CONVERSATIONS WITH SISTER RAQUEL–OVER LUNCH, SISTER AND I STARTED CONVERSING ABOUT THE HEALING MINISTRY.–BERNIESister, how are you doing in the evening calls from those seeking healing. Can you handle so many calls worldwide? How many calls do you get average anyway per day?–SR RAQUELI get about three.–BERNIEThat’s not so bad.–SR RAQUELBut you must realize, Bernie, these are not ordinary calls. They require a lot of energy even over the phone. After three calls, I have to rest and recharge, otherwise I cannot be effective. In fact, three is enough. It is hard for me to refuse a call even if I am tired. When I hear over the phone someone who cannot breathe, how can I refuse even if I am tired? My conscience says ‘forget your tiredness’. –The other sisters know this, so they help in my dilemma by handling the calls. They look at me and signal non-verbally if I can take one more call. At least I have the option to say yes or no according to my disposition. In many cases, we ask them to call back in an hour or tomorrow, and they do. –BERNIEYou can do only so much, Sister. At times, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. I understand there are many more callers but you answer the phone only in specific hours. Understandable, you cannot answer calls 24 hours a day.–SR RAQUELYes, but remember Jesus is reaching out to them through us. We have a role of being a bridge. This is what we should never forget, Bernie, when wehelp even just one person, and their family, that is a lot. You don’t have to help dozens and hundreds, although that is better if you can. One is enough. We are pleasing to the Lord bringing one soul to Him.–BERNIEYes, I suppose it is like the Shepherd leaving the 99 to look for the one.–SR RAQUELImagine, a person who is terminally sick and dying, is suddenly alive again, cancer-free. No more hardship in chemo. Savings of thousands even millions of pesos that can be used for the family. No more waiting in long lines in the hospital everyday. No more tension. The family is happy. And the most important is the spiritual healing, not the physical. The ministry brings people to Jesus. They have changed their lives after they are healed. They become more gentle in their relationships. The become more patient and giving. They begin praying more often, and talking to Jesus. They begin to live a life in the Lord. That is a lot, Bernie. Just to help one is a lot. The Lord is so happy and we are pleasing to Him. That is what our ministry is all about. And these people from across the world know about us through the Internet. How about our website? How is it doing?–BERNIEPrayer requests have doubled since two months ago. Before, we publish about 20 every two weeks. Now it is up to 40. –SR RAQUELYes, I know. I receive your bulletins regularly.–BERNIESometimes I am moved to tears just reading all the pain and suffering of people. All of a sudden, my pains seem so insignificant and I am so lucky. The same with Freddie (our IT volunteer). He says that, as a prayer warrior, reading the prayer request bulletins has changed his life. It is a form of meditation and inspiration to pray for people who are on the verge of despair. Indeed, the prayer warriors know that their participation in the ministry through their prayers is what uplifts them and heals them, this feeling that you are helping others, of giving hope to the desperate.–SR RAQUELPraying for others, for the sick and desperate is a main concern of our ministry. So you know how important and crucial the Internet is to our ministry. In one click, we are global. I receive calls from Russia, Europe. Sometimes they have an English interpreter. So many people worldwide need help.–There is this woman with brain cancer from California. She found out about us through the Internet. She has this unbearable headache and she is losing her eyesight rapidly. She is here right now as a stay-in. She traveled all the way from California just to ask the Lord to heal her. In one day, her headache was gone. In three days, her vision started improving. –BERNIESo is she now cancer-free?–SR RAQUELWe don’t know yet. She has to have a new check-up. But definitely, the cancer symptoms are slowly going away.–TRYING TO RECALL MY CONVERSATION WITH SISTER RAQUEL, I BEGAN TO REALIZE THAT PERHAPS THE MINISTRY, THROUGH ITS MEMBERS, CAN FORM PRAYER WARRIOR ‘CHAPTERS’ WORLDWIDE. THE CHAPTERS, LED BY ONE VOLUNTEER MEMBER WHO STEPS FORWARD, CAN RECRUIT OTHER MEMBERS FROM THEIR COMMUNITY. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE BIG. A CHAPTER OF TEN PEOPLE IS ENOUGH. THEY CAN REFER TERMINAL CASES TO THE MINISTRY, EVEN JUST BY TELEPHONE. AND THEY CAN EVEN MEET AND PRAY TOGETHER IF THEY HAVE THE TIME. MAYBE ONE DAY, WE CAN ASK ALL PRAYER WARRIORS TO COME TO THE CENTER AND MEET EACH OTHER.–MORE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE MINISTRY FROM WEBSITE MEMBERS AND PRAYER WARRIORS IS PERHAPS THE NEXT STEP.–SAVE AND SEND THIS TO FRIENDShttp://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/04/article7-conversations-with-sister-raquel/–OUR RADIO PROGRAMHAS BEEN TERMINATED TEMPORARILY–***************** CONTACT US***************** –www.sisterraquel.comSUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE REGULAR POSTSeastwind@motherignaciahealingministry.comINQUIRIES, PRAYER REQUESTS, JOIN PRAYER WARRIORS, HEALING GUIDE–CALL SISTER RAQUEL FOR HEALING OR PRAY-OVER – ANY DAY EXCEPT WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAYONLY FROM 730PM TO 830PM, PHILIPPINE TIMEIF NO ANSWER, TRY AGAIN ANOTHER TIME (632) 930-3902–THE LORD REIGNS IN CYBERSPACE–amdg –
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his blog, Our Awesome Planet, to the next level in 2008.
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He was recognized as Go Negosyo's Inspiring Young Filipino
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In 2015, Anton Diaz received the first Tourism Star Award for media by
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Our Awesome Planet is recognized as one of the Top 50 Travel Blogs in
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