Pastor Dmitry Petrovsky of Crystal Forum, Israel paid a visit to Manmin Central Church to see Manmin's ministry firsthand. Photo 1: Receiving Dr. Jaerock Lee's prayer of blessing (Interpreter: Deacon Ronya Son)
Pastor Dmitry Petrovsky, Events Organizing Director of Crystal Forum (Israeli Pastors' Association) paid a visit to Manmin Central Church to give thanks for sending the church's performers to 2012 Crystal Music Festival and to experience Manmin's ministry firsthand.
He is doing a very active ministry around the world as a pianist, composer, director, and famous gospel singer. On June 10, 2012, he gave a special song during the Sunday Evening Service and he shouted "Shalom, Shalom" in response to the congregations' big acclamations and shouts of joy. The next day, at the interview, his face shone with light of grace. Here is the interview with him as below.
* What do you feel about Manmin?
"Manmin Central Church has everything including the Word of life, the power of God, fervent prayer, and beautiful music. I have now been able to see it all firsthand. I was amazed at members' fervent prayer, their dedication to God-given duties, and the high-quality of performances. I could see the performances were done through a lot of practice. In particular, I was impressed by Nissi Orchestra. At a later date, I would like to give glory to God together with Nissi Orchestra in a song I wrote."
* We heard that you have experienced God's power. Can you tell us about it?
"My family and I lived in Belarus, and in the early 2009, my wife was diagnosed with a malignant lymphoma between her two lungs. While I was praying for her, I was told to go to Israel in prayer. I went to the Spirit of Life Church (Pastor Sergey Vocharnikov) in Nazareth, Israel. I have been working with Crystal Forum since that time.
In the meantime, my wife attended a pastor's seminar Dr. Jaerock Lee led in Israel and received his prayer. Then, she was healed quickly and even conceived a baby. Her doctors said it was dangerous to have a baby in her state, but we kept praying with assurance of healing and she finally delivered our baby safely in the grace of God. In October, 2011, it was confirmed by the hospital that my wife had been completely healed."
Photo 2: His special praise in Sunday Evening Service offered on June 10
Photo 3: 2012 Crystal Music Festival that let the Israeli pastors become united as one
Photo 4: Dr. Jaerock Lee's 2009 Israel United Crusade overflowing with God's powerful works
* What did you feel when you attended 2009 Israel United Crusade?
"At the Israel United Crusade 2009 with Dr. Jaerock Lee held in Jerusalem on September 6 and 7, 2009, I witnessed a number of people receive healing and answers through Dr. Lee's prayer and I saw the beautiful performances that reminded me of Heaven. I learned a lot through the wonderful broadcasting system that aired the crusade live all over the world. Dr. Lee's three-year ministry in Israel and the United Crusade had great influence. As the fruit of his love for Israel and unsparing support, Crystal Forum was organized and achieved noticeable growth. Now, Israeli pastors want to give strength to Dr. Lee."
* Could you talk to us about the 2012 Crystal Music Festival you directed?
"In May 2012, the '2012 Crystal Music Festival' was held with around 2,000 people in attendance at the Latrun Mini Israel. It was a historic moment for Messianic Jews (Jews who believe Jesus Christ) to praise God in the outdoor venue. People were surprised by the fact that Christians could hold such a big event in Israel. This event enhanced the position of Christians and served as a good opportunity for the Israeli pastors to become united as one."
* What do you feel about the God-given songs 'Manmin Praise'?
"Manmin members enjoy abundant God-given food. Manmin Praise is one of them. I received a lot of grace through the God-given Manmin Praise. The songs purify our hearts. As a person who majored in music I marveled at the beautiful melodies that I could not even have begun to imagine and was moved by the words that are so gracious. I would like to spread this heavenly food to people in Israel."
* What is your specific vision for Manmin Praise?
"After I return to Israel, I will translate Manmin Praise from the English into Russian and Hebrew and allow for people in Israel as well as in the world to know the songs. I want to invite Manmin's pastors to Israel and hold seminars. With various ways, I want to spread the holiness gospel and the power of God. And my vision is that I want to produce a musical that describes the history of Israel with Manmin's performers."
* Manmin Praise - Manmin's Performing Arts Committee has been dedicated to giving God-pleasing performances in this generation when praises have become so secular. Just as God gave songs to the Israelites so that they could keep God's law and preserve their history as recorded in Deuteronomy 31:19-22, God has given songs to Manmin since 2009 so that all people of all nations will be able to sing them. Now, there are 150 God-given songs, and four albums have been released in Korean.