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Thursday
Feb252010

Healing Journeys - Ken & Virginia Wood

Virginia Wood (Click to enlarge)One day, while passing time waiting for her husband to finish working, Virginia Wood came across Andrew's radio program. It didn’t take long for Virginia to realize that her spirit was bearing witness to the truth of Andrew’s message about God's goodness. Although she didn’t know at the time, it was Andrew’s teaching of God’s unconditional love and grace that would help her through a devastating season...

Ken Wood (Click to enlarge)Worn from working consecutive weeks of overtime, Ken Wood, Virginia's husband, was noticeably tired as he headed to his job to work an all-night shift. That night, in addition to the late hours, his responsibilities required him to commute 70 miles further than normal. As he headed out the door with the keys to the family’s small car in hand, his daughter Amber caught a glimpse of how tired he looked. Feeling like it was a safer option for her father, she insisted he take his truck instead. The family would soon realize that Amber's suggestion was indeed divine.

After working all night, Ken called Virginia and told her that he thought he was too tired to make the drive home. However, after he stopped for breakfast, he called again and said he thought he could make it. A short time later she received a third call, this one to inform her that Ken had been in
an accident.

Ken's one-ton pick-up truck after the devastating head-on collision. (Click to enlarge)Ken had fallen asleep and been in a head-on collision. After two jaws-of-life were used to free him from the wreckage, he was taken to a small local hospital. Upon examining the extensive injuries to his chest and legs, preparations were made for him to be transported via helicopter to a major hospital in Texas where Ken was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Ken's condition was evaluated on an hourly basis in the ICU. The hour-by-hour life that Virginia found herself living was almost too much to bear. When she thought for sure she couldn’t take another minute she cried out to Jesus and He answered her by saying, “I have delivered you from the lion, I have delivered you from the bear, what is this Goliath to you?” Virginia explained.

Just as Virginia found the strength she needed to carry on, Ken stopped progressing. The doctors grew concerned that he was no longer improving. Virginia did not give up. Instead, she continued talking to Ken and encouraging him. One day his eyes popped open, and he was totally alert. Virginia took the opportunity to tell Ken that Jesus wanted him to be well. She asked him to agree with her that he would indeed live. Just before Ken dozed off again, he nodded in agreement.

“I chose to live, and that is when things started changing,” Ken remarked.

Amber, Ken's daughter and Virginia visit bedside in the hospital. (Click to enlarge)Shortly after making the choice to live, Ken began the process of rehabilitation, spending time in multiple hospitals. The first was where his mental faculties would be evaluated and he would be weaned from the harsh medications in his system. The second was a physical strength facility. Doctors in each hospital anticipated the process would take between six months and two years for him to talk, walk and relearn
other functions.

After miraculous release from several rehab hospitals, Ken progressed from a wheelchair to a walker to a cane.
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Ken however, full of faith in God's healing power, left each rehab facility just three weeks after being admitted. With continued rehab at home he progressed from relying on a wheel chair, to using a walker, to a cane. While doctors deliberated about whether or not he needed additional rehab, Ken and Virginia decided to visit Colorado Springs for Andrew's Summer Family Bible Conference. During the visit, they both enrolled in Charis Bible College, so that they could study the Word that had already changed their lives so dramatically.

Over the course of Ken's days at CBC he continued to regain mobility, relying only on a cane. As time drew near for Ken’s second year mission trip, he was still using the cane. However, he made the decision to leave it behind when he left for his trip, and he hasn't used it since!

Ken at work ministering to callers in the AWM Phone Center. (Click to enlarge)Now a graduate of CBC, Ken spends his days praying for others as a prayer minister working in the AWM
Phone Center.

“I am healed, I am whole, I am walking, I am alive,” Ken said with a smile.

Watch the video below to see Ken and Virginia share the miraculous testimony of this Healing Journey in their own words. This video is also featured on the upcoming DVD, Healing Journeys Volume 2. 

 

Allow the Lord to minister to you through the Wood's video testimony. For more stories of healing, check out these other testimonies.

    <p>One day, while passing time waiting for her husband to finish working, Virginia Wood came across Andrew's radio program. It didn&#8217;t take long for Virginia to realize that her spirit was bearing witness to the truth of Andrew&#8217;s message about God's goodness. Although she didn&#8217;t know at the time, it was Andrew&#8217;s teaching of God&#8217;s unconditional love and grace that would help her through a devastating season...</p>
    <p>Worn from working consecutive weeks of overtime, Ken Wood, Virginia's husband, was noticeably tired as he headed to his job to work an all-night shift. That night, in addition to the late hours, his responsibilities required him to commute 70 miles further than normal. As he headed out the door with the keys to the family&#8217;s small car in hand, his daughter Amber caught a glimpse of how tired he looked. Feeling like it was a safer option for her father, she insisted he take his truck instead. The family would soon realize that Amber's suggestion was indeed divine. </p>
    <p>After working all night, Ken called Virginia and told her that he thought he was too tired to make the drive home. However, after he stopped for breakfast, he called again and said he thought he could make it. A short time later she received a third call, this one to inform her that Ken had been in an accident.</p>
    <p>Ken had fallen asleep and been in a head-on collision. After two jaws-of-life were used to free him from the wreckage, he was taken to a small local hospital. Upon examining the extensive injuries to his chest and legs, preparations were made for him to be transported via helicopter to a major hospital in Texas where Ken was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. </p>
    <p>Ken's condition was evaluated on an hourly basis in the ICU. The hour-by-hour life that Virginia found herself living was almost too much to bear. When she thought for sure she couldn&#8217;t take another minute she cried out to Jesus and He answered her by saying, &#8220;I have delivered you from the lion, I have delivered you from the bear, what is this Goliath to you?&#8221; Virginia explained.</p>
    <p>Just as Virginia found the strength she needed to carry on, Ken stopped progressing. The doctors grew concerned that he was no longer improving. Virginia did not give up. Instead, she continued talking to Ken and encouraging him. One day his eyes popped open, and he was totally alert. Virginia took the opportunity to tell Ken that <a href="http://www.awmi.net/extra/article/wants_well">Jesus wanted him to be well</a>. She asked him to agree with her that he would indeed live. Just before Ken dozed off again, he nodded in agreement. </p>
    <p>&#8220;I chose to live, and that is when things started changing,&#8221; Ken remarked.</p>
    <p>Shortly after making the choice to live, Ken began the process of rehabilitation, spending time in multiple hospitals. The first was where his mental faculties would be evaluated and he would be weaned from the harsh medications in his system. The second was a physical strength facility. Doctors in each hospital anticipated the process would take between six months and two years for him to talk, walk and relearn other functions.</p>
    <p>Ken however, full of faith in God's healing power, left each rehab facility just three weeks after being admitted. With continued rehab at home he progressed from relying on a wheel chair, to using a walker, to a cane. While doctors deliberated about whether or not he needed additional rehab, Ken and Virginia decided to visit Colorado Springs for Andrew's Summer Family Bible Conference. During the visit, they both enrolled in Charis Bible College, so that they could study the Word that had already changed their lives so dramatically. </p>
    <p>Over the course of Ken's days at CBC he continued to regain mobility, relying only on a cane. As time drew near for Ken&#8217;s second year mission trip, he was still using the cane. However, he made the decision to leave it behind when he left for his trip, and he hasn't used it since! </p>
    <p>Now a graduate of CBC, Ken spends his days praying for others as a prayer minister working in the AWM Phone Center.</p>
    <p> &#8220;I am healed, I am whole, I am walking, I am alive,&#8221; Ken said with a smile. </p>
Monday
Feb222010

2010 Gospel Truth Seminar, Orlando

Andrew ministers from the platform after the opening night meeting in Orlando. (Click here to enlarge)Andrew and Jamie spent the first weekend of February 2010 ministering at the Gospel Truth Seminar in Orlando, Florida. While there, the Lord led Andrew to begin a new multi-part series called, How to Find, Follow and Fulfill God's Will for Your Life. The series will progressively span the next several conferences on the GTS schedule. Andrew began the new series in Orlando with the teaching of How to Find God's Will for Your Life.

Andrew invites those ready to receive from the Lord to come forward for prayer.Andrew's powerful teaching of God's Word softened hearts and lifted spirits throughout each meeting. Many received Salvation and still more, close to 200 in all, received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Over the course of the three-day conference many were blessed and set free from the oppression of the enemy. The predominant issue brought before Andrew's team of prayer ministers after each service was physical pain. Andrew prays for the people who came responded to the invitation. People were healed and delivered from symptoms ranging from generalized joint, back and shoulder pain, to the crippling effects associated with arthritis, Scoliosis, Crohn's disease and cancer.

One woman in particular came forward with a noticeable limp in her walk. She had been suffering with long-term hip pain. One of the prayer minister's laid her hands on the woman's hip and took authority over the pain, speaking Andrew shakes hands with a man who had come forward after the service.to the hip. The woman reported feeling much better, but when asked if the pain was completely gone, the woman replied that there was still a little left. As the prayer minister continued to pray over the woman, her hip began to move and rotate into its proper alignment, and the woman's pain and her limp left completely! Praise God.

For many, like the woman mentioned above, the effects of the enemy's attacks and their healings were visible, but there were also people suffering from the effects of condemnation and emotional pain. As prayer ministers shared words of wisdom, knowledge and the truth of God’s personal love for the individuals, those hurting emotionally were healed and released as well. Ministers operated in the gifts of the Spirit as compassion flowed through them to set the captives free. A touch or an embrace, coupled with the truth spoken in love, broke the chains of bondage off their lives forever.

Watch the clip below as Andrew introduces a brand new series, and the topic of his teaching for the 2010 Gospel Truth Seminar in Orlando, Florida: How to Find God's Will for Your Life.


Click here to view the entire five-part teaching series.

Thursday
Feb182010

Andrew's Foreign Language Translation Team

Will Graham, Director of Andrew Wommack Ministries of Europe (Click to enlarge)As Andrew shares the truth of the Gospel with the body of Christ around the world, his message continues to penetrate receptive hearts. Because of Andrew's growing visibility and influence, AWM consistently receives requests for Andrew’s books to be translated into an increasing number of foreign languages.

AWM relies on Will Graham, Director of Andrew Wommack Ministries of Europe (AWME) to manage this ongoing translation project. Soon after joining the ministry in 2005, Will recognized the need to translate Andrew's materials into foreign languages. Initially, Will turned to Charis Bible College (CBC) students in England, and friends of the Ministry in several European countries, to translate Andrew's work.

Spirit, Soul & Body, a foundational teaching of Andrew's ministry, is seen here translated in Hungarian.
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Will quickly found that there was much more to the translation process than one set of translator's eyes could be trusted to accomplish accurately. To spread the responsibility of accuracy Will began to build a team of translators, proofreaders and editors in each country. These individuals, mostly volunteers, had to be familiar with the structure of the native language, and equally as important, they had to know Andrew's ministry and teachings very well.

As languages from a number of nations across Europe were translated, it became evident to Will that he needed to bring in another person to oversee the growing project—one who understood the process. Will brought in Zsolt Katona. Zsolt, a native Hungarian and CBC England graduate, now serves AWME as the Head of European Language Translation and as the head of Andrew's Central European
Distribution Centre
.

Will and several AWME Translation Team supervising editors meet to discuss future projects. (Click to enlarge)Over the past four years, as the translation team has grown, Will and Zsolt have fine tuned the process by which the team operates. Part of that process includes carefully screening
each would-be translator. Each new person is tested for accuracy before being accepted.

"We give out only one chapter as a test translation before we entrust anyone with a whole book," Zsolt said.

Zsolt stressed the point that the sample translation must be an accurate representation of Andrew's original work. He also noted that there is a difference between translating and interpreting. In Zsolt's view this is a matter of ethics:

Hungarian translation of Andrew's book The True Nature of God."To my way of thinking, a translator hardly has any freedom whatsoever, and should be as faithful as possible to the original, with the understanding that if the author has chosen a particular vocabulary in the original, and this actually exists in the language to be translated into, the translator shouldn’t change the vocabulary just because he/she feels it sounds better [than the original]," explained Zsolt.

Accuracy must be maintained throughout each step as the translation progresses from the hands of the translator, through the editor. As one might imagine, this is a time consuming process. Because many of the people participating are doing so on a part-time volunteer basis, the average book translation takes between four and six months
to complete.

The Chinese translation of The New You and The Holy Spirit.Once a person passes the testing and becomes part of the translation team, he or she always begins with the same books, The New You & The Holy Spirit, followed by Spirit, Soul & Body—a foundational teaching of Andrew's ministry. After these two are completed the next book is determined by consultation between translation team supervisors and friends of the Ministry in that particular country.

The Translation Team, with representatives from approximately 20 countries, meets annually to organize and schedule projects for the coming year. In August of 2009 the team met in Hungary. While traditional book and e-book translations were discussed, the team also began to explore translation opportunities for voice-over and sub-titling projects. These translations will broaden the availability of Andrew's DVD teachings and provide more local TV programming opportunities. It is also a team priority to make sure that there are materials available for the destinations Andrew will visit during the upcoming year. As a result of this team's efforts, when Andrew speaks in a foreign country, he is able to leave behind materials in the local languages.

From very small beginnings, to more than 30 languages being translated currently, each book is a seed planted for a multiplied harvest to come.

 

Recently, Will Graham, director for Andrew Wommack Ministries Europe, met with his translation team supervisors. Catch a glimpse in the video below as they organize the upcoming project schedule. Be sure to follow the link at the end of this clip for a full video summary of Andrew's recent trip to Europe.