India 2017

THE HEART OF GOD is intent on restoring and healing us from the inside out. For long years we as people have struggled to know God. In fact, the more CCIM ministers around the world the more we see a prevalent conclusion, even in the church, that we cannot really know God.

This leaves folks at a standstill. They want to close that gap between themselves and God. They want to know an honest love relationship between themselves and the Lord. But they don’t know how to access this, to access God.

What results is a plethora of religion and ritual, sacrifice and penance, all meant to appease an angry God, all meant to prove ourselves worthy and to buy our way into eternal life. India, of all nations, is overwhelmed by these false notions and resulting false gods.

Yet, our last trip, 2015 to Andhra Pradesh, India, resulted in individuals spontaneously coming to Jesus, just because we had showed up; because God had showed up through us.

I don’t really know how this works, except that the Spirit of God makes our hearts alive in him and in each other. Together we experience something of God that cannot be had by ourselves; we are made new by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God.

Most recently, 2017 and my 9-days in the country, found CCIM in three areas. We shared out of our primary teachings at two conferences and as we gathered with one of our CCIM College Classes.

The bounty of the Lord has been sweet, so sweet. We saw many healings. Mostly chronic migraine headaches disappeared, pain in backs were gone, knee pains lessened, while a few demonic strongholds loosed off as well.

I’m not sure why this is, but healing happens in India, as opposed to very little healing in other countries (via CCIM). Many times as I have been praying for people the Spirit is so heavy on us we are drunk in the Lord and I have had trouble articulating the pictures God gives me for folks. Such heaven-drenched thick Spirit presence times. It is all we can do to remain standing or sitting as we pray together.

CCIM was in five communities in these 9 days in the country. We drove some 2000 km’s. Crazy hours of driving yet through stunning Indian countryside.

The greens of the paddy fields is astounding and these big old trees with broad broad reaches over-hanging roads, taking turns to hold hands so it seems as passengers cruise by below, are truly breathtaking.

Personally, I slept so well there. Before I left Canada, for some weeks in fact, I was exhausted and overwhelmed and tired. During my time in India, even with the crazy schedule, I rested and became re-energized, with many silent hours for introspection and prayer and contemplation and simply being. Oh how much better I felt as the days passed. It seems I am best when traipsing across lands.

Thank you for your prayers and encouragements and financial partnerships. All things continue to be upheld by the Lord’s great heart. This is his thing after all. We are simply privileged to be alongside.

We will be in the Andhra Pradesh area of India in 2018. If you feel any sense to participate in our expenses to be there head over to our DONATION page for instructions about how to contribute financially. We are so blessed by your heart in this!

“Then they were on the road. They preached with joyful urgency that life can be radically different; right and left they sent the demons packing; they brought wellness to the sick, anointing their bodies, healing their spirits.” Mark 6:12-13

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