On March 22, pastor Henry Madava held seminars for pastors and leaders. About 200 people were gathered in the conference room of the military command. We thank God for more than 40 ministers from communist Laos who could safely come to Thailand and take part in the Jesus Festival.

Pastor Henry used the example of Gideon (Judges 6:11-18) to teach the basic principles of calling. He said that calling is the most important thing in the minister's life. We should seek the face of God to hear our calling, to find it, and to get into it. "And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him. Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons..." (Gospel of Mark 3:13-15).

So, God is calling you to

  1. be with Him;
  2. to preach the Gospel;
  3. to heal the sick and cast out demons.

Then Pastor Henry noted that we need to follow our calling, as the disciples followed Jesus Christ. The opinion of other people cannot stop you if you are called by God.

"...Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." " (Gospel of Matthew 4:19). When God calls, He gives everything necessary to fulfill the calling: anointing, the gifts of healing, and power...

The ministers listened to every word from pastor Henry's sermon, which was dynamic and easy to understand and contained a lot of practical examples. Pastor's teaching made leaders seriously think about his words, sometimes tears appeared in their eyes, and sometimes the audience exploded with laughter.

After the seminar pastor Henry began to pray for anointing laying his hands on the ministers. A strong presence of God could be sensed in the room. The Holy Spirit touched pastors and leaders, and many ministers were crying and weeping.

The word of God and the anointing that pastor Henry handed over to the ministers from Thailand and Laos made changes in their hearts, which can make the Christian churches stronger, and their influence will spread to many people in Ubon Ratchathani and beyond.