Mission Trip to Honduras July 2009
Last year, our son Rick and his
wife, Susanne went to Honduras to minister at a number of churches. They were
invited back and this time our daughter-in-law Susanne and granddaughter Magdalena
(Rick and Susanne's oldest daughter), headed off to Honduras on July 16, 2009 for a week of
ministry. They went as part of a team of four from their home church, the
Living for Jesus International, a ministry headed by the
Pastor of their church, Tony Fiore. I encourage you to view the full reports from
this last trip and others they have embarked on in the past by clicking the
Living for Jesus link.
We supported this mission trip with our prayers and continue
to encourage them as they go forth doing the work of the Lord. The following
are clips from the daily journals from Magdalena and Susanne.
The prayer time with the family included Louis a young man
we had met last year. He was a pastor but stepped down. He is very young (to me)
and as we laid hands on him major deliverance took place. Oh Lord you are
awesome! He was getting delivered and he is traveling with us to get filled and
pray with us. He calls me Mama Susanne.
I gained a son here. What has blessed me is to watch Mag minister and be on
fire for God. She is nonstop and so hungry.
I cannot even begin to explain the amazing things that the
Lord has showed me. I have felt the Holy Spirit touch me in ways I never
thought possible. People here are so loving and thirsty for the Lord that it
excites you just to see how much people thirst for what we want them to see and
We prayed for one girl outside and as we were praying a man
came next to us while we were blocking the sidewalk and started to yell at us
but kept his distance from us. I then moved over a bit and as he walked by me
his arm swiped my right shoulder and I immediately was paralyzed on the right
side of my body. It felt like the right side was hot like charcoals being lit on
a grill. I started to weep and shake. I could hardly stand and my stomach ached
in such pain. I looked up and the man that had passed by us was turned around
yelled at us angrily. He was manifesting a demon. Just to see his eyes was like
looking in the eyes of Satan. He of course was more scared of us than us of him.
I felt more power of the Holy Spirit over me at this moment than I had ever felt
before. When we were going back inside the Holy Spirit was
not done with me. I
don’t even know how to explain it. I wept and wept but it felt awesome!
When we went to the first church service I did not know what
was going to happen but once I laid my hands on people it was like a storm of
the Holy Ghost was pouring through! I have never laid my hands on people and
seen them fall to the ground one after another like dominos! People were so shy
but once the Holy Ghost came in they craved more, more, more! My hands became
HOT and were tingling and I knew the Lord wanted me to continue to touch these
Brian has begun to call me the Daughter of
Thunder because I have just moving so much in the Spirit! I feel like I am
continuously on fire! Thank all of you who have been praying for us and I am
excited to share more next time!!! Thank You Jesus!
Special Addition - Magdalena Evans
We went into town to get a phone card and to use the
internet. We could not get internet because the power was not working but it
was still good that we went because when we went to get a phone card there was
an elderly lady standing in the store near us and she turned to us and put her
hands on her back and wanted prayer from us. How did she know who we were? Yea
God! It was a God thing!! She was instantly healed! Thank you Jesus!
A restless night and lots of team
prayer and unity is bringing us through this part of our journey. Everything we
thought would be was not but God is gracious and takes care of everything. If
just one person gets a touch all this will be worth it to me. Last nights
meeting was not what we had expected but God did what He wanted to do. Mag
explains it below it so I will not go into it here.
This morning we had yet another
church service but we got into worship and the team danced with the people and
we had a good time. Pastor Tony taught on healing. This is a tough crowd and it
was the same as last night. People did receive healings. Praise Him!
I have been stretched to the max
by a few things and ask for prayer please. The team is in unity and we do pray
a lot together.
When we arrived here in Punuare we were welcomed into a
church and we were once again able to witness miracles of healing and anointing
of the Holy Spirit.
It was so awesome to be able to
show these people that they too can be used to heal with their hands! A few of
the things that were healed were eye sight, stomach pain, back pain, neck pain,
elbow pain and more.
One man had pain in his shoulder
for four months and as we prayed the pain moved to his elbow and then back to
his shoulder and so forth. We commanded the spirit of infirmity to leave in
Jesus name. It took a few times but in Jesus name he was healed! It felt so
good to watch him feel the Holy Ghost and give praise to our Lord God.
Tonight we are going to teach
again and we are praying for more wondrous work of the Lord. Can’t wait to come
and write more of what happens.
Before we had our main service we
visited another church and Mag and I had the same word for one of the worship
leader lady. I held back since I knew she would speak and she did. She gave
that lady a word that was very uplifting. Brian spoke too and it blew me away.
He has adopted his daughter of thunder and they are getting along very well.
Magdalena Evans (Daughter of THUNDER)
Once worship was over Tony began
his message about Deliverance. I only heard bits and pieces because I was
filled like a glass of water to the very top. Before this happened my hands
were so hot! It was awesome. Tony had to tell all the people what was happening
because they immediately judged what was being seen in me. But wow was the Holy
Ghost filling us!
Tony then asked if anyone needed
a healing and we were all given a word of knowledge. So many people were
touched. I will leave the best for last. But here is a small bit of the healing
Women with neck pain... healed!
Women with arm pain... healed!
A man with stomach pain had what looked to be a huge tumor and it
was gone after having prayer!
What opened up my faith more was a
young girl who was brought up by her mother. She told me that the girl had been
deaf her whole life and had never spoken. I then laid my hands on her ears and
commanded her ears to open and her mouth to speak in Jesus Name.
She looked at me while I was
praying over her ears for these two things and within less than a second she
shook her head up and down to let me know that she could hear me and then spoke
but not a word just noise! I prayed that she would speak words and that the
Lord would continue to do His work in her.
She was then filled with the Holy
Ghost and the Lord was finishing His work on her while she lay on the floor. When
she got up I said “mama” and the girl said “mama”! PRAISE GOD...
This had opened my heart in so
many ways I wept with such joy for my Daddy that I can’t even remember so much
of what I was feeling.
Afterwards the mother of the
young girl then came to me and said her son who was even younger was deaf as
well since he was born. So I laid my hands on him the same way as his sister
and he was healed!
He could hear and I too had him
say “mama” and he did! The Holy Spirit continued to touch him. It felt so good
to see their mother with the joy on her face and for her to say mama and to
finally hear her own children say mama. As a mother I can only imagine how it
must have felt for her.
So many more things happened and
so I will let my awesome teammates tell you. I thank my Lord for what He did
through my hands and I thirst for more. My faith has increased and I only want
more, more, more!
Last night was our last meeting and we thought we would lay hands on
everyone to impart what God had given us. It turned out different but it was
We prayed before the meeting at the house and got blasted. When we got
to the church hardly anyone was there and the music was so loud we had to stay
at the back of the church to escape the noise. Brian calls it the German beer
hall music. We prayed together again and more and more people started to fill
the church. As we watched them worship we noticed gold appear on the walls, oh
God! I have never seen this before but know people have seen it. Wow! More and
more gold appeared and we looked at it in amazement. The worship kept going and
Mag had the camera on and all the sudden we (Mag, Tony, and I) saw colorful
arches, fans, wing shape and every time she moved the camera it followed. Like
the angels were in the lens. wow wow wow. I saw colors as everyone else like red,
yellow, or gold. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
Tony prayed for the people to receive words of knowledge at the end of
the teaching. It was very difficult as the people here are very slow to respond.
After some more encouragement a woman came up. She was crying and telling Tony
she just felt sadness and pain. She was weeping, crying and kneeling on the
ground. I told Tony God showed me the woman was crying for someone that had lost
someone, a child death. So he asked if there was someone at the church who had
gone through a loss and a woman came forth. This woman was in our pictures from
the previous night and she has orbs all over her including a very large one
right in front of her belly. (See
http://www.maxgreinerart.com/AngelOrbs.html to understand what the orbs are.
You can see them in the above picture.)
What we did not know was she had lost her daughter less than a month
ago. So I took the woman that had the word of knowledge and had her pray for the
woman that had just lost her daughter. I believe the woman got healed of her
The church has a leader that was playing the guitar and I asked him if I
could pray for him. I laid hands on him, prayed for the Holy Spirit to fill him
with joy and laughter. God showed me he had lost someone a long time and he was
carrying the pain. I asked him through a translator and he said yes. I prayed
for him and he held unto me with all his might. He would not let go, was
shaking. After he let go he started laughing so much his whole countenance
changed. Oh God is so great!
The next morning we were invited to eat fresh donuts and to have
breakfast at the home of the pastor I prayed for last night. He was at work, but
his wife told us that she has never seen her husband so happy and so filled with
joy. She said that she has a new husband, she was so happy.
Thank you for your prayers saints! As this trip ends I know in my spirit
you prayers helped things along.
I am having a hard time remembering when some of the things we have
experienced happened, as there is so much and is has all just run together, so I
am just going to write as I remember the things I have not written about. On one
of our days out we stopped
into a church and it was so filled with the Holy
Spirit that you could feel it just by standing in the doorway. It was so
anointed that I was instantly hit with His presence. There were about three
hundred people in this church and I don’t think they realize what they had.
The worship was beautiful and I even knew one of the songs even though
it was in Spanish! We all got to speak a few words to the church and when it was
my turn to speak the Lord spoke to me about a woman that was part of the worship
team. She was the only one that stood out to me and the Lord said “sing a new
song” I called her out and spoke to her what the Lord wanted her to know. Tears
streamed down her face and it was beautiful to see her receive.
Last night was our last night in the church that we have been giving
some teachings and it was the most amazing thing just as my mom explained above.
We saw angels and gold on the walls. Angels in beautiful colors. There were more
miracles and healings. A few things that happened were:
A woman that had crippling pain throughout her whole body was
A girl that had been having headaches constantly was healed!
A woman that had lost her child not too long ago was finally at
This morning we went to a house for breakfast which happened to be the
house of one of the pastors and the wife wanted to bless us for what had
happened to her husband. Mom prayed for him to have joy and since then she said
he husband was a changed man! She explained that he keeps laughing and smiling
and she was just so thankful! Hallelujah!!!
We have left this church and we are returning home tomorrow. I am happy
to go home but I am sad to leave such beautiful people. It’s nice to see people
“worship” and always want MORE of Him. People here are always helping others and
making sure that everyone is taken care of. Everyone here has become like family
to me and I can’t wait to see them again.
Today we came back to the main city by bus and when we got off we had to
find a taxi. Sure enough we did and the man that drove us was led to the Lord
and healed of his hurting eyes. It feels awesome to reach out and do the Lords
The team and I walked into a fast food place and the girl that I stood
in front of to place my order was instantly hit by the Hold Spirit. She got
filled and then the next person. Even the guard outside the door was being
filled! There was so much joy I did not want to leave. It is such a great
feeling to be filled with such joy that you can’t contain yourself but the Holy
Spirit just keeps moving.
Tomorrow we are flying out. It’s a day early but we all feel like our
mission has been completed and it’s time to go back and be with our families. We
even get to go back a day early with no extra charge!! Thank You Lord. This
itself is a blessing. This experience has truly opened my heart to so much more
and I thank my Daddy for everything…
What I have been taught
How much He used me
The healings I saw
The miracles of God that I saw
Showing me part of His gold that’s in heaven
His angels being seen right in front of me!
Filling me with his presence and giving me peace at times when it
And MOST OF ALL for This wonderful team. I could not have asked for any
better of a team for this mission. We are the M&M’s team. (Miracles and Mangos
Team) We had so much fun! I will not miss just the food but everything else
around it and everything that made this become possible.
Thank You Lord for your Grace.
Thank You Lord for all the Blessings.
To me the greatest joy is to see
how Mag, my daughter has been activated by God. Just as my first trip to Kenya,
God gave Mag a very clear demonstration of just how awesome He is. She already
told you guys what happened, but isn’t it awesome? She has brought a lot of joy
and laughter to this team.
Honduran Food by Magdalena
When we first got to
Honduras we were amazed to see how much fruit was growing on almost every tree
we passed by! There were mangos, bananas, coconuts, etc. The first stop we made
was on the side of the road on the way to a fish place. There were stands lined
up with so much stuff! The pineapple was so juicy!! We tried Honduran bananas
and they had a sweet taste to them. Yumm Yumm!
When we got to the fish place I was a little unsure about having fish
because they have you pick out your own fish and
then they cook it for you right there. It ended up being delicious! Even with it
sitting in front of me whole, with the fish face looking at me, it was soooo
good. We all tried a jar of hot peppers. It blew our socks off!! But we kept on
Throughout this trip we have had more mangos than you can imagine. I
think we are now walking mangos! All together we have had four different types
of mangos. When we got into the first town we tried green mangos and they were
sweet. We used a sweet and tangy sauce to dip these types of mangos in and also
a mixture of salt and pepper. Not regular salt but homemade salt. So good!
Another type of mango we tried was some regular mangos and candy mangos. Tony
ended up having his own mango tree signed (by the Honduran people) with paint
saying “Tony was here”.
We tried a fruit that was in the shape of a ball and was a purple color.
It looked so weird but
shown how to eat them and it was cool. You break it open with your fingers and
suck out the clear like balls inside and suck the stuff that’s on the outside of
the ball and discard the rest. It was a weird thing but a cool experience.
Another fruit we had was in the size of a pebble. It was a Honduran
grape. I did not like this at all!!! Yuck!
They have at least five different types of bananas and they even fry
them for you for breakfast. Sounds weird but they are good. I may even try to
fry our American bananas but I don’t know if it will work out the same.
Another place we stopped at had burgers that literally melted in your
Purple like onions with
a great tang. What was cool about this place was that they gave us beans before
our meal with chips. This bean dip was delicious. It had mozzarella cheese in it
and it melted in your mouth. We all wanted more, more and more!
We were able to have ice cream. Not much different than American ice
cream but it was good. We all ended up giving our ice creams away to poor
children. It was worth the looks on their faces!
One town we went to had a girl nearby that made donuts and sold them on
the street! They were so good with coffee. People in Honduras make coffee with
their own homemade coffee filter. It’s the strongest coffee I have ever had. One
sip is enough to keep you awake for days!
The chicken that is made beats any chicken you will ever
have. I wanted to go out and kill a chicken myself and eat it alone!
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