GHENT MISSIONS TRIP


REPORT FROM THE GHENT MISSIONS TRIP OF THE FERVENT PRAYER MINISTRY

It is a privilege to write this letter to all of you who stood in the gap with your prayers, time and finances for the missions trip of the Fervent Prayer Ministry which we know was ordained by God the Father to encourage, exhort, teach and minister to the saints including our own Pastor Chris Siebert in Ghent, Belgium. shield

What many wonderful, amazing and marvelous things our precious Lord Jesus Christ has done in Ghent. We who went can say with the Apostle Paul when he reported to James and the church in Acts 21:18-19 “On the following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present. 19 When he had greeted them, he told in detail those things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry".

Another version says that Paul reported “each detail one by one.”  I’m not sure that you would read this letter if we wrote every single detail. I would like you to know that one of us journaled everything God had done in very specific detail and if we all combined our notes then we could write a book. Of course, it would include all the things our Lord Jesus had taught us also.

During this trip God had us ministering to 7 different people from 4 different Ghent churches. This city is steeped in hopelessness and there is a black cloud over this city due to the foolishness of men who know NOT God and His Son Jesus Christ. The prince of this world thinks he reigns over Ghent, Belgium but God sent us to bring a ray of HOPE reminding them that the King of Kings reigns over any prince especially the prince of this world. 1 John 3:8 tells us this truth “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil".

These 7 people were touched by the Lord in many different ways. Some were healed spiritually and physically, some were delivered from the strongholds Satan had them trapped in (2 Tim.2:24-26). Some were restored to true intimate relationship with their Lord. Others received a fresh revelation of who Christ Jesus is and that He is real and does exist. Jesus healed broken hearts Isa. 61:1-3, He brought them back to  the joy of His salvation. The Lord even had the loved ones of the changed saints “glowing with excitement” and they brought glory to our precious Lord Jesus Christ.

If you were at church Sunday, September 18, 2011, you may have heard me give a report of a young 16 year old boy, I will leave out his name for obvious reasons.  This young man was hearing voices, seeing things he ought not see, was suicidal, diagnosed with several learning disabilities, could not study, could not even read his own writing, and knew very little English even though he studied it in school. He was also practicing magic which of course is a form of witchcraft. During our gathering with this young 16 year old boy our Lord Jesus Christ showed him that “He exists.” That He is alive and He is very real.  Something only God can do. The young man and all of us shed many tears of joy including the interpreter.

We all were glorifying Our Awesome Lord!!! This young man’s mind became clear. He knew God was real and that his parents were not telling him fairy tales. This young man could finally say with an “UNDIVIDED HEART AND MIND” (Psalm 86:11) that he was going to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. He threw away his occult and witchcraft books and equipment and now he is “Absolutely Committed” to his Lord Jesus Christ. His parents are elated and glorifying God themselves. They were “woken up” out of their sleep. His sister is wondering what has happened and I am sure this young man’s testimony will blow her mind and she will soon recommit her life to the Lord.

WHAT AN AWESOME GOD WE HAVE. I can say with the Apostle John as he closes out his Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… John 21:25 “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.”

We love you all in Christ Jesus and thank you for being sensitive to Christ’s leading to help your brothers and sisters in Ghent, Belgium with all your prayers, financing and encouragement with your love for us and this ministry God has so graciously given us. Please let us the team end with this truth…

1 Cor.2:4 “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”


God bless you in Christ Jesus our Lord,

 

Pastor Joe & Liz Trapani

Kathleen Massey

Dionne Manterola

 

 

 

~~~~~ o ~~~~~
Copyright (c) 2011 ~ 2018 - Fervent Prayer Ministry