Healing Wings Church Established in Uganda

TOUCHING ONE LIFE CAN TOUCH A WHOLE COMMUNITY

Many years ago I became part of a missionary couple’s support team through prayer and a monthly financial commitment. Little did I realize that through that commitment a fire would ignite in my heart for the mission field. I took my role as “partner” seriously. If I couldn’t go myself, then I figured I could “go” through others, and share in the fruit of the harvest! 

We recently did an interview with one of the children we sponsored while in Uganda through Christ Aid International in 2001. One can’t possibly imagine the impact that’s made by sowing into a life. Neither can you know how far that impact will ripple across a village, a community or even a whole country. Abel has grown up from a little boy to become a Pastor in his village. It’s worth sharing with you, if only for the one life it touches. 

HEALING WINGS INTERVIEWS PASTOR ABEL KAMIHANDA

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HW: When did you commit your heart to Jesus Christ?

Abel: I came to know Jesus Christ after the tragedies that befell my family which included the death of four of my brothers. My parents and I survived the attacks, and I thank God for protecting us. My parents committed their lives to God and taught me how to pray and love God. It was in 1999 in a church service I was reflecting upon my life and realized I needed to personally commit my life to Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Savior. Since then I have never regretted my decision.

HW: How has Christ worked in your life?

Abel: I have seen God moving, working, and living in my life by the way He has changed the impossibilities into His possibilities. For example: God has given me a new family that consists of my mom and dad and 2 brothers and a sister. Praise be to God! God has made it possible for me to go to school since nursery and now University level thru provision provided by Healing Wings Ministries in Colorado. He speaks to me in dreams, revelations, and visions. God has given me the power to pray for people for healing and deliverance, and from this, testimonies have come forth and God has been glorified!

HW: How did God call you to be a Pastor?

Abel: The Holy Spirit spoke to me to go into the wilderness or prayer mountain to pray and fast for 7 days. While I did this I heard a voice from heaven and an Angel appeared to me with a branch of a plant and said, “If a branch fails to produce fruits it will be cut off, go and start producing fruits of good news!” At that time I was 20 years old…

HW: What is the vision God has given you for your community Fort Portal and country, Uganda?

Abel: God has shown me that what He promises He always fulfills, and that in Him everything is possible. I have witnessed this through those that had persecuted me at one time are now coming for deliverance. My ministry started under a tree with just a few people, but now many are coming and we have a temporary roofed church we meet in. I see God’s power working as He has given me favor with the government that has allowed me to minister and grow the church. This has been very encouraging for me and I look to buy land for the church in Fort Portal Municipality, build a church that seats 10,000 people and more, increase our help with orphans, the needy, and the disabled spiritually and physically. I want to develop programs with an emphasis toward our youth, and also to develop leaders to continue to expand God’s Kingdom in Uganda and Africa at large.

HW: Do you remember when Healing Wings came and met you for the first time?  What impact has this had in your life?

Abel: I will always remember that day because it was my first time to meet and speak to a white person. God has used you to inspire me as a spiritual leader, and to increase a desire to know Him more, when you gave me a Bible and verses to read. Also the tapes and CD’s have helped me to learn to sing and worship the Lord in English. The academic achievements I have attained have been helped by your support. The goat, cow, and physical cash you sent helped me and my family so much. And how can I forget the person who gave me my first pair of shoes. Indeed you have impacted my life!                 

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 Hope Fest 2001- Uganda

There is so much I could say, so I will tell you all just how deeply and sincerely I appreciate you, my family in Christ, Debbie, Randy, and Robin. I would like to encourage you with a word, “always keep focused on the LORD JESUS CHRIST the son of GOD, for He is our only Lord and Savior!” Also I wanted to let you know that I named the church here in Fort Portal, “Healing Wings” as a token of thanks to what my Healing Wings Family in USA has done for me and continue to do. It’s my prayer that you come and visit Healing Wings Fort Portal Church and you fellowship with us.

HW: How can we pray for you and your church?

Abel: Since the mission has started it has provided many challenges, so pray for our protection and God’s direction in every aspect of my life and church. Pray for encouragement and His provision for all that He is laying before us.

We hope to return to Uganda in the future and participate in the work of Healing Wings Church. We want to minister along side Pastor Abel in doing our part to reach the hungry, lost and broken in Africa. But for now, we have many scheduled outreach events here in the U.S. for 2014.

 We need your help to make the biggest impact!

Will you go with us into the prisons and on the streets of motorcycle rallys through your prayers and financial support? Will you become part of our support team as we continue to minister to those on the fringe of society?

THE FIELDS ARE WHITE FOR THE HARVEST!

DONATE TODAY TO OUR 2014 OUTREACH EVENTS and HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

1. Arkansas Women’s Prison —  Needed: $923.00

  • Evangelistic Concerts –Teaching & equipping — One on one ministry times

2. Sterling Men’s Prison  Needed: $268.00

  • Motorcycle Yard Event — Evangelistic Concert

3. Dodge City Bike Rally — Needed: $730.00

  • Concerts — Street  Ministry

4. Montana Women’s Prison —  Needed: $756.00

  • Concerts — Teaching — One on one ministry

5. Sturgis Bike Rally — Needed: $2,096.00

  • Street Concerts — Ministry

6. Florida Prisons Mission —  Needed: $3,750.00

  • Evangelistic Concerts — Teaching and equipping — One on one ministry times

Now 4 ways you can give:

1. Secure Online Giving through PayPal: You can give a gift today, either a one-time or a recurring gift through PayPal using your credit or debit card.                                                    PayPal

2. Direct Mail: Give by check or money order and mail to: Healing Wings Ministries ● PO Box 11182 ● Englewood, CO ● 80151-1182

3. Scan with your smartphone. By scanning the QR code, you can donate right from your phone.

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4. Credit card donations by calling our office: 303-789-0950

 

Would you consider this opportunity to join our missions outreach team through your financial partnership or through your commitment to pray? Healing Wings Ministries has been recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 organization for 20 years. Your donation of any size is needed, greatly appreciated and tax deductible.

Thank you in advance for your partnership in spreading the Gospel. We could not gather this tremendous harvest without your help!

Together We WILL Make a Difference!

Debbie, Randy, Robin and missions team

 

 

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Don’t Lose the Thrill of the Adventure!

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Last month, as I was coming back from Manitou Springs, I decided to “hike” around at Garden of the Gods. I’d driven through these magnificent red rock formations in the past, but this time, I wanted to actually get out of the car and explore. I’ve been developing the habit of asking the Lord to join me in everything I do, and I could sense His excitement over the new things I was about to discover.  Jesus already knew what was ahead on the trail, but He wanted to be with me when I encountered it.

So, as I’m climbing over rocks like a kid, He says, See Debbie? This is how your life should be. Your journey can be just like this! Every circumstance you’re faced with; every situation you go through, look for what you’ll discover! Don’t lose your sense of adventure. Don’t lose that excited expectation of the good things that mark the trail. This is life in the Spirit! If you focus on the climb and set your eyes on the trudging, you’ll miss the thrill of adventure along the way.”

What an incredible life lesson! Jesus was upgrading my perspective by handing me a new lens through which I could view each circumstance that came my way. So no matter how difficult it becomes; no matter how clever the enemy’s schemes or strategies are;  no matter if tragedy knocks on my door, I can view it through the lens of our “togetherness.” I can be excited over what I get to discover because of the situation. What if this is the secret to retaining a sense of “wide-eyed wonder” no matter what I am faced with? If Jesus were physically by my side in everything I experience, every step of the way, is there anything that can steal my joy, peace and rest? Of course not! I am thrilled just to be with Him.

Next month I’ll share more experiential nuggets that God has been teaching me! Be sure to sign up in the side bar to stay connected.

NEW…BE THE GIFT “CHALLENGE”

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Since writing the last article on being the gift of God’s love at Christmas, I’ve been testing this concept in stores and restaurants everywhere I go. I’ve been taking  this idea out for a little spin. What I have discovered is without exception, love, joy and kindness are contagious! They are some of the best gifts with immediate results. I’ve witnessed the recipients of these treasures light up just by being kind or being joyful.

So, I started thinking– what would happen if this concept caught on like a wildfire? Maybe there wouldn’t be so many broken hearts. Maybe the landscape of our world would take on a different look.

I extend this challenge to you to see for yourself. I want to warn you though. You will have to be intentional about this or without even realizing it, you’ll get swept up in all the things still yet to be done; the people to see and places to go. For me, I’ll have to be intentional when I’m standing in line at the checkout counter. That’s where I find myself already planning my next stop or crossing off something from my task list. So maybe responding to this challenge for you will simply be choosing to use your “waiting” moments to engage with those around you. Maybe the space designated to standing in line can become sacred opportunities to touch someone’s heart.

We want to hear about your experiences and ideas.as you become a carrier of God’s love.

Let’s spur one another onward in becoming a carrier of God’s love this Christmas season.

  • What are some of your favorite conversation openers?
  • What are your ideas of ways we can bless those we come in contact with everyday?
  • How has your kindness touched a stranger?

Leave your comments below:

Be the Gift of His Love this Christmas

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Seven Streams of Ministry For Greater Impact

Mission Statement: Healing Wings Ministries reaches out worldwide to the broken, bound and spiritually lost by offering hope through Jesus Christ.  Our mission is not only for wounded hearts to be healed, but for people to be transformed and connected with their true identity, so they can be fully equipped as God’s Ambassadors.

Vision Statement: The vision of Healing Wings Ministries is to see people restored back to God’s original design: healed, set free and made whole. We envision them transformed, operating in community, and rising up in their Kingdom identity to accomplish their purpose and dance in their destiny.  

Isaiah 11:15~He will break it up into seven streams, so that men can cross over in sandals.

Our vision is designed to channel through seven streams of ministry to set the captives!  Up until now, we have been very active in missions work both internationally and nationally. We have been involved in countless prison events, community outreaches and motorcycle rallys. We are now expanding into greater territory of operation by activating “Wings on the Ground”, our Rapid Response Stream, as well as expanding our missions department and establishing our Sozo Center.

    1. MUSIC AND WORSHIP

  • Sozo Gatherings: House Concerts as a tool for outreach in an intimate setting and Worship Gatherings used as a vehicle to create greater unity within communities.
  • Community Outreaches
  • Biker Events
  • Recovery Groups
  • Covert Worship and Intercessory Operations in partnership with missionaries and other organizations in order to plow the spiritual ground they are called to.
  • Internship to mentor and activate musicians through a tangible experience of ministry.

2. PRISON

  • Prison Concert Events
  • Prison Aftercare Program

3. SOZO [Wholeness] CENTER  To help individuals and families move towards freedom and transformation through the following:

  • Counseling
  • Healing and deliverance
  • Training and equipping

4. MISSIONS DEPARTMENT To provide short term resources for missions organizations and churches

  • Develop musicians and worship teams to be used for short term missions opportunities
  • Utilize each opportunity as a tool to mentor and connect musicians experience of doing ministry

5. RAPID RESPONSE TEAM

  • Transport supplies and emergency aid to comminutes in crisis
  • Provide on-site teams for assistance and support
  • Network with organizations to provide emotional and trauma relief

6. PROJECT RESTORATION

  • Restore communities through a series of events involving intercession, networking, worship and ministry to usher in healing and greater unity within the Body of Christ.
  • Equip and empower Believers, enabling them to maximize their  impact, and expand the Kingdom within their community

7. W3 COMPANY [Worship-Word-Warrior] 

  • Establish an internship program for young adults who are called to ministry, missions or worship.
  • Equip and activate them as the next generation of worship warriors by providing ministry opportunities in the field.

Will you help us launch the next phase of Healing Wings Ministries in order to make a greater impact? You can help us make a bigger difference in this world by donating today! 

Healing Wings Ministries is a 501 c3 organization. All Gifts are tax deductible

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We Now Interrupt Your Program for a Florida Missions Update!

We are finally home and thrilled to have been used so mightily to advance God’s kingdom. There were so many men and women who responded to the Gospel message that we stopped counting!  Really, it’s not about the numbers anyway. Instead, it’s about each heart being touched by a loving God in such a radical way that it forever changes that life! Regardless if that happens for one person or many, it is worth the price of admission.

We were able to do multiple events in each prison, enabling us to build a level of trust and confidence with the inmates.

God knit together a phenomenal ministry team that traveled from all parts of the country:  John Swanger, our “resident” ex-offender, made the road trip with us from Denver; Rob Horton flew in from Colorado; Kenny Selweighardt flew down from New Jersey; both Marco DeSciscio and Scott Hazen were from the Florida area. These team players were able to light up the sky with their passion and their musical talent.

Here are some of the prison highlights from partnering with Solid Rock Ministry:

  ♦ At the men’s facility, we spent 2 days bringing men back into their destinies through music, teaching and prayer. Randy hosted the prayer room for one-on-one time with these men. Each event was packed to capacity. What an amazing display of God’s tenderness as grown men, who survive in prison by wearing a tough facade, broke down in tears when we prayed for them and their families. Many responded to the invitations given; not only salvation, but as Debbie taught on the importance of renewing the mind and taking thoughts captive, there was an overwhelming response!

♦ We spent another 2 days at the women’s facility. There was such a move of God that we’re still spinning! In the spirit, doors that had been locked down for years burst wide open. It was a time ordained by God for life changing experiences and the results were massive! In fact one of the guards came up to us exclaiming, “I’ve never seen anything like it…”

♦  John told the women they could fire the guard who has been holding their hearts and get a new boss, “Jesus,” who would protect it from then on.  Many did just that and entered a new walk in the Lord!

 Debbie taught on God’s design for wholeness and the barriers (brokenness–shame/fear–unforgiveness) that block freedom and transformation.

♦ Robin illustrated how shame and fear keep you bound by sharing her story of being brutally raped at knife point. In this kind of vulnerability, many women asked for their hearts to be healed as well!

♦ Randy shared on the importance of forgiveness, then stood in the gap for all the men who had ever hurt them, then got down on his knees asking for forgiveness….oh my! Chains began breaking off these incarcerated women. All across the chapel this breakthrough anointing was busting people out of captivity!

Later that evening, we were privileged to hear many stories of how God radically touched these women.

→ Her daughter’s boyfriend had just murdered her 2 year old grandbaby 2 days ago, and the emotional pain that tormented her was horrendous. The Lord touched her heart with His comfort and healing.

→ Another was able to forgive a grandfather who had molested her for so many years.

→ She had been married to a man who abused her and wound up sentenced to prison. She was able to finally forgive him after struggling with bitterness for 37 years.

→ Another was terrified to give all her life to Christ because she had been so wounded it was hard to trust anyone. Jesus radically set her free!

→ Still another woman’s heart received such a healing touch from the Lord that it physically burned for hours.

→ One woman testified to being healed of 28 tumors when Tony had prayed for her last year!

→ Healing, comfort, forgiveness, and liberty all branded the lives of these precious women, ushering in transformation.

→ It also created a rippling effect as these women carried the message to others who hadn’t been able to come, and they too were set free and present to testify about it!

Thank you to those who participated in this extraordinary mission’s trip! Your prayers plowed the field and many, many lives have been transformed because of your loving support. Together, we have taken back ground from the enemy and tasted the fruit of victory!

Co-Laboring Together for HIS Sake,

Debbie, Randy and Robin

Healing Wings Ministries

Year of Impact and Partnership

Dear Healing Wings Family,

Looking back over 2011, two things really stood out; unity and partnership.  These 2 things have always been foundational concepts in the 18 years we have served the Lord through Healing Wings Ministries. We’ve prayed for it to happen; we’ve even tried to force it to happen with minimal success. 2011 was marked by greater partnerships and a flow of unity in each of the ministry events we were involved in. I have to tell you it was refreshing to just do our part and watch the beautiful display of others doing theirs.Image

Not only have we been tools in the hands of like-hearted ministries, but we’ve been able to take many new volunteers into the prison system by equipping, empowering & then releasing them to do the very things God has wired them to do! We can’t wait to see how God will continue to weave His Body together in this brand new year! I am most excited for my husband Randy to bring his giftings to Healing Wings as he transitions into full time ministry in order to spearhead our prison events.

We believe 2012 will be a pivotal year and eagerly await for His promises to be fulfilled! All of our seeking Him, waiting and trusting Him; all of our training and equipping will be activated in this pivotal year. We feel a sense of urgency to prepare the Bride for her wedding day through our emphasis on God’s design for “wholeness”. She needs healing, and needs to be cleaned up, restored, empowered and sent forth for such a time as this! The harvest is coming and we must be ready. It is time for us all to wake up from our sleepy lifestyles and reset our priorities. We must be grounded in Christ, anchored in His Word, and know exactly who we are in HIM and who HE is in us. 

In closing, I want to thank each of you for your faithfulness to stand with us as we take this message to a hurting and disillusioned world. We invite you once again to partner with us this year through your donations and prayers. One outreach in particular we are currently raising support for is our in-country mission trip to Florida. I will post this information next!

May God richly bless you as you let your light shine!

Debbie Milligan, Randy Johnson and Robin D’Haillecourt