God wants to use you! One of our favorites, Joan Hunter, joins Marilyn and Sarah to talk about being used by God to share His message with those you meet every day.
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The travelers arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Friday, October 12, safe and sound.
After getting a good night’s sleep and enjoying a leisurely breakfast, they met for a private meeting of praise and worship, prayer, orientation, and teaching by Marilyn. She talked about her miracle pregnancy as well as other miracles in the Bible, including the multiplication of the fish and loaves. The group watched the video of the 2016 Pakistan meeting where a million people attended, and Marilyn prayed for their hands to be anointed to impart miracles and healing to those they would touch at the first healing meeting in the evening.
The healing meeting was in Sharjah, another emirate. There are seven emirates, and the travelers will visit three with this trip.
There were many nationalities present at the healing meeting. The attendees were people from many congregations who came together to hear a word from Marilyn. The worship combined songs in Urdu, the language of Pakistan, and English. After worship, Marilyn spoke on miracles and healings, both in the Bible and personal testimonies. She asked people who had been sick with any ailment for over 20 years to stand, and prayed for them. She prayed against growths, tumors and warts. She talked about how God healed the hand of the war hero from Eritrea, increasing the faith of all who heard. She also prayed for back pain and for those who were married and wanted babies. Many responded, and quite a number of folks testified of their healings.
The travelers returned to the hotel full of faith for the next evening’s meeting.
After breakfast on day two, the travelers were delighted to be welcomed by Sarah, who had arrived in the wee hours of this morning. Following praise, worship, and prayer points, Sarah inspired the group as she talked about the Holy Spirit, encouraging them to drop the “the” in front of Holy Spirit. She spoke right to the heart with her message and encouraged everyone to develop a relationship with Him. She stressed that He’s with us, whether we feel His presence or not. The travelers were excited to hear that she would be speaking at the healing meeting that night.
The group embarked on their first half-day tour of Dubai, visiting the old and then the new. For the old, they visited the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. There were many fascinating artifacts to look at, as well as jewelry and videos of how the craftsmen made their goods and products. Then the travelers were wowed in the modern section by the impressive architecture. Everyone had some time to shop in the gold and spice markets, or souks (pronounced shooks), before heading back to the hotel.
After a short rest at the hotel, the group was off to the second healing meeting at the same venue.
After praise and worship, Sarah spoke on the healing anointing being on us even when we don’t feel like it, referencing John 8 and 9. She ministered to individuals in the congregation through words of wisdom and knowledge, and prayed for an Isaac anointing for all. Sarah exhorted the audience to focus on the purpose, and not the cause, of the healing that is needed. She reminded everyone that healing does not always come the same way—it could come instantly, it could come over time. But, the purpose of healing is always to glorify God. She prayed for eyes, back problems, and ended by praying for God to pour out His love in everyone’s hearts.
The travelers returned to the hotel exhausted but energized in their faith.
On day three, the Marilyn Hickey team met for a private meeting of praise and worship, prayer, and teaching by Sarah. She showed everyone a moving Saving Moses video, and shared on Luke 8, the parable of the sower. She taught that the seed always works, but it’s the ground—our hearts—that has the potential to be a problem if we’re experiencing a challenge. She talked about the road, the rocks, and the thorns, and ended by praying for everyone’s hearts, that they will all be fruitful. The travelers warmly received Sarah’s words of knowledge and wisdom.
After the morning meeting, the group embarked on a tour of Abu Dhabi, visiting the Yas Mall and saw the impressive buildings and structures in the city. The morning ended with a tour of the Grand White mosque. When you travel within the emirates, there are no signs indicating that you’re leaving one emirate and entering another. The tour guide explained that the pavement color changes from emirate to emirate—one darker, one lighter.
Some facts the travelers learned from their guide:
• The seven emirates were founded in 1971, and there are 1 million locals, and 8 million foreigners living and working there. Three million of the foreigners living there are Indian, Pakistani, and Filipino.
• Oil (of course) is the main industry in Abu Dhabi, the capital, and tourism, finances and real estate are the main businesses in Dubai.
• The UAE is bordered only by Saudi Arabia and Oman.
• The country is very safe, with a very low crime rate.
• Abu means father and Dhabi means gazelles (and they once had many gazelles there), so it was named “father of many gazelles.”
• Dubai means locusts. Guess what was plentiful there at one time?
• Abu Dhabi has camel races, and Dubai has horse races.
• 2018 is the hundredth year of the reign of the first president, so his face is everywhere you look. He has always been very revered.
• The president of the UAE must be of royal blood.
• In the 22 Arab countries, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the richest, with oil and natural gas being the main industries, respectively.
• UAE wants to be the best, the fastest, the highest, etc. in everything. Here are some of their records:
• Fastest roller coaster
• Slowest roller coaster
• Biggest chandelier
• Tallest building (in Dubai), and they are in the process of building a taller one
• Heaviest ring, which you can see at the gold souk
• Biggest manmade island
• Biggest carpet in the world, weighing 5 tons
The travelers found the white mosque to be impressive, with all the inlaid pearls, gold, marble floors, and sparkling chandeliers. The women had to cover their hair completely, wear skirts or pants that went down to the floor, and wear sleeves that went to the wrists.
After this exciting and full day, the travelers were ready for a good nights sleep.
Wednesday, October 16
Wednesday began with amazing worship and prayer time with Leonard Dawkins. The focus of the praise and worship was on persevering, not quitting.
Marilyn showed the travelers the CBS video of her time in Pakistan. After the video, she thanked everyone for being part of answered prayer with the favor she had with CBS.
The focus of Marilyn’s teaching was the blessings you receive when you sow seed. She taught on 2 Kings 4:8, the story about Elisha and the Shunammite woman who received answered prayer by sowing into the life of the prophet.
She mentioned that the woman supplied the prophet food and accommodations, and she walked in faith. Marilyn’s teaching emphasized no seed, no harvest. She also stressed the importance of watching your confession by being careful about what you say over your day. Marilyn encouraged everyone to only speak positively, not negatively, about their situations. She also encouraged everyone to guard their hearts.
Later, the group toured Palm Island, build in the shape of a palm tree, and the Tower of the Arabs. The travelers also saw a district where 30,000 people live. The tour guide said that district’s homes sold in 72 hours to investors from all over the world.
The wealth of this country is unimaginable. Skyscrapers are being built everywhere. The travelers visited the Dubai mall, which has 12 million square feet of space. They also saw the largest building in the world, which will only be the largest for a short time because there are plans to build even a taller skyscraper. The goal of the United Arab Emirates is to be number one in everything.
Wednesday’s tour ended with an impressive display of fountains like the ones in Las Vegas at the hotel Bellagio. Following the display, everyone went to Five Guys for a hamburger lunch. Later, at the farewell dinner, the group celebrated their time in Dubai.
Thursday, October 17
On Thursday, everyone was packed and ready to travel from Dubai to Budapest. The travel day was blessedly uneventful, and everyone arrived at their hotel ready to experience the sights of Hungary.
Friday, October 18
Friday morning began with praise, worship, and prayer. Marilyn showed the Egypt video and talked on eight ways to heal the sick. She shared exciting testimonies such as when God gave her a new heart. Afterwards, Marilyn answered several traveler’s questions, and they were eager to learn all they could.
In the afternoon, the group took their first half-day tour of Budapest. The large city used to be two cities, one on either side of the Danube River. One side was Buda, and the other side, Pest. The two cities were united to become Budapest in 1873. Eight bridges, all unique from one another in design, connect the two cities. Budapest has two million residents, and there are 10 million residents in Hungary.
On the tour, they visited the Parliament building, the third largest parliament building in the world, and the Castile district, replete with beautiful neo-gothic-style buildings. They also saw the former royal palace, which is now a museum, Matthias church, Fisherman’s Bastion, and St. Stephen’s Basilica, which was named after their first king who was later canonized as a saint. The tour concluded with visiting Heroes Square with its statues of important men in Hungary’s history, the state opera house, and numerous other palaces.
Saturday, October 19
Praise and worship, prayer points, and a short teaching by Marilyn started the day on Saturday. Afterwards, everyone was off on a day-trip to Vienna, Austria. The travelers saw the famous Ring Boulevard (a world heritage site), the Parliament, City Hall, the Museum of Fine Art, and the Imperial Palace. It was a long day, but well worth the journey, as the travelers were fascinated with Austria.
Sunday, October 20
Sunday was another wonderful, full day. The morning started out with praise and worship, prayer points, and watching the “Hungary Wild” video. Afterwards, everyone visited the Godollo Royal Palace built by Antal Grassalkovich I, one of the most distinguished Hungarian noblemen of the 18th century. The Godollo is a baroque-styled building that was presented by Antal as a coronation gift to Emperor Franz Joseph and Queen Elisabeth for their residential use. The palace has been beautifully restored, and travelers found it easy to transport themselves into the lives of that royal family, who were highly revered.
An interesting aside, in the various portraits of the king and queen throughout the palace, the king ages appropriately, but the queen is perpetually young – no more than 30. This was because she ordered the artists who painted her to never depict her beyond the age of 30. After WW II, the palace was taken over as a barracks for Soviet troops, and then later as a home for the elderly. Both uses led to structural decay, but the palace is now beautifully restored.
The group also visited Lazar Equestrian Park and enjoyed a horse show and lunch there, complete with a four-instrument band who serenaded them with both traditional and American show tunes, in a Hungarian style. The food and entertainment were festive, lively, and fun.
Back at the hotel, everyone had a couple hours to freshen up and relax before going to Faith Church, home church of Sandor and Judit Nemeth. Marilyn has visited Faith Church since she was in her mid-40s. Sandor and Judit are close friends of Marilyn’s, and their church gave a warm welcome to all the travelers. About 20,000 people attended the church service. Marilyn gave personal testimonies, everything from her father’s mental breakdown and God’s assurance to her that she’s just like her heavenly Father, to staying committed to what God tells you until you receive. Marilyn illustrated the point by telling the story of when God promised her a baby, and she waited 10 years before Sarah was born. Marilyn prayed for all manner of concerns: hearts, babies, neck problems, pain, growths, tumors and warts, and the greatest call—salvation and recommitment. Perhaps about 1,000 people or more came forward for healing and salvation.
After that anointed church service, the 160+ travelers experienced a lavish banquet complete with caviar, goose liver, and much more. Faith Church enjoyed honoring the travelers because of their visit with them. It was a truly amazing evening.
Monday, October 21
After praise, worship, and prayer points on Monday morning, there was an offering time accompanied by a teaching by Marilyn on what the travelers have in their hands. The rest of the day, everyone was free to enjoy the local markets and other attractions. Later the group had their farewell dinner and celebrated what the future holds for Marilyn Hickey Ministries and all who will travel with her. A Hungarian classical five-piece band played wonderful Hungarian music, and dancers danced traditional Hungarian dances. It was a beautiful show.
Tuesday, October 22
On Tuesday, after a memorable trip, the travelers packed up and journeyed home to the USA.
Day 10 – Sunday, May 20th
This was the group’s last full day in Mongolia.
In the morning, they all went to see Marilyn preach at the one main church, and after the service, half of the travelers ministered at the main church, and one of the buses drove half of the travelers to another church, where they were allowed to lay hands on the sick… and just like on previous occasions, many in the church received their healing, many were slain in the Spirit, and many committed or rededicated their lives to God. Mongolia was definitely ready for this group, and God moved mightily wherever we went, with signs and wonders following!
Then back to the hotel to prepare for the final Farewell Dinner at the hotel.
The Farewell Dinner was amazing! It was arranged for 7 local entertainment groups to come and put on a show for the travelers – and they loved every minute of it! There were singers, musicians, a contortionist, and dancing. All were very delightful and entertaining. Marilyn also utilized the opportunity to have a second fundraising time – a very fruitful use of time, and the travelers gladly gave to MHM’s worthy and proven efforts to cover the earth with the Word. The group saw firsthand how ministry is the main focus of our tours, as well as having a lot of fun throughout the trip on tours letting God knit us together.
Day 9 – Saturday, May 19th
In the morning, after the group’s private time of P&W, prayer, and nugget from Marilyn, she went to preach again at the conference while the travelers toured. She taught on John 5 about man who sat at pool at Bethesda for 38 years, and the pastors and leaders were again hungry and hung on every word she spoke – another home run!
The travelers toured the city, driving around and having various buildings identified, and visited the Bogd Khan’s Palace museum, an old and colorful structure that housed various emperors’ artifacts and clothing, etc. They then had a Mongolian BBQ lunch, which was very delicious and a fun experience where you pick out your own veggies, sauces and meat for them to barbeque (really, stir fry) in front of you, with flair, of course! After the touring, the travelers had a free day.
Day 8 – Friday, May 18th
We met for P&W, prayer and a nugget on Elisha’s miracles before Marilyn left for the first of four meetings with the Pastors and leaders all around Mongolia. Pastor Batbold, the pastor who is hosting it and bringing in everyone from the surrounding area to be mentored and taught by Marilyn, received her and the team very graciously, and was truly honored to be able to host her here. He said he expected about 125 pastors and leaders, and over 300 showed up! Marilyn taught on how to heal the sick, something the pastors said they really need mentoring in. It was a smashing success!
While Marilyn was preaching and teaching, the travelers had a beautiful tour to the Genghis Khan Statue complex, a massively huge statue sitting atop a museum that houses artifacts, artwork, trinkets, etc. of the famous conqueror. Genghis is mostly remembered for uniting multitudes of tribes over a vast amount of territory. Before viewing the statue, the travelers had a fun stop where local merchants were offering camel rides and the opportunity to hold an eagle on their arms, as well as buy trinkets and souvenirs. We also got to visit a Ger camp and have a traditional Mongolian meal as well as visit with a family who lives there. Most of the nomadic Mongolians have many horses, and the families that hosted us allowed us to ride them for a short time – the travelers had lots of fun doing that. These sights, tastes and experiences were a superb intro to Mongolia!
In the evening, the travelers went to see Marilyn preach at the conference and were allowed to lay hands on the sick… many received healing, many were slain in the Spirit, and others committed their lives to God. It was an exciting night, and Marilyn said later that here in Mongolia, we’ve hit a “hot spot” – ready and ripe for revival!
Day 7 – Thursday, May 17th
Everyone woke up super-early, picked up their boxed breakfasts, and were on there way to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, commonly called “UB” by the locals.
After arriving and being driven to the hotel, they were told that all of this city’s buildings were no more that 28 years old! Much construction has gone on recently, and it shows – it’s a charming and eclectic city that is colorful, and vibrant. It was nice to see the clouds and sun, as Beijing was mostly hot, humid, and hazy the whole time they were there. On to the Shangri-La, an incredibly opulent and palatial hotel. The travelers loved it.
Day 6 – Wednesday May 16th
This was the travelers last full day in China, as they prepare to transfer back to Beijing from Tianjin. After a bit of rest and refreshing, they hopped on the buses for their last tours in China: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden Palace. The travelers received grapes and crackers and went about in the square in twos and threes, prayer walking and taking communion. Quite powerful, as the travelers prayer-walked around the area with its well-manicured flower beds and thought about the innocent Blood of Christ shed for us.
The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, is a short walk in that same area. The city was filled with concrete and stone buildings, and it was meant to be an imperial palace for emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties to bring them closer to God. In the complex there are 9,999 rooms. They stopped short of ten thousand because that was considered to be God’s number, and they were unworthy of having that number of rooms.
Next stop: Mongolia!
Day 5 – Tuesday, May 15th
The travelers woke to another glorious private breakfast where they prayed, worshipped, and had a teaching with Marilyn. They toured the Five Avenues, commonly called the Concessions, which display buildings with China’s most complete area of Western architecture. This area was built in the 30s to accommodate the Western businessmen who lived in China. They visited the UK Concession, and there’s also smaller Belgium, Italy, France, and other country areas to make westerners feel right at home. They then spent time in the Ancient Culture street, or Food Market street, and found lively and earthy smells and cuisines. The travelers then returned to the hotel for a relaxing evening. Tomorrow will be a very early start to another long but colorful and exciting day going back to Beijing and the Forbidden Palace and Tiananmen Square.
Day 4 – Monday, May 14th
The travelers were pleasantly surprised with today’s activities. They were treated to a tour of Hutong which was taken on rickshaw rides all around the charming, narrow streets of old Beijing. The tour culminated at a stop at a local Chinese family’s complex. They enjoyed a welcome speech from the locals, and in this particular complex, there were 11 families representing four generations. A great glimpse into the lives of the locals.
They also stopped at a Silk factory and were educated on the production of silk. The factory actually displayed the silkworms in various stages of silk-development and found the experience to be enriching. They then traveled to Tianjin, a seaport that is beautiful and charming, as much of China is.
That evening everyone enjoyed a meeting in one of the Ballrooms. This was so welcomed, as they weren’t able to meet together in Beijing. After the evening meeting it was off to bed in a truly exquisite Hyatt Regency suite. I heard Marilyn say she’s never stayed in a room so gorgeous! The travelers loved the whole day!
Day 3 – Sunday, May 13th
Church time! The travelers had a leisurely breakfast, then boarded buses for the 11 AM service at a non-denominational church for ex-pats. Marilyn had already preached at the 9AM service, and it was powerful and anointed. The 11AM service was no different, and she built up the congregation’s faith and expectations for a miracle encounter with God. Many people stood at the end for salvations, closer walks with God, and healings. At another part of the church complex, Doug and Linda McDonald, and Abraham John, spoke to a mostly Nigerian congregation. The people were so grateful for their presence and prayers. Many people rushed to the front for prayer and were very moved by the speakers.
After church, the travelers toured the Temple of Heaven, a very large structure where the Buddhists pray for a good year, abundant crops, etc. The grounds of the Temple were filled with people and families playing chess, exercising, laughing, and having a great time.
We are expectant that our abundant prayer-walking is doing its work! The travelers then returned back at the hotel to pack and rest for the drive to Tianjin tomorrow.
Day 2 – Saturday, May 12th
The group got up bright and early for breakfast in their hotel and then the tour many have been anticipating… the Great Wall! On the way to The Wall, they stopped mid-trip to tour a Jade Factory where they learned about the various types and qualities you find in that stone. The travelers were able to purchase the beautiful examples for sale.
The Great Wall did not disappoint—it was misty, mysterious, and beautiful. Most of the preserved parts of Great Wall were built and reinforced during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644 AD) to defend Beijing against the intrusion of northern Mongolians. A few of our travelers made it to the top of the stretch of Great Wall that they visited. When they reached the top, they were given a gold medallion with their name carved in it– a great souvenir for a worthy accomplishment. The other travelers walked on more level parts of the wall, and that in itself was a great experience.
While the majority of our travelers experienced the Great Wall, we had three people: Shirley Wilkins, who heads up most of the group tour praise and worship, Jean Metcalf, a good friend of Marilyn’s and MHM as well as frequent traveler, and Deborah Sheaks, a frequent traveler of the last several years, all spoke at a women’s conference at the church that would host Marilyn the next day. They spoke on women’s issues and all witnessed the Holy Spirit fall on the crowd, with people being slain in the Spirit under the anointing.
That evening, a surprise treat for the travelers – an Acrobatic show! It was complete with contortionists, jugglers, balancing acts, crazy-fast motorcycles contained in a spherical cage, and more! It was fun, lively, at times scary, but overall a great treat for them, and they enjoyed it. It was exciting and breathtaking! After such an amazingly memorable day, the travels were equally excited to return to their hotel and rest.
Day 1 – Friday, May 11th
China and Mongolia—Here we come! The Spring 2018 group tour consisted of 66 travelers and 5 staff members. They were thankful for a smooth 12 ½ hour trip from LAX to Beijing.
From the airport, the travelers enjoyed a city tour around Beijing, where many significant political, architectural, and local landmarks were identified. Beijing has been China’s capital for over 3,000 years.
After the city tour, the buses brought the travelers to the Summer Palace. The palace, which was famed as ‘Imperial Garden Museum of China’, is a well-preserved one combining the natural landscape and delicate gardening design. The classic buildings and elegant scenery in the park will leave you breathless. It was built to be a luxurious royal garden for royal families to rest and entertain, and later became the main residence of royal members in the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, displaying gorgeous naturally landscaped gardens and beautiful buildings in the classic Chinese architectural styles.
To end this very full day, the travelers enjoyed a traditional dinner of Peking Duck. Marilyn also shared encouragement and expectation with group.
After a long day of traveling in and out of airports and touring Beijing, the travelers were looking forward to a good night’s sleep.
Marilyn on CBS in prime time!
On Marilyn’s most recent trip to Pakistan, she was joined by CBS News Special Correspondent James Brown and a camera crew from CBSN On Assignment.
On Monday night, August 7th, 2017 this special report was aired on CBSN. It showed the bridge building Marilyn is doing with the Muslim community in Pakistan and throughout the world.
Check out the program here:
Day 13 – October 31st
Traveling back to USA – all accounted for and all so very full and happy for the experiences! This was a spiritual group. Everyone walked in unity.
Day 12 – October 30th
In the morning the travelers had our last Celebration time, and we prayed over China, Russia and India. Marilyn showed the CBS On Assignment video. She taught on Jacob and giving vows; the Nazarite vow that Samson took, and her own vow to Cover the Earth with the Word. She emphasized that God remembers our faith, not our mistakes.
On this last day of touring the group went to the Kremlin and the Armory Chamber, in the museum that also had 9 Faberge Eggs on display. The sites were fascinating with many other treasures to behold.
Day 11 – October 29th
The travelers went to Good News Church, pastored by Paul Renner, Rick Renner’s son. Marilyn taught on healing and miracles. She testified of the fish and loaves miracle with KFC lunches in Egypt, and crazy-faith friends, and emphasized that the power of the Lord is very present to heal. Marilyn prayed for back problems, grief, growths, tumors, and warts, and talked that healing is a process, and to stay in faith. She also prayed for memory problems, and talked of the various ways God can heal – anointing a handkerchief, sending the word via texts – and also gave her testimony of her salvation at age 16. The travelers prayed for the sick. It seemed as if the entire congregation came to the altar!
The travelers had a free day after that.
Day 10 – October 28th
In the morning the travelers gathered or breakfast and Marilyn was prompted to have us everyone pray in the Spirit for seven nations: Russia, Armenia, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. This lasted around 20 mins to 1/2 hour, and the time was very fulfilling. Then Marilyn taught on angels and Daniel chapter 4. She prayed for us all to have unusual miracles.
The group toured the Bolshoi Theatre, St. Basil’s cathedral, and Red Square.
Day 9 – October 27th
Today was a travel day for the group.
Side note: Moscow’s official population is 13 million people (compared to St. Petersburg, which has 6 million) but with permanent residents, immigrants, and others, the real figure is closer to 17 or 18 million. It’s Russia’s largest city.
Day 8 – October 26th
The travelers had breakfast then spent time praying in the Spirit—what a glorious time it was! Marilyn shared and update from the Armenian pastors we just left. An amazing 200 people got baptized in the Holy Spirit! Wow! The travelers shared testimonies of what they witnessed during the services in Armenia. Marilyn then talked about the four wise things. Great meeting!
The travelers enjoyed a full day of touring the palaces and parks of Pushkin, Pavlovsk and Peterhof. The Pushkin Palace was founded in 1710 as an imperial residence and received status of a town in 1808. The first public railways in Russia, the Tsarskoye Selo Railways, were opened here in 1937 and connected the town to the capital of St. Petersburg. The town contains and ensemble of architecture from the 18th century. This museum complex includes the Catherine palace, Alexander Palace, and other buildings and associated parks. It is a major tourist attraction of the area and is included in the list of monuments protected by the UNESCO. They proceeded to the Pavlosk Palace.
Catherine the Great liked the nature in Pavlosk area and frequently visited it for hunting trips. In December 1777 she gave her son, Paul I, 977 acres of land along the Slavyanka River, together with forests, arable land and two small villages with peasants. This was a present to Paul and his wife Maria Feodorovna at the birth of their first son, the future Emperor Alexander I of Russia. This date is considered the founding date of the Pavlovskoye village (the name Pavlosk derives from Paul’s name in Russian, Pavel.) Catherine commissioned the Scottish architect Charles Cameron, who had previously done much work for her in the nearby Tsarskoye Selo, to design a palace and park in Pavlovskoye. Their tour ended with a visit to Peterhof Palace. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia. It was laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred to as the “Russian Versailles”. The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 7 – October 25th
Celebration breakfast, where Marilyn talked about sowing into dreams with a seed, and how no one can steal your dreams – only you can let them go, so hold on to them! She gave the testimony about Wally’s retirement, Pastor Anwar being saved in her 1995 Pakistan meeting, how the $1M offering in Uganda came about, as well as other faith building accounts of her supernatural life. She taught about Joseph and the travelers had free time for the rest of the day.
Day 6 – October 24th
After breakfast, great praise and worship, prayer, and teaching by Marilyn, the travelers started their panoramic city tour of St. Petersburg with a visit to Peter & Paul’s Fortress / Cathedral of Savior on the Spilled Blood. This tour showcased the main architectural and historical monuments of Saint Petersburg. They took a ride along its main streets and prospects enjoyed splendid sights like numerous palaces and cathedrals, rivers and channels, bridges and parks. Afterwards they visited The Hermitage museum. One of the largest museums in the world, the State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the Neva River. It would take 15 years to see all the exhibits treasured in the Hermitage!
Side note: Their group tour guide shared something curious. St. Petersburg was named after the Apostle Peter, not Peter the Great.
Day 5 – October 23rd
This was basically a travel day from Yerevan to St. Petersburg, starting with wake-up calls at 3:30AM – say yuck three times!
St. Petersburg has 6 million people and is called the ‘Venice of the North’. There is a lot of water here and the tour guide said to expect a fair amount of rain. St. Petersburg has 500 bridges over the various canals and rivers, and is quite charming. Touring starts tomorrow!
Day 4 – October 22nd
After morning worship and prayer, the travelers went back to the same church for ministry. Marilyn taught again on miracles and taught on the three Hebrew men who were thrown in the furnace. She recounted her early days and some of her ‘misses’, including praying for a man in a wheelchair to walk before she knew he had no legs. Her humility is truly endearing. She also gave testimonies of being healed of an enlarged heart, her dad’s mental problems being healed, and more. She prayed for hands and wrists, salvations, and Holy Spirit baptisms, and again, many people came forward. Tumors disappeared, knees, spines, and hips straightened, and so much more! We are all so thrilled by what God does through the MHM teams! The service was another ‘home run’!
Afterwards, the church put on a reception for the MHM team and the pastors took Marilyn to lunch, followed by two interviews, one via TV taping with the pastor’s wife. The pastors were truly besides themselves witnessing Marilyn’s stamina. The head pastor commented during both the services that he’s 51 and wants to be like Marilyn when he’s her age. He announced that he desperately wants her to return.
Day 3 – October 21st
In the morning after praise and worship and prayer, Marilyn taught on Gideon and more on angels. She took time to anoint the travelers’ hands with oil in preparation of that nights church service at Word of Life. This particular church has planted churches in many other nations, including Russia, Georgia (former Soviet Union), and surrounding Muslim countries. Their total church plants are well over 100 and they are so on fire for God!
The travelers took a sightseeing tour to Khor-Virap monastery which has a very rich history, both religious and secular. It is situated in the Ararat valley against the biblical Ararat Mountain, were Noah’s arch cast anchor. It is important because if it’s connection to Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia and is considered the first Armenian bishop. They then toured the town of Echmiadzin, the center of the Armenian Church and the spiritual center of Armenian people. Here is the location of Echmiadzin Cathedral, which is the most ancient Christian temple of Armenia dating back to 301-303. They continued to explore the ruins of Zvartnots Temple listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Zvartnots is an outstanding monument of world architecture, an evidence of the high level of the development of the artistic and engineering thought in the 7th-century Armenia. The cathedral had been standing for about 300 years and was destroyed by a disastrous earthquake.
After returning to the hotel to freshen up, the travelers rode to Word of Life church. Everyone enjoyed the worship which consisted of both contemporary Armenian worship and more familiar songs–what a joy to hear songs including “You are my All in All” in the Armenian language!
Marilyn preached on the miraculous, and called out areas of healing. This anointed time lasted the rest of the evening. They prayed for married people who wanted to have babies, tumors and warts, feet and ankles, wrists, as well as salvations, rededications, and Holy Spirit baptisms. Wow! A very large amount of people responded to each call! Afterwards, the pastors said they had NEVER encountered such bold preaching and manifestations of healing ever! Many testified of being healed – glory to God! The travelers returned to the hotel both overjoyed and ‘spent’!
Day 2- October 20th
The next morning the travelers had a wonderful breakfast to start their first full day of the trip. Armenian food is incredible, by the way! Lots of veggies, great cheeses, and more.
Marilyn taught on angels, emphasizing that we don’t pray to them, but praying the Word activates them. We don’t want our assigned angels to be bored! She taught on the different types of angels – Elect, Seraphim, Cherubim, Fallen, and more. The travelers loved the teaching!
The day of exploration started at the vibrant capital of Armenia, Yerevan, where ancient culture is mixed with modern lifestyle and great traditions. The travelers then toured Republic Square, visited Cascade, an open-air museum of modern art, saw the “Mother Armenian” monument and Victory Park providing a fantastic overlook to the entire downtown, then finally the Opera House and Swan Lake. Then it was on to Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, the largest cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Higher up the gorge of the Azat River they visited the magnificent monument of medieval Armenian architecture the Geghard monastery inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list and partly carved out of a mountain. Here they had a chance to enjoy the performances of the famous vocal quintet performing old spiritual Armenian songs in Acapella. Afterwards they drove to the village of Garni. The pagan temple of Garni is a picturesque monument of the Hellenistic period and an impressive piece of ancient Armenian architecture.
The evening was free for dinner on their own, and more travelers than usual ventured out of the hotel, having peace due to the repeated statements of how safe Armenia is, and how genuinely friendly the people are. In Republic Square, right outside their hotel, there is a nightly light show with waterfalls and piped in music of all genres – quite a joyous experience. The Armenian people are quite cordial and welcoming, and have accepted the tracts they passed out very readily. Everyone is praying that the fire that this nation once felt in declaring Christianity as their national religion (the first nation to ever do so), will burn once again!
Day 1 – October 19th
All flights went smoothly, and all were accounted for! No lost luggage! Great start to what promises to be an excellent, Spirit-filled trip! Many thanks to those back home for interceding for this trip – your prayers make these trips over-the-top!
On the bus ride from the airport to the hotel, the tour guide gave us some interesting facts about Armenia, including:
– Armenia has enjoyed a 100% growth in tourism from last year to this year
– 92% of Armenians are religious and go to church
– Armenia is one of the safest countries in the world. There’s no terrorism, and it’s completely safe to go out at night, well after midnight
– They are a very young country, having gained independence from the former USSR in 1991
The evening of their arrival, the travelers enjoyed the Welcome Dinner in the hotel, which was a wonderful time of reunion. There are 68 travelers on this trip and all but 10 are previous travelers. They love these trips and are always excited about Marilyn’s teachings, the miracle healings they witness while Marilyn is preaching, and the joy of joining in ministering with Marilyn. They also love the great touring, and so much more.
Last Day in New Zealand!
Animal Farm in New Zealand!
Cruise down the Milford Sound!
Queenstown is BEAUTIFUL!
Marilyn Hickey speaks at City Impact Church in New Zealand!
Seeing Jesus Down Under-New Zealand and Fiji Group Tour – Day 5
Day 5 was the optional excursion to Milford Sound, which the majority of the travelers opted into. The scenery along the 4-hour bus ride was truly breath-taking. They saw craggy snow-capped mountains up close, along with meandering rivers and waterfalls all over the mountains. The guide said if they had come the day before, they would have seen virtually none of the waterfalls, but because of the heavy rains in the last 24 hours alone, the mountains were just gushing the waterfalls out.
This particular group of travelers was split into three buses and one of the buses had a mechanical problem that forced it to stop and wait about 45 minutes while the driver and guide attempted to fix it. Thankfully God doesn’t waste a single thing and it so happened that this bus was also carrying Marilyn. So that 45 minutes were FULL of teaching, mentoring, praying, praise and worship – quite an extraordinary impromptu time they all felt so privileged to enjoy! Marilyn also solicited questions about any topic, and everyone was so blessed by her wisdom in answering each one of them. Her sharp wit and wise answers so enthralled every one of us.
The travelers arrived at Milford Sound right on time, boarded the ship, and enjoyed a lovely buffet meal, followed by a great cruise down the Sound, which is really a fjord. Our guide explained the difference between a sound and a fjord, but I forgot the explanation. Suffice it to say Milford Sound would have been more accurately named ‘Milford Fjord’. Regardless, the breathtaking scenery delighted us all! We also got to see seals basking on rocks – so precious! We enjoyed a couple of hours of ’oohs’ and ‘aahs’ because of the scenery, then back to the buses for the long ride home – with no bus breakdown.
New Zealand Fiji Group Tour – Day 3
Visiting the Hobbiton – the set from the Lord of the Rings!
Seeing Jesus Down Under-New Zealand and Fiji Group Tour – Days 3 & 4
On day 3 the team had a private breakfast where Sarah shared some nuggets about Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob’s altars. It was such rich teaching – the travelers loved it! She also prayed for ears, and later that day a traveler shared that ever since that prayer, the ringing in her ears had stopped, PTL!
Sarah went on to minister at the City Impact’s North Shore 8:30AM chapel service, and Marilyn taught at the 10:30AM service. Later, a young person who had heard Sarah’s teaching shared that it really caused her to think about the experiences in her own life and what altars she has and hasn’t recognized thus far.
At the 10:30 service, after lively, young, dynamic worship, Marilyn taught on the gospels’ depictions of Jesus and what they meant. The service was simulcast to the Wellington congregation, where the team would be for the evening service. She was extremely well received. All the audience loved her and her message, and she ended the service with calls for salvation, re-dedication, and for healing of tumors and warts. The travelers were buzzing about Marilyn’s message all afternoon!
Later, at the Wellington campus, there was another large capacity crowd with lively worship. It was simulcast to the North campus. Both churches were very alive and intense about their worship, infecting the audience worshipers in a most wonderful way. Marilyn taught on how the Old Testament was segmented into the Pentateuch, History, Wisdom and Prophets. Again, the Lord enlightened and energized the crowd through her thrilling, on-point teaching, and tonight when she called for salvations and re-dedications and Holy Spirit infillings, the altar was filled to overflowing! It was a great service, and the travelers didn’t want to leave that holy ground!
The next day, the team traveled to the airport and took two different flights to Queenstown, a very popular tourist destination in New Zealand. Queenstown gets its name from local gold prospectors of the 19th century who called the town “fit for any Queen”. On the way from the airport to the hotel, they stopped at a small town called Arrowtown and toured their Lakes District Museum. The museum was filled with western items: wagons, tools, etc. that could easily have been viewed in a Colorado museum – those of us from Colorado felt right at home! Queenstown is the coldest place so far for this trip and the travelers from Florida and other southern states were cold. They bought up all the plentiful sheep wool winter scarves, hats, etc. that are ubiquitous there.
New Zealand Fiji Group Tour – Day 2
The beautiful sites of Auckland!
Seeing Jesus Down Under-New Zealand and Fiji Group Tour Days 1 & 2
The Spring 2017 group tour to New Zealand(NZ) and Fiji is underway with 122 travelers ready to See Jesus Down Under!
All are excited to be with Marilyn and with Sarah, who joined the group for the Auckland part of the trip.
When the team arrived in Auckland, they toured the city. Auckland is a sporting and cultural city sprawled on a narrow isthmus between two harbors. There are numerous volcanoes, and every so often you can see evidence of them with the lava rock formations. NZ is a young island, but the native fauna and birds are from a much older time because they migrated from Australia.
The Auckland metropolitan population is a mix of European, Maori, and Polynesian peoples.
In the evening, the travelers enjoyed a welcome dinner where Marilyn and Sarah shared a lovey greeting. The travelers are excited with anticipation of how God would use all the team. There is unity in this group thanks to your prayers. The food is delicious and plentiful, and the native people are very kind and pleasant.
On Day 2, the team headed to Hobbiton, visiting the movie set of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies. The set featuring the Shire from middle-earth, is on 10 acres of a picturesque 1,250-acre sheep farm. It rained heavily but there were also patches of sun, and it was so thrilling to be there. It’s fall heading into winter there, so this weather was typical. FUN FACT: An interesting feature about filming at the Shire was that sometimes two identical sets, one big and one little, had to be made to pull off the hobbits’ smallness against Gandolph’s tallness, since the actors were all essentially the same size.
After that, they toured Rotorua and saw the active geysers, second only to Yellowstone’s. There was also an area where they saw the therapeutic boiling mud. The group then visited places where they carved and weaved traditional items, and they also visited a dark cave-like structure where a nocturnal Kiwi was kept. The group actually saw one darting about! The Kiwi bird is flightless, and is believed to have evolved from the Australian Emu. Because for so long birds were the only inhabitant of NZ, many evolved to be flightless because there were no predators to flee from. Not so in more recent times. With the advance of civilization they are becoming extinct, but massive efforts are being made to counteract this.
This visit culminated into a visit to a cultural performance by the Maori, and late afternoon tea. The travelers returned to the hotel exhausted but so happy that they had experienced so very much in one day!
New Zealand Fiji Group Tour – Day 1
Flying to New Zealand!
Greece Israel Tour 2016
Greece Israel Tour 2016 Update
Tuesday, November 1st
Th Western Wall and the Garden Tomb
The group started their day with a lovely breakfast with teaching from Marilyn. They toured Yad Vashem, Israel Museum where the Dead Sea Scrolls are preserved, the Pool of Bethesda, the Via Dolorosa and the Garden Tomb. After this full day they enjoyed their farewell dinner and prepared to head home.
Monday, October 31st
The Garden of Gethsemane
Sunday, October 30th
Sea of Galilee
The travelers were treated to a day trip to Galilee. Marilyn taught on the boat as the travelers experienced the Sea of Galilee. They had prayer and praise and worship and shared stories of the miraculous.
Then the group traveled to the site for baptismal in the Jordan River. There was no way anyone could contain the excitement, even if one wanted to! Comments were heard to the effect of this being the main reason this person came on the trip. People were coming out of the water speaking in tongues and filled with renewed love for our Lord… Great to witness.
Friday, October 28th
The next stop was a visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. It was then on to Mars Hill where Paul delivered his speech on the “Unknown God.” Marilyn taught on-site about identity and the group was truly blessed. The travelers have been thrilled with Marilyn’s teachings along the way and many can’t wait to take future trips with her. That night they had a Farewell to Greece dinner as they prepare to move on to Israel.
Wednesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 27th
The next stop on the travelers cruise around the Greek Islands was the Island of Rhodes. This port was once dominated by the Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It was then on to Heraklion, Crete with free time to explore the area. After a few hours, there they sailed to Santorini. This area is often referred to as the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands with its beautiful whitewashed villages.
Tuesday, October 25th
The first stop their cruise ship made was in Kusadasi, Turkey. The ruins of Ephesus where Paul spent three years during his ministry are just a short drive from there. The travelers toured and prayer walked the Agora, the Theater, the Stadium, the Library of Celus, the temple of Diana, and one of the seven wonder of the ancient work and much more. Marilyn taught on-site as well.
Click here to see Marilyn’s Facebook Live video from Ephesus.
After all that, they returned to the ship and went on to the island of Patmos where they visited the Monastery of St. John and the Grotto where John had the apocalyptic Revelations. Then they returned to the ship and rested up for the next full day of ministry.
Monday, October 24th
The next morning the group enjoyed breakfast at the hotel where Marilyn taught on the importance of prayer walking everywhere they go. They then boarded a cruise ship that would take them on a 4-night trip around the islands. Their first stop was the quaint isle of Mykonos. It is called the Island of the Windmills. They visited waterfront shops and cafes and also strolled along walkways that are nestled up against lovely whitewashed buildings. They also enjoyed dinner and a night of peaceful rest on the ship. Their prayer walking was anointed and powerful as they walked the streets which are also painted white.
Sunday night, October 23rd
After the travelers had time to rest from their trip into Athens, they were treated to a welcome reception on the rooftop of their hotel which had spectacular views of the city and the Acropolis.
Sunday, October 23rd
The fall 2016 Group Tour to Greece and Israel is underway! A remarkable 130 travelers joined Marilyn and her team to See Jesus on a Biblical Journey through this historic part of the world.
Marilyn is posting Facebook Live videos on her Facebook page.
Check out her first video from the trip!
Marilyn started the trip off Sunday night with a welcome dinner in a private ballroom where she blessed those in attendance with a special teaching. Marilyn prayed for each traveler to be effective in their prayer walking…to change the world and history through their efforts.
Check back for more exciting updates from this miraculous trip.
MAY 20-31, 2016 – Switzerland Portugal Tour
Seeing Jesus in the Heart of Europe
The travelers enjoyed their final breakfast and teaching time with Marilyn. Travelers shared testimonies and celebrated in a time of prayer. They then had a free day to explore and came together one last time for their Farewell Dinner.
The travelers headed north to visit the marvelous medieval walled town of Obidos. Next they continue to the fisherman’s village of Nazare and on to Batalha to visit the Monastery, a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic and home to the Unknown Soldier tomb in Portugal. Then they went on to Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world. They then went to the Sanctuary, the old and new Basilicas, and the Capelinha, home to the miracle of Fatima.
In the evening Marilyn and the travelers ministered at the CEIZS church service. Marilyn spoke on preached Luke 5:17. She prayed for growths, tumors and warts, salvations, and Holy Spirit baptisms. Many responded!
After breakfast, the travelers enjoyed more teaching from Marilyn. She spoke from John 2 about being a servant.
The visited the Royal Palace and then traveled to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe where they enjoyed an outstanding view over the Atlantic Ocean. Cabo da Toda means Cape Rock. From there they went on to the fishing village of Cascais and the beach area of Guincho.
They walked the narrow streets and eventually returned to Lisbon through the village of Estoril.
The travelers got up early for their first breakfast in Portugal and experienced the best buffet yet! Variety, flavorful, abundant – the travelers all had extra-wide smiles on their faces this morn despite how they longed for just a bit more sleep.
During the ministry time with Marilyn, she had some of the travelers share testimonies about the early trips to China when they smuggled Bibles into the country. This really electrified the faith of everyone in the room. Then Pastor Claudio, the Lisbon pastor also from the Rio church, brought colorful fliers announcing the coming Healing Meeting at their church. The travelers distributed the fliers during their daily excursions.
They then went on a half-day excursion into the city, visiting the Geronimos
monastery and other sites. Lisbon (Lisboa) is a city of 10 1/2 million people and growing. They walked all over, getting to know the city with its cobblestone streets and colorful tiled or painted houses. We caught a glimpse of the botanic gardens with its beautiful flowers and plants, and saw that many of the sidewalks are made of scrolled patterns of limestone (white) and volcanic rock (black), making quite a dramatic statement. We looked at the Tejo River which starts in Spain and divides a north/south part of Spain from Portugal.
The travelers took advantage of their free morning to sleep in and stay close to the hotel before their flight to Lisbon later in the afternoon. Their flight was smooth and they got into Lisbon, Portugal rather late so they went straight to bed to rest up before their early morning.
During breakfast, Marilyn continued on her theme of walking in the supernatural, and the travelers really loved it. This is a free day, so after breakfast, the travelers took full advantage and boarded hotel shuttles, taxis, and trains to do whatever they wanted to!
The travelers had another great start to the day with breakfast, prayer, praise and worship, and a teaching from Marilyn on natural acts preceding the supernatural. They then set out on a gorgeous, unseasonably warm day to tour in Lucerne with a boat ride on the lake and then to Mt. Titlis for a gondola ride up the mountain.
Lucerne is a quaint and colorful town nestled in between steep, dramatic snow-covered mountains – a sight to behold! The town reminded a few travelers of Venice, Italy with the canals throughout the clean, fresh town and lovely houses with abundant flowers in the windowsills. The travelers witnessed as they walked, handing out tracts as they engaged with the people they met along the way. They visited the famous lion carved out of rock. Mark Twain loved that lion and said that it was the best rock carving he’d ever seen, as well as the most emotional. The boat ride later on Lake Lucerne was tranquil and heavenly – the water captured the reflection of the mountains perfectly.
The travelers climbed the 10,000 foot mountain on gondolas singing “How Great is Our God” and filling the atmosphere with electric, contagious, joyful praise. The mountain is so high that they rode well above the cloud cover. At the top of the ride the travelers stepped into an unparalleled panoramic view of Lucerne and surrounding areas. There was also a photo gallery, restaurant, lounge, and a beautiful gift shop to enjoy.
This was so fun! The praise and worship was lively and powerful, led by young adults who obviously had hearts yielded to the Lord. They started with songs in Swiss, but ended with some familiar contemporary American Christian songs. Pastor Renato was ordained out of the CEIZS church where we ministered in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and only speaks Portuguese, so he preaches with a Swiss translator. Because of this, they gave headsets to the Americans for the English translation. Lots of young people were in the congregation of about 100 or so, and when Marilyn preached, it seemed the atmosphere was charged up and they responded very well. There were calls for salvation, re-commitment, infilling of Holy Spirit, and healing, and all calls had people responding! After the service, the travelers lined up and laid hands on the people.
The travelers enjoyed a beautiful start to the day with praise and worship, prayer, and Marilyn’s continued teaching on expecting the supernatural. The weather was rainy and cold, so they had to wear jackets and use umbrellas for the day. They first visited Rhine Falls near a town called Schaffhausen. Interesting fact – they had to drive through a bit of Germany to get to that part of Switzerland that had the falls. No passports needed to move from one country to the other. The falls were quite a bit smaller the Iguassu falls in Brazil, Niagara falls, or Victoria falls, but no less dramatic!
Next they visited St. Gallen, a UNESCO world heritage site with its famous cathedral and medieval library. Interesting fact – it’s a working library and you are still able to check out books, but they have to be less than 100 years old.
Then they moved on to Liechtenstein, a very tiny monarchy that is one of the smallest countries in the world, and then a stop on the way back to hotel at the Lindt chocolate factory where the travelers shopped at the store but were unable to tour the factory that day. They then returned to the hotel. Like the day before, the travelers had the afternoon to explore on their own.
The travelers started their day with a wonderful breakfast, praise and worship, and encouraging word from Marilyn. She spoke on 2 Kings 19 and the double-portion miracles of Elisha. She taught that an act in the natural always precedes a miracle. She also encouraged everyone to prayer-walk everywhere they went.
The first touring destination was the capital of Bern. Bern is named after the German word for bear. The architecture was beautiful and it hit home how old Europe is.
Switzerland is less than 60,000 square miles, and has eight million people, 6% of which are farmers. It is divided into sections that speak four different languages: German is largest percentage (although they learn “high” German in school, Swiss German is different, and is more commonly heard than pure German), French, Italian, and Romansh, a Latin-type of language.
The group then traveled to the financial capital, Zurich, for a city tour. After the tour, the travelers had free time to explore the city on their own.
The Travelers landed in Switzerland and made their way to the hotel to freshen up. When the land only travelers arrived, they were a full group of 98 ready to go.
The first event was a Welcome Dinner which was packed with excitement even though everyone was tired from the long flights. (However, those travelers who have been to Asia know this trip has much shorter travel times.)
Marilyn talked through the goals for the trip, and everyone was excited with the expectation of a miracle trip, breaking up fallow ground while honoring the rich spiritual heritage that was birthed in this region.
Marilyn in Bali, Indonesia – Sunday, November 1, 2016
Marilyn had a wonderful time speaking at the R.O.C.K. church with Pastor Timoteus Arifin in Bali, Indonesia.
Bali is known as the island of the gods It’s exotic and vibrant yet it has a serene feel steeped in a history that goes back centuries. They remain true to their culture and have a high sense of community as each village gathers daily at their town center to reminisce and pour into their children their customs and teach them Balinese dance.
At the 10am service attendance the attendance was 1,500 people, eager to hear Marilyn speak on Seeing Jesus in the Gospels. Five people responded to the alter call. When Marilyn asked for people with back problems to stand for healing, 25 people stood. Then she asked for people with skin problem and allergies to stand and 15 people stood.
At the 5pm service attendance there were 1,000 people in attendance. Twenty-five people responded to the altar call and she prayed a general prayer of healing over the entire congregation.
Thank you for your prayers for Marilyn. She is now traveling to Singapore to meet up with the Fall Group Tour which starts November 5th.
Marilyn Speaks at the Empowered 21 Conference – 2016
Marilyn recently spoke at the Empowered 21 Conference which was held in London this year. E21 London was a gathering of key spiritual leaders from around the world who convened during Pentecost to intercede for the European nations. Over 41 countries were represented. It was encouraging to hear how God is moving in what was previously known as a very dry spiritual atmosphere.
When we would hear that a European church had 400 members, we would rejoice because that was considered large. But now, reports are coming in that some churches are exceeding 1,000 people and that the atmosphere is changing; the spiritual culture is changing; the Holy Spirit is moving.
Karl Martin, 3rd generation Baptist pastor in Edinburgh, Scotland, had a beautiful testimony. His church of 1,000, primarily under 35 years of age, received a call from the government that 1,500 refugees from Iran needed shelter and assistance. The church took them in and not only did they meet their physical needs but, most importantly, their spiritual needs sharing Jesus with them. One man in particular stood out when receiving the Lord. He stayed after the service and told the pastor when he was 11 years old a man came to him in a vision and told him that he would be a pastor. He said when he accepted Jesus as his Savior, the same man appeared to him. He asked Pastor Martin to teach him how to be a pastor.
Marilyn ministered at one session and taught on Inheritance.
She was highly esteemed and was one of the most popular speakers. Marilyn also had a radio and television interview while in London.
We are grateful for the tremendous favor Marilyn had at this event and pray the message she was able to share will bless and enrich all those who heard it for years to come.
Now Marilyn is off to Switzerland to meet up with the travelers for the Switzerland-Portugal group tour.
Marilyn Speaks in Richmond, Virginia – 2015
Marilyn was privileged to speak at Mt. Gilead Full Gospel Church in Richmond, VA on December 6, 2015. Over 7,500 people attended the two Sunday morning services where she taught from the Tabernacle Syllabus.
The promise of the tabernacle is that God’s presence is always with us. Today it is a reminder to make tabernacling with God a way of life.
She prayed for people with pain problems and specifically people with pain in their right arm. Hundreds of people stood to receive their healing.
Over 100 people came forward for the altar call as well.
Thank you Mt. Gilead Full Gospel Church for a anointed weekend of ministry.
Marilyn Honored with ORU Lifetime Global Achievement Award – 2015
Recently Marilyn was honored at Oral Roberts University with the prestigious Lifetime Global Achievement Award. This award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made a significant impact in the history of ORU and in the world in positive ways as an extension of the university and its mission.
Those selected for this notable award are chosen by a committee comprised of ORU alumni, students, administrators, faculty and staff. The committee utilized a rigorous selection process, choosing only 50 recipients out of thousands or potential candidates to receive this honor. Recipients come from all walks of life and offer a multitude of contributions on behalf of the university around the world.
Marilyn served on the Board of Regents for over 20 years and made numerous contributions to the success of the university. And then she served as the Chairman of the Board of Regents for almost 20 years. Over those almost 40 years, she faithfully served to promote the vision and purpose of ORU.
Singapore, China, and Tibet Tour 2015
Thursday, November 12th
The travelers started out with a breakfast time of prayer, praise and worship, and Marilyn continuing her teaching on identity. They then headed out for Potala Palace, home of the Tibetan Dalai Lama. Once there, they prayer-walked around the complex, and then the more stout-hearted among them walked the many steps up to the palace for a guided tour within the palace. Of course, Marilyn made it to the top! More details about Potala to come!
After lunch, our tour director arranged for us to go to a carpet factory to see the procedure of making carpets from sheared sheep wool to the finished beautiful carpet. That’s great, but that’s not really the treat – He also arranged with the Buddhist owner of the factory to let our people pray and lay hands on the factory workers and their families. Remember, this nation, under China’s rule, does not allow any proselytizing. Once there, we went through the factory tour and ended up in the warehouse with the workers. The owner said that we were NOT to lay hands on them because they are Buddhist. So everyone started just walking, praying in tongues, and the factory workers, all young ladies, were so receptive that some of our travelers started laying hands on them and they were quite welcoming and visibly touched and warm to our prayers. When the buses were ready to leave, the workers all left their looms and came out smiling and vigorously waving goodbye. Our tour guide later said he could see in their eyes how touched they were by our presence and prayers. Hallelujah to our King for however he will use this time to affect their eternal destinies!
Our tour guide also mentioned something else that can only be attributed to another miracle of God. In his vast experience, when groups apply for Tibetan visas, usually a small percentage of the people in the group get denied. With our group, every single one of the visas processed got accepted!
Wednesday, November 11th
The travelers woke up in the wee hours to catch our two flights to Tibet, and everyone arrived safely. Some luggage was missing, but reappeared in the next two days, so all were happy. Many of the travelers were battling spiritual warfare manifesting in headaches, coughing, and other minor physical maladies. Even those used to high altitudes had to fight against the sickness that can come with being in an elevation of almost 12,000 feet high. We also had two falls but both are recovering and they are refusing to let this get them down. Everyone was encouraged to relax as much as possible after settling in so that they will have energy when the touring starts the next day
This day was the travelers last day in Singapore and the morning breakfast time included a teaching by MH on identity. She shared that everyone has a divine destiny, and gave numerous examples of the devil trying to steal identities, and how God gave them back – Adam and Eve, Rahab, Esther, the woman at the well, and more. She emphasized that our identity is in Him and it’s His Name that brings the miraculous.
Next the group went on a “Singapore Past, Present, and Future” tour. This comprised of a city tour and a museum tour. Singapore is only 50 years young, and it is a marvel to see what all has been accomplished in such a short time! Singapore is about half the size of Los Angeles, or approximately the size of New York City. It holds 5.5 million people, so out of necessity, they build up, and skyscrapers abound. The climate was very warm, humid, and rainy this was the ‘cooler’ season! Twenty percent of the land has receded in 50 years, so the government has made huge strides to reclaim it, mostly by bringing in tons of sand from neighboring Indonesia in the early 2000s.
Then the group went to Marina Barrage where a huge dam sits. This is where Singapore has invented the process of turning the sea water into fresh water, so they won’t need to be dependent on Malaysia for their water supply. Some interesting facts – as many skyscrapers as there are, there are also lots of trees and foliage around because of a government law that whenever a developer builds a building that displaces trees, they must replant an equal number of trees. This is why you see lots of trees sitting on various levels of the tall buildings – sometimes the only room to plant trees is on the buildings themselves.
The group traveled to Chongqing, China to overnight then…next stop—Tibet!
Sunday, November 8th
On Sunday morning Sarah spoke at the two morning services at Trinity Christian Centre. Over 900 people were in attendance for these two services. She shared about Faith and how it is essential in our relationship with God. Those who wanted an increase in faith and community were invited to come forward and pray.
After these services, Sarah signed copies of her Jesus Chicks book.
The next morning the travelers were up early and at breakfast they were joined by Sarah, who shared a teaching nugget about being keenly aware of the Holy Spirit’s working in our lives. We are to be more like sponges, soaking in the Holy Spirit and leaking Him out along the way, than like cups who keep the Spirit contained. After that, we had powerful prayer led by a traveler who has been with us for decades, Leonard Dawkins, and then great praise and worship again led by Shirley.
They then traveled to New Creation Church, and were awed by the incredible, dynamic, alive worship in the church and the number of members is amazing – over 35,000 attend services every Sunday – this count is pretty accurate since the members are asked to only come once each Sunday. NCC has multiple locations, but our travelers were at the Star PAC (Performing Arts Center) where 5,000 seats are filled up for 4 services every Sunday. The first two are live, and then the better of the two live services are broadcast to a packed crowd in each of the next two services. Each traveler was blessed with a gift bag filled with NCC products!
Marilyn spoke at both live services, and all the travelers went to the 11:30 service to see her. Everything is extremely high tech, and so beautiful. The travelers normally get the opportunity to pray for and lay hands on the believers, but they were not allowed to do so here, so they just sat back and enjoyed the service. Afterwards, they prayed individually as God gave opportunity as they were waiting for the bus to take them back to the hotel.
They could readily see how the Singapore family of believers really love and honor Marilyn. They gave her much applause and respect in their words of introduction. Joseph even calls her ‘mom’. The NCC members also love their pastor, Joseph Prince, who was in the USA to speak at his church in Houston and in Lakewood (Joel Osteen’s) church, and they prayed for him fervently before the awesome, lively praise and worship started.
Marilyn taught on the immeasurable value of meditating, saying and doing the Word, and memorizing scripture as the vehicle for getting the Word to start working in you. She emphasized that the more you get the Word in you, the more successful and prosperous you will be in this life. Then she gave all 35,000 people in attendance a homework assignment – memorizing Psalm 139 – she said for them to tell Pastor Joseph that! She then prayed for heart problems, then growths, tumors and warts. Many people stood up to receive their healings, and many waved at her when she asked who felt differently. She closed with some personal testimonies, such as when she received the Lord at age 16, some Sarah stories, and how the Lord had given her a physical new heart and straightened spine. The atmosphere was electric!
After returning to the hotel and freshening up, the group took a tour to Singapore’s Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes a national orchid garden, a children’s garden, and other themed gardens. To their delight, Sarah joined them during this tour! She will head back home tomorrow, so the travelers were so grateful to have a bit more time with her.
The gardens house over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids, so there was plenty of beauty to go around. After that, a trip to ‘Little India’ gave the travelers the unique experience of being there on the day that they celebrated the New Year – quite the colorful experience, with music, dancing, decorations, and shoulder to shoulder people! A smaller team chose to instead go out on the streets evangelizing – approx. 30% of Singaporeans are Christian, so the field out here is white.
Sarah Bowling Ministering at New Creation Church and Trinity Christian Centre
The Singapore, China, Tibet fall group tour is under way!
A total of 102 travelers and 8 staff members are on this wonderful adventure. The flight to Singapore, their first destination, was long but smooth. Everyone enjoyed getting to know their new traveling companions and with 61% of the group being previous travelers, many old friendships were rekindled.
After arrival and a smooth check-in, they all had our first gathering at the Welcome/Orientation Dinner, where Marilyn greeted everyone and went over the goals for the trip. They then had an anointed time of praise and Worship with Shirley Wilkins, and the bar was set for high expectations of what God was about to do in their lives during this trip, and miracles He would perform.
While Marilyn and the travelers were ministering at New Creation Church, Sarah had the opportunity to speak at Trinity Christian Centre, in Singapore.
She spoke to over 500 in attendance at the Saturday evening service. She shared Deuteronomy 30:6 about having a fresh call to be committed. She also gave specific scripture verse to certain people in attendance.
She also shared A Saving Moses video.
Friday, November 6th
Sarah had the great opportunity to minister to the young adults at New Creation Church on Friday, November 6th. She was well received and really enjoyed the opportunity to speak one-on-one with people while signing copies of her Jesus Chicks book.
Spanish Seeing Jesus Encounter – Puerta de Paz Women’s Conference 2015
October 2-3, 2015
Marilyn just returned from an anointed speaking engagement in Cranford, New Jersey. She shared the Seeing Jesus Encounter in Spanish at the Puerta de Paz Women’s Conference.
There were two services where she ministered to over 1,000 women hungry for the Word of God.
She taught on Seeing Jesus in Ruth and on Seeing Jesus in 1 Samuel and Abigail.
Over 200 people stood for healing, 80 people answered the altar call, and 120 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Thank you for your prayers as Marilyn continues to Cover the earth with the Word.
Tanzania and South Africa 2015
In September of 2015, Marilyn traveled to Tanzania and South Africa for some amazing times of ministry.
In Tanzania she spoke at three services at Mountain of Fire Mikocheni “B’ Assemblies of God. Attendance was over 3,000 each night and there were 8,000 in attendance at the Sunday service. At least 50 healings were reported—everything from backs to tumors, to those wishing to have children.
While in South Africa, she spoke at the Rhema Women’s Conference hosted by Rhema Bible Church in Randburg. The theme of the conference was Glorious Living and the gathering proved to be just that—Glorious!
Marilyn spoke three times during the two day conference. The daytime sessions saw over 4,000 in attendance and the evening session had over 8,000 in attendance. All total over 600 people responded to the altar call.
She was also part of a panel discussion along with several other women of God.
She had the opportunity to pray one-on-one and speak in to the lives of several people which we all know Marilyn loves to do!
Sunday, May 11th, 2015
This was the travelers final full day in Buenos Aires. It has been great with the staff and travelers all in unity. This has been an amazing group! It has been supernatural!
The travelers started the morning with a Celebration breakfast where Marilyn asked for testimonies from the group. Then they had special prayer time, prayer points and praise and worship.
She then preached on ‘no fear’ and talked about Elijah and the widow—seed and harvest—and said a most profound statement that resonated with everyone “if what’s in your hand is not enough, it must be a seed.” She also said she calculated the meals the widow received after she made the cake for Elijah – over 6,000!
They then left for their last half-day tour to the Tigre district and to the Delta for our boat ride. This river is much like Venice with its winding canals and the people who live there must drive their boats instead of cars to get anywhere. When they returned to the hotel, they had free time until the Farewell dinner in the evening, which was a sumptuous buffet. The photographer put together a montage of pictures from the trip that played during the dinner which the travelers loved. There was one last praise and worship song and many of the travelers shared testimonies from the trip.
Tomorrow the majority of the travelers will start their journey back to the states while a small group will continue on to El Calafate for the optional excursion.
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
The travelers were once again blessed by anointed teaching from Marilyn and Sarah at the morning breakfast meeting. Then they had some free time before the evening ministry services.
They were transported to Iglesia Rey de Reyes church for three consecutive services that proved to be glorious once again. Sarah spoke at the first service, then Pastor Friedzon at second, then Marilyn at third. Both Marilyn and Sarah ministered powerfully on destiny, healing, faith, and Sarah gave scriptures individually to people. That church is truly on fire, moving freely in spiritual gifts! Both Sarah and Marilyn were on soaked in the anointing and preached dynamically calling for healings in various areas. Marilyn called for healing of feet and ankles and had multitudes standing, and a minimum of about 25 lined up to testify of their healing!
This has been a miracle trip. Many first-time travelers have expressed their intentions of traveling with Marilyn again. Every trip seems to be a ‘home run’ and this is no exception!
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
This proved to be a long and glorious day! There were two shifts of people going out for outreach, and the first group had to gather a 5am to be ready for a bite of breakfast and the bus rolling out at 5:45am. About 45 travelers showed up for this first departure, praise God!
The travelers were dispatched to the church where the volunteers split them into groups distributing food and clothing to two specific poor neighborhoods. One neighborhood had never been reached by the church before. The point was to touch lives, so each door that opened got material blessings and the travelers had the opportunity to speak into their lives. The church had plenty of volunteers who also knew English so the team was blessed to have their words make an impact in many lives. This outreach took all morning and the travelers were overflowing in their praises to God for this opportunity.
The next group had a chance to have a more complete breakfast and venture out to four destinations: a teen pregnancy shelter, a children’s hospital, a regular hospital, and a Police/Fire station.
All the travelers we’re so very blessed by this outreach! Praises to Him and thank-you galore to MHM were pouring out of them. After the outreaches, many went to the hotel to rest before tonight’s service.
Sarah ministered in the teen church which met in an overflow building, and then Marilyn ministered in the main sanctuary to the College and Career people. Both meeting places were filled to overflowing!
The teen service started with very lively praise and worship, and Sarah flowed in the prophetic as she gave words to various teens throughout her ministry time. The teens were blessed. She asked them if they knew why they were here and do they know their purpose? She ministered on how nothing can satisfy us like God can because that’s how we were designed. She exposed the scheme of the devil in trying to separate them from God and how to heed that pull in their hearts to draw near to God.
College and Career: Marilyn also flowed in the prophetic, and singled out rows of people in the congregation to minister verses to. Her topic was destiny, drawing on Psalm 139. She taught that knowing and holding onto God’s dream and destiny for us makes us supernatural. She gave her personal testimony of being drawn to God when she was 11, born again at 16, and her hunger for the Word. She talked about Joseph and his dream when he was 17 and how he held on to it despite all the things he went through. She taught how important it was to sow into others’ dreams, as well. She gave testimony of sowing Bibles underground for many years culminating in her first healing meeting ever in Kunming, China!
She ended the evening with calling out for healing in people’s ears and other areas, but God wasn’t finished with the team!
Something truly extraordinary happened! Pastor Friedzon called the MHM team up, and instead of them praying for others, he had an extended time of his church praying for them! They were blessed beyond belief, to say the least! Well worth the experience of some having started their day at 5am and ending it around 1am.
Friday, May 8th, 2015
The travelers awoke to have another great breakfast with prayer points and worship, and since they were ministering that night, Marilyn went around anointing hands. She also ministered scriptures to each table. The travelers were so blessed!
They embarked on their tour, first around the city’s districts of Recoleta, where our hotel is, and Palermo and San Telmo districts. Very colorful, indeed! San Telmo was the birthplace of the Tango, and there were plenty of artists on the streets selling their varied interpretations of that dance. They then visited Evita Peron’s grave in a cemetery in the Recoleta district. The cemetery itself is considered a work of art. The graves are quite impressive and each have enough room in them for several family members. When you look at each gravesite, there are layers that go down very low into the ground to accommodate the generations.
After the fascinating tour, they had lunch at an incredible restaurant, a truly 5 star experience, and then back to hotel for a couple hours of rest before our first ministry time.
At Iglesias Rey de Reyes (church of King of kings) this first night was a Women’s conference where there was exciting, lively worship! Then Marilyn was the first speaker and spoke of Ruth’s good decisions when Naomi did the unexpected and went back to Israel during the famine. She concluded her message stressing that when we do the unexpected, God gives us extraordinary lives.
Sarah was next up, and her topic was what do you do when you’re disappointed with God, and gave examples in the story of Martha, Mary and Lazarus’s death. Sarah then prayed for backs and spines, and many people raised their hands indicating they received healings.
Then they took about a half-hour break and when they returned, Marilyn ministered in the evening healing meeting and had powerful results as she first built up faith that healing was for them, and then called for several areas to be healed – she was truly demonstrating how Spirit-led she was! She called Sarah up to pray for babies, then she prayed for creative miracles, giving her testimony of how she received a new heart that replaced an enlarged heart. Then she prayed for heart problems, unusual miracles, and rumors, growths and warts. She then taught on ways to heal the sick: words of knowledge, sending the word, via prayer cloths, and more. Many came up to testify of their healings!
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
The travelers started their day with breakfast and prayer points, worship, and then Marilyn spoke on how she got started in ministry–by having home Bible studies. She gave the three anointing’s in her ministry, 1. Love for the Word, 2. Signs and Miracles, and 3. Reaching Nations. She also taught on Elijah and Elisha, and how the mantle is caught, and she gave Sarah as an example of catching the mantle, and encouraged all of us to sow into our children so they can catch the mantle. She then prayed for the team and encouraged them to become her partners and believe for the miraculous.
The travelers headed off on an hour drive to their second full day tour at Fiesta Santa Susana Gaucho Ranch. When they got there they were greeted by people handing them freshly baked empanadas, and the choice of wine or juice. Most of our people chose the juice! Then they had free time to shop, walk around, take horseback rides, and explore the house (now museum) of the original owners and get a flavor of how they lived. Very interesting!
When they sat down to eat lunch, they had no idea they were about to receive four or five salads, and five courses of meat! First there was beef sausage, then bloodwurst, then beef, then chicken, and then filet mignon. The meal was incredible! Afterword they were treated to several tango, samba, and other lively dances and singing.
It was a wonderful show, and the travelers had a great time. After the show, Marilyn was invited on stage to say a few words, (this was delightful since this was a public show), and she introduced Abraham John, one of our missionaries to India, who briefly spoke of God’s love for all people in all nations. After that, Shirley led the travelers in a medley of praise songs. When they left they prayed all the way home for the salvation of those in attendance!
That night allowed the travelers to rest up for their next busy day.
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5th & 6th, 2015
The Seeing Jesus in Argentina and Uruguay group tour is off to a great start. Marilyn, the staff and the 81 travelers arrived in Buenos Aires and got settled in to the Emperador Hotel where they enjoyed a lovely welcome diner and orientation time Tuesday evening.
On Wednesday, May 6th the group toured Colonia, Uruguay via a ferry boat.
Please keep the team in your prayers as they continue to tour this beautiful country and prepare for their times of ministry later this week.
Monday, May 4, 2015
The Argentina and Uruguay group tour is underway. Please keep Marilyn, the staff, and the 81 travelers in your prayers. Check back here for updates from this exciting trip.
The praise reports from Marilyn’s recent trip to Indonesia were simply amazing! A young woman with severe scoliosis showed up to Marilyn’s healing service with her family. She had been diagnosed with the condition in 2009, and though advised to have surgery to correct the curvature, she instead believed that God would heal her. According to the account, when she came to Marilyn’s special healing service, she told herself that if Marilyn first prayed for backs she would be healed during the service. Healing of backs was the first thing Marilyn prayed for that night. The young woman was completely healed of her condition!
When Marilyn prayed for tumors, warts and growths, 50 stood up and responded. One woman had a growth behind her ear that is now smaller. Another woman had a growth in her lower abdomen for three months that is now completely gone. A woman with a lump in her breast saw it disappear completely after having it for 8 years! Marilyn prayed for people with broken hearts and 100 stood up and responded. Many were healed, saved and transformed!
Tumors shrunk, backs straightened and many prayed the prayer of salvation! One of the worship leaders, a former Muslim, prayed for a woman who was blind. She stood up for healing and he laid hands on her. Amazingly, she said she saw a bright light and as the worship leader continued to pray she began to see movement. Marilyn anointed her eyes with oil.
Marilyn taught about healing and how another person’s faith can help one with unbelief. She taught on the power of agreement and shared her own testimonies of healing. Marilyn had an opportunity to teach from her benchmark Study Guide, Seeing Jesus Bible Encounter. Study Guides were provided in the native language of Indonesian and several hundred were purchased.
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Ireland Scotland 2014
God’s Grace & Power…Ireland Scotland 2014
As the bagpipes played a thrilling rendition of “Amazing Grace,” Marilyn and Sarah’s trip to Ireland and Scotland came to an end. It was a fitting finale to 10 amazing days of God’s power demonstrated through miracles of healing, salvation, and restoration. The Green Isles will never be the same!
The travelers relished the amazing history and scenery of the area as they explored castles, museums, and a 6th century cathedral with magnificent stained glass and remarkable stonework. Edinburgh Castle was a group favorite, built during the Iron Age and used as an arsenal, prison, and today is still in use by the Scottish military. In all, the travelers visited six cities, including Dublin, Belfast, and Edinburgh. The lush green landscape made a gorgeous backdrop for the amazing ministry and teaching woven throughout the trip.
Healing meetings were held in both Dublin and Belfast and hundreds of lives were radically changed. This was the first time Marilyn Hickey Ministries ministered in this region.
Marilyn ministered at Solid Rock Church of God Dublin, an international multicultural Pentecostal church pastored by an African pastor, Emmanuel Might, with over 30 races represented. Marilyn preached mainly about the demonstration of healing; many in the audience received salvation. Others were healed of problems in their feet, tumors and warts, back problems, and much more.
The evening healing meeting at Living Rivers Church was packed. As Sarah ministered, more than 30 people stood for baptism of the Holy Spirit. Physical miracles were abundant as well. One man testified that he had an accident at work and his arm had constant pain and his hand couldn’t stop trembling, and he was obviously healed, holding the affected arm out with no trembling. Another was healed of rheumatoid arthritis, one person who had suffered for more than 50 years with sciatica pain testified that his pain disappeared, and another was healed of chronic neck pain. All in all, there was an amazing outpouring of God’s power in Belfast!
Throughout the trip, the group began each day with worship, teaching, and prayer with Marilyn and Sarah. During one session, Marilyn did an impromptu Q & A time with the travelers. Marilyn answered all their questions with wisdom, grace, and abundant knowledge. This special time drew the travelers closer to Marilyn as she shared from her heart.
We believe Ireland and Scotland were immensely blessed by the Marilyn Hickey Ministries 2014 Tour. God’s amazing grace surrounded travelers from the first steps on the Green Isles to the very last moments together as the bagpiper played. Pray with us that God would continue to pour out His power and love to the people of Ireland and Scotland long after this trip!
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #10 – November 11, 2014
On this final full day the travelers went on a city tour of Edinburgh.
The farewell dinner had a very exciting beginning – a bagpiper performed for the travelers with traditional Scottish music, the telling of the “Toast to the Haggis”, which is a poem written by Robert Burns about haggis, traditional Scottish food that is read to the accompaniment of bagpipes. Robert Burns is considered by many to be the national poet of Scotland. Then the bagpiper performed a thrilling rendition of Amazing Grace – quite lovely! The dinner was excellent, and the evening ended with tearful goodbyes among our team.
Day 11 was the last morning together, and it was great to see how the travelers so appreciated Marilyn and Sarah’s ministry tour and the lifelong friendships that were either created or nurtured during their time together.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #9 – November 10, 2014
The day started with praise and worship, prayer and Marilyn teaching on the gifts of the Spirit. After the teaching, Marilyn left time for questions and many travelers were lead by the Holy Spirit and had many thought provoking questions that Marilyn answered with wisdom, grace and great knowledge. It was a very anointed time.
The travelers the boarded a ferry which took them to Scotland. The ferry was every bit as comfy and luxurious as a cruise ship, with many amenities offered for the travelers to enjoy during the two-plus hour ride. When they disembarked the ferry on the western side of Scotland, they drove for a while to get to Edinburgh, which is on the opposite coast. They drove through Glasgow, another famous city, and as the sky darkened, they checked into their Edinburgh hotel. Edinburgh is quite lovely. Edinburgh, by the way, is pronounced “Edinburruh” by the native Scots. After diner the travelers enjoyed a restful night in preparation for their next exciting day.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #9-November 10, 2014
The Bless the Green Isles ministry trip has come to a close and what an amazing journey it was. On the final two days the travelers took a ferry to Scotland for a tour of Edinburgh and other adventures.
Check back for more reports and testimonies from this very special trip.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #8 – November 9, 2014
Day 8 started with praise and worship, prayer time , and Sarah continuing her teaching on Jacob and being healed on the inside. She encouraged the travelers to stay true to the Holy Spirit.
Later, the travelers took a tour of the most significant Titanic museum in the world, mainly because the original Titanic was built there in Belfast. It was a great experience, complete with getting in trams, hearing and feeling what actually went on in the ship yards, walking through sections of the museum that gave you copious amounts of info, like 14,000 gallons of drinking water were used every 24 hours, and 57,600 pieces of crockery and 29,000 pieces of glassware were used on board, as well as 250 barrels of flour and 2,200 pounds of coffee, and many more interesting stats.
Then they took a city tour around Belfast and headed back to the hotel for the last Healing meeting at Living Rivers. The air once again was electric, worship was great. Then Marilyn called up one of our frequent travelers to share a miracle that happened in the Dublin service where two sisters got healed of tumors, and the one who was having a difficult pregnancy got healed as well-the baby was leaping inside the mom’s womb as hands were laid on her. Marilyn introduced Sarah and then shared about her father’s nervous breakdown and how her mom’s standing in faith on God’s promises healed him. Marilyn taught on ways to heal, and had everyone pull out a cloth or handkerchief, prayed over them, and encouraged everyone to use them as they prayed for healing. She also had everyone pull out their phones and text people that we were about to pray for them and to expect a miracle. She encouraged everyone to stand on Nahum 1:9 and believe in the deepest way that the affliction will not return to them.
She then prayed for hands and wrists, and about 12 stood. Then she prayed for backs, and about 20 stood. One man testified that he had an accident at work and his arm had constant pain and his hand couldn’t stop trembling, and he was obviously healed, holding the affected arm out with no trembling. Another was healed of rheumatoid arthritis, another who had 50 years of sciatica pain testified that the pain disappeared, and another was healed of chronic neck pain.
All in all, a great, awesome, mighty two days in Belfast! Tomorrow the team will board the ferry to Scotland for their last two nights there.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #7-November 8, 2014
Day 7 started in excited anticipation of the ministry that would take place later in the morning and in the afternoon, led by Living Rivers church. The travelers first had breakfast, praise and worship and prayer, as well as a time of teaching by Sarah. She taught briefly on the life of Jacob, how to be healed on the inside, and the travelers soaked it up and really enjoyed her!
They then went to the very site in Kells where an engraved stone marks where the revival of 1859 broke out. This was a revival that not only broke out in Ireland, but in the USA at the same time, started by praying Irishmen in both places. They then went on to Slemish, the site on the side of a mountain where St. Patrick tended sheep and prayed over his country. As they walked that area, powerful prayers for another revival to break out were spoken and decreed by our travelers. One of our travelers got slain in the spirit and healed of a painful jaw condition while there! Then to Living Rivers church.
At the church, they had several ministry outreaches for us to take part in They divided into smaller teams headed by various volunteers from their church. There was a Pastor’s luncheon attended by approx 40 – 50 local pastors and their wives, door-to-door witnessing, passing out fliers to come to the healing services, praying for people, witnessing in shopping malls, setting up a bandstand with singing, worshiping and witnessing, a drug rehab shelter and a homeless shelter, and a nursing home visitation. The remaining people stayed at the church, powerfully interceding for the various outreaches… what a full, rich, powerful day!
The evening healing meeting at Living Rivers Church was packed out! It holds about 500 or 600, an there was standing room only! It started with a delightful performance by some Irish dancers, then Marilyn spoke of the miracle of Sarah’s birth, prayed for married couples if they wanted babies, and 7 or 8 couples stood Sarah then took the platform and spoke on this being a resurrection night. She talked about the transfiguration, the parable of the fig tree, and much more, stirring people to believe for resurrection in their nation and their own personal lives. Sarah ministered a verse to a man, and then invited people to receive salvation, recommit to following Jesus, and for baptism of the Holy Spirit.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #6 – November 7, 2014
On this day the travelers made had a long bus ride to Ballymena and Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Upon their arrival they had to convert their currency into pounds. Ireland uses the Euro but Northern Ireland and Scotland user the British Stirling. Upon their arrival, they checked into their hotel, freshened up and went straight to their evening dinner celebration. Sarah arrived today and everyone was thrilled to see her. She shared a short teaching then everyone retired to their rooms to rest up for the next day of excitement.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #5-November 6, 2014
This day started off with a wonderful breakfast and inspired teaching from Marilyn. The group visited Burren and the Irish Moher Cliffs.
After a full day of touring, the travelers had their first Celebration Dinner. The atmosphere was festive and full of the Holy Spirit. Marilyn taught on Isaiah 53 and 54, emphasizing the place that worship should have in out lives. Worship bring to pass the provision and we can sing to the barren places with great expectation.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #4 – November 5, 2014
Day 4 started early with the travelers checking out after a brief meeting and traveling 2 hours to Galway,
for a city tour, lunch and a bit of shopping They then checked into their second hotel, a very beautiful one, about a five minute drive away from the city center. This particular home was once a residence, and over the years was turned into a hotel by continuing to build more and more rooms on the property. You can walk into a couple of the original rooms were the family resided, preserved and restored so that all can see a slice of history.
After dinner there was more great teaching from Marilyn, and many travelers got to relate testimonies of their experiences seeing God heal or start the process of healing in the lives of the people they prayed for.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #3 – November 4, 2014
Day 3 began with breakfast, prayer, praise and worship, and great teaching from Marilyn from 2 Samuel 3:21. Then the travelers were off on their first of two tours for the day.
The first one was to St Canice’s cathedral, founded in in the 6th century. It has magnificent stained glass and remarkable stonework. The See chair of a bishop dating back to the 12th century, and intricately carved tombstones where high ranking bishops were entombed are also located there.
From there the travelers visited the famous Kilkenny castle, built in 1195. The castle is beautifully restored and a symbol of Norman occupation which, in its day, formed an important element of the defenses of the town with four large circular corner towers and a massive ditch, part of which can still be seen today on the Parade. The property was owned by the Butlers, an English family, and was transferred to the people of Kilkenny for 50 British pounds in 1967. The property is now managed by the Office of Public works, and the castle and beautiful gardens are open to the public.
The travelers then returned to the hotel to freshen up before the first healing meeting at the Solid Rock Church of God in Dublin, an international multicultural Pentecostal church pastored by an African pastor, Emmanuel Might. There are over 30 races represented in his congregation.
As they entered the church, the air was one of excitement and great anticipation of what was to come. The praise and worship was powerfully anointed, and the travelers and congregants were in rapt attention as Marilyn began preaching healing. This night was mainly about the demonstration of healing, as Marilyn didn’t spend a lot of time teaching on it like she normally does. Marilyn prayed for wives who wanted to get pregnant, led people in salvation, people were healed of problems in their feet, tumors and warts, back problems, and much more. Marilyn said later that she was led to get to the demonstration part more quickly because she felt this church believed in healing, but were not used to seeing it manifest in their lives. Well, they certainly did tonight!
The travelers will move on to Galway tomorrow.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #2 – November 3, 2014
The second day started with a lovely breakfast at the hotel and then an anointed time of teaching with
Marilyn. Marilyn shared personal and biblical testimonies of ‘hanging on” for the promises of God to manifest in our lives, and to never give up. A few of the travelers had tears in their eyes – God was speaking directly to them through Marilyn.
The first stop on the tour was Trinity College where the book of Kells resides. These are colorful, ancient books that are now housed in glass cases to preserve them. The Book of Kells, written in Latin, contains the four gospels, and is believed to have been created ca. 800 AD. It is widely regarded as
Ireland’s finest national treasure.
Then on to St. Patrick’s cathedral, a famous Anglican, not Catholic church, a beautiful building built and rebuilt, most recently in the 13th century after destruction by a fire. After this, the travelers went to a stunning, famous castle called Malahide—owned by the Talbots for 8 centuries. The Talbots were originally from England. This beautiful castle was eventually willed to the government when there were no more heirs to inhabit it.
Tomorrow the travelers will enjoy more touring and, in the evening, the first healing meeting.
>Ireland/Scotland blog update #1 – November 2, 2014
Marilyn and her team of 123 travelers have safely landed in Ireland! We are so excited that over 35% of our group are first-time travelers!
Marilyn arrived before the rest of the group and did an interview with Spirit Radio in Dublin and then met with the pastor of the Dublin Solid Rock Church.
The first adventure everyone enjoyed was a driving tour of Dublin. While on this relaxing tour, the travelers saw historic landmarks and beautiful gardens.
Tomorrow the group will visit St. Patrick’s Church, Christ Church, and see the Book of Kells at Trinity College.
2014 Ireland & Scotland Tour Update
The Tour has left for Ireland and Scotland! Check back here for more updates!
Ethiopia 2014 – Update #3
Sunday, after breakfast, Sarah taught the group on Genesis 11, where Abraham’s father, Terah, had lost his son Haran, yet continued to journey to Canaan, but when he came to the city of Haran, same name as his son’s, and got ‘stuck’ there and stayed until he died. Sarah’s message was about pressing on after loss, and not getting stuck as Terah did. We have a future and a hope, and what’s in front of us is bigger and better than what is behind us.
Then the group boarded the buses to the last healing meeting, which was the Sunday morning service at Beza. Marilyn taught on healing, citing many personal testimonies of witnessing the demonstration of God’s healing power. Marilyn called for people with crooked spines and lower back problems to be healed, then growths and tumors to be healed, then a call for salvation and re-commitment. Many came forward and testified of their healing.
In the evening, the travelers enjoy the Celebration/Farewell dinner and another powerful message from Marilyn.
On Monday morning after breakfast, Marilyn had a time for a Grace Offering, encouraging people to believe and give BIG.
Then the travelers toured a famous Ethiopian Orthodox church called the Holy Trinity. This is a church that Haile Selassie built, and he and his wife are buried there, as well. This looked very similar to an ornate Catholic church, with its icons along the wall and stained glass windows. There was a museum on the same property, and the travelers toured that next. There were golden crowns in this museum.
Then back to the hotel for lunch, then off for a brief shopping excursion, and then off to the airport for the 17 1/2 hour flight home.
We want to thank all the friends and partners of Marilyn Hickey Ministries—you help make trips like this possible.
Ethiopia 2014 – Update #2
On Friday morning, the group got up early to catch flights to Addis, then upon arrival, checked into the Hilton hotel for the second time. They had lunch and prepared for the first of three meetings at the Beza International church.
Marilyn met the president of Ethiopia shortly after landing, and the meeting was very pleasant with Marilyn feeling very at-home with him. More details about this historic meeting coming soon.
Sarah arrived in Addis, and greeted the travelers as they left for the evening meeting. The church and its members were warm and inviting. There’s not much of a police presence in any of the cities visited including the bustling capital, and the people live in simplicity and harmony – very impressive.
Beza means ‘redemption’ in the Ethiopian language of Amharic. This meeting was geared to church leaders and pastors, and was held in the chapel area where their administrative offices were, which is also the youth chapel. The place holds 500 and was packed out. Marilyn is very well respected here, and the leadership of the church expressed their appreciation and gratitude for her coming.
Marilyn spoke first about 4 keys to success: 1. meditate on the Word, 2. speak the Word, 3. do the Word, and 4. look for success. Sarah spoke next on Increase, using the life of Jacob as an example. She said the 4 questions we need to ask ourselves to help us increase is: 1. who am I? 2. What do I do? 3. What time is it with respect to the seasons in your life, and 4. Am I growing? Both MH and SB also ministered specific words and scriptures to individuals. The time and space was too tight to have the travelers pray for the needs of the people, nevertheless the evening was anointed and everyone had a great time.
On Saturday they had another early wake up time to go to Project Mercy, a community development organization. Project Mercy has its hands in the fields of medicine, education, water purification, AIDs programs, prenatal care, and a whole host of other things. They have several hundred acres and multiple compounds in various places, not only in Ethiopia. They are making a difference. They have a church building that seats maybe 200-300, and with our travelers, the place was filled as Marilyn taught on generational curses and blessing, citing her own testimony with mental illness in her family, the miracle birth of Sarah, and the healing of her spine. After the service, the travelers went to an area by the children’s school where they had set up a tent, and had a scrumptious, organic lunch fit for kings and queens. All of the meal was made from the veggies and grains in their community gardens.
Animals—goats, mules (lots of them), oxen, dogs, horses, and more walk freely on the streets, and sometimes the bus rides were quite exciting with the frequent swerves to avoid donkeys who occasionally wandered across the road unaware of oncoming traffic!
The evening service was in their regular sanctuary, which seats maybe 2,000 to 3,000. It was packed and all were eager to hear Sarah preach. The worship was lively and engaging, and Marilyn spoke first, introducing Sarah to the congregation. Sarah started with some specific words/scriptures for people, a general encouraging scripture for Beza, Hebrews 6:14, and then she prayed for women having difficulties getting pregnant. At the end of her message, she also had an altar call for salvation, fresh starts (renewal).
Sarah’s message was on how to cope with the times when God doesn’t answer prayer, citing the story in John 11 when Lazarus died and Martha and Mary’s response to Jesus when he delayed coming to them to heal him. Excellent teaching, eager listeners, and the travelers were able to lay hands on the sick, and left for the hotel eager for God to use them again in tomorrow morning’s service, the last before departing for home.
Ethiopia 2014 – Update #1
After landing in Addis, we enjoyed a smooth check-in to the Addis Hilton hotel and enjoyed a colorful Ethiopia/American lunch after freshening up. Our Land Only travelers joined us throughout the day, and by afternoon, most if not all joined the main group of 91 travelers on a bit of city-sightseeing tour.
In the evening, we enjoyed our Welcome dinner, where Marilyn addressed the group, and showed the Ethiopia 2002 International Ministry Update Video.
The next morning, we had a very early wake up call, met for breakfast and headed to Axum for our time in that city. Axum is beautiful, and our first tour was to the ruins of the obelisks which were tributes to the various kings of the region. We learned that—the bigger the columns meant the bigger the kingdom. One was so big that it fell because erosion over time caused the foundation to shift, and one was very small representing a 6 hour kingship—a king who was killed by the people.
Then we visited the palace of the Queen of Sheba. The connection between Ethiopia and Israel is strong because of the lineage of King Solomon through her. She had at least a three story palace with over 50 rooms and had a special cactus tree, very unusual in looks, that has been preserved over all these thousands of years, that we saw. One interesting fact was that in her day, the mode of transportation was camel and walking, so they estimate that it took at least a year to get from Ethiopia to Jerusalem. Legend has it that Solomon’s son, Menelik, was born on the trek back, and as he grew older, was teased because it was believed that his father did not name him, which was a shameful thing. There are many legends about the Ark of the Covenant being in Ethiopia, but the one the guide told us about was that because of the boy’s teasing, Queen Sheba sent word to Solomon about this, and that the Ark of the Covenant was sent to Menelik to prove his lineage.
Another interesting fact is that all succeeding kings of Ethiopia had to be of Solomon’s lineage.
At the end of the day we returned for our last dinner in Axum, where Marilyn taught on betrayal. We then prepared for the flight out the next day to Lalibela. Lalibela is one of the most gorgeous towns in Ethiopia. The people, land, and especially the children are so beautiful! We started the tour at the largest of the rock-hewn churches, and then proceeded to tour a few of the smaller ones. All intricately carved by hand, the legend and science differ in their estimates of the time it took to build it. The legend says 24 years with the help of angels, science says 200 years. Imagine! All by hand chisel and the measurements are precise and startlingly beautiful!
At the evening dinner, Marilyn taught on REST. She also shared with each table – life-changing scriptures and prophetic utterances!
The next morning after breakfast, praise and worship, and prayer, we visited more rock-hewn churches, and a church that was carved out of a cave. That evening, we had dinner served out on the roof of the hotel, and enjoyed an incredible panoramic view of Lalibela, and just in time to watch the beautiful sunset. Marilyn taught on the Holy Spirit, and then had people come up who needed to be filled with the Spirit.