Cicero: April 2015

Dear friends and partners,

Happy Easter season! It’s never too late to be in the resurrection mode … The tomb has been empty for 2,000 years and the power of His resurrection is still being felt around the world bringing millions of people to eternal life with God and forgiveness made possible through the Cross of Jesus. The victory is resounding sound and clear. Aline and I bless you with a very refreshing experience in the Lord that will give you a renewed vision to be more than ever at the center of our Father’s perfect will in these perilous times.

A VERY DELAYED UPDATE

It has been over a year and a half since our last update via this newsletter. We are sorry that we have not been very diligently keeping you abreast of our ministry. On the other hand, we are now using Facebook a lot and have a whole group page (in French and English) called “VISION DE LA MOISSON (nouvelle cuvée) – VISION OF THE HARVEST (new vintage)”, dedicated to our ministry and I do spend some time posting uplifting thoughts, websites, photos and articles that bless those who are interested. We also update the members of the group page mentioned above on ministry projects and happenings as well as video shootings.

TRIP TO EASTER ISLAND/RAPA NUI (April 14th – 27th, 2015)

As some of you may have already found out via our Facebook postings, we have been planning a mission trip to Easter Island which is the eastern most part of the so called “Polynesian Triangle”. We are actually leaving tonight! French Polynesia is at the center of that triangle with Hawaii up North, New Zealand being South West and Easter Island (also called Rapa Nui), South East.

Also, you might know that French Polynesia is at the very “ends of the earth”, geographically speaking, from Jerusalem. We also shared many times that the islands from the ends of the earth will be singing the “new song” that will have direct repercussions in the Middle East (see Is. 42:10-13). You will see in this passage of Isaiah how the praises being published at the very ends of the earth coincide with shouts of joy and gladness on the other side of the world (v. 11 here talks of Kedar and Sela which both point out to Arab nations neighboring Israel).

All of this to say in a nutshell that our trip to Rapa Nui is significant for many reasons : the Lord spoke to us since April/May 2014 and we want to be obedient; this is just part of God’s master plan to reconnect Easter Island to the Polynesian Triangle in God’s perspective while thwarting the plans of the enemy; we do not want to miss anything that the Lord would have us do in order to be partakers of ushering in His glory into His very “possessions” (see Psalm 2:8, NIV).

We will be leading 17 other believers coming with us to this mission. The great majority is from Tahiti (altogether 15 people) and 4 are coming from overseas (Hawaii, California, Australia). We are thankful to the Lord for the many intercessors from many nations (France, New Caledonia, Hawaii, USA, Canada, China, Tahiti, and 5 Latin American nations) who are praying for this endeavor. That shows to what extent we need God’s direction and protection to work alongside the believers of Rapa Nui and how powerful will be the impact of our time there along with healing of hearts and bodies, salvations, repentance, reconciliations, divine appointments, prophetic declarations, proclamations of God’s divine purposes, etc.

FAMILY CORNER

We had lots happening since last year and we will just highlight the most essential ones:

  1. Kori, our first born daughter, got married to Alexandre Besson (a great French man whom she met while she was studying in France for a few years) in July 2014 in Moorea (French Polynesia). They now live and work in Asia and plan to be there for a short while before they decide to relocate elsewhere (possibly in French Polynesia?).
  2. Erika and Kusi (our Wallisian son-in-law) got married in August 2014 in Tahiti and are now the happy parents (and we, the very happy grandparents) of a lovely baby girl, Kalasia (meaning “grace” in the language of Wallis island). I will not go into length to say how “crazy” we are to be grandparents!! Those of you who have grandchildren will understand … LOL!
  3. You might remember that Silvio (our oldest son) had graduated from LAMA (Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, CA) in May 2013 and is now staying with us working as an independent guitar teacher and creating new songs and compositions. He is definitely sold out to a full time musical career.
  4. Benjamin our youngest (20 years old) is following an informal training in computer graphics and wants to take a competitive exam later this year for him to be able to enroll into a very intensive school (in Australia, New Zealand or France) that would last a year which could eventually lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Graphics.

VISION FOCUS

This is what we retain being the main focus for this year:

– GOING BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

– LOVE AND FORGIVENESS

– HEARING GOD’S VOICE

– IMPARTATION OF WISDOM AND REVELATION

 

OUR SELECTIONS FOR YOU

 

PRAYER NEEDS

– continued hunger and a seeking of His face in our personal lives;

– ongoing spiritual and physical health;

– going back to the drawing board, i.e. making sure our personal lives are being realigned with God’s perfect will and purpose;

– guidance, protection, and provision over our lives especially as a group going to Rapa Nui (Easter Island);

– increased wisdom and revelation into the knowledge of God and His ways into all our dealings;

– mobilization of the sentinels of French Polynesia that should hear God’s call to go back to a posture of watchfulness and prayer over the walls of our country (we now have early morning prayer 3 times a week at the Upper Room in downtown Papeete);

– for ministries to join in, that are strategically needed to bless our nation.

 

Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth,

you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,

you islands, and all who live in them. (Isaiah 42:10)

Thank you for your interest and support !!! Let us know how we can pray for you.

Blessings, Edualdo & Aline Cicero

Cicero: Summer 2011

Dear Friends & Partners,
Exciting things are happening … We are very encouraged. We will have two of our friends share some of them (in blue print) …

A DREAM
Magalie actually had this dream around mid-June and she shared it to Edualdo and I on Friday, August 12th. You guys asked me to house-sit for you while you would be gone away on a trip and you gave me some instructions: ‘Rest well, do not work, only do what God tells you to do. Do not worry about anything else!’ Then you guys left.
In the middle of the night, at 2:00 AM sharp, I heard banging on the gate and as I woke up to see what was going on. A man was there covered with blisters and puss all over his body and he said, ‘I want to go into Aline and Edualdo’s swimming pool because when I’ll go, I know I will be healed.’ (Aline–in the natural, we do not have a pool)
I (Magalie) was very hesitant and I said ‘but they are not home’ to which he responded: ‘Never mind, they would let me come in if they were here … please let me in’ … He was so insistent that I let him in. As soon as he came out of the pool, he was completely healed! By the way, he was all naked (Aline–at this point I asked Magalie if she was shocked by his nakeness to which she said, ‘Oh no, not at all, I had so much compassion because he had blisters and opened wounds all over his body’).

Then there was another banging on the gate … as I opened, I saw a crowd of people, so many of them, some lame, others handicapped, blind folks, people with missing limbs, cancers, old and young standing in line and waiting to come in through the gate and jump in the pool. So I let them in and they took their turn to go in the pool, get healed and leave. It went on for 10 days night and day. I was very tired but all I did was to welcome them and bless them as they left!”

WOW !!!!!!!!!! Three days before Magalie told us the dream, Edualdo got up during the night with Matthew 14:14 — “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick” — the verse took on a greater significance to us after Magalie told us the dream above! We were so excited and also in awe of what God is about to do in this nation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God was moving a lot in our hearts in the area of compassion and healing … but now even more!

HEALING SEMINAR (Aug. 5th & 6th)
A report from Torea Manjard who taught 2 sessions — “This is a praise report from our last ”Healing and the Kingdom” week end. Our goal was to take advantage of the momentum that was gained last year to soar even higher in the realities of the Kingdom in order to see Tahiti become all that she’s called to be : a beacon of God’s glory in the South Pacific, a place of refuge for the broken and needy, and so much more. We had about 3 or 4 people healed of different eye diseases. One of ’em couldn’t drive at night and could hardly read his bible, he came forward to testify of his healing with a bible in his hands. Another person had had surgery in her left eye that had left it in major discomfort even after 2 months, the discomfort and pain left progressively until it was completely gone at the end of the week end. Another one removed his glasses and began to extatically testify of the presence of God he felt coming over his eyes. Among other ones, a young man received a revelation about God being so much bigger than any sickness which resulted in the complete disappearing of a stubborn pain in his belly he had been experiencing for a couple of days. We are expecting many more testimonies to come in during the next few days and would like to take advantage of this report to thank all of you for standing with ”Visions of the Harvest” ministry (Earl & Jana Thurner, Edualdo & Aline Cicero, and ourselves) in prayer to see Jesus becoming the desire of this nation. We love y’all !! ”Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end” Isaiah 9 : 7″

We were deeply moved because our brother Torea and fellow in the ministry has been sick for so long (with a congenital kidney disease) and he was very strong to declare that we should not build our belief about healing around our own experience but according to the Word of God! In other words, the Jesus in us is not sick, He is totally healthy. Therefore, we can pray with boldness for the healing of the sick regardless of how we feel or how sick we may be, believing for our own healing which has already been purchased at Calvary for us!!

YOUTH WITH A MISSION (YWAM) TEAMS
We have been blessed in the last few months with YWAM teams from France, French Canada, and Hawaii/New Zealand. Each team is different and each one brings a unique touch of the goodness of God to this nation and especially among our youth. We often help coordinating the teams’ schedule. We have lots in mind for the coming months: Healing Rooms, Treasure Hunts, Marama Nights, and another session of the School of Transformation beginning on September 24th … Right now we are getting ready for a praise and worship night to be held at the Center of Transformation before the end of August.

FAMILY NEWS
Our 3 weeks (June/July 2011) in France were great. We went there as a family. The purpose was to visit our relatives and especially our fathers. My father (Aline) is 93 years old and Edualdo’s is 83. We were able to drive to Spain and spend 2 days there and 2 days in Paris with Kori as our guide. Special memories to last for a lifetime!

Kori (23) will take a one year break from her studies and is looking for job openings in Asia. Erika (20) will start at the end of August her 2-year business school in Tahiti. Silvio (19) will fulfill his dream to study music in Pasadena (guitar performance major at LAMA “Los Angeles Music Academy”) and Benji (16) will continue vocational high school (computer major) in Tahiti.

Get excited with us for this nation that is literally at the ends of the earth and is so dear to God’s heart. We thank you for supporting us the way you do: prayer, finances, words of encouragements … we receive them all! Please feel free to share with us your prayer requests and praise reports too!

Let us know how we can pray for you. Send your requests to revivalnet@mail.pf !!

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)

Edualdo & Aline Cicero
FRENCH POLYNESIA