4/23 Carl and Ed arrived in Bucharest, all luggage intact, praise God, Ed at about 2:00 PM and Carl at 4:30 PM. Martin Mallette and Nicky met Ed and we had a snack and visited outside under an umbrella at a cafe at the airport. The sun was shining and it was very nice. We watched Carl’s airplane land.
Sister Esther arrived and drove us to the one room apartment they had prepared for us. It is reminiscent of the chamber prepared for Elisha the prophet, 1 Kings 4:10, but better equipped, with chairs, a bath room, and kitchen cabinets. We went to bed about 9:00 PM and woke up at midnight. After a couple hours we went back to sleep and woke up in the morning feeling rested.
4/24 We visited a family Carl loves very much. This family meets during the week to pray and worship the Lord together. After they sang some hymns, they asked Carl if he had a word. Carl said he wanted to pray for a nephew who had cancer but needed to share some things about shame and how when we repent of sin and ask God’s forgiveness, He forgives us our sins and remembers them no more, so, when we are reminded of sins we have repented of, it is not God who is reminding us, but it is an attack from the devil. Carl told the parents and grandparents that this did not come on this young man because of their past sins, but it was an attack from Satan. He told the young man that if he truly believed that by Jesus’ stripes he was healed he would be healed. He then asked that someone who does calligraphy make a poster with 1 Peter 2:24 for the young man to have before his eyes. He asked him to repeat that verse again and again and for his relatives to do the same. After that many came up for prayer and Carl prayed for them all and spoke words of repentance and encouragement. The lady of the house told Carl later that the words he spoke over each one of them were true and good words for each.
After reading the above account she said “you must include more about the many miracles that happened in my house” and wrote the following: “-Every wednesday and friday my husband’s family fasts and prays together. We are around 20 people (just the adults). The eldest brother has a son (his eldest, too) that HAD a very rare and killing disease. The doctors told the parents that he was going to die since he was 5 years old. He is now 23! Brother Carl prayed for him every year and he lived. Even when his own family bought a grave for him. His blood vessels grow inside and outside his body forming some tumors that gather looking like a cauliflower. Last years they grew in his knee and the only thing the doctors could do was to amputate it, from the hip. The doctors from Romania said they couldn’t do anything to help him, so he was treated in Austria.
“Two weeks ago, the tumors smashed into his throat and he was almost dead. They went to Austria and prepared him for the surgery. The thing that brother Carl didn’t know, but The Holy Spirit did, was that the morning the surgery should have taken place, the doctor changed his mind and said it was too risky. They sent him home and arrived just the day brothers Carl and Ed arrived in Romania. And brother Carl said: ‘The devil wanted to kill you the days before, but God wanted you to live and sent angels to protect you!,’ and although his mom was sorry they didn’t operate on him, we understood that the surgery would have killed him.
“They prayed for him at that gathering, brother Carl rebuked the family for not having faith asking those who didn’t believe to leave the room, and after praying for him he said that he was already healed. AMIN! He is so much better now. The young man that was almost dead now eats/walks/talks a.s.o.
“-There was another young man, father of 5 children who suffered for years of problems with his colon. Because of the too much bleedings and stools with blood, and the doctors in Austria couldn’t diagnose/help him, he had a depression for some time, but now he was struggling to defeat it. And brother Carl prayed for him and said: ‘It was something bad going on with this man that has dissappeared.!’ His kids were crying…everyone was happy! But br. Carl had a solution: he had to drink 3 big bottles of water every day for 7 days, so his glands would be cleansed and his body eliminate all the toxins. He started to do that. I just spoke to his wife and she told me that he was already better and by the time the 7 days pass – they truly believe that God will honor their faith!
“-He also prayed for a woman who at the age of 47 became a widow and she had 13 children! The youngest was only 5. Br. Carl didn’t know her, but he told her that she was a woman of faith, and her prayers saved the life of her children. And this is true. We, those who knew that, were amazed how the Holy Spirit showed him that asset of hers.”
[Comment: It is a wonderful blessing to have these testimonies. Many believe Carl knows too much about them because of the words God gives him. Some wish he would die so he cannot expose them. This is not true! God gives Carl the words so the people can believe it is God who is speaking to them, receive the words He sent, and be healed. These testimonies show that we, who minister or witness the ministering, do not know the half of it. God gives the words for the people to heal them because He loves them. We who experience about a miracle a month or less can remember them a long time, whoever experiences less than one miracle a year can remember them forever, but those who experience 10 or 20 in a day cannot remember them at the end of the day. Let us pray to reach the point that we cannot remember the first miracle we did today, before breakfast! Amen?]
In the evening Carl preached at Brother Costel’s church. The message was about how Jesus came as the second Adam [1 Corinthians 15:45-49], He came as a man [1 Corinthians 15:47], in the flesh [1 John 4:2-3], and those who believe on Him, the works He did, we can do also, and greater works than these, we can do, because He went to the Father, John 14:12, and whatsoever we ask in His name, that will He do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son, John 14:13, If we ask anything in His name, He will do it, John 14:14, but we must give all the glory to God, John 14:13. With many words, Carl exhorted them to walk out in faith and minister to people. Carl was too tired to pray for each individually, so he prayed a corporate prayer for them. People started to come up for individual prayer, so Brother Costel prayed for them and Brother Martin took us home. Praise God for His goodness and that His perfect will be done, that more and more Romanians do the works that Jesus did and greater works than these, because He went to the Father and sent the holy spirit to teach us and remind us of the things that Jesus taught! Amen!
4/25 We rested most of the day, Thursday. our hostess had a number of people with needs for prayer to the apartment building where we are staying. There is a kitchen and living room/dining room area in the daylight basement. Carl ministered in the living room area. They all received healings and/or counsel according to their needs.
Our hostess added: “We knew that brother Carl and Ed were tired because of the very long trip and of the time zone, so we told about his visit only to those who needed healing and also had faith. There were 3 women who came: mother of 7, mother of 15 and mother of 17 children. The oldest was 55 years old. They married at very young ages, had the kids and they worked very hard, so by the age of 50, they looked older and felt worse. All of them were diagnosed with tumors, but only one knew for sure it was cancer. That day she came back from Austria from her first chemo therapy session.
“Brother Carl prayed. We didn’t tell him anything about them, but when he touched the first lady, he prayed so that the lumps in her thyroid gland dry so she could breathe and have rest during the nights. But that was not all! Brother Carl prayed for her and asked from God peace over her family, because he said it lacked and that her family accused her of their failure. ‘Who told him about us? Did you?’ the woman’s husband asked. I was the translator, but I didn’t know about that, in fact we all didn’t know that there is a fight in that family, so all of us were amazed about the power that was revealing to ourselves.
“The second woman was a prophet. A great woman of God, with marks on her knees from all the years spent praying. She needed healing, too, but brother Carl didn’t have a word from God about that! There were people from her husband’s family who despised her and didn’t trust her gift was real. GOD KNEW that and wanted to comfort her. He told her that she shouldn’t worry that people don’t accept her prophecy. It was not her job to make them believe it! It was her job to tell them the words God gave her for them! She started to cry and thank Him.”
4:26 We were served breakfast in the dining area of the apartment where we are staying. After breakfast, our hostess had people come for ministery in the living room area beginning with her son and his friend, who have known Carl since they were children. Again, all received healings and/or counsel according to their needs.
In the evening we went to Jon Calin’s church in Bucharest. After several sets of music played by Jon, some of his children, and a professional musician who played an electric violin. After that, a pastor we ordained at Glina about a year ago preached a wonderful message. After that, they played another set of music and Jon had Sylvia sing a song. (Sylvia paid a high price for her salvation years ago. She was a well known opera singer but was fired and ostracized after she gave witness of her salvation.) After that, Jon asked Ed to share a word. Ed spoke a blessing over the congregation and told them he believed and prayed that this congregation would continue until all the gentiles are brought in. He shared that he thinks he has it on the word of Daniel and Jesus that the end of the age will not occur in less than 3 1/2 years, because we have not yet seen the beast stand in the temple mount and declare himself to be God [Daniel 12:1, 6-7, 10-12; Matthew 24:13-15; Revelation 13:2, 5-6]. The worship team played another number and Jon asked Brother Martin to share a word. Brother Martin shared his testimony about how a week after he got involved with some charismatics, spoke in tongues, and got kicked out of the church he was in, he met Carl and Ed. He asked them if they spoke in tongues and they said yes, and the other manifestations of the holy spirit. After seeing Carl demonstrate John 14:12, Brother Martin has been working with him ever since. After having Brother Martin sing a song, Brother Jon asked Carl to teach. Carl said on this trip, two people came to him and told him they had come to the Lord because Sylvia had witnessed to them in hospitals. He delivered the message with even more elaboration about Jesus coming as the second Adam and we can do the works He did and greater works in the power of His resurrection because He went to the Father and sent the holy spirit which abides in us. The message was received with tears of joy and love.
4:27 We went to Brother Martin’s Bible school at 10:30 AM. He had about 12 students, mostly from the villages on the delta of the Danube. Martin introduced the program he was beginning that day in that meeting. He has caught the vision Carl has been trying since the beginning to get initiated in Romania. That vision is for the church to meet in small groups in homes, love one another, pray together, do outreach by demonstrating the power of the holy spirit (John 14:12), and when the house fills up, look among the brothers (or sisters) to see who among them is hearing and doing the message the best and form a new home group around that leader, instead of fighting among yourselves about who is going to be the big chief. This was a great message that should have been recorded. Ed shared that he had traveled with Carl 17 or 18 years and it was Carl who taught him the meaning of John 14:12, not by telling him the meaning of that verse but by showing him the meaning of John 14:12. Carl explained that Vasily, who started the work on the delta died of a broken heart because of the bickering and fighting that was going on out there at the time. He shared that he was probably the last person to talk with him before he died and Vasily told him he had forgiven everyone that was involved. Carl expressed his approval of Brother Martin’s plan and explained that it was what he had been trying to initiate since the beginning and the approach he used in America years ago. He said the devil uses the idea that the church needs buildings to slow the growth of the church. He stressed the need to look among the brothers and sisters and choose those best equipped to lead new home groups. He said that permits rapid growth because as new people come, it is possible to double the numbers quickly and often.
In the afternoon, Carl went to the house of our hostess to minister to the people she knew needed prayer. People were healed of many conditions, which she knew about because she had invited them to receive prayer. People were delivered of heart problems, breathing problems, back problems, depression, fear, a kidney problem, and 10 or more people were delivered of cancer. She said there were so many miracles in her house and she is like the four who opened the roof of the house and let the lame man down on ropes to be healed by Jesus.
She added the following: “Brother Carl prayed for some other women in my house. One of them had leukemia for some years. Her husband is a leader in the church and a man who prays. Both of them are orphans, no help from any brother/sister, no job…The treatment is very expensive and he was crying for help from God. And God heard his child, and sent brother Carl. And when he prayed for her, he commanded in the name of Jesus Christ, healing in her body. They were all crying and feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit working over there, right under our nose. None of us could open the eyes because of that powerful presence. She was healed. She confessed with her mouth. But that was only the beginning of a unforgettable afternoon.
“Soon arrived our pastor’s mother in law. Last fall brother Carl visited our church and he was asked to pay a visit to this lady’s house because she fell down and broke her ribs. When we got there, she began to praise the Lord and speak in tongues. Brother Carl and sister Sheila prayed for her and, although he knew he came to pray for her broken ribs, he said, ‘cancer, get out of her body and every cancer cell die, in the name of Jesus Christ!” and he whispered to me that that was what he felt.. Everyone was amazed! And she said: ‘I was in great pain and asked for His comfort, and I had a dream that a man coming from far away entered my house, anointed me and prayed for me and after that he told me that I was healed. When I saw this brother entering my house, I realized that he was the one in my dream – that’s why I couldn’t speak to you, but in tongues!’ .Brother Carl and sister Sheila had never ever seen her before and came to pray for a woman who fell down, not for cancer. What happenned? A short time ago she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and the doctors amputated her breast. But because she had the surgery in Austria and it was very expensive, she didn’t have chemo therapy afterwards. The Holy Spirit knew that the cancer was still there, but also God wanted her healthy, so he sent His child from the other side of the Planet to do that! Praise the Lord! She was healed and now she came to testify that the doctors sent her to [get] blood tests and all of them showed that she was cancer-free. Alleluia!.
“There was another woman who came. She is the only one in Romania who works for 20 years with the women in prisons. She is dedicated to them. Her mother died 2 months ago, her 46 year old brother died 2 weeks ago (cancer) and the doctors sent her home for [the 3rd time] because they couldn’t operate on her. Cancer was too advanced. We didn’t tell any of this to brother Carl. She said: ‘I had for a very long time in my heels something like nails. They were burning me and I couldn’t walk anymore. I heard about brother Carl, I came to meet him and after he prayed for me, I felt something burning hot in my heels. And it lasted for weeks. When the burn ceased, I could walk as a healthy woman. So, now that I heard he was gonna come again to Romania, I said that I have to meet him again. I have asked Lord to keep me alive and help me get here. Because I know for sure that I am going to be healed!’ She was looking like a normal lady. Only we who knew her well saw that she had lost weight. Brother Carl anointed her and looked at me and said, ‘Cancer, right?’ There were people in that room who met brother Carl for the first time, so they wanted to see with their own eyes the miracles that God made through him. When they saw that the Holy Spirit revealed that diagnostic, too, all of us burst into tears. She was healed. She believes that. Praise the Lord!
“The last woman wanted Brother Carl to pray for her 2 children: one with back ache and one with a little paresis of his hand. Brother Carl asked: ‘What about your husband?’ she said that he was ok. Only a back pain from time to time. Brother Carl said ‘That’s why I asked you. The problems came through his blood line. It’s a curse coming from his family. You have to go home and pray with your husband and repent for your ancesters.’ She said that she had including a genetic test to her son and it showed nothing and they didn’t know what to do anymore and what brother Carl said had logic: her mother in law, an old gypsy woman who lives in the country, curses her sons when they don’t give her enough money. Brother Carl said that that was the cause of her children’s problem.”
4/28 In the morning we spent a good deal of time resting. In the evening we taught at the church where Esther attends. Brother Martin sang a song. Nicky began singing. He has a good strong baritone voice. Martin was accompanying him on the guitar. After the first few verses, Brother Martin began to sing harmony with Nicky, softly at first and increasing his volume until his was the dominant voice and he finished the song. Ed shared a testimony about science and Christianity. Carl gave a powerful word about what we have in Christ and what Jesus paid that we could exercise the power of His resurrection. Jesus gave up everything and walked on this earth as a man, setting the standard that we can follow His example and do the works He did, and greater works than these, as we are men, but because we have Christ in us, we can exercise the power of His resurrection. After that the congregation prayed for Carl. He rested well that night and the next morning was feeling good but needs to rebuild his strength, lost due to inactivity.
4/29 This morning a young couple came to the living room/dining room area of the apartment to receive blessings on their marriage. Carl instructed them concerning their proper roles in the marriage. He told them that the man is the head of the family and the wife should not try to control him, but obey and pray for him, not fight with him, and even if he is wrong, God can make things work out so they are blessed. He told the husband that he must love his wife and listen to her councel. He admonished each of them to not use sex to control the other. He told the wife that it is her job to teach the husband how to love, and he told the husband it is his job to teach the wife how to make wise decisions. She had been unable to get pregnant. Carl removed a curse from her womb and instructed them to not try to have a baby but enjoy each other and the babies will come.
4/30 Brother Martin phoned us at 3:00 AM so we could get ready for the trip home. He took us to the airport. When Ed’s plane landed in Seattle, his cell phone battery was so low it would not opeerate. When Norma picked him up, he put it on the car charger and forgot it. He remembered it at 9:00 PM and saw a missed call from Carl. From the time of the call, he knew Carl was on the ground, state-side.