WAR STORIES FOR THE JOSHUA GENERATION

 

WAr Stories for the Joshua Generation
Bob Bignold had a passion to reach the Joshuas, the Next Generation of young men who are to follow.  His heart was full when he was around them in our Fellowship.  Of the many works God used him to start, perhaps the Joshua Ministry may be his greatest legacy.  Bob wrote about encounters on his journey to the top of the mountain of the Lord.  His desire was for the men to grasp a sense of their own destiny and to step boldly into God's plan for their lives in reaching the world with the Gospel.
Bob Bignold: "War Stories for the Joshua Generation shares with you some of my experiences on the climb up my spiritual mountain. It is a climb that has gotten steep and lonely at times, but it is a climb that has been worth the trip. It is a climb that I hope you men of the Joshua Generation will join with me in taking. The higher you get on your spiritual mountain the more you will affect your generation.  The height that you reach on your mountain is not up to me, and it is not up to God, it is up to you! The call up the mountain comes from a still, small voice from within you; it is a voice that is easily muffled by the noise and excitement of our everyday lives. If you will answer the call, and learn to follow the still small voice of the Spirit of God within you, you will become One of the Happiest People on Earth."                                                                           
We want to continue in Bob Bignold's footsteps, so we will periodically feature "War Stories" from any of our men in the field.  We welcome articles of approximately 900-words in a Word Doc.  Stories can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For insight into how Bob approached one of his favorite assignments, visit "War Stories For The Joshua Generation" at www.fgbmfa.org
 
The first entry comes from Douglas Raine, FGBMFA Vice President for Training and Outreach. 
 
Roy Brian
Interim National President
 
"Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come".Ps 71:18 
 
 
 
Nicaragua 1999
By Douglas Raine
 
Vision and Prophesy: During an FG Latin conference in Florida in February 1999, a word of the Lord came from John 4:35- "Do you not say, there are still four months, and then comes the harvest?  Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!"  Several saw the Lord pointing to Nicaragua to birth a nationwide outreach.
 
The Journey: Even though I couldn't speak Spanish, following a regional meeting in Oklahoma City one Saturday night, plans were made to fly into Managua, Nicaragua.  The airport had been closed due to rioting; the people had called a strike because the government increased gas taxes to repair and build new roads.  It was an angry mob, but by Monday the airport opened and we were able to fly in.
 
I was met by FG members and taken to a dinner meeting across town.  I was introduced to the interpreter assigned to me, Marvin Castillo, who said, "I am giving God a week of my time, but I hurt myself and can't walk."  I thought, "Lord why did you send me a crippled person?"  Then I was prompted to pray for Marvin.  I asked and he said, "Yes!" and he was instantly healed after a short prayer.
 
On the way back to my hotel, one of the rioters hit me in the arm while sitting in the car with the window down. I asked the Lord, "How will we reach the people?"  Within two hours the strike was over.  The next morning the people were happy so we could have meetings in schools, businesses, and with President Daniel Ortega.  My first meeting took place in a jail where we shared testimonies with the prisoners, prison officials, and guards who prayed to receive Jesus.
 
Our next meeting was at a local radio station.  We were interviewed by Alexis Argüello, a Nicaraguan professional boxer and politician.  We were only scheduled for one half hour interview, but it was extended two hours. To our amazement, people were lining up outside the station to receive prayer.  I was asked to pray for a man and his daughter whose right leg was smaller than the left and she was in pain.  As I started to pray, Jaime, a team member said, "The Lord has just revealed something to me."  He looked at the man and said, "You have 9 children from 9 different wives, and the woman you are living with is not your wife."  Then he focused on the little girl and said, "Little girl you have a spirit of unforgiveness."  Both were weeping remorsefully, and then he said, "Now you can continue."  They both prayed to receive Jesus and when I touched the little girl's leg, she was instantly healed.
 
On our next outreach to Nicaragua in 2004, I asked about that couple.  I was told that he had been the largest drug dealer in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and now he owned the biggest drug rehab centers in both nations and had daily Bible studies.
 
We traveled to a small town in the mountains which was about 65 kilometers SW of Managua.  There we were scheduled to minister in the school, but both sessions of classes were attending a funeral.  Instead, we started going house to house.  The first house we visited was small, where the grandparents, parents, and children all lived together.  They showed me a paper that said there was no known cure for Juanita, a ten-year-old girl who lived there.  I asked if I could pray for her.  As I prayed the Holy Spirit said, "Remove her glasses and give her a Bible."  I followed my instructions.  I thought she was going to read the entire Bible.  As I looked to my right, Marvin, my interpreter, was jumping up and down, and when I looked to my left the grandmother was jumping up and down.  We had witnessed a miracle!  I told the grandmother that this was a hereditary curse and shared how to pray the blood of Christ over the family. 
 
Juanita asked her grandmother if she could go with us, and her grandmother said, "Yes."  In every house we would enter in that village, the people would look at the little girl and believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
When the students and faculty returned to school, our youth shared testimonies with them.  At first the sound system wouldn't work, and I said, "I know that demon!"  I prayed over the sound system and it worked perfectly.  About 800 students prayed to receive Jesus, and many were slain in the spirit.  Later in the week I learned that this village was the witchcraft capital of Nicaragua.
 
We concluded the outreach with a crusade at the civic center in Managua.  God continued to pour out His Spirit.  Local FG members recorded 97, 000 people had prayed the sinner's prayer, and thousands were healed and delivered.
 
When opportunities like this come along, don't hold back.  Remember, the Lord is not looking for your ability, but your availability.  He only needs your willingness to hear and obey Him.  The Holy Spirit will supply ALL the rest.  
 
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WAr Stories for the Joshua Generation
Bob Bignold had a passion to reach the Joshuas, the Next Generation of young men who are to follow.  His heart was full when he was around them in our Fellowship.  Of the many works God used him to start, perhaps the Joshua Ministry may be his greatest legacy.  Bob wrote about encounters on his journey to the top of the mountain of the Lord.  His desire was for the men to grasp a sense of their own destiny and to step boldly into God's plan for their lives in reaching the world with the Gospel.
Bob Bignold: "War Stories for the Joshua Generation shares with you some of my experiences on the climb up my spiritual mountain. It is a climb that has gotten steep and lonely at times, but it is a climb that has been worth the trip. It is a climb that I hope you men of the Joshua Generation will join with me in taking. The higher you get on your spiritual mountain the more you will affect your generation.  The height that you reach on your mountain is not up to me, and it is not up to God, it is up to you! The call up the mountain comes from a still, small voice from within you; it is a voice that is easily muffled by the noise and excitement of our everyday lives. If you will answer the call, and learn to follow the still small voice of the Spirit of God within you, you will become One of the Happiest People on Earth."                                                                           
We want to continue in Bob Bignold's footsteps, so we will periodically feature "War Stories" from any of our men in the field.  We welcome articles of approximately 900-words in a Word Doc.  Stories can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For insight into how Bob approached one of his favorite assignments, visit "War Stories For The Joshua Generation" at www.fgbmfa.org
 
The first entry comes from Douglas Raine, FGBMFA Vice President for Training and Outreach. 
 
Roy Brian
Interim National President
 
"Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come".Ps 71:18 
 
 
 
Nicaragua 1999
By Douglas Raine
 
Vision and Prophesy: During an FG Latin conference in Florida in February 1999, a word of the Lord came from John 4:35- "Do you not say, there are still four months, and then comes the harvest?  Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!"  Several saw the Lord pointing to Nicaragua to birth a nationwide outreach.
 
The Journey: Even though I couldn't speak Spanish, following a regional meeting in Oklahoma City one Saturday night, plans were made to fly into Managua, Nicaragua.  The airport had been closed due to rioting; the people had called a strike because the government increased gas taxes to repair and build new roads.  It was an angry mob, but by Monday the airport opened and we were able to fly in.
 
I was met by FG members and taken to a dinner meeting across town.  I was introduced to the interpreter assigned to me, Marvin Castillo, who said, "I am giving God a week of my time, but I hurt myself and can't walk."  I thought, "Lord why did you send me a crippled person?"  Then I was prompted to pray for Marvin.  I asked and he said, "Yes!" and he was instantly healed after a short prayer.
 
On the way back to my hotel, one of the rioters hit me in the arm while sitting in the car with the window down. I asked the Lord, "How will we reach the people?"  Within two hours the strike was over.  The next morning the people were happy so we could have meetings in schools, businesses, and with President Daniel Ortega.  My first meeting took place in a jail where we shared testimonies with the prisoners, prison officials, and guards who prayed to receive Jesus.
 
Our next meeting was at a local radio station.  We were interviewed by Alexis Argüello, a Nicaraguan professional boxer and politician.  We were only scheduled for one half hour interview, but it was extended two hours. To our amazement, people were lining up outside the station to receive prayer.  I was asked to pray for a man and his daughter whose right leg was smaller than the left and she was in pain.  As I started to pray, Jaime, a team member said, "The Lord has just revealed something to me."  He looked at the man and said, "You have 9 children from 9 different wives, and the woman you are living with is not your wife."  Then he focused on the little girl and said, "Little girl you have a spirit of unforgiveness."  Both were weeping remorsefully, and then he said, "Now you can continue."  They both prayed to receive Jesus and when I touched the little girl's leg, she was instantly healed.
 
On our next outreach to Nicaragua in 2004, I asked about that couple.  I was told that he had been the largest drug dealer in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and now he owned the biggest drug rehab centers in both nations and had daily Bible studies.
 
We traveled to a small town in the mountains which was about 65 kilometers SW of Managua.  There we were scheduled to minister in the school, but both sessions of classes were attending a funeral.  Instead, we started going house to house.  The first house we visited was small, where the grandparents, parents, and children all lived together.  They showed me a paper that said there was no known cure for Juanita, a ten-year-old girl who lived there.  I asked if I could pray for her.  As I prayed the Holy Spirit said, "Remove her glasses and give her a Bible."  I followed my instructions.  I thought she was going to read the entire Bible.  As I looked to my right, Marvin, my interpreter, was jumping up and down, and when I looked to my left the grandmother was jumping up and down.  We had witnessed a miracle!  I told the grandmother that this was a hereditary curse and shared how to pray the blood of Christ over the family. 
 
Juanita asked her grandmother if she could go with us, and her grandmother said, "Yes."  In every house we would enter in that village, the people would look at the little girl and believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
When the students and faculty returned to school, our youth shared testimonies with them.  At first the sound system wouldn't work, and I said, "I know that demon!"  I prayed over the sound system and it worked perfectly.  About 800 students prayed to receive Jesus, and many were slain in the spirit.  Later in the week I learned that this village was the witchcraft capital of Nicaragua.
 
We concluded the outreach with a crusade at the civic center in Managua.  God continued to pour out His Spirit.  Local FG members recorded 97, 000 people had prayed the sinner's prayer, and thousands were healed and delivered.
 
When opportunities like this come along, don't hold back.  Remember, the Lord is not looking for your ability, but your availability.  He only needs your willingness to hear and obey Him.  The Holy Spirit will supply ALL the rest.