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Can a Vacation Save Your Family’s Lives?

Recently Eileen Quinn, a writer for Andrew Wommack Ministries, sat down with Carlie Terradez, the AWM conference manager, to talk about the upcoming Summer Family Bible Conference, July 4-8, in Woodland
Park, Colorado.

Eileen Quinn: Themes always say a lot about the conference. What’s the theme for this year’s Summer Family Bible Conference?

Carlie Terradez: Well, the theme is “Celebrating Our Faith, Freedom, and Dependence on God.” It starts this year on the Fourth of July, so the Declaration of Dependence was on our minds.

EQ: How many years have they been doing this event?

CT: Forever? [laughs] Probably over a decade. They’ve been doing it since we [she and her husband, Ashley] came eight years ago, and it wasn’t new when we came. I don’t know…. But it’s one of Andrew’s original ones. And the thing that makes this conference unique is that it’s the only one that has children’s ministry. So, I don’t know if this is relevant, but when we were in England and we went to the conference—

EQ: Is that the Grace and Faith Conference that is held in England
[in] May?

CT: Well, it is now. It wasn’t even called that then. It was significant to us. It was the first conference we ever attended, and it was the conference that Hannah [Carlie and Ashley’s daughter] was healed at.

EQ: May I ask what year that was in?

CT: That was in 2006. But we never would have made that move if children’s ministry hadn’t been a big part of that.

We had toddlers—a three-, four-, and five-year-old—and we were traveling by ourselves. When we phoned up the Helpline over there, we asked, “What kind of provision do you have for children?” We were just desperate and hurting to get some help. They said, “Oh, we have childcare. We’ll take good care of
your boys.”

Just the fact that there was provision for childcare made us feel like we could make the journey. We felt like, This is possible. It was the start of something that we were going to be supported in. It was going to be a safe place to come, and we were going to be refreshed. We were going to be built up. It made us feel like we could do it. That’s why I’m a big believer in
children’s ministry.

People come globally for this event [in England]. It’s the only [event] that ministers to the whole family. They minister to our kids as much as to us. And in the end, because we felt like we could make the move, Hannah was healed. It was life-changing for us. If it wasn’t for the fact that children’s ministry was offered to us, we probably wouldn’t have felt like we [could] ever do it.

[Hannah] wouldn’t be here today. It was life and death for us.

When I read this title—“[Celebrating Our] Faith, Freedom, and Dependence on God”it brings back all those memories. It was the start of something new for us as a family. It was a memorable vacation in that sense, but we didn’t know then just how life-changing it would be.

EQ: Wow, I can tell that this kind of conference is close to your heart. Thank you, Carlie. I think that your testimony sort of says it all.


It was back in 2006 that the Terradez family vacation resulted in the amazing healing testimony of their then three-year-old daughter, Hannah. Hannah received healing from a rare autoimmune disease called eosinophilic enteropathy. This disorder caused her body to reject every type of food. A miracle for one member of a family changed every generation of their family, as well as the community where they lived.

But Hannah’s healing had even further impact on the Terradez family. As they partnered with Andrew Wommack Ministries, they heard the call to come to Charis Bible College in Colorado. Carlie and Ashley both now work at the ministry and also serve as adjunct instructors at the college. Their lives were truly changed during the vacation that saved their daughter’s life and then sent them across an ocean to be taught about how much God loved them and wanted them well.

Consider joining us at the Summer Family Bible Conference here in Colorado. For five days, you will be surrounded by more than a thousand like-minded believers. The worship will cause your hope to rise, and the teaching will strengthen you. And if you have children, they will receive the same grace-filled ministry that you do—but geared to their hearts and minds. It may just save your
family’s lives!

If you would like to have a vacation that will impact your family while you celebrate your faith and dependence on God, go here to register for this year’s Summer Family Bible Conference!


Celebrate Freedom with Us!

This summer, make plans to take a memorable family vacation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and come to Andrew and Jamie’s Summer Family Bible Conference. You and your family will find this event to be a breath of fresh air as you unwind in peaceful surroundings and soak in the revelation of God’s love for you. Believers from all over the United States and many other nations—including Poland, Uganda, Norway, England, Australia, China, Belize, Ireland, and South Africa—look forward to this weeklong conference each year.

In addition to Andrew’s latest messages, the services will include teaching from Paul Milligan, David Barton, Wendell Parr, Greg Mohr, Barry Bennett, Daniel Amstutz, Carrie Pickett, Stephen Bransford, Lawson Perdue, and Mark Cowart. On top of that, vibrant praise and worship will uplift and encourage all who attend. You will be stirred up to embrace the hope of your calling.

Of course, the adults aren’t the only ones who will be blessed.

Each day, the children will gather for fun, fellowship, and dynamic worship and teaching that will meet them right where they are. At the Summer Family Bible Conference, your kids will not only be taught the Word of God but will also see firsthand God’s power in action. This year’s theme for the youth (ages 13-18) is “Identity in Christ.” Children (ages 5-12) will be led on an adventure designed to engage them in knowing Jesus as their ultimate superhero. By the end of the week, your kids will be walking in a deeper understanding of our great God and His goodness.

So, what are you waiting for? Make plans now to attend the Summer Family Bible Conference, July 4-8, 2016. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to gather and make connections with like-minded believers from all over the world. For more information and to register, please visit: or call our Helpline: 719-635-1111. Celebrate your faith, freedom, and dependence on God at this year’s Summer Family
Bible Conference


A Moment of Clarity 

“I was just a Christian on cruise control, rolling along with whatever came my way. I loved God and knew He loved me, but I thought I was here to just work on myself, always trying to live up to His expectations.”

Ever since she was a little girl, Melanie Davis struggled with severe allergies to all sorts of things—dust, weeds, dog dander…you name it! Even with a daily routine of capsules, Melanie found it difficult just to breathe and sleep. “I kept everyone awake at night,” recalls Melanie, “and that June [2007], it was particularly bad. The whites of my eyes were swollen, so much so that they covered part of my pupils. I spent my days in a fog because of how bad the allergies were, and it didn’t seem like things would ever change.”

Sitting in the back of the room with her tissue box in hand, Melanie spent the first night of the 2007 Summer Family Bible Conference trying not to fall asleep. Miserable and full of antihistamine, she listened as Andrew began telling a story about a very young girl who was laying her hands on people and seeing them healed.

“Andrew then said that someone there was struggling with breathing and seasonal-type things, giving them trouble sleeping. He asked them to stand up. At that moment, it felt like there were arms under mine, lifting me up to my feet. There I stood, along with a few others around the room, when Andrew yelled, ‘Well, there’s Melanie Davis! Good to see you!’ I know I turned every shade of red there was.”

Andrew then directed those nearby to lay hands on those who were standing. With her eyes closed, Melanie could feel the warmth as hands were laid on her shoulders, surrounding her in prayer.

“I don’t remember what Andrew said or did,” remarks Melanie, “but at the end of the prayer, my eyes popped wide open. I could clearly see everything around me. My eyes didn’t itch at all, and I could feel the swelling leave. I was stunned and started crying. Then I looked to my left, and there was that young girl Andrew was telling us about. She had prayed for me! I was healed, head to toe, as quickly as the snap of my fingers.

“I knew that night that God was real. I figured He probably was before, but now I knew He was alive and that I was healed! Don’t be discouraged. You don’t need to work for it; it’s already there, just waiting for you to believe it. I may not have all the answers, but I do know that God wants us to be like 3 John 2—in good health.”

Melanie knew her healing had stuck like glue when she went on a bike ride in the same area where she had struggled to breathe before, and had no problems of any kind—except maybe keeping up with her kids! She can walk through a pasture, rub her face in a bed of weeds, mow, camp, fish, and cuddle with a dog without one single sniffle or sneeze. In the past eight years, she has not sneezed, and her eyes have not swelled.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13, New King James Version

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