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Memory: John Robert Stevens’ Ministry to Ed Van Dyke

May 30th, 2010

Ed Van Dyke—one of the elders at Grace Chapel of Honolulu—just emailed me this memory of John Robert Stevens:

In the late 60’s/early 70’s, John Stevens came up to Seattle from L.A. and ministered to the local church there (Maranatha Chapel) several times and ministered to all of us. Between my 6th and 7th grade, John ministered to me and said that I had a cloud over my perception and that he would remove it for me.

Prior to this ministry, I was the most average kid in all my school classes. Teachers would know when to move the class forward when I finally got the subject!

After the ministry, I got straight “A’s” (maybe 6 “B’s” total) from the 7th grade through the 12th grade. Everyone in the church there (including me) knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Lord had moved through John and changed a little boy’s life forever.

I have always known that what John did for my life was not an end in itself and that I would be able to minister to people and set them free as I had experienced. I am responsible—and privileged—to impart what I have received.

Ed Van Dyke


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