by | Dec 19, 2020 | Christianity Today | 26 comments

The magnitude of this miracle in California boggles the mind. 50,000 toys were handed out to thousands of families today in Bakersfield. Every year, Stay Focused Ministries, led by my friends Manual and Liz Carrizales, stages what must be the largest toy giveaway in America. What an honor to work with Stay Focused Ministries.

Frank Saldana and the team from Inner City Action Stockton, and Mario Murillo Ministries combined efforts as we are building up to the Living Proof Tent Crusade which will take place January 11-13th. 50,000 Crusade card invitations went with every toy and in every box of groceries.

Frank Saldana praying for someone that Jesus died to save.

It took several hours to give away the toys. The look of gratitude on the faces of these families would melt the coldest heart. Yet, at the same time, you could see the evil of the lockdown. You saw the gaping wound that Gavin Newsom has inflicted on everyone in California.

A heavy blanket of despair, loneliness and sadness hangs over Bakersfield. Violence, and suicide is spiking in this community. We are bringing our tent into the fray in order to bolster the efforts of many heroes in Bakersfield.

We must especially honor and commend Pastor Wendell Vinson who leads Canyon Hills Church and the amazing efforts of City Share. He invited us to bring our army and our tent and to place the tent right in the heart of the city.

Our army is already invading Bakersfield, and they are fearless! And that is an essential trait, given the neighborhoods they are invading. The pictures you see only tell a fraction of the real story.

Unless you are physically present to see how the warriors from Inner City Action reach people in these neighborhoods, you cannot possibly appreciate the work they do.  They do not just hand out food and clothing, they minister in power. They take the time to listen and feel the pain of men, women and children, as they go door to door. They lay hands on the sick and they are healed. The miracles of hope, and healing begin even before the tent goes up.

Special thanks must also go to Pastor Julio Alas of Victory Outreach East. He has opened his building to us and it has become a clearing house of mighty prayer and worship for our army and our volunteers.

Soon, the radio ads will begin along with a mass-mailing to every home—to the thousands of homes within a large radius of the tent.

Monday begins another round of outreaches in Bakersfield, and they will continue right through the Crusade. We will not stop until we have reached every lost soul in the city.

Further good news: everyday another ministry joins us. More and more volunteers are making their way to Bakersfield to join in the harvest.

Here is our conviction: The churches in California should not be closed. We are not super-spreaders of the Covid 19 virus, because of the precautions that we take. Our crusade in Fresno was attended by thousands and there was not a single case of Covid reported.

The best way I can describe to you what is taking place in Bakersfield, is this: The presence of God is expanding over the city—particularly in the poor neighborhoods. That presence is creating an openness to Jesus which is stunning.

What excites me the most, in these weeks leading up to our tent crusade, is the expectancy. Everyone feels that something awe-inspiring is going to happen in the tent. There is something in the air that foretells miracles! There is something in the hearts of people that expects a revival!

If you want to get involved in this great outreach call us at 775 238 3473

P.S. We do not want to blunt the message you just read. This part is for anyone who wants to help  Mario
Murillo’s ministry to America. We are in the process of invading Bakersfield California. The tent
crusade starts on Monday night January 11th at 6:30 PM. 
We have a win-win offer. You can help support miracle soul winning in Bakersfield and get the following offer:


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We need to act fast in California for two big reasons. First, Fresno was a shocking breakthrough. Fresno is a sign that tens of thousands of Californians hunger for the Gospel. Second, the battle for America will be won or lost in California.

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  1. prayinginok

    That is AWESOME!!!! Hallelujah!

  2. Sandy Hayes

    This breaks my heart the suffering of these people. More than shame on Newsome. How could someone be so heartless. Prayers for all you are doing. It.s wonderful. God bless. Sandy
    On Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 9:00 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” The magnitude of this miracle in > California boggles the mind. 50,000 toys were handed out to thousands of > families today in Bakersfield. Every year, Stay Focused Ministries, led by > my friends Manual and Liz Carrizales, stages what must be the largest toy” >

  3. bernidynet

    Absolutely wonderful! God bless you all!
    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  4. T2020

    The Lord is continually moving in hearts even when we don’t pay attention.

  5. Wordforworld

    Just LOVE IT!!!
    Way to go, Carrizales family, Inner City Action, Pastors Alas & Vinson, & MMM. You all rock! God bless you and show Himself strong on behalf of all who attend these outreaches. May the LORD Almighty confirm His Word w/signs & wonders, healings, deliverances, salvations!! In Jesus’ Name, we pray, amen.
    Best news ever!!

  6. ggrammaAlyce

    PTL!! What a wonderful report!!❤️

  7. Kathleen McIver

    PRAISE GOD‼️‼️‼️???
    Sent from my iPhone

  8. Delia Monrreal

    Pastor Mario: I’m taking this time to covet your prayers for COVID bilateral Pneumonia in Hosp 8 days now. Hard to do this but I’m fighting with every fiber of my being. I’m right now in Las Vegas, Nv. I know God has His plans for our country and Pres. Trump. Please keep doing all you can for God’s plan of exposure on this evil thwart against our gov’t. Pray for me also. ????????

    • greatgrandmaw

      I am praying for you!!! May the Lord bless you with clear lungs and freedom of breath. May the doctors come in and be amazed. You will be a testimony of God’s mighty power and grace! In Jesus’s mighty name.
      Merry Christmas!

    • prayinginok

      Pneumonia, go from Delia now! I speak healing to her lungs and her whole body in Jesus’ name!

    • fromanislandinnewhampshire

      Delia, I pray for you too: In the Name of Jesus Christ I chase CCP out of your body and ask/agree for pure clean air to fill you instead, for the Holy Spirit to breathe into those lungs and make you a walking, praising miracle! Amen! And we all stand with you in trusting God for His plans for America and President Trump, bless you.

    • Wordforworld

      Delia, as you can see MMM, and the faith-filled commenters are praying to our Father, on your behalf! Believe! Yes, we agree for the regeneration of your lungs and passageways, the Holy Spirit’s operation is the SAME power that raised our LORD from the grave! What a testimony you have now. You are the redeemed of the LORD, so say it . (Ps 107:2) Let the redeemed of the LORD say so.
      We rejoice with you. We thank You, LORD, for the breath of life!

    • Brother Fred

      Delia, praying now, covid depart, pneumonia be healed, congestion gone right now I Jesus name!

  9. J.c.c.

    Dear families in the lord . Thank you so much for all you are doing . You are all blessings. You are giving the best ways you know how. I was down town in eureka ca. Today there were so many homeless people on the sidewalks sitting in the sun with all their belongings to get warm for the few hrs there are of sun. I gave out a bag of dollar store bibles with a note inside. They were so thankful . Wish I could have helped more. So we pray for more harvesters and givers to be sent to them and the lost. Come lord Jesus. I’m so happy for all your doing in Bakersfield. And the lord is smiling upon you all.


    Awesome! Praise God for all those who are a part of this and for the life’s they are touching! God be with you all!

  11. sylvia peterson

    I am so moved with your supporting toys to the children. I want to help with your tent project but live in Houston texas. How can I help???

  12. bonnie621

    Jesus pour out blessings on this ministry and spread it’s influence through all of California and into our whole nation.
    Sent from my iPhone

  13. Marsha Carol Watson Gandy

    LIZ—AND to all who are a part of this great work—–thank you, thank you, thank you!.
    Marsha Carol Watson Gandy

  14. fromanislandinnewhampshire

    I love the way you and your team go about this; taking care of the people’s needs in the area first, like Jesus did. That way they know you are all about something good, and not full of false promises. I know Bakersfield is going to be another joyous explosion of salvation and healing fireworks! Praying.

  15. arleneooooo

    Praying for Bakersfield has been ongoing in my heart of intercession for a long time now. I am expecting a mighty move of God here and this post encourages me to pray all the more. The Fresno portable firepots, have spread as well in this direction. God bless and increase those ministering to Bakersfield,
    from an 82 year old prayer warrior from Southern Oregon and a former California resident, bless you all.
    On Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 7:07 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” The magnitude of this miracle in > California boggles the mind. 50,000 toys were handed out to thousands of > families today in Bakersfield. Every year, Stay Focused Ministries, led by > my friends Manual and Liz Carrizales, stages what must be the largest toy” >

  16. n9nwo

    the more that the left, acting on the will of the adversary, attempt to marginalize believers then the more we will adapt. We will go into the streets to minister. We will bring the church to them rather than wait for them to come to us.
    If people are told to stay at home then we need to use this time for our society to slow down. And to reach people who are in lockdown. Bring bible study and prayer to them.

  17. NickT

    Amen, praise praise God for what you are all doing.


    Dear Mario, I am so excited to hear all this news and all the people who are involved. I have been praying for the Bakersfield Tent Meeting, I do believe that Jesus is going to be present and miracles will happen and people will see the power of the Holy Spirit…..Love those two books thank God for you and all for what you are doing, and under the instruction of God THe Father. fran

  19. Cristie Woodall

    Hi Mario, I want to support your upcoming tent revival but when I go to the site to order books, it’s US only. How can I help support you as I live in Taiwan? Please let me know. I am praying hard for America and for the election and for God’s people.

  20. NewHeavenOnEarth

    Great News! thank you MMM! God bless you!


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