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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

'Loaves and Fishes' Miracle Reported in Egypt

By Paul Steven Ghiringhelli

Bible teacher and evangelist Marilyn Hickey's recent 10-day trip to Cairo, Egypt—described by organizers afterward as the largest gathering of Christians to ever assemble in the ancient city— included a report of something more astounding than the several hundred who claimed healing and salvation: 2,400 meals from Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) apparently appeared out of thin air.

The reported incident, which if true is a miracle nearly unheard of in modern times, occurred during Hickey's citywide leaders conference in May, attended by nearly 10,000 pastors and local leaders—from curious Muslims to orthodox Coptic Christians.

According to Hickey, 77, whose ministry organized the meetings in conjunction with the Egyptian Evangelical Association, 3,500 boxed-lunches from KFC were ordered and accounted for. "There were tickets distributed for the lunches," she said. "The boxes were given out, leaving none in the room."

After the food was completely distributed, and after the crowd swelled to about 5,000, she said volunteers were astonished to return to what should've been a room of empty tables to discover 1,200 more lunches. She said after they handed out the mysterious extras, another 1,200 appeared, leaving a surplus of food and dumbfounded witnesses. Hickey's staff called it a "loaves and fishes" miracle.

"I am fully convinced that this was a supernatural occurrence," Hickey told Charisma. "It is something I have believed to see on my ministry and am overjoyed that it happened."

She said she feels confident in promoting the miracle because independent Egyptian and non-Christians sources verified the mysterious incident, which apparently occurred sans the hype and exaggeration normally associated with wild miracle claims. "It happened in such a way that [my ministry] was not at all associated with it, which left local volunteers and non-Christians marveling at what had happened."

Though the unusual miracle was one of the main highlights of her trip, Hickey said her favorite memory was of Father Samaan, a Coptic Christian who ministers to the outcasts of Cairo's slum settlement called Garbage City. Because of his work, Hickey said more than 90 percent of the poor inhabitants of Garbage City are born-again. "What Father Samaan has done there is nothing short of a miracle itself," she said. "It was humbling and inspiring to witness such an unusual place and unusual work of God."

Hickey has spread the gospel in more than 100 nations during her four decades of ministry. She often travels overseas with her daughter, Sarah Bowling, who just returned last week from ministering in Ethiopia. The two also have a TV program together—Today with Marilyn & Sarah—and they are planning a trip for India this fall.

(Source: Charisma on-line)

Our God is Alive and still doing the Impossible for His people. Glory to His Holy Name

13 Readers Commented:

  1. Wow, if this were verified to be a miracle, it'd be amazing!

  2. Channelofhealing,

    I greatly appreciate your heart for the Lord and I have enjoyed and even had my toes stepped on from reading your posts many times.

    However, since Marilyn Hickey is American I have been able to research her. I respectfully request that as a Christian sister you check her more carefully.

    Berean Wife

    P.S. I will send an email with some information.

  3. Channelofhealing,

    What I mean by having "my toes stepped on" is that I have been encouraged to do better with my walk with Christ by reading your posts, especially about persecuted Christians. We in America have it very easy to live out our faith.

    If "stepping on my toes" won't work then by all means "a kick in the pants" is needed to get me to do the will of my Father. :0 These are just American expressions and may not translate well.

    I truly appreciate your heart for the Lord,

    Berean Wife

  4. I believe this report, as we are entering an era where God will show Himself in signs and wonders.
    Such an encouragment.
    Blessings in Him.

  5. Berean Wife:

    Sis, I'll like the information you have on Marilyn Hickey as well if it's okay.

  6. Well, why all the shock and unbelief? God is a God of miracles isn't He? Why does this come as a "surprise" and need to be "verified." When Jesus feed the 5,000 did the miracle He performed have to be verified? We live in such an age where everything has to be examed and researched by scientific evidence to have actually happened. Why not just be happy with the blessing? Why not just praise God for what He did? I think it is absoulutely wonderful! Besides God says what is impossible with man is always possible with Him. We as a people have to always, "prove" something as fact and what we need to do is start believing in the Almighty God! Of course, this is just my opinion. Great post my friend. Love you. Grace and peace.

  7. Godbless you Brother Isaiah, am happy God does things in His own way/time and place

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  9. Berean Wife thanks for the comment I do know what you meant."toes stepped on" I just thought some readers (especailly new readers) might not understand it in a way.
    Love and Godbless
    will let my husband know you are asking after him maybe GOD MAY TELL HIM TO WRITE HIS TESTIOMNY some day

    By Gods Grace he will b e guest posting on this blof soon as the Lord Leads in Jesus Mighty Name Amen

  10. I believe in Miraacles too Yvette our God does signs and wonders daily world over

    God bless

  11. Godbless you too sis valerie, love you too

  12. Luckenzo09:57

    My dear brethren do you know that miracle is part of GOD'S character?........people are amazed when miracle happens, but GOD is amazed when miracles don't happen!!! although am always very weary of miracles on tv; cos tv world has character of their own. If GOD desided to multiply KFC packs for Marilyn Hickey minstry for a purpose........HE is GOD by whom all and all things are possible.

  13. People are amazed when miracle happens, but GOD is amazed when miracles don't happen!
    I love that Luckenzo



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