What an amazing and encouraging weekend! We were participating on a kickstart event, which means that people come together to learn, how to heal the sick as Jesus taught us. The Kickstart event was from Saturday morning till Sunday afternoon, but we went to Tampere already on friday evening to spend some time with my wife’s aunt.
On Saturday morning we went to the place were the kickstart was organised: it was held in a home of one family, which gave a great familylike athmosphere! We started with getting to know each other and with some teaching and testimonies. At noon we split to groups of 3: in each group, there was one, who has already been going on the street and can teach the other two.
HERE’S MY TEAM!
We first went in the city to eat something together with another group of 2 persons. When we were talking with my group, we realized, that all the three of us had wished to be in the same group and it actually happened! 😀 This was very cool, that we ended up with each other, even though we were not sitting next to each other when the groups were made!
I told my guys that I would first find a person who has pain and who lets me pray to show them how to do it, and then I would search for another one and ask that person if my friends could pray for them. The first encounter we had was with a brown man. He had a lot of pain, (don’t know where exactely) 7 from 10. I prayed for him and after 6 or 7 short prayers all the pain was gone, hallelujah! Now my group had seen how I did it so next time they could do it.
We went on searching people with pain. It’s always quite hard to find people who a) have pain b) admit that they have pain c) let you pray fo it, but you will find them if you persist.
After asking many, we found 2 girls with pain and later two skateboard boys. My friend prayed for one of the skateboard boys and all the pain left him after the third prayer, it was glorious to see!
At 5 o’clock we returned “home” to share stories with each other and had some more teaching and fellowship. We were around 40 people and it was amazing to hear endless amount of stories! 😀 When the official program was done we sang some songs and prayed for each other; and o my! I prayed for one guy and when I started to speak in tongues I started to cry like never before. I wonder what I was saying in tongues, because the guy whom I and others were praying for seemed to have epilepsy.
Around 9 pm. my wife and I left the place to get some sleep. We took a bus of 30 mins. It was quite empty and I asked a man close to us, if he had any pain. He didn’t have and also he wasn’t interested in any religions. After 15 mins the bus went through the city center of Tampere and a lot of people jumped in. There also came in four girls who sat down next to us, on the other side of the corridor. I felt that I should approach them so I asked them in finnish if any of them had pain. They all said “no” accept one girl who said that she did had pain in her arm, some kind of syndrome. I asked how much pain she has on a scale of 1 to 10 and she said 5. She said that I could pray for her so I stood up and took her hand (she sat down on the other side of me, so it would’ve been too hard to touch her arm) and I commanded all pain to leave. I asked her to check it out and the girl moved her arm and was astonished. She told that the pain was totally gone! I told them about Jesus and how Bible is true etc. and then I sat down. They continued to talk with each other in finnish (which is my wife’s mother tongue). The girl who was healed, continued moving her arm in all possible ways. “What are you doing?”, one of her friends asked. “I’m trying to find the pain to prove him wrong”, said the very confused girl, who had been healed. “That’s very thankful”, the other girl commented, “the guy just healed you and your already trying to make it hurt!” 😀 They jumped off after some minutes. The other people in the bus didn’t show any reaction for what happened, but surely some saw it! Amazing!
On Sunday morning we came again together: we sang few songs, heard teachings, had conversations. This was really family! I loved it, and was certainly not the only one who really had a good “family”-time! One man Toni also sang some songs that he has made himself. One was called “Lähetä työmiehiä”=Send workers and it was such a touching and biblical song! Here it is in Finnish.
After the lunch it was time to leave: people could go home, but many went still to the city to pray for people.
We also went to the city, but it was more difficult than on Saturday. We asked many, but I could only pray for one foreigner.