It is safe to say that a majority of the people, who follow Andrew's ministry closely, are aware that Andrew has refused to participate in the downward stumbling economic crisis that has gripped most of America and the world beyond her borders. In fact, guided by the Lord's hand, Andrew Wommack Ministries has flourished in these times of economic uncertainty. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone. Among the many caught in the real estate market slow-down between 2008 and 2011, were Pat and Donna Hiller.
The Hillers have made their living meeting the real estate needs of the people of the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul has been involved with real estate for the past 25 years, and Donna joined him in business in 2009. Because of the massive slowdown of real estate transactions and the lower prices properties were generating, the commission based income the Hillers relied upon to meet their expenses was greatly reduced. With less income, their debt load increased.
One morning in February of 2011, as the Hillers were preparing for their day, they came across Andrew's Gospel Truth program on television. Pat and Donna liked what they heard and began tuning in on a regular basis. The Hillers were both born again believers and were active in their church, but the more they listened to Andrew, the more they realized that they had not received revelation regarding finances at their church.
During the month of April, Andrew taught a series on Financial Stewardship as part of his TV ministry. Among the five week's worth of teaching, Andrew shared a message called Giving Where You're Fed. This message radically changed the Hiller's perspective on money and transformed their giving—even in the midst of their financial lack. "We became partners with Andrew Wommack Ministries when we heard the message, Give Where You Are Fed. We did not feel that we had money to give, but we gave anyway. We were certainly being fed by AWM so that is where we gave," said Donna.
The Hillers had always tried to be generous, but through Andrew's teaching on giving, the Hillers re-structured their tithing and put God first. "The teaching had a huge impact," said Donna. "We had always given; however, we tithed from our commissions after our expenses. We started tithing from the full commission and still do so today. We received a real excitement about giving, and we just looked for places we could give...items to food shelves, items to Goodwill, etc."
Pat and Donna's struggle to keep up with mortgages, two auto lease payments and other expenses began to ease as the market began to rebound and they continued to look for ways to give. God has supernaturally blessed the Hillers since they gained this revelation; in 2012 Pat and Donna's income increased by 150%. As a result of their new understanding of stewardship, they were able to pay off $120,000 of debt last year.
Andrew's teaching also blessed the Hillers in the area of healing. In January of 2012, Pat broke his pelvis in a skiing accident. As they applied the Word to his situation, both to the injury and to the financial impact the accident had on the couple, Pat had a supernaturally fast recovery, and the hospital discounted the final cost of their services.
Donna said the most important message they have received from Andrew has been to get the Word in them, and to speak the Word in faith. God has supernaturally blessed the Hillers since they gained this revelation, and He will bless you too (Acts 10:34).