Father John Rea, a member of the Marist Fathers and Brothers residing in the Marist community located in the province of New Zealand has visited Perth over several years to share his gift of healing from the Lord. He uses the healing ministry as an evangelical tool at various healing services organised by Reg. Firth from the Disciples of Jesus. Father John Rea is back again this year and is currently ministering across various locations in Perth until the end of June.
We, the Disciples of Jesus Young Adults, part of the Disciples of Jesus community, were humbled with the presence of Father John Rea who joined us for our recent young adults’ praise and healing night on the 26th May 2018 held at the Disciples of Jesus Venue 67 Howe St, Osborne Park.
The night kicked off with praise and worship led by some of our talented musicians and continued with powerful readings from the scriptures. Later, Father John came up to give a teaching from John 8:12-14, where Jesus proclaims, “I am the Light of the World; those who follow me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” The main take-home message from Father Rea’s teaching is “through Jesus we learn that God is loving and merciful. God became flesh and experienced passion, death and resurrection, to deal with the darkness that comes from both personal and worldly sin. Jesus blazed a trail and if we follow it, life and death become holy and embrace new meaning. Let us give ourselves wholeheartedly- body, soul and spirit- to Him who is the Light of the World, so that we, too, may be light.”
Time of reflection was given after the teaching with the cross positioned at the front as the main focal point. There were opportunities for the prayerful to place personal petitions into a jar at the front and seek prayer from Father Rea and the young adult prayer teams.
The night concluded with praise and worship followed by a time of fellowship in the café.
For more information about the testimonies of healings, go online to find Father John Rea’s book sequel ‘Witness to Wonders’ featuring over 100 stories of healing or you can go to the community pages on Facebook titled ‘Father John Rea’s Perth Events’ and ‘Miracle Prayers.’
To find out more about our future events and to get connected with the young adults in the Disciples of Jesus, find us on Facebook-Disciples of Jesus Young Adults.