Anecdotes from My Ministry
It is my hope that by sharing these anecdotes from my past ministry, other ministers who have not yet entered into the full-blown dimensions of the gifts of the Holy Spirit will be inspired to do so.
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." Matthew 7:7-8
Angol, Chile—Two pastors served in Angol during our time in Chile. The first was Pastor Lagos, who moved on to Curicó, and the other was Pastor Almendra. I was often invited to Angol by both pastors. Angol is a lovely little town quite a way south of Concepción. It is home to a museum created by a Methodist Missionary who was in Chile during the 19th century. The museum includes a nursery for Copihues, the national flower of Chile. It featured some 23 different varieties of Copihue when I visited it with the pastor once. They are a lovely flower, and each variety had a different color. This place ships them throughout Chile, wherever they are ordered.
The most memorable healing that took place there during my meetings was one evening when a young man came up in the line for prayer. He said that he had asthma and had to be very careful not to exert himself too much or he would have a problem breathing. After he was prayed for and while I was continuing to minister to the people one-by-one, he suddenly appeared entering the back door of the church and came forward requesting the microphone.
He said that after he was prayed for, he decided to go outside and run around the block to test his healing. He said that he was about half-way around the block when a dog came out after him and started chasing him. He said that he really started running then, and when he arrived at the church, he was hardly even breathing hard. He had indeed been healed!