April 5th – May 28th, 2010
It is great to be back here in Leyte after a whole year! It was so wonderful, when we arrived, to reunite with our WEBC family. We have missed them dearly. :)
The school started on 5 April, 2010, and we have hit the ground running! There are 4 international students this year, 2 from the US, one from New Zealand and another from the UK. We have 2 from Manila and the rest are from this region. Holy Spirit came so powerfully during the opening ceremony in the morning, we were under God’s manifest presence soon after worship began.
Pastor Ferds, director of WEBC (World Evangelism Bible College) whom we are partnering with outlined some history of the Philippines as a nation and shared about the season the Philippines is now entering. With 2010 entering the 490th year from the time that Magellan entered Philippine shore, he shared about the Philippines’s birthright of blessing the nations and explained the prophetic significance of Philippines entering the year 2010 as the Decade of Completion, Restitution and Jubilee. Philippines is in fact having their National Elections in this coming 10th May.
During our worship time with Cindy Ruakere, one of our speakers from New Zealand, we had another invitation from God to lay down our life as a reward to the Lamb for His sufferings, and fulfil our highest call in Christ. Students of Holy Given School have been equipped in practicing about gifts of the Holy Spirit in prophecies, healing, and words of knowledge since day 1 of the school.
God has really been accelerating everything that He does, and healings, deliverance, revelation and heavenly appointments have been part of our daily classes as we enter into His wonderful presence with us. During one of our teachings, Lesley–Anne shared about how God is calling us to abandon ourselves and unscrew those things that we are holding on to and respond to His call, and how EVERYTHING in our life has to flow from the intimacy place with Him.
The students have been responding to God`s calling in a deep and passionate way, expressing their love and commitment to the King in praise, worship and a humble position before Him. There is grace, pure grace from heaven being released in this school to touch and change people from different worlds but all with one purpose.
ABBA`s manifest presence has surprised us everyday, with new and fresh revelation of who we are in Him. It has only been one week, and we are awed by the transforming work of Jesus, and all that God is doing in our midst. It is truly an exciting time!
Prayer requests for the students and staff:
· For protection against witch craft
· Calling forth of destinies and releasing students into their calling
· For strength physical bodies and against sickness