Today was the first day of Jesus Festival in Ivano-Frankivsk.
This event was organized by Christ for all Cities Ministrieswhose president is Pastor Henry Madava. Jesus Festival was held in Ivano-Frankivsk national academic drama theatre named after Ivan Franko, located at the very downtown of Ivano-Frankivsk.
The preparation for the Festival had started beforehand. During two weeks the team of Christ for all Cities Ministries preached on the streets every day and invited people to come to Jesus Festival. Also the advertisement about the Festival was placed at the front of the theatre,in newspapers, on the televisionalong with posters all over the town.Ivano-Frankivsk was filled with a news about Jesus Festival.
The day Jesus Festival began the drama theatre was like an anthill, because the team of Christ for all Cities Ministries well coordinated their efforts to prepare the theatre hall for the evening program. They installed sound and light equipment and also TV equipment for video shooting and for live broadcasting of the Festival through the Internet. As soon as preparation was concluded, people began to enter the hall, which was filled as more and more people were coming to the Festival.
The meeting of Jesus Festival began with driving Ukrainian songs when singers and all who were present praised Jesus for what He has done for every person, as He gave His life for the redemption of sins of the whole humanity. Then there was presented a video about Christ for all Cities Ministries and about Jesus Festivals. Pastor from town Kalush of Ivano-Frankivsk region shared his testimony about miraculous healing from cancer. Finally, after several melodious songs, Pastor Henry Madava was invited to the platform.
He preached about the Love of our Heavenly Father to every person. By the example of the story described in Mark 9:17-27, Pastor Henry explained that the Lord loves to save people from their pits of problems and sin. There is nothing impossible with God! Jesus died and rose again so that everyone who believes in Him could have a life and salvation. Upon that Pastor Henry made an altar call for people to reconcile with God by saying a prayer of repentance. Many people responded to Pastor's call,they came forward to the altar and invited Jesus to come into their hearts. Every person who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior has also receiveda free gift – a New Testament and the book of Pastor Henry called “Saved! Let's lay the Foundation”.
Thereafter the prayer for healing followed. Pastor Henry prayed from the platform and people were receiving their miracles when they lifted their hands up toward God. Many people received their healing!
One man had a paralysis of the right side of his body. After the prayer he felt better, he was able to lift his right hand up a little, to bend his leg and feelings in his body were restored.
One woman had a sciatic nerve pain. She felt a heat during the prayer and the pain has gone.
An elderly lady had a liver cancer and she had felt a constant pain. During the prayer the pain has gone.
Another elderly woman had a spinal disc herniation during 19 years and also a diabetes mellitus, kidney stones andexcessivecholesterol, for these reasons she always felt sick and she pulled her leg. It was difficult for her both to walk and to lay down because of the pain in her leg. During the prayer she felt better and the pain in her leg has gone. Now she is able to dance!
A woman had a cervical cancer, all female organs were cut outin her body. After the surgery she had pain all the time and she felt sick. During the prayer she felt better and the pain has completely gone.
A lady had a strong pain in her knees, after the prayer she felt better and she was able to get to the platform by the stairs by herself.
Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ for all these miracles and testimonies! Jesus Festival will continue the next day!
We are grateful to all partners of Christ for all Cities Ministries for your prayers and financial support! May God abundantly bless all of you!