Miracles in Thailand… Now I’m a believer!! 

Some intense radical things have been happening in Thailand!!!!  

Day 5

  
 A nurse from the hospital came to our healing seminar and asked if some of the group would go to the hospital and pray for one of her patients. The little boy was in a motorcycle accident and was in a coma for 10 days. When our team arrived to the hospital the boys resting heat rate was 80 and his skin was cold. After praying for an hour, we started praying louder it went up to 250 and his whole body started shaking and then his heart rate dropped back down to 80 then all of a sudden he started moving his hand and his whole body got hot he opened his eyes and shut them and lifted his hand on the air. It got really intense and his mom was so excited and crying and then the hospital staff came in and said that our team had to leave the hospital!!! It was amazing!

I learned that in Thailand, the darker the skin— means that you are a field worker and are thought of as less important in the community. To prevent the Thai skin from being darker they wrap themselves in cloth and put sunglasses on and sometimes they look like they are wearing a bedsheet and sunglasses over their eyes. It’s kinda funny but I understand. 
To emphasize how real and strong this spiritual battle is… 
I had a vision during the night of something walking to the elevator and going to her room and taking the voice away from my group leader and suppressing her and quenching her spirit. And that I saw a battle of light and darkness above her. When I told my leader she said, ” that’s pretty interesting because I was attacked last night. I was in bed and I heard my hotel room door open and close. Then, something I couldn’t see, was choking me and I couldn’t speak or breathe. I couldn’t even speak to cast out the demon. Then they physically flipped me over and had my head in the pillow. The other leader from the other room came in and cast out the demon. When she did we saw a tall shadow in the room. I said,depart from me in the name of Jesus. And it left the room and my hotel room door open and shut.” This was real!! This actually happened!! The vision I had was at the same time that she said it happened to her during the night. 
More healing….
In the village There was a lady who had hip pain that didn’t allow her to walk. When we prayed over her she felt a pop and a click in her hip and then suddenly she was able to walk.
One girl in our group heard a voice telling her that somebody in the room was a dancer and has been injured and unable to dance. A woman in the room and said, ” yes that is me” we prayed over her and then she was able to stand and walk and she started dancing. It was beautiful!!!!
There was a woman paralyzed from the waist down. She had cold legs and feet she said as we were praying she felt heat and then her legs felt warm and then she got up out of the wheelchair and walked!!! Yes, that actually happened!!!

  
This woman in the village was paralyzed and lying on her front porch. She had a necklace of Buddha around her neck and she pointed to the areas on her neck where she had pain and it was directly under the gold buddha necklace. We got to tell her about Jesus and that he was the one true God that was able to heal her and allow her to rise. When we started praying she yelled that she felt heat everywhere and she was able to finally sit-up
On the way to the village the leader of my group said, “Rachel I want you to preach the message to the people in the village today”. I was unprepared but I just asked God to give me the words to speak… I can’t even tell you what I said, but I was told that it was awesome 🙂  

   I learned that in Thailand, the darker the skin— means that you are a field worker and are thought of as less important in the community. To prevent the Thai skin from being darker they wrap themselves in cloth and put sunglasses on and sometimes they look like they are wearing a bedsheet and sunglasses over their eyes. It’s kinda funny but I understand. 

In the village, there was a lady in a wheel chair. She said she went paralyzed on her left side 10 years ago and has had pain in her shoulder and no feeling on the rest of her side. We prayed for healing over her. As we prayed she said she felt the pain go away after I rotated and popped her shoulder back in place. She said she finally felt lighter and finally felt release. We were praying for function to be resolved because we thought that’s what she wanted but all she needed was her shoulder to be popped back into place. God healed her because we were obedient and went and prayed but the way He wanted to heal her was different than what we wanted and that was a learning experience. 

The lady with no hearing in the left ear came and asked for healing. We laid our hands over her ear and I prayed that Jesus would stand behind her and put his hands over her ears to heal them. I was praying in English without a translator. When I found a translator to find out if she could hear she said ” my hearing is back, and Jesus was standing behind me and He put His hands on my ears and He healed me!” I was so amazed because that’s exactly what I prayed for! 

There was a lady who was deaf and couldn’t talk and we prayed for her voice to come back and during prayer she was suddenly able to speak. Everybody around her were screaming when they realized she was able to speak!!

On the way to the village the leader of my group said, “Rachel I want you to preach the message to the people in the village today”. I was unprepared but I just asked God to give me the words to speak… I can’t even tell you what I said, but I was told that it was awesome 🙂 While I was in front of the Village speaking, three drunk men that were sitting in the front were laughing uncontrollably during my preaching. They were yelling and being belligerent. I bound the evil spirits in the name of Jesus and commanded them to be silent. They stopped talking and started listening. While looking at them their eyes were empty. At the end of the service when we called people fourth to be healed, we asked one of them, “why do you drink?” He said, “I drink so that I get so dizzy that I don’t have to think”. We asked what we could pray for him for, and he said that he had pain that starts in his back and shoots down his legs. So we laid hands on him and prayed for the pain and thoughts that are making him confused and angry to go away. His legs shook, and he said my pain is gone. He said, Jesus just healed me”. It was powerful!!! He then got in front of the church and told his story. The people in the village who knew him we’re so shocked to see his transformation and that their faith grew.

A lady with fingers in a fist who couldn’t move them was able to stretch out her hands again and she was able to lift her arms above her shoulders. 

A man who had pain radiating from his back to his leg that caused numbness and was unable to walk without a limp was able to walk. 

A woman with cancer and a stomach filled with fluid came for prayer. When I laid my hands on her I had a vision of gold. And I felt I needed to pray over her to let go of that. I asked her to open her hand and when she did, she was holding in her clenched hand a medication of gold oils, then I told her God wanted to heal her and that He would be her new treasure that was greater than Gold and riches on this earth. Then I told her that she needed to release the tears she was holding in and that God will release the fluid in her belly that has built up from the progression of liver cancer and she began to pour out tears and her nose began to run with fluid. Her belly that was once full was starting soften. Her eyes that were yellow with jaundice began to turn white. Her skin regained color. She said that she finally felt relief of pressure in her belly and that she finally had peace. 

A woman who had back pain 10/10 for years was able to stand and walk with no pain. 
There was a blind woman she had a headache and HIV. She said that one day she got this extreme headache and her whole body started shaking and then her vision just completely went away. As we were praying she said that the headache was removed. She said she felt better and lighter. Then she said she can now see light shining through the darkness. She said, “I see the light now and my vision isn’t completely back,but my vision will come in the morning. She said that at 1 am every morning she could see a light in the darkness and that she no new it was Jesus

There was a lump behind this one woman’s knee and the lump diminished after praying 
Four sets of deaf ears opened and they could hear!!
One lady we put our hands over her hears and after we prayed the first time she said she could hear more… We told her we we’re going to pray again. When we prayed the second time we saw a vision of Jesus standing behind her holding her ears as soon as we were done she heard everything as she used to and was complete healed. 
One lady we prayed for came back and said that her pain moved to her knee and asked us to pray again and in her belief she was healed 
In the northern village, before we came a woman had come into one of the Christian church prayer meetings and because her husband was there worshipping God and not Buddha, she came into the door and had a rope in one hand and a knife in the other. She was very angry and told him to choose which he was going to die by because he was believing in Jesus. The lady was removed from the place. This last week she saw the signs advertising that a group from America is coming to have a miracle day at church, so today when our group showed up in this village church, the woman came back through the door and charged at him with a knife. Our team started praying against the demons of anger in her and to bind the spirits driving her to do this. The woman broke down, broke into tears and fell down and she handed up the knife and she asked for prayer for forgiveness and accepted Jesus as her God. 
I have felt a theme in healing… First they feel heat and then they get healed!! It’s happened in most cases!!!
Prophecy
Today our leader was teaching the local pastors in the churches here in Thailand about the gift of healing. He was communicating to them about what the Bible talks about regarding gifts of the Spirit. during the message I was so hesitant, even though I’ve seen so many miracles so far, this was so radical from what I’ve been taught my whole life. During lunch break, I started to tell one of the translators how I was feeling about this . Then from inside the church, walked out a woman who is from thailand and works here came to me and she said that she was looking over at our missions group and God told her to look at me and wanted her to come to me during the break and that when she saw me God told her that I was hesitant and to let me know that he sees me and that He is pleased…. Both the girl that I had just talked to as well as myself were both amazed at the words of knowledge this woman received from God. Yet again, my faith was strengthened.

I have also learned that sometimes healing means finally having peace in their situation … We think the healing is always physical but sometimes the healing needs to happen within.

Searching for Siblings: Adoption and Reconnections

Some people have conventional lives, mine is quite the opposite. I have embraced the unconventional life that has been given to me. Each day it gets more and more interesting. Many of you who know me, you have read my book already; Taking Back The Pen.  In the book I wrote about a biological brother that I had met a few years back for the very first time. We both shared the same mother. Our mother was a prostitute and got around the country often. He was born in Florida and I was based in Detroit.  At the time I first met him he was 18 years old and old enough to reach out to his biological siblings.  I was 22 years old.  The first day I met him was when my husband at the time told me that he was seeing somebody else and that our marriage was too far gone and that we needed to file for divorce.  I had been in bed for over 24 hours and I was stuck in a depression. I received a phone call from this biological brother that I had heard about and never met. He said that he was an hour away from where I lived in Detroit. He was very distraught and said that he came up to vacation with his girlfriend and when he got here she left him at a hotel. He was calling me in a dark point of his life where he needed my help and e was ready to meet me. He had never met me so it was hard for him to reach out and ask for my help. I was torn. I wanted to meet him but at the same time my personal life was falling apart. In that moment I got out of bed and went to him. I got to spend quite a few hours with him that day until his adopted family came from Florida to pick him up.  We bonded right from the start and it helped me to get out of my rut and gain an interest in my biological past that I had been removed from.  It was a sure sign of strength to hold back from him what I was going through and be a strong big sister to him when he needed me. A year later I flew down to Florida to visit him and he took me to Disney World for the first time. That was a great time and we got to know each other for the two days that we spent together.  We have kept in touch through the past few years of meeting each other and he just came to Detroit with his adopted mother this past week to stay at my place for a couple days and get to know me and to see where I grew up.

 It was very interesting how alike we were in many different ways even though we have spent our whole lives in two different families. Luckily for him, he was adopted to a great family. I told him how happy I was for him in that aspect because the family I was adopted into was almost as big of a mess as the one I was taken out of.  His adopted mother is a therapist and is the perfect mother for his case.  The things my brother and I  struggle with mentally and emotionally were the same. Our interests, likes and dislikes were very similar as well. There is always the nature vs. nurture debate, but in this case I would have to argue towards the nature end of the argument. We are blood related and have only spent less than 72 hours together and yet we have so much in common. When we spent time together it was as though we grew up our whole lives together.  When I showed him around Detroit  we met random people around the city. Everybody was shocked when they heard our story. It feels like something off of a TV show. 

 I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to connect with my heritage these past few years. For a lot of people the emotion of bringing in the biological history after being adopted is too much to handle. I would highly suggest seeking counsel if you are in my situation and you are looking to connect with your birth family. It is an amazing endeavor but yet it comes with its own struggle. The reality checks come in of, “ who is my real family?”, and “where do I belong?”

I personally have never felt that I belonged anywhere. I have always had a curiosity of where my roots were and who my real family really was. The most stable of a family that I ever had was when I was married. My in-laws were my family for a solid 5 years. Having a stable family is probably what kept me in a failing marriage for so long.

 During the time that I was married my husband’s family would tell me to let my past go and that it wasn’t healthy for me to reconnect with my biological siblings. I am glad that I still pursued meeting them rather than taking their advice. They promised me that even through my marital struggles they would remain my family and be there for me. I was once again abandoned and disappointed when the divorce finalized because they are no part of my life anymore and have dismissed all contact with me. So in my case; my biological seeking of family is all I have right now.

 As of right now I have my half sister (from my dad’s side) in Florida who I am headed to meet at the moment, I also have two 14 year old twin brothers in Florida, (whom I will be going to visit next week), and then my 21 year old brother who just came to visit me.  My mother is in prison at the moment and I will debate if I want to communicate with her again when she gets out in 4 years.  Life is interesting and each day is a new adventure!   If you want to know more of the story my autobiography is available at 

http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Back-The-Pen-Predestinated/dp/0615874436