I went to Bible School in England because God had called me to the ministry. When I graduated I went back to Beirut and opened a very small church. I struggled for a couple of years and found myself going into business to support my family. My business was OK and I opened two offices. The business took a lot of my time, and as a result the church was suffering and not growing, and I was totally stressed out. I started to think that I should close the church and continue in business. I felt that I might have missed God and I questioned my calling to the ministry.
In 2000 you got my name from someone and called me and invited me to come to the pastors’ conference here in Cyprus. My pastor at the time, and your good friend, Lucien Akad encouraged me to come to the conference, so I did. Pastor Akad knew about my struggle, but I wanted someone who did not know me to be led by God and give me a word.
When I arrived you gave me the responsibility for the worship here. On the second night of the conference you were praying for the pastors and ministering to them. When it came my turn, you put your hand on my head and gave me a word from the Lord. You told me that He had called me to the ministry and that if I trusted Him, He would bless me abundantly and bless my church. I knew the word was from the Lord and I felt a great anointing as you prayed for me.
From that day, I closed my business and dedicated my life to the ministry. I am here to tell all who are gathered that our church is now considered the largest in the Middle East. We have a conference center like this one, and a school. My life has been so blessed in that God has supplied all of my needs and the needs of my family. We have grown spiritually and the church continues to grow. We have hosted your crusades in Beirut, and we have recorded at least fifty healings from cancer as a result of the crusades. I thank the Lord for the ministry and guidance this conference has provided for me through the years!