Powerful First Night in North Carolina

by | Oct 23, 2023 | Living Proof Tent Crusades, Winston-Salem | 45 comments

It was a chilly, yet beautiful night in Winston Salem, NC, as we kicked off the Living Proof Crusade and the people showed up in force. As usual the people were there and ready long before the scheduled time and so we started early.

After an amazing time of worship, Mario took the stage and didn’t waste a moment. He began by sharing that many experts say there are three things you should never do to an audience: 1. Don’t ask them to raise their hands. 2. Don’t ask them to stand up. 3. Don’t ask them to come forward – because it makes them nervous. Then he said, “I am warning you in advance, because I plan to do all three.”

Mario said there is no movement like ours. There is no gathering like ours. Because Jesus said, “Wherever two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I.” Then Mario added, “We are the only movement where the Founder attends every meeting. And if Jesus is here, then ALL things are possible!”

Mario then shared that at one time he had been invited to a lecture at Stanford University in an upper division anthropology class. He was asked to answer a statement made by Margaret Mead about what she called ‘collective effervescence.’ It was her way of saying that Christianity was something that was generated when many people got together and, at its roots, Christianity is not multicultural because it found its base in only one culture.

Mario was asked to answer that charge and God directed him to Acts 2, in order to refute it.

Acts 2:7-11, “Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans, and Arabs – we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”

There were representatives from every area in the known world. Every culture and language, all gathered together on the birthday of the Church, the day the Holy Spirit fell, and God wanted it to be a global, international, multicultural, and interracial affair.
It was a sermon solely from the Holy Spirit without human interference. That being the case, what would the Holy Spirit say? “How is it that we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God?”

Mario then said that we live in an hour where we sure could use some good news! The answer to all the ills of the human heart can be found at the Cross of Jesus Christ.

Telling the wonderful works of God will erase division, wipe out fear and doubt, and will fill a church!

He said, the wonderful work of God is this: “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world!”

Mario told of a time when a liberal publication told him he should be ashamed of all the young minds he was brain washing. And Mario responded, “I am NOT ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes!”

He asked why Paul’s vision of the man from Macedonia in Acts 16 described the Gospel as “help.”

The cures of modern America do not help. They told you to have an open marriage, but it increased the divorce rate. They said opening our borders would help us to have a more open society. In the name of racial equality we are more angry than we’ve ever been. American philosophy doesn’t help. Methadone doesn’t take heroin addiction away. Our cures are worse than our disease.

But the man from Macedonia, in Acts 16, knew that the Gospel will help you. It will reduce the crime rate, save your marriage, take that devil of suicide off you, it will give you joy and peace.

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them…and there was great joy in that city (Acts 8:5,8).

Mario next asked, “What would you think of a medical doctor who had found the cure for cancer, but was waiting for the right offer? That is how I feel when a pastor does not preach the Gospel.”

Jesus said that you don’t put a lamp under a bushel, you put it on a table, so that it gives light to all the house. And in American churches, that is not only being done but it is also the current philosophy and value system.

Mario said what informs you to the reality of what Jesus taught are the miracles He did. So when the miracles are absent, the verification is gone.

Mario stated that the only true atheist is a false preacher. Using God to deceive people for their own gain. They have no fear of God or His punishment.

The false preacher knows that God is real but does not fear Him. An atheist wonders in his mind if there is a God, but the false preacher knows in his heart God is real but still chooses to not fear Him.

We can’t blame America for all our problems. Many of them began in the American pulpit.

He next talked about the prophet Jonah, when God told him to go one way and he said, No! and went his own way. When the men on the ship discovered him and learned of his rebellion, they asked, “How could you do this to us?” Mario said, “America is asking the same question of the Church.”

He then shared some of the amazing things that God had done at other times under the Tent. Bodies healed and lives changed.

When it came time, Mario asked those who wanted to be set free to raise their hands, and I saw hands shoot up as fast as the words came out of his mouth. There was no hesitation, and hands went up all over the Tent.

He next had them stand up and come forward. And as they had in previous crusades, they came by the hundreds and filled the front of the Tent. It is always such a beautiful sight to see, as all those souls are set free.

Mario prayed with them and then had them go outside the Tent where they were ministered to, one on one.

Soon the Holy Spirit began to move in the Tent and He began to heal the sick.

Mario asked the question, “How is it that God heals under this Tent?” He answered that he was unable to heal anyone, that he does not have healing power – and it is only Jesus Christ who can heal the body.

Mario had the people put their hands over their hearts and told them that the secret to unlocking our bills being paid, our bodies being healed, and our nation being saved, begins with this statement, “I am a weapon in the hand of God.”

Mario then revealed that while he had been talking, God had already been touching and healing bodies.

He called out a man who had experienced multiple heart attacks, had severe back pain, and neuropathy in his feet. He had the man’s wife lay her hand on him and encouraged him to obey the Holy Spirit and receive his miracle.

Next, Mario pointed out a woman who has been unable to sleep due to pain in her spine. Then a man whose lower back, knees, and feet were in agony.

He then called out a woman with stomach, esophageal, and breathing problems. He came down off the platform and went to the woman, had her stand, as well as her daughter. They confirmed what he had said. He also revealed she had scoliosis, one leg shorter than the other, and difficulty walking because she was in incredible pain. As he was talking to her you could see a peaceful look come over her face and she stood straight, as the pain left her body.

He had her move her arms and legs, then told her to walk, and she walked across the front of the Tent with no difficulty and no pain.

Then Mario had the woman who was healed turn and pray for the other woman. Her spine had been injured in a terrible accident but was now being healed.

Mario went back to the platform and revealed that a large number of people were about to be healed.

He called out a man who had had multiple heart attacks, and told him that his legs and back were also being healed.

Next he had a woman stand and then revealed that a couple days earlier God told her He was going to heal her, that she had felt heat in her body several minutes earlier, and that her body was already healed. Mario then told of attacks that had been happening to her family. He revealed that her nervous system and the pain in her body were the result of the crisis and trauma which had occurred in her family and that her body was being healed and that God was moving in the lives of the children who were under attack.

Mario then explained that God now wanted the spotlight to be off of him and, instead, the focus put on the healing ministry of each person under the Tent.

He pointed to one section and said that there were ten people battling both heart disease and diabetes. They stood up all over that section. Among them, one was highlighted because God had given him a vision to do something in the future, but his health was breaking down and preventing him. He was healed in his pancreas, his heart, his eyes, and his feet.

Mario then challenged the people around each of these ten to lay hands on them and pray for them.

He next went to another section and said that God had shown him eight people there who had diabetic conditions, five with serious spine and leg conditions, and several with the symptoms of Long-Covid.

Again Mario had them stand and then had the people around them lay hands on them and pray for them.

Then he called a lady out in the back of the Tent, revealing that cancer was being healed in her body. Mario again called for the people around her to lay hands on her.

Then he pointed out a man whose heart was being healed.

Mario came down from the stage and moved toward the back and revealed that there were five people with migraine headaches. He had them raise their hands and once more had those around them lay hands on them.

He had a couple stand and had the man put his hand on her spine. He told her that God was restoring to her something she had to give up due to her pain, and now she was healed and restored.

Then Mario had the woman next to her stand up, and he told her there were five things being healed in her body: severe joint pain, neck, shoulder, hips, legs, and feet. He expanded on those five issues: a pinched nerve in neck; her hands, fingers, and wrists; her heart and lungs.

In another section of the Tent, a food allergy was healed.

There were so many being healed that in many cases Mario just pointed them out and had the others around them lay hands on them and pray for them.

Finally Mario had the people raise their hands and begin to pray in tongues. Then he asked for everyone that needed healing to stand, and then for everyone beside them to stand and lay hands on them.

I love when Mario does this – turning up the faith in those in the Tent and helping them realize they have the same authority to pray and believe for the healing of others and that they too can make a difference in the lives of those around them.

This was a tremendous start to what is going to be a powerful week in Winston-Salem, NC. I’m looking forward to the next few nights, and I know we are going to see God move.

If you are able to, I would encourage you to make arrangements to be in the Tent these next few nights: Oct 23rd through Oct 25th, starting at 6:30 PM at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

You definitely don’t want to miss what God is doing!


  1. Carol Weber

    My boss is in the hospital after her husband found her on the floor from a heart attack and bleeding on the left brain.

    She has battled cancer and scoliosis and worked Nom stop for several years.

    Her husband said she is slipping away.

    I am praying for her.


      A great first night. We came in from Warrior, Alabama. I am a pastor there and Mario does a great job shining the spotlight on the Holy Spirit!! To God be the glory, great things He had ( and is) doing!!!

      • Karen

        Need healing for all joints, eyes and teeth and heart PLEASE. LORD JESUS

        • Karen

          I have severe back pain

        • Nancy Fail

          Please pray for Marianne to be healed of multiple sclerosis.

      • Mike Mealer

        I am Praying complete healing for my Pastor Angelia Vinson! He


        GOD IS ABLE

    • lynda peck

      Standing with you in prayer?

      • Martina BOWERSOX

        Praise Jesus for all he’s continuing to do Thru you.
        Thank you for always obeying His Holy Spirit. Will be keeping you covered in prayer.
        Mario I’m really struggling with support of another globalist Aka Bebe Netanyahu. He laid his nation to get the clot shots & boosters. I don’t think Israel is Gods promised land anymore. They’re full on pagans / Babylonians just like our nation. What say you? It seems all the sleepy sheepy churches that closed their doors during Covid are running to support Pretend Israel, then when Biden rushes to their aid it makes me really critically think? Of course I love the innocent Jews there as well as the innocent Palestinians. Not Hammas or Hisbullah savages.

        • Sandra

          You ned to read the BIBLE ! Israel is GOD land 1500 miles square and high! There is nothing that GOD can not do! And remember the 144,000 will be saved and evangelize the world for a thousand years before the Judgement day and Satan will be throw in the lake of fire where the anti- christ and his prophet have already been for a thousand years. Please for Israel and the Jewish people because GOD ask that of us!

    • Mike Mealer

      She will live and declare the works of God!

    • phil beatty

      Praise God!!!!!

    • Judy Clair

      I just sent prayer heavenward for your boss’s healing

    • Barbara Betz

      I’m praying in agreement with you, for your boss to be miraculously healed, in Jesus Name, the Name above ALL Names, Amen. Holy Spirit please Revive and Restore completely Carol’s boss.
      ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬
      [26] Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”


      • Sandra

        AMEN we have to have faith to believe and then thank HIM!

    • wendy

      sending Prayers

  2. Ron

    Praise our Lord & Redeemer, Jesus Christ for blessing
    Winston-Salem with signs, wonders and Miracles!! ♥️😇📖♥️
    I know because I was healed there back in 1980 when I was an Associate Pastor with Pastor Rick Pettlicci.

  3. Susan Schiller

    I live in NYS and it was my desire to attend the crusade in NC because I thought that was the closest he was coming. My husband had a stroke two years ago which left him with severe stiffness in his legs and lower back. We are believing for a miracle. I thought it would raise his faith level to attend but I couldn’t get him to try to make the trip.. I will be praying for this crusade. I see already many, many miracles have happened. God bless Mario for obeying the Lord. Many are benefiting from his obedience.

  4. Gail

    God chose the right man for the task at hand. Mario is the epitome of obedience to God and His Word.
    I love reading these updates on The Tent Crusades. God is moving powerfully, He is great and mighty, and Nothing is too difficult or impossible for Him to do.
    I am unable to get there due to circumstances, I hope they come my way in Vero Beach Florida one day soon.
    God bless you all

  5. Pastor Murray Kartanson

    I was there! The glory of God shone forth within this tent in Winston-Salem last night as the true gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, His saving grace, and His healing ministry was on display with numerous miracles, signs and wonders. The power of God was indeed strong and overwhelming as hearts were touched by the hand of the Almighty. This is going to keep going…it’s here for you now! Come unto Me, says the Lord!

    • Dale Pennington

      That’s a good word!

  6. Nelson Rodriguez

    This is what we need for today! To many churches are not saying the right things.Keep spreading the real Gospel!

  7. Ann Harper

    It was wonderful see God perform so many miracles especially of salvation. Great powerful move of God.

  8. Brenda Diehl

    Mario, please pray for my healing from offensive halitosis. All my life I’ve battled against it. No matter how closely I watch my diet, oral hygiene, sinus health, my breath is offensive; even the air I exhale is offensive. I avoid people & gatherings. I’ve served The Lord all these past 70 years of my life. I’m Blessed in every way, have a wonderful life, love The Lord, but I stink… literally. I’ll trust God to do His miracle-working healing to rid my body of this plague! Thank you for praying!

    • Sandra

      I looked for a prayer in Laura Harris Smith book ,Get Well soon but could not find one but I pray for you now in the name of Jesus be healed and believe, start repenting I am healed in Jesus name because He was wounded for your healing and the devil has to go and never come back in the name if Jesus! It may be slow or it could be fast but just believe! If He will do it for one He will do it for you! Love you!

  9. Connie Strock

    Thank you Jesus and Thank you Mario for being obedient. Even though some things aren’t easy.Thank you for putting you trust and faith in God,

  10. Terri Montoya

    Would love to be there, as I need healing, but I do realize that by His Stripes, I am healed!

    • Sandra

      Amen keep believing!

  11. Gary Horstman

    Please pray for complete healing in my body from head to toe. I was in a car wreck almost 25 years ago. I’ve had neck and back problems since then. I have a curved spine, deteriorating disk disease, pinched nerves, numbness, constant pain, weigh gain from very little physical activity and more issues. I know the Lord is able and will heal me! He told me one day I would dance in the aisles at church. I can’t wait for that day! Thanks!

    • Sandra

      Prayers for your healing please notify me when you dance in church and let me rejoice with you in Jesus name!

  12. Melodie Gillespie

    Praise God for you!!

  13. Genia

    So much fun working with God at this meeting! Praise the Lord for Mario Murillo who is so real that you can’t deny God’s Presence in the meetings

  14. sandy

    Such a joy to see the body of Christ loving on one another. It’s about time and we see that the Lord told us that that is how the world would recognize us, by our love for one another. We need many more like Mario and boldness in our churches to do what he is doing.

    • Sandra

      AMEN Boldness is the word of the day from my pastors’ sons’ pastor yesterday and we saw great things at the nursing home today. Her younger sister is recovering slowly from a stroke from taking the vaccine! And I decree and declare she shall fully recover and write songs, she is a music minister! Her husband has been carrying a heavy load and I decree he shall be promoted to have a better income to cover the loss of hers. I decree we shall be bold enough to cause demons to flee in the powerful name of Jesus, Yeshua our soon coming King!

    • JoAnna DiPastena

      Yes I was there last night volunteering as a prayer counselor.what a privilege and honor to serve God in this way. It is all about prayer.A move of God kick off for the whole East coast. We met people from all over the country. So much love and hope. Why Winston -Salem I enquired of the Lord. Why because the.Movarians settled there to establish religionist freedom. The root in the ground.Its time to take back America for Jesus. May you all be obedient to His call. America shall be saved. Wake Up

      • Sandra

        I believe that to be so and I agree 100% we must take America back! Ask all those that have immigrated here from other Countries and they will tell you it is for freedom! Praying for GOD to be GOD of America!

  15. Emiko Sugita Esquibel

    Thank you Mario for obeying the Holy Spirit. May the Lord bless you for all your giving and take care of items that concern you. Thank you for demonstrating that the healing power of Jesus Christ is real and He wants us ALL healed and moving in His power in every aspect of our lives.

  16. Sandra

    I love your ministry and pray for all involved to be highly favored and blessed! Stay bold and you will be blessed. You are a hero of the faith. Bless for all that you do for Lord and your boldness!

  17. Margaret

    Thank you Lord in advance for the healing work you will do in my family. My husband is currently in a rehab facility with many serious health issues and depression: I have heart issues also, and neuropathy. My adult son has high blood sugar and mental health issues. We all need Christ’s healing touch. TNK YOU.

  18. Donna Beatty

    So thankful for your emails, great to see what God is doing in your meetings. Please pray for my husband he fractured
    his back, and they want to do surgery on his bladder this Friday 27th f to remove a tumour he has in his bladder, he is in pain. Remember you at Chris for the Nations. Maynard is my husbands name, needs a miracle. Thank you and God Bless you.

  19. Tamme

    I wish these meetings were live on-line because I want to come but cannot due to work and distance. I watch as much as I am able and follow the blog and other videos of this ministry. If ever one is near Kentucky I will be there.

  20. Sally pollick

    Wish I was there. I need healing on my degenerative discs in my back. I’m always in pain. This might be the day Jesus heals me. ❤️

  21. Rick

    Awesome! Thank you Mario for being willing to go, serve, heal, and share the Gospel.

  22. Becky

    Thank you once again, Brother Mario and your Team, for being obedient to the Holy Spirit and the mandate which God has placed on your life!

    My personal witness is this–I had a born again experience (I was raised in the church and a Believer already from 1957) in September of 1989, when God touched me from head to toe! He did not heal me, however, in the sense of the physical healing I was praying to receive. He healed me of my brokenness from life experiences and made me whole! I have not walked back from that one iota! I broke out in such weeping, I was so amazed because I did not know anyone who spoke of this experience in their own life.

    I am saying all of this for one reason–I was in my own home, alone, praying with a pastor on television (Pat Robertson) to receive a physical healing! While tent meetings fill a need which God has surely placed upon Mario Murillo to meet, God is willing and able to visit you and heal you anywhere, even in your own home!!!

    To God be the Glory always!!! And allow our healings to be the beginning of our ministries for You!

  23. Maria Orozco

    I need Healing, suffered for 23 years of pain and inflamation from Rheumatoid, (deformed joints, fingers, shoulders etc) Lupus, broken spine, can’t walk straight, ben’t over, heart problems, femor nerve and sciatic nerve damaged. 24/7 in Pain, Needs Help, Healing in Jesus name, Amen



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