A New Hunger for God
VENEZUELA: More than 750 women from across the nation gathered October 21-23 for the annual women’s conference at Great Faith in God Assembly in Merida, pastored by missionaries Jimmy and Jill Susa. A national pastor’s wife who brings her women’s group every year says, “I bring them because the Holy Spirit can do in one weekend what it would take me years to do!”
Jill Susa, assistant pastor Carmen Alicia and the church’s women’s team organized the event that provided times of worship, teaching, healing and fun for participants. “Just seeing the joy on these women’s faces makes all the work worth it,” said Alicia. During the three days, 45 women accepted Christ as Savior and many were baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Several women experienced physical healings during prayer times. A woman from San Cristobal was healed of asthma; another from Maracaibo was healed of cysts in her breasts. Pastor Alicia’s sister testified that the bone spurs on her heels are gone. A woman with flat feet received a creative miracle and now has arches in both feet. One woman reported that she no longer has diabetes.
|Jill Susa praying with women at the conference|
In the main sessions, Dira Clemente, a missionary from the Brazil AG, and Susa ministered on the theme “Neither Do I Condemn You.” In one of three workshops, Deisy Vielma, worship leader’s wife from Great Faith, spoke on “What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life” and shared how God brought her through the death of her 9-year-old son.
After the workshop, one woman said, “No one knew the burden I was carrying, but the Lord knew. Today He has encouraged me to go on and has given me hope.”
According to Susa, during the past few years a greater hunger for God and a new awakening has taken place among women from all walks of life who want to serve the Lord. She says, “Women are crying, ‘Lord, change me. Heal me. Use me. Live through me. I want to make a difference.’”
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