Sent on 03/09/05:
Subject: Australia Trip
We arrived on Tuesday at about 11:30AM. We were met at the airport
by a camera crew. They are making a documentary about our trip. The
people are very gracious to us. We have been assigned a lady named Debbie
and a man named Mark along with a camera man and a sound man. Bob has
been making videos everyday. They have followed us everywhere. Tuesday
evening he was on national TV. Wednesday on two radio shows. Thursday
evening will be on the most popular TV show in Australia. We watched
the previews on Wedneday evening. It was really good. The media people
who usually cut people down to size seem to be afraid
of Bob and all of us. God has given us great favor. Debbie has warned
Bob before every show that this person will really go after him. Then
it doesn't happen. She isn't a christian, but can sense the fear that
the media have. They are afraid to rip into him. One host said "look
into my eyes and tell me what you see" Then he asked for a private
session with all of us for
Some of the churches in Brisbane have openly invited us. We have an appointment to meet with 2 pastors here in Melbourne today who are going to help with the meeting on Friday night. Hillsong pastor has refused to let his people come. His youth pastor wanted to get involved and bring people from the church. The pastor has openly refused to let any of his people come. Wednesday morning at breakfast a man in the resturant reconized Bob from the Jon Safron Video and called a friend who came right over and is going to get actively involved and possibly get his church involved also. Another man just showed up on Wednesday from the church in Brisbane and told us that they have been fasting and praying for revival for quite a while now and they all seem to think that this is going to start it.
Most of the media people are from the hippie generation and now have very good jobs and think they have no need for God, but their eyes are being opened to the truth. They are very impressed that we would come all the way from America at our own expense to minister to them. It is a very greedy, materialistic society. More after our meeting on Friday night.
We are planning to go to the zoo today, hope we see some kangaroos.
Paul & Alma
Sent on 03/14/2005:
Subject: From Sydney, Australia - Paul & Alma
Melborne was full of surprises. God has set this country up for something great. Friday night was a blast. They served alcohol in these centers where the media has booked us. We were concerned about flying beer bottles, but had no bad experiences. Many people saved and many delivered. Some hecklers but not too bad. We have learned that most women in Australia are abused and the men are proud of it. the women that we worked with would tell the hecklers to shut up. We were busy with the media people every day in Melbourne. One high ranking official in the media asked for deliverance again. The same one that I wrote about earlier. They are starting a 60 minute TV program like in the USA and he will be over it. They only people that are higher ranking than him is the owners. He would be like a Johnnie Carson in USA. Two churches in Melborne welcomed us with open arms. They announced a follow up meeting for Saturday at 2:00 PM, about 250 people showed up. Bob spoke briefly, then left us to take over. Three of us spoke about 10 minutes each, then I did a mass curse breaking. Many, many people were saved and healed and delivered. We left at about 10:30 PM with people still waiting but we were totally exhausted. Some of the most heart breaking stories of abuse that I have ever heard.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Bob and Laura are scheduled to walk the Sidney Harbour Bridge. It is probably 300 feet up with very little to hang on to. Pray especially for Bob, he is afraid of heights. It has become a challenge with the media people. They say he has his own personal demon of fear of heights. (HaHa) I will probably go along to pray behind them. The church also invited him to speak on Sunday the AM service. He spoke until about 11:40 and then we ran to the airport to catch our plane that was leaving at 1:00 PM.
It is now Tuesday at 1:00 PM. We (that's me, too) made the bridge climb, it is 440 feet high. Bob passed the test very good. Now we are going to challenge the media people that went with us to have an exorcism. They are afraid of us so don't know if they will let us do it.
Tonight is our first service in Sydney. God has opened doors that would be absolutely impossible for any man to open.
Please continue to pray for us.
Paul & Alma
Sent on 03/15/2005:
Subject: More from Australia
Last night's service was awesome! We led a lot of people to the
Lord. We were told that Sydney would be the hardest place, but much
more receptive than Melbourne. No alcohol was allowed in the theater
and the sale was stopped when the service began. The people at the
theater were very nice and very cooporative.
We have encountered much witchcraft in all meetings. We have connected with a pastor here to look after things when we leave. There were about 400 people in the meeting last night. There is so much abuse in this society.
Bob received a call last night from a pastor in Brisbane and he has been using Bob's books as text books in his bible school for years and when he learned that we were in the country he insisted on a Sunday AM service. He has three churches in Brisbane which he plans to bring together for a service, over 1000 people. He has churches in Spain, Portugal, France, India and Thailand but I can't remember all the other places in the Far East. He has opened all of them to us. Talk about "Jehovah Trickster", we were set up from the beginning! Praise the Lord!!
We had no contacts, no meetings except what the media people set up, and God has opened this country to us.
Bob was on the radio yesterday with one of the meanest people in radio and he said he wanted an exorcism, so Bob came against his demons and he just froze. Couldn't talk, couldn't move, so they went to a commerical and when they come back on air the same thing happened again!
The secular media is being transformed in this country. We were told by our media contacts that the country of Australia is completely controlled by the media and their fear tactics - whatever they say, the people do.
God is doing something in them.
More to come later.
Paul & Alma
Sent on 03/20/2005:
Subject: More From Australia
We are in the Gold Coast about 75 miles from Brisbane, Australia.
We were up at 6:00 AM Sunday. Rushed to a church to set up the book table. Bob spoke and then began to minister. The church people are some of the most hurting people in the world and they mostly are afraid to let anyone know because of pride or fear of being rejected. We ministered to hundreds of wounded people.
Sunday is still kind of a blur because we left the Gold Coast at 3:00 PM and rushed to Brisbane. Driving is very stressful. They drive on the left and the steering wheel is on the right. Got to Brisbane hotel late so we just checked in and left our luggage in the car and rushed straight to the service at 5:00 PM. Bob did a remarkable excorism on a woman who was schizophrinic and mentally ill. We all ministered until about 10:30 PM and many people were set free. We are exhausted, so please pray for us.
We are turning in our car today and using the taxis from now on, driving is just to stressful when you have to drive on the wrong side of the road. (HaHa)
Tonight, Monday, is the meeting that the secular media set up for us. We have many people saved in these meetings because there are a lot of unsaved attending because of the radio and TV broadcast that Bob has been on while here. God has done so many miracles on this trip. Doors that were closed to us have opened wide. We now have access to people all over the Orient who want his ministry.
More after I make this hazardous trip to the airport to return the car. Alma doesn't want to go with me, so I am asking some of the other men to go with me to help me get there. Driving here takes a lot of prayer.
Oh, yes, our days of rest are gone. We have services scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday night also. The man from the media that I wrote about earlier is coming for a two day deliverance session on Tuesday and Wednesday day time. This man is very dangerous to work with, he is very high in martial arts. He can kill with his fingers on pressure points in your body.
Well that is all for now, hope to write again if we have time. We leave for home on Thursday morning, 24th of March (Australian time) and will be home on the 24th of March, USA time.
Paul & Alma
Sent on 03/26/2005:
Subject: Our Last from Australia
Tuesday night we had about 450 people again, maybe more. Bob did a two hour session on a man who was suicidual. Traced it back to an ancestral curse where babies were sacrificed. Took about eight men to hold him. The men holding him were as tired as he was when finished. He kicked Bob in the head with four men holding him, so we got more help. This thing fought right to the end. When it left, everyone was face down on the floor. The glory of God just came into the place and touched all of us. This has been such an awesome ministry tour.
We have media man's girlfriend coming today at 1:00 PM (Tuesday).
Some deliverances were very quiet, but some were not. I had a girl with Macumba curses from Brazil and Voodoo from Africa. It was a two hour session also. When she left after it was all over, her family would help her a few feet and then sit down and let her rest. She was so exhausted.
We probably ministered to 300 people. Got back to the hotel about 1:30 AM.
One more night to go. This one is a workshop that has an admission fee, so maybe not so many people. God is awesome.
Wednesday afternoon Alma and I ministered to the media man's girlfriend. The media man tried to come, but got to the airport and just freaked out, swearing and hitting at her. She came anyway. We ministered to her for 4 1/2 hours. Much abuse and trauma all her life. We got to lead her to the Lord and got her some healing and deliverance.
On Wednesday night we had about 350 people. Bob spoke on abuse and legal rights for demons. One of the church ladies left crying and sobbing. About 5 minutes later they came and got me. She was in the women's restroom hiding in a corner just sobbing and wailing. Finally got her out of the restroom. I spent the whole service ministering to her.
We have heard some of the worst stories of abuse that I have ever heard. We ministered to hundreds of people again that night.
This church has 28 different ethnic groups with five different language services on Sunday morning. The Spanish pastor asked me to pray with his wife. She would get so angry and swear at him. Ended up praying with him because he was causing most of it. Had to do a lot of marriage counseling this trip. Glad I have a good marriage to give as an example.
We are raising up about three teams there in Australia. The people are so hungry and so open. One pastor has opened up all Asia and Southern Europe to us. He was in our church in 1993 for the revival with Rodney Howard-Browne. Another one of God's "co-incidents". God did so many miracles, we are still feeling the anointing from it. We lost count of the people who accepted Jesus as Savior. Probably into the hundreds. We have churches to follow up on them to get them in and grounded in the Lord. We got back to the hotel about 2:00 AM. Up at 5:30 AM to catch the plane on Thursday for HOME. I Love My Home! This was about a 30 hour trip.
The "jet lag" is unbelivable. We lost all track of days and time.
We are home now, so we can go back to work to rest up.
Thanks for praying for us!!!! We love you!!!
Paul & Alma