An exciting new initiative is just getting underway at Bethel. It is called the Healing Prayer Ministry. It promises to be a source of hope, encouragement, and restoration for many.
“Healing prayer” means that one, two, or several people gather to listen carefully to a person who is facing a challenge in their life. The prayer minister (or group) prays very specifically for that person based on what they have heard them say, as well as what they believe the Spirit of God is saying to them about the problem. Prayers are often accompanied with laying on of hands.
I have known of many people who have been helped by this kind of ministry. Issues of fear or hurt or unforgiveness that have lodged in their hearts, making life difficult for them and inhibiting their growth in the faith, have been removed. Like a log jam coming unstuck, these people experience God setting them free, allowing His rejuvenating power to flow through them.
Joanne Rozendaal is heading up the ministry. Shelly Billiald, Kevin Magnes, Curt Rozendaal, Elaine Vandermuelen, and Jeannie Visser, are joining her once a month to pray for the ministry. Plans are being made to train these and other prospective prayer-ministers. Their goal is to have a night in the week where people can come for prayer and to set up other sessions of healing prayer by appointment. Sessions will take place in the prayer room—the windowed room just off the church foyer.
Stay tuned for further details as this exciting ministry continues to unfold!
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