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A Life Surrendered to God 

Andrew Wommack is living proof that nothing is impossible for a person whose life is surrendered to the Lord.

Although Andrew’s face can be seen on media outlets throughout the world, Andrew Wommack remains a simple man with a simple Gospel message. And while Andrew Wommack Ministries has grown into a worldwide ministry and has changed countless lives, that growth hasn’t happened overnight.

As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Andrew’s encounter with the Lord on March 23, 1968, we also commemorate fifty years of miracles and lessons, leaps of faith and mistakes, growing pains, and supernatural provision. What God has brought Andrew through, we can easily learn from to discover our own true identities in Christ and to walk in the blessing of God.

You don’t reach fifty years of ministry without being committed. It takes endurance and a foundation on something stronger than the opposition of the world. Andrew’s foundation is his reliance on the Author and Perfecter of his faith (Heb. 12:2). He challenges us to put our trust not in his latest teaching series, but in the hands of the only One who will never fail us.

Andrew has been a constant in my life, teaching me that no matter my circumstances, no matter how I feel, and no matter what season of life I am in, God’s Word is still true. I don’t have to be tossed around by any of these things. I can stand firm in my faith and on the unshakable truth of His Word.

Throughout the uncertainties of this life, Andrew has been a steady reminder of God’s unconditional love and grace for me. He always points me back to God and the simplicity of His truth and promises for my life. Even when I get distracted in my walk with God or get caught up in the latest spiritual craze to hit the church world, I once again find my identity, my hope, and my future, not in Andrew, but in the One he points me to.

Although Andrew’s ministry has changed a lot over the years, the one thing that remains constant is his message of God’s love. Why? Because he discovered long ago that it’s God’s love that saves the lost, heals the sick, and prospers our souls; it’s the crux of everything this ministry is. And love never fails (1 Cor. 13:8)!

As we celebrate this fiftieth anniversary, we are honoring fifty years of God using one simple man to share this simple truth with the world: the Father loves them.

Don’t miss this week of special Gospel Truth broadcasts, March 19-23, as we share the story of Andrew’s journey through fifty years of ministry. Each story—old and new—will show you what God can do through one person whose heart is committed to Him (2 Chr. 16:9). We know you’ll be inspired!

Written by Jessica Giaimo

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Passport to Your Future

As a five-year-old girl, I knew exactly what I wanted: to live in Africa—as a missionary. Not really knowing what to do about that desire, I just went to school, did what my parents told me to do, and grew up.

In my first year of college, however, I had an epiphany. The university path was not for me. I wanted to fill up my passport! Hungry for direction, I began listening to Andrew Wommack’s message Hope and Imagination and those on finding, following, and fulfilling God’s will. I became so obsessed with the Word that it was all I wanted. So, I set my sights on Charis Bible College.

I signed up for my first Charis online course. For years, I had heard about Charis Missions School, and I was so excited to finally start this journey that would take me there and then to Africa. I thought I was just choosing my first class at random, but God placed me in the perfect first course: A Sure Foundation, taught by Andrew Wommack.

I knew Charis was what I needed when, in the first lesson, I heard Andrew say, “You don’t produce fruit; the Word does.” This is why I chose Charis. The Word of God is what produces life in me. My personality and even my passion for people cannot create or further my vision. If I want to see supernatural results, I have to have the Word of God as my root system.

This will take time and preparation before I can run off into the jungle. But when I get frustrated by the process, I go back to that first class where Andrew says, “We give the Word a place to dwell.” It’s that simple. Life isn’t about me anymore.

Rather than skip ahead and try to plan out my future, my responsibility is to let the Word of God grow in me and change me. I realized that, for believers, that’s where our stability comes from. It’s directly correlated to how much Word is in our hearts. When we understand that, then God can change people and nations through us, effortlessly.

This one class set such a solid foundation for my whole Charis experience. Through it, I saw that no education will give you life like the Word of God.

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”

John 6:63, New King James Version

When my perspective shifted toward the Word, I started believing that good things are always coming. I had surprising amounts of patience built in me and became assured that God will still complete my vision even when it seems far off. That’s why this class is perfect to start out your Charis Experience. It provides exactly what the title says it does: a sure foundation for your entire life.

Still not sure if Charis is the right choice for you? Here’s some great news! You can now sign up for the online class A Sure Foundation for free. We want you to experience being taught in a Word-enriched environment with no strings attached.

For a limited time, go to and get started on your complimentary class today. And if you love it (which I know you will!), then enroll for the fall semester at Charis Woodland Park or at a campus near you! You can always continue through online or correspondence courses too, and get the same life-giving teaching. Get in the Word. It’s the passport to your future!

Written by Mo Smith

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Keep the Fire Burning

As I was thinking about Andrew’s teaching Grace: The Power of the Gospel, I remembered an old legend that I had heard years ago. It goes like this:

There once was a man who invented fire. One day, he found a village in a very cold and remote area. With his tools, he taught the villagers how to make fire. The people were fascinated with this discovery. Now they could use the fire to cook hot meals and heat their homes. They were thankful for the new skill the man taught them. But one day, without much notice, the man left. In his absence, the people made a portrait of him and mounted it in the temple. The instruments he left behind for making fire were placed in front of his portrait, and the people were taught to revere the image of the man and the instruments of fire. As time went on, the worship continued, but the people never made any more fire.

The man in the story had left each person in the village with something better than himself: the ability to make fire. Each person could have used this gift to their advantage, learned new ways to use it, and passed the art of making fire to future generations. But the people forgot the gift they had received and instead fixed their eyes on something that was passing away. They lost sight of the gift and the freedom they had received.

This story gives us a great picture of the Law. Like the people in the story, we tend to forget the purpose of the Law, and without noticing, we start worshiping the image of our salvation instead of the Savior. Andrew explains, “The [L]aw and the prophets testify to the coming of the Righteous One—the Lord Jesus Christ—and righteousness given as a free gift through faith in His name. The [L]aw was only a temporary thing that projected and prophesied the coming of the Eternal One” (p. 28).

The Law was given to bring us out of the deception that we could ever save ourselves. It wasn’t given for us to keep it. It was given to help us accept the fact that we need a Savior. It was pointing to something much better—the Lord Jesus (Rom. 3:21-22).

Just like the villagers, we can get stuck in our traditions, and that can cause us to make the great gift we have received—even the gift of grace—lose its power in our lives. Like Andrew says, “Letting go of our own performance and coming to God by faith can be pretty scary. Accepting salvation as a free
gift—apart from any goodness on our own—is contrary to everything we’ve known. . . . It takes a genuine confidence in the Gospel so that we truly let go of our goodness and performance” (p. 44).

When we understand we are justified by grace through faith, without the deeds of the law (Rom. 3:28), we find true freedom and God’s real blessings can start manifesting in our lives. We must cling to the eternal gift of grace and let go of the temporary shadow of the Law. It’s the only way to keep the fire burning.

Have you found yourself putting your trust in an image instead of the Savior? Ask yourself, “Is there any area in my heart where my faith is in my own performance and I’ve lost sight of the Eternal One? Your Heavenly Father is calling you back. Return to grace and enjoy the freedom of your salvation.

Freedom from a performance mentality is one of the many truths Andrew’s teaching on grace covers. If you haven’t ordered it yet, considering getting the Romans Collection Package. It contains Grace: The Power of the Gospel in a paperback book, study guide, and CD or DVD series. The package also includes Andrew’s Life for Today Study Bible and Commentary: Romans Edition. You will overflow with the knowledge of God’s grace, which will change your life!

Written by Citlalli Macy

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*Wommack, Andrew. Grace: The Power of the Gospel. Tulsa: Harrison House Publishers, 2007.