SID: Hello, Sid Roth investigative reporter here with Rafaela Silveira. What could possibly cause a woman that graduates top woman in her college, has a successful business, to give it all up for miracles? This is an unusual show. You see, most shows you just sit back and kick off your shoes and you want to be, you say, so entertain me and if I don’t like you, “click”. I know what you’re thinking but that is not like that. You see, this is an interactive show where what we talk about right here will occur in your home. Literally, it will go from us into your house. Watch, you will see. Rafaela, you are from Brazil and you were an exchange student at what, how old, 15?
RAFAELA: When I was 15 years old, yes.
SID: And you went to of all places, Las Vegas! And you were Catholic, I guess, or Christian at that time?
RAFAELA: Yeah, Catholic background.
SID: And you went into a Protestant home and you saw something you had never seen before. Tell me about it.
RAFAELA: Well, it was the great experience because I went to a church that was very Spirit-filled, and when I got there somebody asked me, “Well have you ever prayed and received Jesus as your Savior?” And I go, like, “Well, I’m already a Christian.” You know, I didn’t know you had to pray to receive Jesus in your heart. But I was like “Yes, if I have to do that prayer, of course I will do it. I would love to do it.” So I did and right after I saw some people like pray in tongues, you know like tongues like I never heard before. And I go, “What is this other language?”
SID: Yeah I know, coming from a Jewish background, we Jews and Catholics have a lot in common and when I heard people speaking in a language they had never been taught I though that was the neatest thing I had ever heard. Were you freaked out, or did you think it was neat?
RAFAELA: Ah, I don’t know, I think I thought it was neat, but I thought what is this thing? I had never seen it before. But I was curious about it and I thought if this is God, then I want it. And I remember that I asked somebody there to pray for me because I said,
“Are you sure this is God? And they said, “Yes, it is in the Bible.” And I said, “Okay, so I want it. And they prayed for me and I was baptized with the Holy Spirit, you know, and I started speaking with other tongues too. And a couple of days later, actually I think it was more that days, a couple of weeks later they were going to have a mission trip to Mexico, and I was like, I want to go on this mission trip. And on that mission trip I had my first encounter with God and seeing His power to heal.
SID: Tell me about that.
RAFAELA: It was great. There was a lady there that had a very severe, you know, injury in her back. She could not bend over she was in so much pain. I was translating for them, you know Spanish and English, and I got to see, you know, the people that were sick, and what they wanted and what they needed healing for. And I thought you know, instead of translating for this one, I want to pray for her. I wanted God to use me, so I touched her back, and
SID: Now wait a second, when you touched her back, did you really think she was going to be healed?
SID: I didn’t think so.
RAFAELA: But I wanted to, I wanted to experience it.
RAFAELA: I was just curious.
RAFAELA: I was hungry for God and I wanted to experience it. I was like, I’m going to touch her back and let’s see what happens. I did not even know how to pray for this thing. But some people who were close to me were saying, “Come Holy Spirit.” You know, “Come with your healing power.” And I’m like just repeating, you know, hearing them and repeating what they are saying.
RAFAELA: And the lady got healed! And she started crying. I mean, first I didn’t know she was getting healed, she was just crying, weeping, sobbing. And her son started to cry too. And then she started to jump up and down, bend over, and I’m like, “What’s happening?” And she goes, fire, fire, fire, she was talking about this fire going through her body, and she was healed. I thought that was the neatest thing, and
SID: You are still a kid, but you were really a kid that day
RAFAELA: I know, 15 and then I had to go, I spent about a year in Las Vegas, ten months approximately, and then I had to go back to Brazil. So when I went back to Brazil I decided to go to another church, a Protestant church, one that was more Spirit filled, more than the place I was going to before. But then I wasn’t seeing any miracles, I wasn’t seeing what I saw in Mexico and I was really hungry for God, and I was hungry to see more healings happening. But I didn’t see healings for years, for almost, I don’t know, about seven years, I didn’t see any healings. Well, I saw like maybe colds, or of somebody that had like a fever, or a cold getting healed
RAFAELA: But I wanted to see the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see
SID: Sure. Well, that’s what we read about. You know, I believe that is normal and I believe what most people settle for is pathetic.
RAFAELA: Yeah I know, if you read this in the Bible, or like if you did this before, then you’ve got to do this now too. I believe it, you know. So I was like, “Lord, just use me, you know, to take healing to people, and Lord, if you cannot use me, if for some reason, like at that time I felt like I was really going through some issues, like can God use me, you know, like or is he looking for like prophets, or pastors. But I was like just let me be able to see you, Lord. Later on, I saw the Lord wants to use every single one of us. You know, independent of what we do.
SID: Did you catch that? Rafaela just said the Lord wants to use you. Wait until you find out the miracles happening from Rafaela. They are libel to happen right now to you. Don’t go away, we will be right back after this word.