Dear Friends and Family,
2017 was a great year where many people came to know Jesus as their Savior, Healer, and Deliverer. God has truly been faithful to His Word. We are trusting in God that He will make 2018 even a greater year. I know God will do His part if we do our part.
God is calling for His people to rise up from their slumber and begin exercising their faith. To be bold and go forth and proclaim Jesus is Lord. It’s time for the church to arise with an uncompromising message that if God said It, He meant It, and He will do what He said He would do. Romans 12:1-2; I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service, and do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. The Bible is a road map to health, wealth, and prosperity, if only we will obey His Word. In 3rd John 1:2 it says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers”.
Many have become followers of this world and all its pleasures. It’s time for us to rise up and say I will be transformed into the image of Christ.
God wants us to reach out into the world, with an uncompromising faith. To go and compel them to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus.
During 2017 we have extended our ministry to include seven new churches.
Our ministry has expanded into Fort Wayne Indiana, which started with a couple friends of ours, Marv and Pat Gustafson, who at one time lived in our subdivision and we had a home group at their home before they moved to Fort Wayne. Pat had called us and asked if we would come and minister to her Bible study group. When we got there, there were about 21 women and 4 men. God showed up with healings and miracles. Pastor Jim Rea, the senior group pastor at Fort Wayne First Assembly Of God was there and wanted us to come to his church and minister. We stayed overnight and went to his church the next day and ministered. There were around forty-five people there. The Holy Spirit manifested Himself in a powerful way. Many were instantly healed from back, knee, neck, and arm problems. There was one healing that stood out. A lady that needed a cane to walk because both of her knees were bad and she had curvature of the spine as well. After we prayed for her, she began walking and all her knee pain left and she actually grew about two and a half inches as her back straighten up. She was feeling so good that when she left the church, she left without her cane. A few weeks later we went back to Fort Wayne and held a Healing and Miracle Service at Carroll Community Worship Center, Pastor Verlin Haarer. God healed people of all sorts of problems. The one healing that stood out was a young lady who had three toes curled under for ten years and wasn’t able to straighten them. God miraculously straightened her toes.
Other New Churches Were:
Brotherhood of all Nations, Pastor - Bishop James Atterberry, Benton Harbor Michigan. A lady that was on pain management due to scoliosis, said this was the first time in twenty years that she was without pain. Many other people were healed as well.
New Vision World Ministries, Pastor - Bishop Carlton Burrel, Niles Michigan. Healing service. Many received their healing.
Pentecostal Temple, Pastor - Evangelist Robert Johnson, Michigan City Indiana. Healing service. Many received their healing.
Latter-Day Worship, Pastor Bryan Williams, Benton Harbor Michigan. Healing service. Many received their healing.
The Church In Benton Harbor, Pastor Albert Adams, Benton Harbor Michigan. Healing service.
Something happened that hasn’t happened to us before. I wasn’t even able to give a message. After giving a few testimonies of God’s healing power, one of the elders that was on the platform stood up in front of me and said, “pray for me”. The next thing I knew, the congregation stood up and formed a line in front of me. God showed up and healed them all.
Other Churches we ministered at:
Grace Christian Center, Pastor - Apostle Ron Rayon, St. Joseph Michigan. Healing Revival.
We prayed for a 93 year old lady that had two bad knees and God healed them. Then she said that she was going to have a heart valve replacement, so we prayed over her for the surgery. She had the surgery on a Monday. She went home the next day. She was in church the following Sunday. She was driving the next week Thursday. Another lady’s knees were healed and then she said she still walked with a waddle, so we prayed for her waddle and she started walking normally. We seen the pastor three weeks later and he told us that ever sense the Healing Revival there has been miracles happening in every Sunday service.
Burning Bush Church, Pastor Pierre Defendre, Michigan City Indiana. Two day Healing Revival.
A Lady that had no peripheral vision began to see the full range of sight. A man that couldn’t see out of one eye started seeing light and then shadows. A man that couldn’t turn his neck was healed. A man that couldn’t walk up stairs due to knee pain stood in front of the platform and with one giant step he stepped upon the platform. A man with a hernia also was healed. And many others received their healing.
Lily Of The Valley, Pastor – Bishop Darryl K. Williams, Covert Michigan. Healing Service.
Many people were healed of various things. I remember saying, don’t let your pride stand in the way of your healing. Then a gentleman came forward and God healed his back.
Blue Roof Church, Pastor – Superintendent Dan Miller, St. Joseph MI. Healing Revival.
Many people with back, knee, shoulder, and neck pain were healed. One lady that couldn’t see clearly out of one eye received her sight.
Martin Temple, Pastor Philander Martin, Benton Harbor Michigan. Healing Service.
Many healed of back and knee pain.
Unity Temple, Pastor - Bishop William Nichols, Benton Harbor Michigan.
After giving a message on finances, people were set free from the curse that was over their finances. Then by simply speaking a word of healing over the audience, many people received their healing.
New Freedom, Pastor Wade Blankenship, Coloma Michigan.
Whenever we go there, we always have the opportunity to pray for several people and see God do the miraculous and heal them.
Almost everywhere we go, we meet people that are in need of healing. We ministered to a number of people in restaurants. We met a pastor and his wife that were setting in a booth behind us. The pastor’s wife was suffering from back pain, so we prayed for her and her back got healed. The pastor then stood up and told us that he too has a bad back and that he had three herniated disks and hasn’t been able to work in nine year. God miraculously healed his back. He began bending over and touching his toes.
We minister at many churches more than once during the year as the Lord leads us. We also go to other churches because people wanted us to visit their church.
We believe that this is just the beginning of what God is going to do through our ministry. Lena and I feel an urgency to reach out to as many churches as possible and spread the Saving and Healing power of Jesus. We feel that we have only touched the tip of the iceberg and there is much more that God has in store for us do.
Please keep holding us up in your prayers. That God will give us the strength and endurance to complete the work He has for us to do.
God is calling you as well, to go into the world around you and tell them of the Love that God has for them, and through your testimony trust that they will give their hearts to Jesus. If we won’t tell them, than who will? Invite someone to go to church with you every time you have a chance.
No matter where you find yourself in life, God loves you and wants only the best for you. God gave us His best, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, so through Him you may have eternal life. Jesus is the best friend you will ever have. He will never forsake you and will never leave you.
If you haven’t given your life completely over to Him, now is your time.
Richard and Lena McNees
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