What an Amazing Year!
December 1, 2017
When I ended the 2016 Newsletter with, “WHAT AN AWESOME GOD WE SERVE!” I did not know what 2017 would bring to Wholeness Ministries. As I look back over the last year I could easily repeat this same headline for 2017. Below is some of what we experienced as God powerfully moved in our midst.
Over the last couple of years I have developed a mentoring relationship with Rabbi Nathan Joiner of Ruach Israel, a Messianic Jewish Community in Needham, MA. One of the areas he was most interested in was healing prayer and how I could help him in leading and training their existing prayer teams. In the 23 years I have been doing this, this is my first invitation to a Messianic Jewish Community.
Ruach Israel Rocks!! March of 2017 I did the first healing conference at this Messianic Jewish Community in Needham, MA. Here are some testimonies: We heard many testimonies that people received healing for assorted pains in their backs, necks and hips. One young girl shared with me that she prayed for a lady and actually saw her leg grow! They were both excited. I also heard of a gentleman who asked for prayer for one of his eyes, as it was cloudy due to cataracts. He told us it cleared up! One lady had chronic ringing in the ear that went away!
BETH YESHUA-Sacramento, CA – December 7-9, 2017 One result of this relationship with Nathan in Massachusetts is an invitation to conduct a healing conference at a Messianic Community led by Rabbi Joshua Rubenstein in Sacramento, CA. This is the second door God has opened thus far into this stream of ministry.
Josiah Worship Center Hit It Out Of The Park! In April I had the privilege of Ministering at Josiah Center in Maplewood. MN. Pastors Dave & Julie Carlson are growing a congregation that is bringing significant changes in the lives of people. They are guided by this statement on their website: “We are committed to creating an atmosphere of God’s presence where the Holy Spirit is alive and powerful. A place where people are healed and empowered!” I can say from my experience with them they are doing what they have committed to do.
During the conference I began to hear testimonies of backs healed, legs growing, eyes and ears healed. As the ministry continued we began to hear testimonies of Inner Healing and in some cases Deliverance from the influence of demonic spirits.
St. Luke’s Retreat Rocked! In August of 2016 I had the distinct privilege of spending three wonderful days in N. Carolina at Lake Junaluska, a Methodist Retreat Center. I was there to speak at the regional retreat for St. Luke’s Fellowship. I wanted to challenge them but also encourage them by reminding them that we have within us all the same power and authority that Jesus had. That’s stunning to think about. The entire weekend was filled with people who were freed up from internal stuff they had been carrying around for years as well as a number of physical healings.
Fairfax Assembly November 2016 – Pastor Marcello Rodriquez invited me to speak two Friday evenings at the Spanish speaking congregation on the subject of Inner Healing. Working through a translator we experienced a powerful time of equipping and ministry to those dealing with Inner Healing issues. I praise God for these opportunities.
The Bakersfield Mission I’ve had the opportunity to teach and minister weekly to a group of men in the year-long discipleship program at The Mission. This has been exciting and encouraging to watch them grow in their walk with God and also receive both physical and emotional healing.
I also had the opportunity to teach at Summit Bible College from my book, Why Not Waste Time With God, and two sessions on Inner Healing at Bakersfield Bible Institute at New Life Center. The New Year is going to be an exciting one for us. I am looking forward to the doors God has opened around the country to do ministry.
As we go into the Christmas season remember why we celebrate. Yes, the presents and getting together with the family is fun, along with the music, games and laughter. But of most importance is to remember it is a season to reach out in love and offer ourselves to those in unfortunate circumstances. Also, take time to think about why Jesus came and its significance in our lives today.
Thank you for your faithful and continued support of our work. It has been an amazing journey. Have a blessed Christmas!