New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, July 12 1991
Chance meetingsSeeking miracles at a tent revival
By THE REV. KENNY WOOD
A few days before my ordination into the ministry I got a call from our family doctor asking me to come in ASAP. I had seen him briefly in the hallway at church the previous Sunday, shaking hands with him, and now I wondered what disease he had picked up. I ended up on his examining table late that same day.
He said, “I hear you’re going into the ministry for good.” I said yes. fie said, “I wanted a minute to talk with you ... give you some advice from an old man in the people busi-hcss too.” I listened.
* “Every person that lies down on that table or sits in this office is having a hard time with something.” I nodded. “I don’t mean just physical trouble. I mean emotional or spiritual. While they are in here I try to relieve $ome of the load, or at least not add to it. See that you do the same.”
‘ That was it.
; Everyone we meet is struggling with something. Some wake up feeling the saueeze of the day right away.
: * ..cep -ti; ii.
*/ I re-ncmbcr the story of Elisha the y ‘I: rid the trouble he got into with
the Syrain Army. It seems they wanted his hide so they found out where he was staying (Dothan), and marched all night long so that when Elisha and his aid woke up the next morning they would find themselves surrounded.
Elisha’s aid woke up first, rubbed his eyes, and saw the Syrain Army in every direction. He woke Elisha with the bad news. Elisha looked at the Army, and then at his helper, and said calmly, “Don’t be afraid, they that are with us are more than they who are with them.” (II Kings 6:16).
I picture the helper counting Elisha and himself and then starting to count the Army. Elisha noticed the boy didn’t understand so he put his hands on his shoulder and prayed, “Oh God, open the eyes of this young man so that he may see the way things really are.”
The young man opened his eyes and looked again and this time he saw “horsemen and chariots of fire” behind the Syrain Army!
This weekend might find some of us surrounded by who knows what. I pray that God will open our eyes so that we may see things as they really are. God hasn’t given up on us.
The Rev. Kenny Wood it pastor of Gov en ani Baptist Church, which meets in the Duck Blind Lounge at Forett Waters Country Club.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — “Creo. Creo en milagros.”
“I believe. I believe in miracles,” said Guadalupe Vasque Rosales, a small bright woman whose face bespeaks a lifetime of experience.
And, Vasque said, she has found where they happen.
Underneath a large red, white and blue tent at the edge of the expressway, Vasque and hundreds of others have come for miracles.
Outside the tent, cars, trucks and vans are parked haphazardly; a concession stand offers soft drinks; children play.
Inside, floodlights illuminate another scene — where hundreds of faithful sit each night on folding chairs to listen to the word of the Lord, raise their voices in song and, at a final climactic point in the evening, come forward to support one another md call for healing.
Revival has come to Brownsville.
“We believe that the problems in Brownsville, Matamoras and all over the world are spiritual,” said Paulino Bemal, pastor of the McAllen-based Valley Worship Center and owner of Christian radio stations KJAV-FM and KUBR-AM.
Bemal and an entourage have taken their message from Los Angeles to Florida and into many pans of Mexico.
Now they are bringing the power of prayer to Brownsville for 30 nights, hoping to drive out the scourges of lawlessness, drunkenness and sickness, Bemal said.
People come seeking answers. “They have problems in their marriages, with their children, with sickness,” Bemal said. “They’ve heard testimonies of healing. They want that.”
And, he added, the answers are readily available.
“It’s in the word of God,” he said. “The word of God has an answer for everything.”
Vasque, who lives in Matamoras and came to the service with her grandson’s girlfriend, Ninfa Vega of Brownsville, agrees.
“I have testimony of many problems that have left me,” she said in Spanish. “I feel good. The pain in my heart and arm has left. I feel healed.” But her ears are ringing from the night’s music, she added.
Vega, 22, said she does not regularly attend church, but that she likes the non-denominational revival services “because they say what God says in the Bible.”
“Just because you know God exists, you are going to heaven,” she said. “But you still need to hear the
word of God.” .
The sermons, peppered with hallelujahs and frequent applause, focus on
the love of God, the need for faith and the power of his word to overcome worldly afflictions.
The faithful are intent, their arms at times raised high to the heavens, their eyes closed in prayerful concentration.
The music alternates between traditional hymns, Christian rock and background polka.
People are asked to give what they can to support the ministry; $1 is the suggested donation.
They were strangers from different worlds.. but a friendship foiled out of danger and desperate finked mem together forever.
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