“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” (Jeremiah 3:15)
Beloved Hon. Evangelist-Pastor Wilde E. Almeda is a world acclaimed Christian Evangelist of the Apostolic-Pentecostal faith. Together with beloved honorable Asst. Pastor Lina C. Almeda, they founded the Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry (JMCIM) in 1975 with growing numbers over a million here and abroad. The beloved honorable Evangelist spent his early years of ministry meditating on the word of God, praying and fasting for the lost souls and sharing the gospel through crusades, street evangelism, Bible studies, sharing of tracks and flyers, radio and television programming, among others.
“At the height of his ministry, he was full of boundless energy. His voice resonated with power and confidence. He anointed and blessed Philippine presidents, Senators and Congressmen. He boldy prayed for the enemies of his country and challenged the most evil men that threatened his nation’s security.”- Sam Smith, Miracles in Moroland, 2015
With years of countless manifestation of God’s miracles in the church, the beloved Evangelist built the ministry on the Bible scripture, “Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also and greater works than these shall he do’ because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12).
Hailing from the province of Surigao Sur, the divine call to God’s service came to young man named WILDE E. ALMEDA, with newly added wife, LINA, in the late 1960’s. Later to rise as the Philippine’s leading Evangelist-Pastor, Wilde (pronounced as “Weeldee”) was then afflicted with an acute insomnia owing to years of hard work in political campaigning for power and fortune.
Hopeless throught medical cure, the menacing disease caused him to be suicidal, until one day, a Christian share to him the Word of GOD. He gave his heart to JESUS and instantly got healed of the curse he suffered for 6 long years. He then realized that the Gospel is true and that GOD answers prayer. From a former religious fanatic, womanizer and gambler, he was converted to true Christianity, and completely gave up his life of sin.
In obedience to GOD’s call, the young couple started to embark on a spiritual journey, leaving behind their affluent political life which promised more wealth and social status, and gave up even all their source of livelihood — the gold and silver mining business, acres of fish pond and coconut plantation — which would have soon earned millions of money daily, choosing rather to follow the footsteps of the LORD JESUS in living an austere life, fully consecrated and dedicated to GOD.
The faithful couple was blessed with 12 lovely children endowed with exceptional talents especially in Gospel music — Rachel, Annaliza, Leah, Divine Grace, Wilde James, Esther, Faith, Joy, Rebecca, Ruthie, Elizabeth, and Charity Anne. But two of their precious siblings, Divine Grace and Rebecca, went to be with the LORD; a very grievous part in more than fifteen years of difficult testing and trials, reminiscent of Job’s experience. Through persecutions, financial want, worldly temptations, threat of sickness, starvation and even death, they remained steadfast in faith and never compromised the Truth of the Gospel. The hand of GOD was mightily guiding them through spiritual battles, arming them with weapons needed to gain the victory: steadfast prayer with daily praise and worship, continual study and meditation on the Holy Scriptures, kneeling hours on end interceding for the Church and for the salvation of the lost, constant fasting repeated through the years and holding evangelistic crusades. They completely depended on faith for GOD to supply all the needs of GOD’s work, never begging for financial support from any person or institution.
Their hearts continually throbbed for the cries of the poor, the needful and the lost, burdened for others to receive GOD’s mercy. They rejoiced to see repentant souls humbling themselves before GOD more than anything else. This irresistible force constrained them to embrace this way of life through the years of tears and pain, obeying the Spirit’s leading.
In one occasion, when the couple felt the hardest trial they had, thinking they could not take it anymore, they asked GOD, after praying for several hours, if they will continue with their Ministry or just work for money and financially support the Church. The LORD spoke through His Holy words in the Bible, saying:
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” – 2 Timothy 4:2-5
Rejoicing for GOD’s message confirming their call, they went on serving GOD even more fervently. Nothing held them back from doing GOD’s will and boldly fought satan all the way. They obeyed GOD with fear and trembling, seeking only the things that please Him and fulfilling the gift of the fivefold ministry of the Church: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, for the perfecting of the saints.
Ephesians 4:11-13 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of CHRIST: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of GOD, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of CHRIST.”
Through the years, the hand of GOD moved mightily in the Church, healing incurable sicknesses, infirmities and diseases, converting stone-hearted sinners to become saints, working miracles beyond human comprehension, defying the course of nature. The LORD JESUS promised these, and even more:
John 14:12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.”
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
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