John Machava is from Mozambique originally, but has lived in Masiphumelele for about 8 years. He is a dear friend and disciple of mine. John is a powerful leader and gifted gatherer. I saw that in him the day I met him in April of 2011. For over a year he has been the glue that holds a group of new Jesus followers together. I have been to John's home in Mozambique (read this). You can read another amazing story about John by CLICKING HERE.
Many of you have heard me speak of John before. The road for him has not always been an easy one. He has faced struggles and worked hard to surrender all of himself over to Jesus.
For the last five months, John has become increasingly sick. He is now very, very ill. He is only in his late 20s. He can barely walk. Barely talk. Barely eat. He is weak and basically bedridden. This means that he cannot even work to provide for his family. Today we were able to get him out to join the church gathering for us to pray. Several of the guys anointed John with oil. We cried out to God for His healing and spoke God's heart over him.
I asked him if I could share the need for prayer with you. He was keen to have as many people as possible praying for his healing.
Would you pray for John? For his healing and strength. And for his family. Pray also that he would hear God loud and clear. It is my sense that there is a major calling on John's life in the Kingdom and there are many great reasons that the enemy would want to destroy him. Let's pray!!
Thank you! I look forward to telling you of his healing some day soon!