Diagnosed With Candida!

Mike-P1020072-200Dear Friends,

What amazing ways God works! In last month’s newsletter, I spoke about a medical condition I was dealing with that zapped my energy and endurance. What I didn’t tell you is what that condition was, how it was diagnosed, and what I’ve been doing to help my body recover.

Some years back I received a call from Marilyn Bodine, one of the founders of the Institute for Human Development, an organization in Phoenix, AZ. that integrates the medical profession with Supernatural healing. Over the years I’ve made a number of ministry trips to Phoenix, AZ to train and equip people there that are in the medical profession. In the process, I’ve made many friends in Phoenix.

About two months ago I was sitting home when I received a call from Marilyn. She said, “Michael, the Lord put you on my heart, what’s going on with you?” I told her what I had been dealing with, she prayed for me and we soon ended the call. About 20 minutes later I received a call from Dr. Dino Prato, a dear friend, and the CEO/Founder of Envita Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. Envita is a Unipathic Medical Center focused on specialized medicine offered in the integrative medical model. Marilyn called him right after she hung up the phone. When I described my symptoms to him he knew immediately what I was dealing with. He said, “Michael you have a viral infection. Come over here, let us do some tests and let’s get you back on the road to healing so you can continue to do what God has called you to do.”

I flew over to Phoenix, they did a number of tests to diagnose exactly what was going on. I returned home and after test results came they put me on an anti-candida diet for eight weeks. After four weeks trying this diet plus the supplements they provided it was determined that it was not giving them the results, they wanted so Dr. Prato asked me to come over to the Center so they could treat me on site. At that time they said that I would need to be there three to four weeks.

The good news is that after two weeks of treatment I could tell I was feeling better. The doctor called me in for a consultation and said, “Your tests are showing some significant improvement and that we have beaten this Candida. How do you feel?” When I told him how much better I felt he then told me that they would free me to return home, with the proviso that I continue with the supplements. I was excited.

So I am now back in Bakersfield, and feeling much better than I was when I left here. I look back at how God arranged all of this and am just amazed once again at His love and how He used both prayer and medical treatment to get me back on the road to health.

Thank you for your prayers and continued support of Wholeness Ministries. You are much appreciated.

God bless,

Mike

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Generational Healing

Learning to Do What Jesus Did
Part Nine: Generational Healing
This video series is designed to equip you to know how to pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The tools you will learn to use are based upon our understanding of how Jesus healed the sick throughout the Gospels.

Learning To do What Jesus Did is a step-by-step plan for experiencing the healing power of Jesus in your ministry. This is Part Nine of the DVD Series on the “The Role of Faith in Healing” available exclusively at the Wholeness Ministries Shop Online. The book Learning To do What Jesus Did is available in English, Spanish, and Korean as well as on audio CD. Check out the entire catalog at the Wholeness Ministries Shop Online.

Spiritual Warfare and Healing

Learning to Do What Jesus Did
Part Eight: Spiritual Warfare and Healing
This video series is designed to equip you to know how to pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The tools you will learn to use are based upon our understanding of how Jesus healed the sick throughout the Gospels.

Learning To do What Jesus Did is a step-by-step plan for experiencing the healing power of Jesus in your ministry. This is Part Eight of the DVD Series on the “The Role of Faith in Healing” available exclusively at the Wholeness Ministries Shop Online. The book Learning To do What Jesus Did is available in English, Spanish, and Korean as well as on audio CD. Check out the entire catalog at the Wholeness Ministries Shop Online.

Confined At Home!

Mike-P1020072-200Dear Friends,

How do you do that and survive? I am not normally one that would do well being confined to my home. So when our Governor mandated that we not only practice social distancing when out and about and that most of the business establishments and restaurants be closed I was not sure how I would be able to handle that mandate. I am by nature a social animal. I love to be out with people. It is quite normal for me to meet up with friends for a meal or just get together over a cup of coffee.

At the same time, I found out that there is a medical condition going on within my body that for at least eight weeks, perhaps longer, requires a radical change in my diet and the elimination of an item that I consider essential to survival. Coffee! I love a good cup of strong, dark roast coffee. Many of you know that I start my morning having “Coffee with God,” and then throughout the day, meet with friends for coffee to just hanging out and be together. Because of my new diet coffee had to be eliminated and I needed to switch to herbal tea. Somehow, “Tea With God,” doesn’t have the same ring to it and sounds kind of wimpy to me.

So here I was, confined to home, minimal contact with friends, without one of my favorite food groups, coffee, and not able to eat all the foods I love but eating lots of green stuff that was supposed to be good for me but didn’t taste especially good to me. As you might well imagine this was going to be tough. I knew that in reality I didn’t have much of a choice so I needed to determine how I was going to do this and survive.

First, it was difficult for me to imagine what good could come out of being confined to my home. After quite a bit of prayer, asking God how this was going to be turned out for good and to help me do it, I began. What I’ve discovered will affect my life from this point forward. First, the time I’ve spent with my children and grandchildren increased and I’ve found that I want more time with them and because of this we have grown closer. I’ve been able to love and appreciate them more as we walk through a new level of relationship as a result of our time together.

I’ve been able to read more and appreciate the quiet time more. God has graciously shown me what a blessing it is to have this quiet time to read and spend more time with Him in deepening our relationship. I’ve been able to work on many of those “honey–do projects,” and found that doing these projects without the pressure of time has allowed me to enjoy them.

I been writing another book and this time has allowed me to write at a more leisurely pace and I think has increased the creativity in how I write and what I write. I don’t think about having to hurry and get this done so I can move on to other things.

And I think more important is the leisurely time I’ve been able to spend with friends on line. A bit more preparation and planning has had to go into being creative in how, and when we can get together. This makes the time we are together even more special and increases the appreciation we have for each other.

Overall when I look back at these last two months of home confinement I’ve begun to appreciate the value of this forced time. I hope that you have likewise been able to find some good in it for each of you that have also been “confined to home.”

Your giving to this work is a blessing. What is important to me is your heart of giving believing that what you are doing will make a difference in the Kingdom of God! Continue to lift us up in prayer. Thank you for your faithfulness.

God bless,

Mike

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My newest book BEFORE YOU GET HERE: Baggage To Drop On Your Way To Heaven, is a guide to assist you in discovering freedom from the invisible burdens that oppress and defeat many Christians today. Chapters include: The Importance of Forgiveness, The Traps of Unforgiveness, A Look in the Mirror, Harmful Words and Harmful Connections, Let Yourself Be Loved By God, The Recovery of Intimacy, and more. Copies are available at Wholeness.org and at Amazon.com. Check out the entire Wholeness Ministries Catalog right HERE.

BOOK AN IN-PERSON MINISTRY SESSION
We have found these ministry sessions with people to be invaluable in healing them from wounds from their past. In some cases after two or three sessions, they experience freedom! If you need deep-level healing prayer or know someone who could benefit from this, here is how to start the process. Send an email to mevans@wholeness.org or call 661-833-2920 to schedule an appointment. On our website, simply follow the instructions under Personal Ministry.

A Balanced Approach to Deliverance

Learning to Do What Jesus Did
Part Seven: A Balanced Approach to Deliverance
This video series is designed to equip you to know how to pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The tools you will learn to use are based upon our understanding of how Jesus healed the sick throughout the Gospels.

Learning To do What Jesus Did is a step-by-step plan for experiencing the healing power of Jesus in your ministry. This is Part Seven of the DVD Series on the “The Role of Faith in Healing” available exclusively at the Wholeness Ministries Shop Online. The book Learning To do What Jesus Did is available in English, Spanish, and Korean as well as on audio CD. Check out the entire catalog at the Wholeness Ministries Shop Online.