Paul Visits Jerusalem

September 16, 2017

Paul Visits Jerusalem

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 9, 23 – 30:

After a long time had passed, the Jews conspired to kill him, but
their plot became known to Paul. Now they were keeping watch on the
gates day and night so as to kill him, but his disciples took him one
night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in
a basket.
When he arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples, but they
were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple. Then
Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the Apostles, and he
reported to them how on the way he had seen the Lord and that he had
spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the
name of Jesus. He moved about freely with them in Jerusalem, and spoke
out boldly in the name of Lord. He also spoke and debated with the
Hellenists, but they tried to kill him. And when the brothers heard of
this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him on his way to
Tarsus.

We had a lovely sunny day today and it was warm. It was such a nice
day to travel. I wish to thank those who sent me some money but I did
not receive much so far. Only a few sent me money. I would like others
could send me some so that I can have something to eat instead of just
eating a few toasts a day. I would be so happy if more would send me
money via Paypal during the next few days. May the Lord bless you all.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior. Jesus gave me
the message written below. He said, “I bless you all My brother Melvin
and all My brothers and sisters who walk with Me every day. As it is
written above, Saul was converted by Me while he was on his way to
Damascus. He was filled with faith and he was baptized. When some Jews
heard that he was converted and now believed in Me, they wanted to
kill him. So he was helped to climb out  of the wall of Damascus and
went to Jerusalem. At the beginning the Apostles could not believe
that Paul was converted and they were afraid of him. But with the help
of Barnabas, the Apostles accepted him and they helped him. They
brought him to Caesarea and they sent him on his way to Tarsus.
You know that Paul died in Rome as a martyr and he is now a saint.
Many of his letters are in the Bible and we should read them so that
our faith will grow.
I bless you all and I call you all to open your heart to Me and I will
fill them with graces and My love.”

Father Melvin

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Paul Preaches in Damascus

September 13, 2017

Paul Preaches in Damascus

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 9, 19 – 22:

“Paul stayed some days with the disciples in Damascus, and he began at
once to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.
All who heard him were astonished and said, “Is not this the man who
in Jerusalem ravaged those who call upon this name, and came here
expressly to take them back in chains to the chief priests?” But Paul
grew all the stronger and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus,
proving that this is the Messiah.”

We had beautiful days during the last weeks. We had plenty of sun but
it is getting cold at night. I am in real trouble because I do not
have any money to buy heating oil. I need $360 to fill my tank and the
money I have today is just $10.00. I am also running out of food and I
do not have any money to pay for gas for my van. The reason for all
this is the fact that my van broke down and I had to pay to have it
fix and now I am broke. Would you kindly send me some money as fast as
possible (by money gram) so I can have some money to buy food, to heat
my house and also to  pay for insurance for my van. I thank everyone
who will help me out during this difficult time.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to
Father Melvin. He gave him these words, “I bless you My brother Melvin
and all My brothers and  sisters who have great faith in Me. As the
Bible passage above says that Saul who became Paul wanted to destroy
the Church that I founded. He would travel to different cities and
arrest the Christians and have them chained and he would bring them to
Jerusalem and many of them were killed. When Paul was converted on the
way to Damascus, his blindness was taken away and he was baptized and
became a Christian. Once he believed in Jesus, he then began to preach
the Good News right there in Damascus. He got many to believe in Jesus
and to follow Him. Of course the Jews knew St. Paul and they could not
understand how he had changed so quickly and now followed Jesus, the
Messiah.
Paul shows you all that you, the people living in the world today,
have to turn to Me, Jesus and come to believe in Me, to pray regularly
and to go to Holy Mass at least every Sunday. Remember I am your
Savior, who died on the cross to redeem you all. Come now and follow
Me every day.”

Father Melvin

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Saul’s Baptism

September 8, 2017

Saul’s Baptism

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 9, 10 – 19:

“There was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias, and the Lord said to
him in a vision, “Ananias.” He answered, “Here i am, Lord.” The Lord
said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight and ask at
the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is there
praying and in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come in and
lay his hands on him, that he may regain his sight.” Bu Ananias
replied, “Lord, I have heard from many sources about this man, what
evil things he has done to your holy ones in Jerusalem. And here he
has authority from the chief priests to imprison all who call upon
your name.” But the Lord said to  him, “Go, for this man is a chosen
instrument of mine to carry my name before Gentiles, kings and
Israelites, and I will show him what he will have to suffer for my
name.” So Ananias went and entered the house; laying his hands on him,
he said, “Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared
to you on the way by which you came, that you may regain your sight
and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately things like scales
fell from his eyes and he regain his sight. He got up and was
baptized, and when he had eaten, he recovered his strength.”

We had a lot of rain yesterday but today Friday it is nice and sunny.
I’ve noticed that not many people are putting names in the Book of
Remembrance. I call on you to put the names of those who are sick or
in hospital in this book and I will offer three Masses a week for a
full year for them all. It costs $15 to enter a name in that book.
I am in need of money again. I have no money because I paid $700 to
repair my van and I need to buy heating oil which costs $360 to fill
my oil tank.I also need to pay for my accountant who has worked hard
to get my accounts ready to sent to the Government. I would be very
happy if I could received this money by Monday next week. Thank you
very much.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior. Jesus gave me
the following words, “I bless you My brother Melvin and all My
brothers and sisters who follow Me every day. Above you have the story
of Saul who became known as Saint Paul. At the beginning he was very
much against My Church. He went to different countries to destroy the
Church in those countries. One day he was on his way to Damascus to
arrest more Christians but before he got to the town, he was knock
down from his horse and I spoke to him saying, “Saul, Saul, why are
you persecuting me?” Saul answered saying, “Who are you, sir?” I
replied, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up and go into
the city and you will be told what you must do.” Saul was now blind
and he was brought to Damascus. I then called Ananias to go and see
Saul. Ananias went to that house and found Saul and he placed his
hands on him and Saul regain his sight. Then Ananias baptized Saul and
called him Paul. After all this had happened, Paul became a great
believer and he traveled throughout many countries and converted many
people. He was one of the greatest apostle of the church. I call you
all to imitate him by being people of great faith, who pray regularly
and love to go to church every Sunday. I love you all.”

Father Melvin

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