Greetings from Durban, South Africa! We arrived on March 9th at 9:30PM. We have been spending the last few weeks getting acclimated to living in a new country. At first we had a hard time trying to find a place to live because we couldn't provide proof of local income since we just moved here and are supported through our US based ministry.
However, we met a lady who is a believer and after she found out what we do, she understood why we are here and agreed to allow us to rent her place. As a result, our landlady, whose mom was diagnosed with some sort of bone cancer in her leg, wanted us to pray for her mother.
One evening we went to their house, which is across the street, to return a ring we found while cleaning our new place. When they invited me in, there were other family members present and the mother told the others that I had a "healing" ministry. Since she introduced me in that fashion, I thought, "Well, I have to pray for people if they'll let me!"
One lady had a problem with her shoulder and she was healed. I prayed for our landlady's mother and as I prayed for her leg, her muscles started to contract and contort a little. I looked at her face and she looked as if she was in pain. I kept praying until her leg relaxed. I asked her what had happened and she stated that as I prayed, pain shot down through her leg and out of her foot. I continued to pray but there was no more pain this time.
They invited us over for dinner four days later and after dinner the mother stated that she believed that she was healed but if not, she stated that God wanted her to suffer in order to be able to minister to people with cancer. We shared Matthew 8:16-17 where Jesus healed all that were sick in order to fulfill what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet and that we don't see Jesus anywhere in the Gospels refusing to heal anyone so that they can learn compassion.
We were also able to minister much more to the mother, father and our landlady from the Word of God. They all really received what we were saying and didn't resist anything we said to them.
The father, who is greatly involved in the Methodist church here in Durban, has invited me to minister the Word in their church on April 25th. This is the first time for me to preach in a Methodist church!
We also started a Discipleship group with about 15 people last week, with a small church. They all liked it and commented how the teaching was clear and easy to understand and how they were greatly blessed.
For the last week, each evening, we have heard singing and preaching in the Zulu language coming from the valley that is behind our house. The valley has been inhabited by Zulus and actually isn't a safe area to go into. It stirs our hearts however and we almost run down there! Pray with us that we will make connections with some of those people and others too! As you remember, we loved going to villages when we were in Russia. We would love to continue that sort of outreach. Preaching the Word, Discipleship Groups, Bible School Training of Leaders, etc...
On a humorous note, we would like to introduce you to some of our other neighbors. Monkeys!!! Yes, that's right! We have REAL monkeys living in our area. You have to be careful, because if you don't watch your doors, they'll come right in and steal whatever you have in your house, to eat of course!! They'll steal your fruit, bread, and whatever they think might taste good to them and then laugh at you as they run out!!!
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Co-Laborers in Christ,
Sean and Lisa Michaud
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