The Most Transformational Two Weeks of My Life
I, along with 35 others, have just completed a two-week "Journey of Compassion
" in India with Steve Stewart, founder and director of Impact Nations. This life-changing experience has culminated a 39-year search in my life.
Since I became a Charismatic in 1974, I have believed we should minister as Jesus did. Jesus walked through the villages, healing the sick and proclaiming the good news, and people flocked to hear Him and receive healing.
I hungered to see this kind of evangelism take place, and now I have, and I have participated in it. Steve trained us for two days, and then we offered health clinics, and we walked the village streets, asking if we could pray for people and we saw about 1000 sick healed and about 1000 accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
I was in tears many times as I walked the streets praying and seeing the sick restored, and then having the privilege of leading them to Christ. Steve and his wife Christina made sure everyone was enabled to minister divine healing and salvation, and everyone did. I have never seen anyone as committed as Steve and Christina to enabling others to heal the sick, preach the Gospel and minister social justice. Once they trained us, they took the background and lovingly guided us into these experiences so we would be trained how to do this for the rest of our lives.
How precious is that? How often have you seen that? For me the answer was "never." Their apostolic mantle in creating these expeditions (Journeys of Compassion), and their administrative expertise to make sure they functioned like clockwork (or as close to clockwork as possible in a developing nation) was breathtaking. And they do six of these journeys a year, so each of you are offered the opportunity to have the same life-changing experience I have just had.
I've shared my two weeks of experiences
in these four blogs, so as you read them, you can walk with me through the villages of India and hear me share in detail the profound impact these days have had on my life:
Get Acquainted with the "Friends’ Meet" Ministry Leadership Team
" (an apostolic resource training center in Visakhapatnam, India) provided us with 75 support individuals who translated for us, and helped set up and tear down the clinic every day and move it to the next village for the next day. They worked tirelessly! I preached in two of their churches on Sunday.
Their main city church is a rented facility and is also where they house their offices and cook the food they distribute weekly to the beggars. The owner of this building (who kept the rent very low) has died recently and the building is being sold out from under them, so they need to locate and move to a new rented location which will cost them about $700 a month. They had a level of fear as they viewed this prospect and had no additional financial reserves to meet this need, as even their pastors work with essentially no salary.
The Spirit of God rose up within me
and I told them we had friends of CWG Ministries whom I believed would be glad to contribute monthly and together we could raise this $700 for their monthly rent. What is essentially impossible for them to do, we as a group can easily do. So I am asking you to ask the Lord what part He would have you play in helping them meet this need.
I describe the need in more detail here
, and you can contribute toward this opportunity to sow into really good soil by clicking here
(or call our offices at 716-681-4896. or in the U.S. 800-466-6961). All monies given will go fully and directly to them on a monthly basis.
If we do what we can do (provide these finances) and they do what we can't do (evangelize daily in India), this apostolic resource center
will continue on stronger than ever, and we will be seeding into the evangelism of a nation of 1.1 billion, who are 80% Hindu. Let us together extend the Kingdom of God!
I spent a lot of time being served by and getting to know the following 8 men who are the top leaders of the Friends’ Meet team.
Across the front row, from left to right are:
Uday Alanda - Worship Pastor, Director of A2J Band
Mark Virkler - President of Communion With God Ministries
Vijay Christian - President of Friends' Meet Ministries
Danny Morris - Associate Pastor of Friends’ Meet City Church and Heads Bible School & Translations
Dinesh - Heads Children’s Department
Babji - Heads House Churches and Outreach Ministry
Vinay - Youth Pastor, Heads Village Churches & Sewing School
Samson - Director of Missions, Accountant & Evangelist
Prashant - Pastor of City Church, Head of Intercessory Department
Our blogs during February
will introduce you to this gifted group of leaders, allowing you to see for yourself the quality and passion and commitment of this pastoral team in India. You won't want to miss them
Healing, Justice and the Kingdom of God
Before embarking on the Journey of Compassion, I read Steve Stewart's book When Everything Changes which describes the missions work he does. It brought me to tears several times, and inspired my faith tremendously! In it he teaches five simple steps for effective healing prayer, two of which I’d not been incorporating before. Order the book here, or a PDF of this book here, and it will be instantly downloaded to your computer. You will be powerfully moved!
Sea of Galilee
The “Sea of Galilee” devotional experience has been our biggest product release to date!
Over 5,000 people have accessed it online, 3,500 units of the Sea of Galilee
product were purchased in its first 30 days, over 10,000 "free gift" cards
have been requested and testimonies have already begun to pour in
concerning its impact in transforming lives. Praise God! Thank you for introducing your friends to hearing God's voice with this new tool, and please continue to send your testimonies to firstname.lastname@example.org
One powerful story is recorded in this blog: Lou Bardal Breaks the “Fear Wall”
Using the Sea of Galilee DVD!
I am sending you my journaling after watching your latest DVD, "A Stroll Along the Sea of Galilee." A few years ago I ordered your CDs on Hearing God's Voice. I have continued to struggle with vision due to the fear placed in my heart by a book I read that said using the eyes of your heart was New Age.
I tried the “Sea of Galilee” and the amazing journaling and vision I received is recorded here. You will notice that my fear and tears were about "seeing vision!" I used the “Sea of Galilee DVD” again this past week and received a wonderful vision from the Lord. I have finally broken through that "fear wall"!
I thank the Lord for your ministry to me. I believe your series on "The 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice" is the most comprehensive study I have found, because you teach us how to put them into practice. I just ordered the combo package of the DVDs and CDs of the "Stroll Along the Sea of Galilee" to share with my family and friends.
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Communion With God Ministries' Life-Engaging Blogs
Mark Virkler's How-To Blogs for Spirit-Anointed Living are available here
. In addition to the blogs listed above, counselors working with healing will enjoy this blog, Redeeming Energy Healing for the Kingdom of God
has posted several entries of two-way journaling over the past month. Check them out here
Dale Cresap is posting daily devotionals of journaling
which you can access from the lower left corner of the CWG website
. Enjoy and be encouraged!
is a CLU student
who is writing passionately about God and Government
. She has posted two new blogs this month and you can view them here
Tara Dulin is a seer who journals
. Trained in the prophetic, Tara’s introduction to two-way journaling catapulted her into vision, dreams and revelation
she had desired, but only occasionally experienced. Join Tara on her journey into, and out of, the supernatural. Glean from her conversations with Wisdom. Allow her visions of Life and Truth to minister to your mind, body, and spirit. You can find them here
Karen has a wonderful ministry of introducing children to encounters with the Holy Spirit
called "Fire for the Nations
." Karen is ready to share with you the methods, strategies, and stories of success she is having as she ministers with children around the world. You can even send your kids on ministry trips with Karen as she releases the power of the Holy Spirit through children worldwide. Karen's blogs are available here
As president of Impact Nations
, Steve Stewart travels the world facilitating Journeys of Compassion and mentoring leaders in developing nations under his holistic Kingdom vision
. He writes from experience about power evangelism
and the transformative impact of the gospel of the Kingdom. Come take a look!
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of several of our key teachings
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are now completely funded
: Hindi, Nepali, Spanish, Mandarin, Telugu, Japanese, Tagalog, German, French, Korean, Pashtu, Russian, Arabic and Punjabi. Praise the Lord!
We are currently
in the process of raising funds for Italian
, which is spoken as a mother tongue by 65 million people
in the EU. Let's reach them with the message and bring them to intimacy with Christ!
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