21st Year Anniversary!
July 31, 2015
July 1994 was the inception of Wholeness Ministries as an official independent Non-profit organization. We are excited to celebrate this month our 21st Year Anniversary. It hardly seems real to me that we have been at this for 21 Years. I went back to look at that first newsletter that I mailed out and decided to quote some of it for you so you can see what I was thinking and expecting God to do with Wholeness Ministries 21 years ago.
“Let me share with you some of what we envision in the years ahead. It is our intention at this time to remain here in Bakersfield. We want to provide a safe place, a Wholeness Healing Center, where people can receive prayer ministry and a place where those who are called to prayer ministry can be trained and equipped to pray for others. This is to be a place for short and long-term prayer ministry. Ministry will include prayer for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Also we want to be available as God opens up opportunities for training conferences both here in the U.S. and internationally.”
“God made very clear to me what I see as the Mandate for Wholeness Ministries. That mandate being Luke 4:18-19..”The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
“We are asking each of you who are friends of this ministry to seek God in prayer, asking Him to direct how you might support the continuing growth and development of Wholeness Ministries. As of now we have about half of our monthly salary provided by monthly commitments. We praise God for those who have lovingly and prayerfully committed to stand with us for the financial needs and we continue to praise Him knowing He will provide for all of our needs “according to His riches in Christ Jesus.”
As you can tell from this quote we have tried to stay true to what I saw God doing 21 years ago. We continue training people, we provide a place for people to receive deep-level and long-term prayer ministry. We have traveled extensively nationally and internationally to equip people for ministry through conducting healing conferences.
Interestingly enough about half of my monthly salary is still provided by monthly commitments. Not much has changed. The summer months are always a tough time for us financially so if you are able to send a little extra it would be much appreciated. If you would consider coming alongside us as a monthly donor that can be easily done by direct deposit through our Website. Simply click on Donate or send a check to Wholeness Ministries, P.O. Box 80503, Bakersfield, CA 93380.
FAITH & TRUST – IGNITE 2015
In July I was part of a speaking team at the IGNITE Conference held in Cromwell, Ct. This is a yearly event put on by Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Fl. by my friends Francis & Judith MacNutt. This event is designed to equip and empower the body of Christ through powerful teachings, spirit-led worship, healing prayer, and group fellowship.
Two of the speakers were Judith MacNutt and R.T. Kendall who is the author of over 80 books and an international speaker. It was an exciting time as we watched God move powerfully healing people physically, emotionally and radically changing lives in the process. I’ve stayed in touch with some of the young men that were attending the conference who worship at a Messianic Jewish Synagogue. They are still talking about how much they learned about healing and the changes that are taking place in their lives because of what God started at this conference.
Renaissance Church pastored by Tony Kim and located here in Bakersfield, CA. has a school that I teach at which is the: RENAISSANCE SCHOOL OF REFORMATION. It is an equipping center bringing reformation and transformation to the world around us. Through activation, impartation and practical training you will receive powerful tools to bring change to families, communities and nations. For additional questions contact: SchoolofReformation@irenaissance.org. Or call 661-241-4174
Thank you for your prayers and support.