Thursday, October 22, 2015

God Still Speaks!

Reverend Aaron Tipton writes:

Hello family and friends!  My time here in Lima has been nothing short of amazing!  From the food all the way to the church services!  I appreciate Pastor Gustavo, Bro. Roger and their family here in Lima Peru for the hospitality!

It's amazing how much God can do in such a short amount of time!  It's been only three days here in Lima, Peru and God has restored, rejuvenated and empowered His people!  God not only touched the people but He also has done a major work in me that I feel is critical to my next step in Him!

The services have been absolutely amazing!  Rev. Sanchez was absolutely amazing and we all worked well as a team!  I preached Tuesday night on "God Still Speaks"!  I preached on how many times the devil attacks us through our thoughts and speaks defeat to us!  But Jesus came to silence every voice of the enemy!  He IS the dominant voice!  One word from God is more powerful than every demon in hell combined and there's nothing the devil can do to stop God's word or promise from getting to you!  God moved and touched the people in a mighty way in the altar service!  Chains were being broken, dead dreams were coming back to life, the enemies voice was being silenced and God was speaking life to dead situations!

Thank you so much for your prayers and support while here in Peru!  This trip has radically changed my life FOREVER!  I'm sad to leave because the people have grown so close to my heart that, to me, we have become family!  Please keep us in your prayers as our time comes to a close here in Peru!  Thank you for your support and thank you World-Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc. and Rev. M.L. Sanchez for this amazing, life changing opportunity!  God bless!

Arise and Shine!

Reverend Jeremiah Collins writes:

God has moved so much I stand in amazement at all he has done these couple of weeks.  I just hate to see our trip come to an end, but I know what God did in the lives of these people will continue on.  I couldn't even begin to describe all the lives that have been touched and changed this week by the power of God, both young and old.  Every service we have been in since arriving in Lima has been powerful.  From the teachings of Reverend Sanchez, the sermons preached by myself and Reverend Aaron Tipton to the alter calls at the end of every service - all of it has been God ordained.  Only eternity will tell all that has happened this week in Lima.

God has continued to do a work in my own personal life while being here in Lima.  He has reminded me of who I am and my rightful authority in His kingdom.  I now possess a new found confidence and boldness that I didn't have prior to this trip, and already have begun to operate in it.  Thankful we serve such a personal God!

I had the opportunity to preach the last night of the conference here in Lima and the Lord moved mightily.  I preached from Isaiah 60:1, on "Arise and Shine."  I felt the Lord deal with me that there was going to be two types of people in the service that night; those who had fallen and those who the enemy has thrown down.  Both groups of people needed to hear that they had the power and authority to get up!  And that is exactly what they did.  I felt so much victory in the church.  Many people left delivered and encouraged to get up and fulfill their dreams and start the ministry God has called them into.  I feel the devil no longer has a foot hold on God's people.

Thankful for all that God did in all the services this week in Lima.  I know this is only the beginning of what God wants to do in Peru.  Thank you WWLM, Inc. and everyone for all the prayers and support.  Love you all and God bless!

What a Mightly God We Serve!

Reverend Melvin L. Sanchez writes:

The three day conference here has been amazing!  The level of faith and expectation was just incredible. During the worship, people were singing, shouting and dancing before the Lord. There was such a freedom and liberty in the atmosphere; it was beautiful.  Normally, it would take two or three days of meetings to get the people unified – not this time.  This time, it seems like every church and Pastor came into the meetings looking for God to do something in their lives. The church was so packed during the services that you could hardly find a seat. As people came into the church, they added additional seating.

I taught on the Last Day Outpouring of the Holy Ghost and the church’s responsibility to take this anointing out and do the impossible – all while establishing God’s kingdom and reaping the harvest of souls for Jesus Christ.  I cannot and I do not think I could ever be able to express the outpouring of the Holy Ghost that took place service after service.  The move of God was so rich and so powerful that at one point, it seemed like everything in the building shook.  God filled many believers with the Holy Ghost and fire! They spoke in tongues as the spirit gave them the utterance.  There was no struggle nor any resistance…the Spirit of the Lord just simply fell upon the believers.

As God moved, people were falling out everywhere – this was not a move of emotions, but a call of God.  It was an empowering of a people that God was getting ready to send forth into his vineyard.  The praise, the cry and the worship of God’s Peruvian children filled the air which drew more people into the church causing them to come down to the alter for prayer.

As the power of God continued to move, God was so gracious to allow me to operate in the gifts of the Spirit. Words of wisdom and the word knowledge flowed through me like water.  God revealed to me peoples plans, prayers, desires and dreams.  I was able to speak into peoples lives which brought great healings and confirmations.  It also brought forth mighty deliverances from hurts and pains of the past.  Our great Lord Jesus, (the balm of Gilead) did not just heal physical pain but he healed deep emotional pains that medicines would never be able to reach!  As the Spirit moved, people were healed of physical aliments, arm pain, leg pains, stomach and pack pains, headaches and many other sicknesses were healed instantly.  God was in the church and He was making His presence known!

It was so wonderful to see unbelievers coming to the altar for prayer. Not only did God save them, but He healed them and filled them with the Holy Ghost! Families were completely restored; they stood in circles crying and hugging one another!  Husbands and wives cried as they embraced their children!  The prodigal sons and daughters came home!  Halleluiah!

Altar calls seemed to last for hours but the only thing that mattered to us was that God had His way.  It was amazing to see how God walked through the church and transformed so many lives.  Even the children were empowered by the Holy Ghost!  They were falling out and talking in tongues…just like the adults!  God was not about to wait another 20 years to rise up the next generation…He was doing it right then and there.
God was calling Pastors, sunday school teachers, youth leaders, evangelist and missionaries; it was powerful. The spirit of the Lord just kept raining down and God started breaking chains of bondage off of people’s lives! The spirit of fear had to go! Depression and suicide left peoples lives as the light of Gods glorious love broke the dark shackles that bound people to a lie!

One lady said this dark demonic thing was in her life and was holding her prisoners with some kind of chain – it had bound her for years.  I laid my hands on that the lady and said, “In Jesus name, women thou art loosed!”  The minute I said those words, it was like a lightning bolt struck us booth and she was free!  She exclaimed, “The chains are gone, the dark demon is gone, the fear is gone, the pain is gone!  I am free!  I am free!  Freedom!  Freedom!”  Hallelujah, Hallelujah!!!  I’m sorry, I am Pentecostal…I just had to shout all over again!  She was free from sin, free from her past! Free from the tormenting demons that haunted her mind!  Tears filled my eyes and I cried as I watched God filled her with the Holy Ghost!  I said to myself, “Take that devil, you will never be able to torment her again because greater is He that is in her than he that is in the world!”  As God continued to move on her, my mind began to think of the song that says:

I’m free from the fears of tomorrow
I’m free from the guilt of the past
I’ve traded my shackles for a glorious crown
I’m free, praise the Lord free at last.

God just continued to amaze me…He touched my mouth and I was able to speak to the people better than I ever have.  Pastor Gustavo didn’t even have to follow me to translate on one particular night because somehow, and for a moment in time, God was helping me to speak and understand Spanish better than ever before.

I could go on and on but just know this…Pastors have been restored, empowered and encouraged.  There is such joy and expectation for the move of God in every church!  God moved on the people but He moved on us just as much!  There were times when the cloud of God’s presence just filled the church and nobody could minister we all just wept and cried.  We laid on the floor and around the altar as God dealt with our lives.  This was precious time with God!

It was hard to leave because everyone was hugging and praying for one another!  God just kept moving!  Surely the presence of the lord was in this place and I could feel His mighty power and grace.  This is truly one conference none of us will ever forget!  We give God all the glory, honor and praise for the marvelous work He has done!  What a mighty God we serve!

Thank you for all your prayers!

Monday, October 19, 2015

God has done a great work in Nauta Peru!

Reverend Melvin Sanchez writes:
It’s hard to believe our time in Nauta has come to an end.  We have seen God do great things in the lives of His precious people, here in the Amazon jungle.  We’ve had great time of fun with our old friends in addition to making many new friends.  We have laughed, cried, prayed and worshiped God together. We’ve been able to empower and encourage one another through the word of God.  It has truly been one of the best conferences I’ve been part of here in the Jungles.  I believe with all of my heart we lived the scripture of Psalms 133 where it says, “How good and excellent it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”  It was that precious ointment that brought both healing and restoration to many lives.

On this trip, I was not an American and they were not Peruvians...instead, we were all sons and daughters of God Almighty.  We were boldly going before His throne, seeking His face and God was faithful to hear the cries of His people in both Spanish and English.  He answered us, He healed us, delivered, filled and renewed us!  He gave us power to fulfill His will and accomplish the call on each of our lives.

One of our last meetings was so powerful – it was as if God himself stood in the midst of the congregation, reached out and laid His hands upon His people. Hot tears flowed from my eyes as I watch God move.  Many people were filled with the Holy Ghost.  Young people were called into the ministry and accepted the call to Pastor, to be Youth Pastors, Missionaries and Sunday School teachers.  Pastors and Leaders that had given up were restored and empowered.  God has given them visions of schools and training centers. God was setting things up for the biggest revival these jungles have ever seen!  Nothing is going to stop these men and women of God!

We were all in tears as God moved on our lives!  Every team member, including Pastor Gustavo and myself, had been touched by the awesome hand of God. We all left filled up and on fire!  We have been in the presence of the Lord and greater things are going to take place in the jungles of Peru!

What are you Magnifying?

Reverend Jeremiah Collins writes: 
Oh, where to begin?  God has done so much thus far while being in Peru.  Not only in the lives of all these wonderful people, but in mine as well.  I feel like God has brought me to another level in the Spirit and I'm beyond thankful for that.  I had the privilege of teaching the Gospel to about 30 young people and I absolutely loved it!  My heart is burdened for the youth of this generation, so to see them weeping, praying and being encouraged, it just blessed my soul.  The enemy has bound this generation with the spirit of fear. It has paralyzed them from doing the will of God.  But I believe today, God delivered some young people from that spirit and they are going to begin to walk in their rightful callings!

Later that night, I preached in the main service on Psalms 34.  I felt God speak to me while in prayer to ask the people, "What are you magnifying?"  Sometimes in life, we forget how big God really is and without even knowing it, we begin to magnify our problems and situations and no longer magnify God.

After delivering the message, God moved so mightily in the alter call.  Many people got blessed, strengthened, encouraged, and received miracles from the Lord.  I have grown to love these people and my burden has only increased for them.  I am upset to leave them, but at the same time, excited to see what God has in store for us in Lima.  Please be in prayer for us as we continue to do the work of the Lord.  God bless!

Broken but Chosen!

Greetings dear family and friends of the faith!  This is Reverend Aaron Tipton and I can't even begin to put into words how special my time has already been here in Nauta Peru!
I feel absolutely blessed and also humbled to have had this chance to come and do ministry here in Peru with Reverend Melvin Sanchez and World-Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc.
The people here in Nauta have captivated every area of my heart!  And their food is absolutely delicious!  It's amazing what different cultures have to offer and I love to experience it!  Their hospitality and generosity goes unmatched!
The services have been outstanding so far with the power of the Holy Ghost moving so personally and so tangibly!
One afternoon, I taught on "Broken but Chosen".  I talked about how God uses the foolish things to confound the wise and how people might be broken but that doesn't disqualify them from God using them and moving through them!

During one of the night services, I preached on "Restoration".  I talked about how Naomi might have lost everything, but what she had left (Ruth), was enough to restore her lineage back to her!
What she had left, was more powerful than what left!  God moved and did a deep work in the people!  This trip has forever changed my life!  I believe this is a critical pivot point for my life and the transition that is to come!  Thank you for your prayers! Please keep us in your prayers as we continue God’s work here in Peru!  God bless!

Friday, October 16, 2015

He is the potter - we are the clay!

It is always a blessing watching the motorcycles pull onto the church grounds and the Pastors getting out from the different areas of the Amazon jungle. It feels like a small family reunion because for many of us, the last time we saw each other was last year when the Pastors and Leaders Conference ended.

The meetings have been absolutely wonderful and God has so graciously poured out the Holy Spirit in every meeting. From the very young to a very old, everyone is entering in and allowing God's word to really work in their lives. At the altars, people just poured their lives out to God and God met them, answering their prayers and meeting their needs.

During the breaks, Pastors are still talking about the word of God that was preached in small groups. Everyone is sharing about what God has done in their lives and how they are going back to their villages with such faith and expectation of a mighty move of God.

Rev. Melvin Sanchez writes:
During the morning sessions, I have been teaching on the potters house and how we are all clay in the hands of that potter. And when the potter sees that we have been broken and sometimes we've even cracked under pressure and with the trials of life, that potter puts us back on the wheel and begins to work on us and make us into something even more beautiful in His sight.

During this message, God began to move across the church talking to hearts and changing lives!
Pastors fell to their knees weeping and crying in the presence of God.  Young men and women began talking in tongues as the power of the Holy Ghost fell and filled their lives!

We were in the hands of the potter and the potter was working on us all. He was taking all the things that didn't belong inside of us and he was filling us with all the things that we need in order to accomplish what He has called us to do in this hour.

The Holy Spirit moved mightily and people shared about how God healed, delivered and set them free from anger, anxiety, fear and depression.  God replaced it with faith, hope, love, courage, strength and power!

In these first few meetings, we are already seeing what God usually does at the end of the we don't know what God is about to do next.  We are just grateful for what he has already done!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

God Can Move - In Just One Moment!

Everyone had to get up very early in the morning to travel down to the docks to start our journey to Requena. Requena is a part of the Amazon Rainforest and is characterized by high temperatures, heavy rainfall and a wide diversity of plants and animals.

Expectations for a great move of God filled our hearts as we walked down a man made wood structure that brought us down the side of a hill onto some boards to get into the boat that would take us down the river.

As the boat traveled down the river, it felt like we stepped back in time. No skyscrapers, no large buildings, no fast food restaurants or malls.  Just small communities built close to the river’s edge.  We saw men in their boats who were fishing for a living, women sitting on the docks washing clothes while children bathed in the river.  A simple yet beautiful life.

The river is quiet but the sounds that fill the air come from the laughter of children and the many types of birds that fly all around.  If you happen to look at the water at just the right time, you'll catch a glimpse of the beautiful pink dolphins jumping in the water.

It took us about four hours to get to Requena on the fast boat.  If we took the traditional method of transportation, it would've taken us all day to travel there.  Thank God for some modern advancement!

When we arrived in Requena, due to the river being low, we had to find a place to doc the boat which ended up being very far from the church.  To help us travel faster, we rented motor cars and did our best to get to the church as quickly as possible.

Once we arrived at the church, which is called The Body of Christ Church, we were greeted by Pastor Manuel Pacaya who was very happy to see us.  We only had 15 minutes to bring the message and give the altar call because our boat was scheduled to leave in 30 minutes to head back to Nauta.  BUT, we were all in good spirits because we knew God did not send us four hours down the Amazon River to be hindered by time.

God gave me a message called, "In Just One Moment" and as I preached it only took a moment for the power of God to fill that little church with His presence!
Teenagers were crying, children filled the doorways from all over the streets and came in seeking God.  Believers fell out under the awesome power of the Holy Ghost!
Our time was ending, but God was just beginning to move!

People were being saturated by the Holy Ghost and many spoke in tongues for the first time! Great deliverances and healings were in the house of God.  People clapped their hands and shouted as God touched them with his awesome power!

The Pastor of the church just wept and cried because many prayers that he prayed were answered In Just One Moment!
As we started to leave the people were still praying and crying out to God.  Mothers were holding their babies with tears flowing from their eyes claiming the promises of God for that next generation.

The Spirit of the Lord moved mightily and with power and it did not take all day – it just took a moment! One moment to call on the name of Jesus!  One moment in His awesome presence makes all the difference in the world.

Before I left the church, I looked back one more time and tears filled my eyes as I watched God move on his children.  We were all amazed and left that village saying the Lord hath done great and mighty things and It Only Took A Moment!

Thank you for your prayers!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Greetings from Peru!!!

Greetings from Loreto Peru! 

This is Rev. Sanchez reporting LIVE...and all I can say is Wow!!!

It's hard for me to believe I'm back in Loreto Peru. Before we actually got here, the team had to fly into Lima and then we had to take another plane into Iquitos.  Now, Iquitos is the world's largest city that cannot be reached by road. It's only linked to the rest of the world by river or by airplane.  Once we arrived in Iquitos, we had to stay overnight, then we got on a bus and traveled two hours down the road to Nauta.  This is where Pastor William Sifuentes from International Missionary Alliance for Leaders Education will hold his Annual Pastors and Leaders Conference that we are all so excited to be a part of.

Now let me introduce the rest of the team…we have our good friend and Ministry Partner, Pastor Gustavo Rodriquez from Christian Revival Center in Lima Peru.
Pastor Gustavo writes:  Dear family in the Lord, I am glad to be back in the jungle with Rev. Sanchez and the team, expecting God to do great things for the Pastors and Leaders of this area. We are far by distance but you are all close to my heart.  Seeing Rev. Sanchez brings you a little closer. Please, continue praying and sending God's servants, Peru needs you!!! God bless.

Rev. Jeremiah Collins writes:  Greetings everyone! My name is Jeremiah Collins and I am from Refuge Church, Pastor Greg Adkins, in Enterprise, AL.  I currently serve as the Youth Pastor as well as a teacher in our Bible College, The Refuge School of Ministry.  I am beyond excited to be in Peru with Rev. Sanchez and World-Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc. for these next two weeks, and I am looking forward to all that God is going to do. There is expectancy in my Spirit that I can't explain. I believe this is a God-ordained trip, and God is going to show Himself real to these people in a way He has never done before. I'm believing for great deliverances, healings, and a move of the Spirit. Please continue to be in prayer for us as we do God's will. God bless you all.

Rev. Aaron Tipton now writes: Hello my name is Aaron Tipton. I go to Walker Valley Community Church in Charleston, TN. The senior Pastor is Pastor Larry Hamilton. I am so excited to be here in Peru and to have this amazing life-changing opportunity!  I am looking for the miraculous to happen here in Peru with healings, signs and wonders. But, most of all, lives being changed and souls being saved all to the glory of Jesus Christ!

As I have already said every single one of us is excited and there's a great expectation for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Ghost and fire in the jungles of Peru. Please keep us in prayer as we go forth to accomplish all that is in God's heart for his people.

God richly bless you!
Jeremiah Collins

Aaron Tipton

Pastor Gustavo Rodriguez

Pastor William Sifuentes