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Thursday
Nov132014

Uganda Update—Far and Deep 

Andrew discusses Idi Amin's broadcast tower with Station Manager, Gary Everett (Click to enlarge) Thanks to the friends and partners of Andrew Wommack Ministries, a former source of lies and terror is being used to set people free. Today, Andrew visited Lighthouse Television in Kampala, where he has been broadcasting a special Ugandan version of Gospel Truth since 2005. The widespread success of Discipleship Evangelism, of Charis Bible College Uganda and of the new Karamoja outreach, is a direct result of this investment in broadcast television. Ironically, the television station was originally built by Idi Amin Dada, in collusion with communist China, as a propaganda machine to subdue the voice of the people who were brutally slaughtered from 1971 through 1979. In 1997, Calvary Cathedral International of Ft. Worth, Texas, acquired the station. This is the church pastored by Andrew Wommack board member Bob Nichols.

Everyone gathers together as Andrew prepares to give a much needed gift to a group of pastors (Click to enlarge)Broadcasting Gospel Truth from this facility twice each day (Click to enlarge)Today, thanks to the support of his partners, Andrew buys time on the station twice per day, at 8:30 a.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. In his travels, he is recognized more often on the streets of Kampala than in any other city of the world. This is testimony to the fact that Lighthouse Television is the preferred source of Christian programming in Uganda.

Kampala Satellite (Click to enlarge)Andrew gives six motorcycles to rural ministers
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With a reliable form of transportation, the pastors in Karamoja will be able to travel more efficiently and safely as they carry the Gospel with them (Click to enlarge)Andrew saw a crowd of 2,000 in Victoria Hall for two nights in a row, mostly drawn from his television audience in Kampala. The message of grace was labeled a cult in this city a decade ago, but since Andrew began teaching twice daily on Lighthouse Television, the message has found wide acceptance, even among many religious leaders. Each night, more than 200 responded to Andrew’s invitation to receive Jesus as Savior, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. At the end of the meeting, Charis Bible College students lined up to minister healing to the sick. Many lives were forever changed.Every eye was fixed on the stage as they listened to a man they had only ever seen on television (Click to enlarge)Andrew addresses a crowd of over 2,000 in the heart of Kampala (Click to enlarge)From cult to captivating, the message of grace has completely captured the hearts of the people in Kampala (Click to enlarge)

Monday
Nov102014

A New Year for Healing School

Healing School Director Daniel Amstutz teaching from the Word of God (Click to enlarge)Imagine a place that not only teaches biblical truths about healing but also empowers people to walk in healing and minister it to others. Welcome to Healing School! Charis Bible College provides a place where believers can apply God’s Word and witness miraculous results.

“What we’ve discovered is that so much of the church today believes it is not God’s will to heal,” explains Daniel Amstutz, Charis Healing School’s director. “Or they believe that sometimes God can heal, but they never really know when that time is.”

Charis Intern Coordinator Carlie Terradez says, “A big part of what we do at Healing School, what we’re really passionate about, is training up believers that they can do the works, and greater works, of Jesus. We teach them that it’s nothing special—we’re not ‘super-dupers.’”

“So, we wanted to provide an atmosphere for people to be able to come and jump into the Word and find out what God really says about healing,” says Daniel. “A lot of people come seeking a healing, but when they get their eye on the Healer and get that priority straightened out, it’s amazing what begins to happen. It’s like seeking first the kingdom of God and then all these things will be added to you” (Matt. 6:33).

Charis Instructor Barry Bennett shares testimonies of healing from his own life (Click to enlarge)Students put into practice what they have been learning as they begin to pray for one another (Click to enlarge)Carlie explains that this is the reason it’s a healing school—because the students are learning to be ministers. She goes on to say, “It’s Jesus in them that heals people. They, too, can heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons.”

Aside from the students on campus, people have received their healing online, through viewing either the live feed or the archives. “Man, that just blows me away,” exclaims Carlie. “I mean, the anointing is there. Our hearts are for our students not to just keep what they’ve learned through the Healing School training but to then take it out to the streets. They see awesome healings out there.”

“It’s the students who have been trained and raised up as disciples who do it, which has been Andrew’s heart for all these years,” explains Daniel. And the best is certainly yet to come as the Healing School continues its third year with a weekly attendance of about 200 students and an average of 400 more watching by live stream.

This past year, the Healing School has held meetings in cities around the country and the world, from the sunny beaches of California to the wintery villages of Russia. The message truly changes everything, everywhere.

Carlie Terredez addresses the crowd at the first-ever Healing is Here Conference 2014 (Click to enlarge)Plenty of opportunities to put the Word into action as people line the stage (Click to enlarge)Join us for Healing School at our Woodland Park campus or online, every Thursday, starting at 1 p.m. (MT). Can’t watch it live? No problem! Visit the archives to watch any sessions you may have missed.

Healing isn’t just available to you; it’s on the inside of you. Learn to unlock this incredible gift of God in your life and touch the lives of those around you. We’ll see you on Thursday!

Monday
Nov032014

Loves Jesus—Will Travel

Melody (center) ministering in the Gypsy villages of Serbia (Click to enlarge)From her small-town, southern roots in Georgia to the snowcapped Rocky Mountains in Colorado, Melody Koop took a single step straight into her destiny. “Before I came to Charis Bible College, I was leading small groups back home, but I just wasn’t seeing much fruit,” Melody shares. “I had compassion toward women and I wanted to help them, but I wasn’t always sure how to go about it.”

After graduating from Charis in 2012, Melody went on to complete the third-year School of Ministry and became more confident in sharing the Good News with others. “The teaching changes you by taking head knowledge and turning it into heart knowledge. Charis has grown me from a little tadpole to someone who knows how to minister to people with God’s love.”

Blending into the Berlin Wall, Summer 2013 (Click to enlarge)Melody goes on to say, “During my second year at Charis, I was able to go on a two-week missions trip to Germany. I began to develop what God has placed in my heart concerning evangelism and loving people.” That trip seemed to have a lasting effect on Melody as she planned to return to Germany for a summer internship the day after her graduation. She just couldn’t get there fast enough!

“Since I graduated from Charis, I have been to Germany twice, as well as to Hungary, Serbia, Poland, Prague and Belgium, leading missions teams and evangelizing on the streets,” Melody recounts. “I absolutely love meeting new people, sharing the love of God with them, and watching their guards come down. It’s something I will never get tired of.”

Melody with Charis Colorado's Missions Coordinator, Michelle Patterson, ministering in the subway in Hungary (Click to enlarge) Not only did her time at Charis equip Melody to be more effective in her calling, but it also gave her a glimpse of what exactly her calling is—“I desire to start different groups in different countries, go out and evangelize, and bring people in to disciple them. There are so many people out there who have never heard that God loves them, who have never heard of Jesus before. It sets a fire on the inside of me to tell as many people as I can that God isn’t mad at them and that He has a reason for them to be here on this earth.”

Today Melody serves as the women’s pastor for her church and continues to lead evangelism groups on the streets of Colorado Springs, all while planning her next trip to take the Gospel around the world.

Melody bringing the love of God in Belgium 2014 (Click to enlarge)Melody says, “I’m so grateful for the time I spent at Charis. The connections I made, the growth that took place in my heart, and the opportunities they gave me have jump-started me down a path that I couldn’t have traveled on my own. I’m so glad I took that step four years ago. I can’t wait to see what God does next.”

Are you living your life with the passion of knowing you’re doing what you were created to do? Visit www.charisbiblecollege.org for more information on how you can start your own journey.