appendix out. As she shared with the young man, she knew the entire room was listening. Christy said, "I am a Christian and I am very comfortable praying with Muslims. I am happy to pray for you because Jesus is for everyone, and I will pray in His Name.” When she finished praying with the young Muslim, a woman called out from across the room, "Have you come to pray for us? Please pray for my husband." The Christian man jumped then out of his bed and said, "Can I pray with them (the Muslims) too?"
Before praying for the woman and her husband, Christy opened her Bible to the Gospel of John and shared John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. She prayed for them in the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, blessing them in the Name of Jesus. She then asked them to read the book of John during the week, and to consider allowing the team to pray with them to invite Jesus into their hearts when they returned the following week. She added that they did not need to wait for the team to return. They could simply ask and believe.
The presence of the Holy Spirit was felt with such power that the security guards and the nurses allowed the team to stay past visiting hours.
As the team was leaving, the young nephew of the man with the broken ribs ran down the hall after them shouting and weeping, "Thank you, thank you so much for coming."
The Aglow Fiji Hospital Ministry Team is a living example of Aglow’s mission to restore people to a radiant place of relationship with God. The same Holy Spirit that worked through the Team in Fiji is with you wherever you go, providing the same potential for God’s miracle working power to be released to those in need. Believe!