Since 2011 Global Awakening has partnered with United Theological Seminary, recruiting and educating over 50 Kingdom minded ministry leaders. A new Doctor of Ministry group begins this August, so now is your chance to participate in these groundbreaking studies.
This is a fully accredited degree and you will need to have an accredited Masters of Divinity and three years of ministry experience in order to quality. Students with a Masters of Theology or a secular Masters can participate by first completing the Pre-Doctoral Program. For more information regarding the seminary, please visit www.united.edu.
Over 30 students gave words of knowledge, many for the first time which saw over 15 healings of 80% or more within the classroom. During activation of the 5-step prayer model we had two students pray for a student with pain from a shoulder injury sustained from playing rugby (he was a professional rugby player) and was still in significant pain following surgery a few months ago. After praying through the 5-steps he was completely healed and pain free. Another student had pain in her back from multiple car accidents and a recent fall against some stairs. The students prayed for her as well and she also was healed of 80% or more from her pain.
Earlier this month, Global Awakening completed a clean water project in the African country of Zimbabwe. It was the second straight year we've completed Humanitarian Aid Projects in the poverty stricken region of Bulawayo.
The purpose of drilling the well was to bring clean water to a community lacking an immediate water resource. We had a surveyor on-site who told us there was a 75% chance of us getting water on site and estimated the water to be about 60 meters down. We started drilling on a cold, windy Saturday. After drilling for only three hours, we hit water. It was only 30 meters down! From 30 meters to 60 meters we had nothing but water. The new well brought a yield of 4,500 liters per hour (1,200 galloons) much more than anticipated! It was amazing to see the appreciation and excited of the community that came out to celebrate.
The introduction to water in this area not only provides clean water but provides jobs in the form of farming. In a country with an unemployment rate of over 60%, the impact of this project impact has been immeasurable.
Last year, our team built a large, 5 bedroom safe house in a rural area where the abuse of young girls is rampant. As a part of this year's project, we returned to the safe house to take supplies to, and check on the pastors and the girls living there. We were happy to find that the house now has running water and a shower. After fellowship with the pastors, we learned that since January, there have been over 50 cases of child abuse in their region, all girls. If it weren't for this safe house, all of these children would be taken into police custody and housed in a prison cell during their trial. Working with the government, the pastors were able take these girls into their house and care. They have been able to take these young girls to a doctor, minister inner healing, and love on them. The pastors have adopted 6 of these girls who are now living with them full time at the safe house and are attending school.
One girl living in the house, now 7 years old was abused by a family member and, according to the doctors report, contracted HIV as a result of the incident. We met this precious girl last year when we were building and had the opportunity to pray for her. When we returned to the house this year, the pastors brought us the doctors report that said she was now HIV negative! Praise God! Another girl who was demonized as a result of her abuse was also set free!
We also had the opportunity to go and minster to the people living in the "garbage dumps" outside of Bulawayo. This poverty stricken area is inhabited by society's throwaways, murderers, and thieves. If an ancestor committed a serious crime, their descendants are considered cursed and unwanted by society. They make their homes out of whatever they can find in the garbage dumps. We were told that even police were afraid to venture into this place. But with the pastor, we drove into the garbage dump with a truck full of speakers and began to worship God. The noise brought people out of their shelters. We started preaching the gospel over the speakers and many were saved and healed! We also distributed our indestructible soccer balls to the kids of the dump. Some of them had never played with a real soccer ball before. It was really incredible to see something so simple bring so much joy and happiness to a child.
Be encouraged! The gospel is being preached, people are being healed, and lives are being changed all over the globe because of you. Thank you for your support and all you do for His Kingdom.
With GSSM fall classes starting and the summer coming to an end, we'd like to take this time to look back on everything that has happened over the past 3 months in celebration. From the international ministry trips, and youth power invasions, to The Pursuit, Fearless, The Stirring, and The Voice of the Apostles, we thank God for everything he has done at these events and continues to do. This collage tells a story of everything that has happened in the summer of 2014 for Global Awakening. What's your collage look like?