BURNING YOUR BRIDGES

I want to talk about “burning your bridges”

I have noticed something in Scripture recently – a truth I needed to be reminded of once again

I believe God brought it to my attention

Abraham was told by God to leave what he knew and was successful in and move out in faith to something new and yet unknown

The future – nothing wrong with the ‘past’ or the ‘present’… Just exchanging the good for the best

Never to go back …

Lot and his family had to leave Sodom and Gomorra and not look back Read more

Russian write-up for November 1st to 13th… UPDATE

In November, 2017 Ralph and Austin (his team member for this trip) will be heading to eastern Russia to minister in the cities of Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Tagil. Ralph has worked in this area a number of times in the last few years including a trip in January, 2017.

We have just added an extra week to this trip … It is now November 1st to the 20th. The additional time will be spent ministering in the city of Ivanovo. Ralph has ministered several times in this city a number of years ago and has just been invited to a local church where he ministered one Sunday morning … He will be holding a regional leadership school (Wednesday through Saturday) and ministering in a number of local churches on the Sunday.

He is looking forward to ministering in a number of local churches as well as in leaders meetings and youth events. God is moving mightily in Russia and He is raising up strong local churches who are moving in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and power.

His team member from Southern Manitoba, Canada…

My name is Austin Fehr. I am 18 years old and I live in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada. I currently work at Winkler Canvas repairing tarps, and have been there since June 2015.

I became a Christian at the age of 3, I attended church as long as I can remember. In March 2017 I went to a Friday night youth group called “Wildfire” in my city and then a Saturday night service at “Flood and Fire” – an amazing group of believers the following day. Since both groups welcome the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and have people exercising the gifts of the Spirit, I now attend both groups regularly. Since I started going to these two weekly meetings I have seen amazing growth in my relationship with God, as well as learning to move in the gifts of the Spirit.

In July 2016 Ralph prophesied over me. He told me that I would be a leader in the business world as well as in the church world, and that my ministry would take place in many nations in the world. Three months prior to that prophecy God gave me the idea of starting a clothing line, that for every product sold, would feed someone in a country in need for seven days. Ralph’s prophecy over me was a confirmation that I was on the right track in my life. I am excited that my online clothing line will be starting in May or June of 2017 and I believe this will be my career for many years.

I am very excited to be going to Russia to build relationships and express the love that God has given me for people. I am also excited that I am going to meet fellow believers in Russia and have opportunity to share our experiences of the Lord with each other. I know that when I come home I will have a much different perspective as to how people in other areas of the world experience God in their everyday lives.

Church Plant – Toronto

In the city of Toronto there are a large number of Russian speaking young people. Some are there to study at the many universities in the Greater Toronto Area. Others are there working as they become Canadian citizens.

A number of young people that Ralph has worked with in the nation of Kazakhstan (they speak Russian as their main language) are now living, studying, and working in Toronto. During Ralph’s last two visits to Kazakhstan (November, 2016 and June 2017) Ralph has been in discussions with these young people and the leaders of their church in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan regarding planting a new work for the Kingdom in GTA.

Several of the leaders are now living in Toronto and Ralph has agreed to give them apostolic oversight as well as work with them to establish a new work for young people whose mother tongue is Russian. The next planning and prayer session will be in September, 2017 and will involve Ralph travelling to the city of Toronto (where he lived for three years) to begin to lay the foundations for this new expression of the Kingdom.

Ohio, February, 2018

Ralph will, once again, be travelling to Ohio to work with The River Church. This amazing local church is located in Butler, Ohio – 50 minutes from the capital city of Columbus.

Ralph has been involved in the life of this church for 6 years and works with the lead apostle / pastor Bill Lewis who is part of an amazing eldership team of four who lead and direct the work of the Kingdom in the Butler – Bellville area of Ohio.

During his time in Ohio ( two to three times a year) he also meets with and mentors a number of young men who have travelled overseas with him as part of his apostolic team. And, he continues to build relationally with a number of fantastic believers and leaders who are wanting to move forward with God and accomplish great things for Jesus and the Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly in Manitoba

Almost every month Ralph travels to the Winkler-Morden area of Southern Manitoba to work with house churches, traditional churches, leadership teams, youth, as well as mentoring a number of young people. He has been going there since the fall of 2015. The work he is doing there is seeing tremendous results and many are being trained, equipped, and released.

As a result of the growth of the work he is involved in in Southern Manitoba some new aspects of his ministry are being planned.

During each monthly visit starting in September Ralph will be meeting with all those who have received prophetic words pointing out their call to the five-fold ministry (apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd and teacher / APEST). This is will be a school that meets monthly for training and fellowship followed by on-line course work as those called into the APEST learn what it means to be called and what God is expecting of them.

Also, during each visit, there will be a leadership school for all those called into leadership within the area. The move of the Holy Spirit has been so powerful and has touched so many lives that we are currently short of good, trained and equipped leaders and leadership teams. So, Ralph will be holding a Saturday Leadership School to teach and equip current and future leaders how to be effective in their calling. Again, there will be some on-line work to accomplish between live meting dates.

The teaching sessions will be recorded during both of these training events and will be posted on Ralph’s new You Tube channel as well as broadcast while happening on Facebook Live.

Watch for further announcements in regard to both APEST and Leadership training sessions for the Morden – Winkler – Altona – Carmen area …

Recent News

October 26th to November 5, 2018 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Butler, Ohio, United States of America

Ralph will be working with a young third year university student attending North York University. He is from Kazakhstan and is seeking an expression of the Church that will speak to his generation; especially the fellow students he has come to know who do not yet know Jesus but are asking questions.

This is a new church plant and Ralph will be working closely with his leader there – supported by the prayers of many young Christians in Kazakhstan who are sponsoring this church plant.

Plans are to continue building relationships, forming a local Bible study for non-believers, and watching what the Holy Spirit can and will do. Ralph will be on site once every six weeks to encourage and train leaders. This trip is from October 26th to 29th.

Then Ralph will continue on flying to Columbus, Ohio and then driving to Bellville and Butler, Ohio. He will be working with Bill Lewis who is an apostle and pastor of The River Community Church in Butler, Ohio. Ralph is one of two outside apostles in an apostolic team overseeing the work there. His involvement now reaches back 7 years and he is usually in this area two to three times a year. This trip is from November 29th to November 5th, 2018. There is another trip planned for December of this year as well.

 

 

Sound of the Trumpet Television

On the 22nd of September Ralph will once again be involved in the taping of a 13 part television series called “The Sound of the Trumpet.” This is annual event and Ralph’s third year with the production of this series of shows.

Ralph’s topic for the taping of the show to be showed as a series later in the year is The Rapture and the lead scripture is found in Matthew 24.

The basic format of the 30 minute show is simple. The person being interviewed is asked to give a short testimony of his or salvation experience. Then they teach for about 20 minutes on the assigned topic. After that either the guest or the host for the series gives a gospel presentation as the show is brought to a close.

Ralph has been involved in this show for the past three years. As well, he has been involved in a second 13 week series that has come about as a result of finding favour with Access Communications (Regina) called “The Word.” Ralph has taped one of the shows in this series earlier this year and looks forward to it entering a second season early in 2019.

Each series is shown a number of times over the course of a year and so there is more than one opportunity to view the show and hear the testimonies and the Gospel.

 

 

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Sheila Wachtel

After three career changes from running a telecommunications business to being a Network Security Engineer and is now at home working on the farm. She lives with her husband of 16 years on a 128 acre farm near Mt. Gilead, Ohio. They organically raise crops and a variety of animals. They share 5 adult children and 7 grandchildren. She has a BS in Management Information Systems from Ohio State University, an MS in Network Security from Capitol College and 25 hours towards aTheology degree

Having rededicated her life to Christ and experiencing a radical freedom from alcohol and cigarettes. She has been active for almost 26 years as a small group leader, a children’s teacher, youth teacher and nursery worker. Currently she helps lead a house church and teaches a children’s group for the Ohio House Church, an association of several house churches.

Sheila has been to Israel twice. The first trip was for a personal understanding of the Bible. The second trip was for prayer and worship at various locations and Houses of Prayer. She has also been to Malta twice. The first trip was a faith journey where the Lord connected her group of four with a Maltese woman who ran a House of Prayer with the purpose of helping and encourage her. The second trip to Malta was to help the Maltese woman who is newly widowed with her young daughter while she was involved as a rare Christian candidate in the election.

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I have noticed over the past decade or so that many well intentioned believers are no longer satisfied with ‘just Jesus’

Many Christians are adding to Jesus

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Manitoba – September, 2017

In September 2017 (20th to the 25th) Ralph will be in the Winkler-Morden area of Southern Manitoba ministering as he does almost monthly. This trip his team will be a married couple from rural Ohio – Ed and Sheila Wachtel (see pictures).

God is truly moving powerfully in this area of Canada where many young people are being empowered as they are baptized in the Holy Spirit and then equipped in the gifts of the Spirit. They are reaching out to other youth and lives are being changed and set free. A recent report indicates how powerful a move of the Spirit this has become…

I had a fantastic night last night at Wild fire! There were a bunch of youth that came from different cities and joined us. We were worshiping and listening to different people preach from 7-10 it was great. During worship someone had a demon manifestation and it went on for probably 30 minutes where the demon was screaming and yelling things through her. It was my first time ever experiencing a demon speak through a person before. The thing I thought was so cool is that it was like begging for attention by screaming and yelling, but just we started singing “No longer slaves, I am a child of God” and we were singing it super loud and the demon kept trying to be louder than us it was quite funny listening to how ridiculous the demon was. But sure wasn’t funny that the demon had to be in her though, eventually it came out which was awesome! And when we were singing that one song I was bawling my eyes out as I had the revelation of how much God loves us and how safe we are being with God, and how pure His love is. It was a huge contrast of good and evil when we were singing that during the demon manifestation. I was basically tearing up, out of joy, all evening yesterday after that.

God is doing amazing things in Southern Manitoba and Ralph Howe Ministries is supplying some oversight and direction to the move of the Spirit as well as teaching and ministering on a regular basis. Ralph is also mentoring a number of young people a few of whom have also begun to travel with him as team members.

Team members for this September trip…