Prayer is the only way to survive!
Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in the USA
came to see Dr. Cho who was visiting Los Angeles
for the Spiritual Renewal Conference 2001 at Sarang
Community Church in Los Angeles (Rev. Jung Hyun
Oh). While Dr. Cho was talking to him, he urged
the churches in the USA to pray. Dr. Cho emphasized
prayer for the survival of the churches in the USA.
He further said that leaders should listen to the
voice of the Holy Spirit and find out the methods
of drawing young people into the Church, such as
using the Internet.
The Los Angeles Sarang Community Church has had
new thoughts about the anointing of the Holy Spirit
after Dr. Cho’s Spiritual Renewal Conference 2001.
The saints who were brought up in traditional Presbyterianism
may have been unfamiliar with the work of the Holy
Spirit. But Dr. Cho preached about the Holy Siprit,
so that the saints still can feel the indwelling
presence of the Holy Spirit, even though some time
has passed since then.
After the conference the members of the church have
begun praying for the sick first before starting
their upper room meeting. The believers observed
the miracles of the sick being healed and saw the
work of the Holy Spirit when Dr. Cho prayed for
them. Dr. Cho clearly stated that we can be aware
of healing generally about two weeks later, although
miracles sometimes immediately appear as soon as
people are prayed for.
The second day there were more miracles of healing.
Dr. Cho told the story about a university student,
Yoo Jung Na. She was hopelessly dying with a brain
tumor last year in the USA. She returned to Korea
for treatment and was admitted to a hospital. She
had been in the bed next to Pastor Bong Jun Kim
of Yoido Full Gospel Church. Pastor Kim had a brain
hemorrhage and was on the verge of death. Dr. Cho
prayed for Pastor Kim and at her mother’s earnest
request, Dr. Cho prayed for Yoo Jung Na, too. After
that, she fully recovered. She attended Dr. Cho’s
Los Angeles conference in good health. Her mother
gave testimony about her healing. Until then, Dr.
Cho did not know whether she was healed or not.
Come together even
though at the moment
The 19th Pentecostal World Conference (PWC) was
attended by 80 countries and representatives of
50 associations. Leaders with influence, including
Dr. Abraham Alex Tanuseputra who built the biggest
church building in the world, gathered together.
Most of these attended the evening meetings at Crenshaw
Christian Center Faith Dome. There were warm handshakes
and smiles of leaders who hadn’t seen each other
for a long time. Dr. Cho had a very busy and enjoyable
time greeting leaders who came from all over the
world, taking photos together.