Press Release

International Evangelist Turns His Eyes And Ministry Towards
San Diego’s Multinational Community

June 16, 2015
Dr. Morris Cerullo Press Release
Dr. Morris Cerullo

San Diego, CA – International evangelist, Dr. Morris Cerullo, president of World Evangelism, held three key meetings here in San Diego this past week for the Spanish-speaking community, the Filipino community, and the African community. Dr. Cerullo said, “Most of my time has been spent overseas. Recently, I felt the Lord saying to me, ‘Why are you flying over the mission field to get to the mission field?’” meaning he should devote time and energy to the communities here in his home town that represent those abroad.

Dr. Cerullo, 83, known for his 68 years of worldwide ministry in over 93 countries, has travelled tirelessly in the nations of Latin America; nations with high Filipino populations including Israel, the Middle East, Indonesia, India, and Pakistan; and throughout Africa.

Hundreds of people came out for the special Spanish outreach held at the new Sweetwater High School auditorium in National City. Pastor Pablo Gonzalez, of the Spanish-language church, Victory Outreach, located in National City, said of the meeting on Tuesday, June 9, “I felt the anointing of God, and was very blessed to have such a man of God as Dr. Morris Cerullo come and bring revival to the city. I could feel God’s Presence, especially as all the salvations were taking place.” Pastor Gonzalez referred to the over one hundred people who came forward wanting to receive Jesus as their Lord, and others wanting to share a healing testimony.

On June 12, Filipino Independence Day, at the Mission Valley Resort, a full auditorium listened to the Filipino National Anthem with hands on their hearts, praying for their San Diego community and the nation of their origin. Dr. Cerullo has a deep and lasting love for the Filipino people, having held his first overseas meeting in Manila, the Philippines, in 1959. Over the years, the Filipino population in San Diego has grown to almost 200,000, and represents the largest Asian-American group in California with over 1.4 million statewide. Dr. Cerullo’s message challenged the Filipinos to continue to be the missionaries of the world, but indicated that God wanted to raise up leaders—modern day Peters and Pauls—from those right there in the room who would turn their eyes to their own community to bring about revival and church growth.

Pastor Norman Villareal of The Living Word Christian Fellowship church, located in Serra Mesa, stated, “Dr. Cerullo’s Filipino meeting impacted me so strongly! It opened my spiritual eyes concerning the vision that God gave me from the beginning of my calling. My spirit was in agreement with God through Dr. Cerullo that this is the time to accelerate, to rise up and elevate! God gave me the confirmation that the ministry He has entrusted me with will see the fulfillment of its purpose.” The meeting ended with prayer, salvations, and reports of healing.

Saturday, June 13, also at the Mission Valley Resort, was a great coming together of African leaders and believers from seven nations—Nigeria, Ghana, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, and Ethiopia—including Bishop George McKinney of Saint Stephen’s Church of God in Christ. Those who attended experienced not only a life-changing message from Dr. Cerullo, but also a tremendous praise celebration by a Sudanese choir and praise team, as well as ministry of music from the Open Door Family Worship Center. Again, there were many salvations, healings, and lives impacted.

Morris Cerullo World Evangelism is headquartered in San Diego, California, employs over 100 people worldwide, and has offices in Texas, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France.

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