How it started
On January 5, 2014, Apostle Ruth asked God to supernaturally text Evangelist Bill Henderson to come to their church service that day, and he showed up! He had just come back from the Philippines, and as he was sharing about about the trip with Apostles Puredi & Ruth, she told him, “I’m going with you next time you go back.” He honestly didn’t pay much attention to what she said because in the past, he had bad experiences with bringing women on disaster relief trips. God told him to go back in February 2014, but he couldn’t find enough men to go with him. So he called Apostles Puredi & Ruth and she told him she was going, and it didn’t matter if she could shower or not. She explained that God had taught them to abase and abound, and how they had gone on a mission trip to New Mexico with Native American Indians on top of a mountain where there was no shower, where they slept in a tent and where there was no electricity or running water. He was surprised that there was a woman like that, and he agreed to bring her. When she then asked if Apostle Puredi and Pastor Timothy could go to the Philippines as well, he said TBN was only sponsoring a certain amount of people and that there weren't enough slots for them. But Apostle Ruth insisted and told Evangelist Bill to go ahead and ask TBN again. She told him God would touch their hearts and that they would show them favor. So on February 4th 2014, TBN supernaturally confirmed that Apostles Puredi and Ruth, and Pastor Timothy would indeed be going to the Philippines as a part of the relief team!!! There were 7 total that went as a “Dream Team” relief team 7 years after Apostle Ruth’s dream of her rescuing people underwater & bringing them to the big house.
Many pastors, leaders and Filipinos had asked Apostle Ruth to return to the Philippines to go and preach throughout the past 21 years, but God had told her 21 years ago that she would return to the Philippines, not as a Filipino, but as an Ambassador of Christ. When she heard the news of Super Typhoon Yolanda, she did not sympathize with those in need, as she had done in her earlier years of life, but she felt the real love of God for the country of the Philippines and for His people.
God showed Apostle Ruth that He wants to bring a spiritual awakening and revival to the Philippines and bring the nation back to His original perfect plan for it to be abundantly prosperous. So from Feb 24 - March 4th 2014, Apostles Puredi and Ruth and Pastor Timothy had the privilege of being in the Philippines, and God’s hand was with them 100%. During that time, they were taken to the Astrodome, which is right next to the ocean, where the full blunt of Super Typhoon Yolanda had hit a few months prior with a 20-25 foot tall wall of water. That morning, God reminded her of her dream 7 years prior. Later that day as they were at the Astrodome on the second story, just a few feet above where the surge of water that crushed the city had reached, she was again reminded of her dream. As the water and 235 mph gusts of wind hit the Astrodome, miraculously, the two big panes of the windows of a church at the Astrodome that took the full blunt of the force did not break or even crack. The windows of everything next to the little church were completely demolished by the wind and water, and even all the windows farther inland were broken by the wind, but those two windows didn’t budge. It was a sign to Apostle Ruth of her dream. Shortly thereafter as they were praying inside the Astrodome, the Lord told her that the Astrodome would be used to bring God’s glory, salvation and deliverance to Tacloban and the Philippines. He also showed her that they would meet the Mayor of Tacloban City & his wife, even though the person who knew the Mayor and his wife Cristina said it was impossible to meet them on such a short notice because their schedule was so full with people around the world coming in to meet with him with the desire of helping out after such a devastation.
Later that same week, Apostles Puredi & Ruth were able to meet and pray with Mayor Alfred Romualdez and his wife Councilwoman Cristina Romualdez, which was a fulfillment of one of the promises God had given to Apostle Ruth.
While they were there in the Philippines, they told everyone that they would be back again later this year, even before meeting Mayor Romualdez and his wife Cristina. Then as they came back home to the U.S., it became more apparent to them the urgency to go back to do God’s Glory Event at the Astrodome in Tacloban City and also in Manila.
There was such a supernatural connection right away between Apostle Ruth and Councilwoman Cristina from the moment they met, and Apostles Puredi and Ruth have stayed in touch with her, Skyping & Vibering almost everyday, as she asked Apostle Ruth to disciple her. After their return to the U.S., Councilwoman Cristina shared with Apostle Ruth how God spoke to her about doing an event at the Astrodome, and she asked them to come back to the Philippines to do an event there. Apostles Puredi and Ruth had never shared with Councilwoman Cristina before that what the Lord showed them when they visited the Astrodome. God had confirmed His will to everyone!
A prophetic painter, Brother Ray Smith, came to Shiloh Tabernacle Church in Rancho Cucamonga on August 25, 2013, and painted this prophetic painting during praise and worship, as God was moving powerfully. When he had finished, he shared with the whole church that he had never been so moved and touched before while painting any of his other paintings over the past 40 years. As he began to explain the painting, he shared that back in the time of Jesus, to make a vessel stronger, they would break it into many little pieces and then piece it back together, and then break it again, and piece it back together again. This happened over and over again until finally the vessel pieced back together in is unbreakable. Shiloh Tabernacle Church is that broken vessel God has put together for His glory, and out of that broken, humble and contrite spirit, true and pure worship comes forth which creates an open heaven wherever we go. Out of our godly brokenness, God’s glory is being poured into us and we become glory carriers that can pour out His glory that will impact the 7 Mountains of Society in every nation around the world. Brother Ray went on to say that the painting confirms our heart for Israel, and how God is going to use Shiloh Tabernacle Church to bring together Jew and Gentiles creating the One New man, bringing in the greatest harvest of all.
During the first week of May, 2014, Councilwoman Cristina mentioned that Mayor Romualdez is a Spanish Jew and that the Ambassador of Israel in Manilla, Philippines invited him and his wife to go to Israel to meet with the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in June to make a disaster treaty pact with him. Now we know why the Lord told us to use this prophetic painting as a part of the flyer for these God events in the Philippines.
Since Apostle Ruth got saved the day she met Apostle Puredi and he, along with another sister, led her to the Lord, the Lord told her that she would speak and prophesy to multitudes, and even to the nations. She responded, “Lord, I can’t. I don’t know anything. I’m too young. I just got saved and I don’t know the Bible.” God told her to open the Bible to Jeremiah 1:4-10 and gave her a RHEMA word (practical revelation of the Word of God). “4 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." 6 Then said I: "Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth." 7 But the Lord said to me: "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. 8 Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you," says the Lord. 9 Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. 10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant."
When Apostle Ruth was young in the Lord, she asked God for Psalm 2:8, that she would have the nations as an inheritance. The Lord would later confirm this over and over that he was giving her the nations.
From the beginning, Apostles Puredi and Ruth have always had a heart for the nations, and prophetic words have been spoken many times directly by God, and have been confirmed many times as well through many apostles, prophets and pastors throughout the past 12 years. Over and over again, people have called Apostle Ruth out and say that she will be a mother to all nations, like Sarah (Gen. 17:16).
On January 14, 2011, a pastor/prophet/movie director ministered at Shiloh Tabernacle Church and said that Shiloh is like a quiver that has 21 sharpened arrows that are ready to be shot out to the nations by God. At the beginning of 2013 Apostles Puredi and Ruth really began praying over a globe and really interceding for the nations more than ever before. Later that year, the Lord instructed Apostles Puredi and Ruth to have a day of intercession for the nations. On October 27, 2013, 8 hours were set apart for prayer and intercession at Shiloh Tabernacle Church. During that time, they Skyped with different pastors and families around the world, praying and standing in agreement for God to touch the nations. Several apostles, pastors and evangelists came and shared and prophesied that both Apostles Puredi and Ruth have an apostolic and prophetic mantle on both of them. On January 12, 2014, this was publicly officially affirmed and recognized by apostles, prophets and pastors. On the early morning of Sunday March 16, 2014 as Apostle Ruth was listening to the Bible, God woke her up to Psalm 2:8 that says, “Ask of Me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession.” Later that day at church, Prophet Joe Rivera from Puerto Rico confirmed the Word of the Lord that God has given Apostles Puredi & Ruth the nations as an inheritance.
At the age of 12, Apostle Ruth looked up in the sky and said, "God, I know your real. I pray that I will have a big family that loves you and loves each other." 40 years later, through prayer, she asked God specifically one by one for the characteristics of each of the children, and God answered her prayers, adding them one by one.
The family is comprised of many nations: Japanese, English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Filipinos, Hispanics, Guatemalan, Czechoslovakian, American, Australian, Indian, Jamaican, Vietnamese, German and Native American. Each has a different personality and different giftings but God has brought them all together to form His Family.