Colombia South America - Jesus And I Can Do All Things
February 8, 2005
by Joe Cicchino
My wife and I were ministering in the Rio Grande Valley for the last seven months. We seen so many things happen while there on both sides of the border. I received a phone call from a pastor friend of mine who is one of the directors of an orphanage in Palmira Colombia in South America. I was in Mc Allen Texas when we got the call. The Pastor is Steve Johnson of Falmouth Mass. I was having lunch with two other Pastor's about going to their churches in McAllen and Reynosa Mexico. Steve said he felt in the spirit to call me and ask if I would go to Colombia with him. I told him I would get back to him. Well this was on Thursday afternoon and on Sat morning the Lord told my wife and I to leave Texas and go to Colombia. We went and many things happened. But one night we were preaching in a different church then Steve. We were on our way back to where we were staying, we dropped our interpreter off at his house. We drove past were Steve was preaching, every one with us wanted to stop at his meeting. I said we had to get back, don't ask me why but I know that we have to go back. What happened next I will never forget the rest of my life. Every time I think of it, tears come to my eyes and I feel so humble. We have seen blind eyes open, paraplegics get out of wheelchairs, legs grow, arms grow, many people healed of cancer.
Directly in front of us was an accident. A motorcycle was laying in the road. The Father, Mother and a girl about six years old was laying in the street. The mother and father had on helmets, but the little girl didn't have one at all. The mother and father got up but the child didn't move at all.
The mother went back to get her child and realized that she wasn't moving and was lifeless. She was just laying there without moving and she wasn't breathing. When the mother realized this she picked her up in her arms and started to scream. It was a scream that went right through you and she wasn't going to stop.
We pulled the van over and had all of them get in and someway got the driver to head towards the closest hospital in the area. I got everyone in the van to start to pray. With me there were to young men from the orphanage about 10 years old and someone about 18 plus the driver and my wife. They all started to pray and then I told my wife to put her hand on the child's head and pray. Ellen was praying with a bloody hand since it appeared there was hardly any thing left to the girls face.
While Ellen was praying life for the child, I then yelled out Jesus put life back into this Child now. In your name Jesus. Right after I said that the child sat up and started talking to her mother and the mother stopped screaming and crying. We got to the hospital and they went in.
The next day the driver was touched by what happened and went back to check on her and they told him that the child was released and that she was ok. Since we spoke no Spanish and everyone with us spoke no English it has been hard to find out anymore information. The people at the orphanage said that they will work hard at finding out more about the people who were in the accident.
Because of what happened the driver and his girl friend were with Steve the next day and accepted the Lord. One of the people with us said they know the father and were going to find out more about what was going on.
That night I realized how little we are and how powerful Jesus is and how I can do all things.
Vision of Love
Location: Palmira, Colombia