Thousands are saved and healed under our tent. But please give this testimony your undivided attention.
I attended the tent meeting with Mario, in Modesto, Calif. Although I live in EL Dorado Hills and suffered from agoraphobia my entire life, I have suffered from panic attacks; agoraphobia (not leaving my house); crippling anxiety; and torturing fear of, basically, living.
Panic attacks, suicide, depression, a missing daughter—and I also had a past of backsliding. I became a very popular stripper, prostitute and movie maker in Vegas and L.A. I now see how the devil deceives and makes things appear very deceptive to drag us into hell.
It wasn't easy in my mental torture to get into my RV and head over to Modesto for the sole purpose of expecting healing, as I already fell on my knees privately before God. I had a choice. Die or surrender to Him
I went up to the altar call again with Mario and went with my faith to be healed from the mental torture I lived with on a daily basis. At one time it got so bad I was afraid to get into the shower! I felt like I had lost my mind!
I was healed at the revival and that dark spirit got off me! I immediately returned home afterward and started living!
Those who I considered my caregivers (companions who would escort me to daily chores etc.) saw me take off by myself, doing things I have never done before. I love my solitude with God and I had a blessed time visiting my parents in Colorado, and out of the blue, my daughter called (missing for almost a year) along with meeting my grandchildren.
God gave me Psalm 147:3 and Isaiah 65:23. He dragged me out of that pit and all I had to do was give my heart, my children and my life to Him. He made Himself very real to me and now my desire (with God's will) is to help those who have been in similar situations. I really feel like screaming from rooftops how free I am! Thank you, Mario, for being used of God and above all, thank you, My Father, for being my God.
Yes, we rejoice at this miracle, but we are also aware of the flood of evil that is inundating our nation. We are haunted by the torrent of filth, perversion, addiction and despair. We are also keenly aware of the power that radiates in our tent crusades. So we knew we had to radically increase our outreach.
Then God told us to do something strange. When we obeyed, our outreach did not just multiply—it exploded!
I tried looking for a better word than "exploded." I could have said we "multiplied," but that is an inadequate description. I could even say we "increased exponentially," but that also would not do it justice.
All the glory goes to God for what is taking place.
A quick glance at our website or our Facebook page will tell the story. Nearly 2 million people have visited our pages in the last 30 days. Our YouTube channel had 2.5 million views in the same span of time.
We thought our new 19,000-square-foot tent would be way too big for the crusade in Hanford, California. Instead, thousands had to sit outside. The harvest of souls and miracles was astonishing!
The term "explosion" is fitting because we suddenly grew in all directions. We seem to be everywhere reaching out to lost souls. Here is a sample of what is happening to us.
More than 7,000 people have registered so far, for the two nights we will be in the Mabee Center in Tulsa. We will do Flashpoint Live on Thursday night April 21 and then a Living Proof Miracle Service on Friday, April 22.
New York, Colorado and Tennessee
Meanwhile, the momentum for our next tent crusade in western New York is overwhelming. Nearly a thousand leaders are set to meet me for brunch Saturday, April 9, at Cornerstone Church in Batavia, New York. This is the lead-up to our tent crusade there that starts Sunday, May 15, through Wednesday, May 18.
Next, we invade Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a regionwide pastors and leaders' brunch on June 4 leading up to our tent crusade there, July 10-13.
What did we do that caused this explosion? We obeyed God and moved to Tennessee.
Why did we move to Lafayette, Tennessee? Of course, the answer is the Holy Spirit led us here. But why did He lead us here? I found the best way to explain it in Genesis 26:22 (NKJV), "And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth [spaciousness] because he said, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."
Relocating to Lafayette, Tennessee, is an incredible strategy. I never would have thought of it. And it is no wonder that God is releasing a torrent of blessing, because now we can sustain it!
To build for the impending awakening we needed land. But we did not only need land, we needed a favorable political environment. We are not fighting hostile "woke" politicians here. We have freedom to expand our infrastructure.
The size of our crusades continues to grow. That means more equipment, vehicles and a thousand other things. That means a lot of storage. Now we can meet that challenge.
However, it isn't just about freedom to build; it is being able to build for a fraction of the cost we would have on the West Coast. We have always spent money wisely, but with the current inflation, our move here makes more sense than ever.
The technology is also here. Why did a major corporation install fiber-optic internet in such a seemingly out of the way place? God provoked them, that's why! Our studios and offices will all be fitted with the leading edge of technology.
Largest Crusade in History
And finally, and most importantly, we are now centrally located. That means many major cities are within range of our trucks. It means we can touch more cities than we ever imagined.
Does this move mean our focus on Highway 99 in California is over? Absolutely not! We are redoubling our invasion of the Golden State. The crusades in California will continue until Jesus returns! In fact, the largest crusade in our history will be in California this fall. Look for a huge announcement.
What is the mood at Mario Murillo Ministries? It is a combination of joy and reverential awe. We are like those who dream, but the dream is real. The blessings that are flowing are real. But so is the sobering weight of responsibility that God has placed on our shoulders.
Satan truly believes America is doomed, but God is already reviving, reforming and empowering a great awakening. It has already started! Come and join us on this astounding adventure.
Mario Murillo rose from poverty in the Mission District of San Francisco. After being revolutionized by Christ, he felt a call to the University of California at Berkeley. His international ministry was launched after a four-day conference in San Jose, California, extended for six months with a total attendance of nearly 250,000 people. Since then, Mario's voice has been heard by millions around the world, bringing a message that zeroes in on the hurts of society. He presents Christ clearly and intelligently, openly declaring the power of Jesus to totally transform a life. His simple declaration: Come and see. Christ has the power to end addiction, racism, violence and disease.
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