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UNYIELDED Power

United States

Who knew seeing a demon in the church would change the trajectory of my life.  

Just speaking the word “demon” envokes fear and physical reactions of discourse and watchfulness in most people.  As a child, neighborhood kids would share scary stories of trolls that would invoke the same fear, but all that was fake, make-believe, only in the movies.  Or at least that was what the grownups would tell us.

Well, except the grownups at church.  

I had heard about demons and even read about them in the bible, but in the 15 years as a Christian and eight years on staff with a church, I never had the opportunity to actually see one.  A friend of mine in junior high used to tell me she would see ghosts at night before she went to sleep and they would talk to her sometimes.  I remember praying and asking God to make them stay away when we had sleepovers, because I had no interest in making friends with her ghost friends.  Little did I know, I would one day have the opportunity to meet one of her friends. 

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THE WITCHDOCTORS LOSS

The Philippines

“We can’t help her. She is demon possessed. You can take her home now,” the doctor’s proclaimed. On the way home, in hopes to find help for their nanny, the young Filipino couple took 18 year old, Jasmine, by the Catholic church for the priest to pray over her. As they stood before the priest, the demon took control of Jasmine’s body and said out loud to the priest, “You are a liar!”

The next day is when we received the call requesting help to pray for Jasmine. Myself and a friend walked to the employer’s house where Jasmine was staying only a mile away. Jasmine’s father had just arrived from a remote village to take her back home, so we spent some time chatting with him before entering the house.

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