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Monday
Sep152014

Set Free to Bring Freedom

Palo sharing his newfound love in the Andrew Wommack Ministries Phone Center (Click to enlarge)What satisfies you? What makes you feel excited about life and the things ahead of you? How do you know when you’ve found what you are looking for? For Charis Bible College graduate Palo Robles, these questions were only the beginning. He first began to seek answers within a party lifestyle, living in a world of drugs, women, and cars. But Palo couldn’t shake the feeling that he was meant for something greater. He knew life must have more to offer. “My heart was really just looking to all of these worldly things to make me complete,” Palo reflects. “But I just couldn’t understand why none of them were satisfying me.”

Palo sharing a meal and his faith in a local food joint (Click to enlarge)Searching for a change he knew this world could not offer him, Palo made a decision that transformed his life forever. “When I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, that emptiness I had in my heart was instantly filled. All the depression and anger from not being satisfied were completely destroyed. Everything I was searching for was satisfied through God’s love for me.”

Palo now takes his newfound love and freedom to the streets, eager to share the Good News with anyone who can breathe. While out there, the main thing he’s come to realize is that everyone relates to love and that love never fails:

“People want to be loved, and they want to be accepted because that is the Father’s heart. Christ said He did not come for the righteous, but He came for the unrighteous, for the lost. He leaves the ninety-nine to go after the one. So, it’s the Father’s heart to reach those who are outside the church walls. The Scripture says he who wins souls is wise. It’s an amazing thing to witness.”

Out on the streets, reaching people's hearts with the unrelenting love of God (Click to enlarge)Through his time at Charis and his growing relationship with Christ, Palo has developed skills to more effectively minister to people. “When I’m out on the streets, I’m always asking the Holy Spirit ‘Okay, highlight some things for me: Who do You want me to minister to? What is going on in their life? What do You want me to say? Let me see them as You see them.' It brings to mind what Jesus said—‘I will make you fishers of men’ (Matt. 4:19). Jesus is teaching me how to be an effective fisherman so I can bring people into the kingdom. That’s why I do what I do.”

Palo now finds fulfillment in reaching the very people who are searching for the satisfaction he once sought. God’s plan is always bigger than what any one person can come up with on their own. Palo knows that surety. He’s experienced it. And so can you.

Monday
Sep082014

Healing Is Here: Rewind

(Click to enlarge)Broken…desperate…expectant…healed!

Andrew Wommack ministering to a full house at the first eve Healing Is Here Conference (Click to enlarge)People from all over the world checked themselves out of hospitals, rescheduled surgeries, gathered friends and family, and traveled hundreds of miles to attend this year’s Healing is Here Conference at Charis Bible College Colorado. This powerful four-day conference received such an overwhelming response, event coordinators had to close registration and invite people to join by watching online.

With an average attendance of over 1,000 people at each session and nearly 2,000 live streaming the event, it is obvious how hungry the church is to see the power of God. Carlie Terradez, one of the event coordinators, said, “People came from all over the world to attend and left us with souvenirs of glasses, walkers, canes, crutches, and braces. We even got a handicap-parking permit! It was miraculous!”

Charis prayer team ministers to the needs of hundreds of attendees (Click to enlarge)Utilizing Andrew’s You’ve Already Got It! teaching and material from Charis Bible College’s Prayer Minister Training course, Healing Is Here broke through religious tradition and taught participants how to receive healing from God and how to minister it to others. Taking what they learned to the streets, participants reported people being saved, healed, and filled with the Holy Spirit.

Event coordinators saw a man who had been paralyzed for six years get out of his wheelchair and take his first steps. One woman, undergoing chemotherapy, came to the conference wearing a wig. She testified during the event that her head started itching, so she took off her wig to find tufts of hair growing back!

Testimonies continued to flood in. Participants are saying things like:

“I’ve been a Christian for years, but I’ve never heard teaching like this.”

A few souvenirs from Healing is Here Conference 2014 (Click to enlarge)

“I’m healed!”

“I didn’t know God would use me.”

“My body is full of the Holy Spirit—there’s no room for sickness to stay!”

“When’s the next event?”

Praise God for what He’s done!

Monday
Sep012014

Going Far, Reaching Deep

Phase II, otherwise known as 'The Auditorium,' has begun at the Charis Colorado campus (Click to enlarge)Andrew Wommack Ministries has exploded since 2002 when the Lord spoke to Andrew to stop limiting Him with small thinking. In September of 2009, the ministry purchased 157 acres of pristine mountain property here in Woodland Park, Colorado. Phase I of our building project on the property is complete, and the new campus for Charis Bible College Colorado is in full operation.

What a blessing this has been, not only to the students who attend classes, but also to the thousands of people who come for conferences and ministry events. We are thankful to God for using us to help change the way people see God. Thank you to our partners and friends for joining us in the vision to make this happen.

Recently the Lord spoke to Andrew to reachPikes Peak Mountain towers over the construction of Phase II (Click to enlarge) as far and as deep with the Gospel as possible. The goal is to reach far through television, radio, conferences, the internet, and through printed material. Reaching deep is the goal of discipling men and women through the establishment and development of Charis Bible Colleges around the world.

And it’s time to grow again.

The Lord is sending more and more people to be trained and raised up as leaders at our Charis Bible College headquarters in Woodland Park. Our current campus is bursting at the seams, and that’s a good problem. It means God’s hand is on us. But in order to be good stewards of those He is entrusting to us, a larger facility is needed. That is what Phase II is all about. It is the building project for a new campus on our Woodland Park property. This new home for Charis Colorado, called The Auditorium, will be a 140,000-Andrew and Jamie Wommack give an update while the AWM staff outline the perimeter of the new building (Click to enlarge)plus-square-foot facility that will seat 3,000 students. We have already broken ground.

Phase II, a $35 million project, is underway, and The Auditorium is set to be completed in 2016. God’s best is that it be done debt free. We will reach this goal, but we need you to join us. With your help, we’ll be able to receive all those coming to us.

Romans 10:14-15 says,

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? [15] And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?

New International Version

God has made it clear that we are to go. Is He speaking to you about sending us? Become a partner with us, and watch how far and deep we can take the Gospel to the world!

For your convenience, you can partner with us by going online: www.awmi.net/partnership/usa/grace or by calling our Helpline: 719-635-1111. Also, we now have a Text2Give option: To give a $10 donation, simply text the word “Charis” to 80888. (The donation will automatically appear on your next phone bill.)

Watch this video for the latest progress on The Auditorium.