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.

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 …

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…

 

A report on what God is doing in Southern Manitoba and the work that Ralph is involved in and helping to oversee …

In Southern Manitoba we are seeing a sovereign move of God as the Holy Spirit touches lives and transforms them. This is not something that we have brought about by programming or personality. It is a sovereign move of God touching the lives of all those whose hearts are searching for more – more of God than they have been experiencing recently.

God has raised up local and trans-local leaders for such a time as this. They are not “leading” per say but are simply helping people understand what is happening and how to respond properly to the move of the Spirit. These leaders are sensitive to the moving of the Spirit and, in many cases, have been through several past moves of God – times of refreshing, renewals, and even revival. These leaders see this encountering God and His empowering His people as the “norm” and what Christianity should be and should look like. They are simply guiding and directing those who are being touched and transformed by the power of the Gospel of the Kingdom.

This current move of the Spirit is seriously touching young people who are hungering for more than what ‘religion’ offers them. They want to experience God and His power. They are not looking for information about God – they want to encounter Him firsthand. However, what God is doing is not limited to just the young but is touching and empowering anyone who is “young and heart” and is desiring more than what they currently know and are experiencing of the Lord.

As this move of the Spirit – I prefer not to call it a ‘revival’ – continues, religious people are finding life and liberty. They are discovering the freedom that is available when one follows Jesus and is building a solid, daily, personal relationship with Him as a disciple.

As they do they sense freedom from religion and tradition as they walk in new light.

Churches (groups of disciples meeting together) are being planted and true fellowship centered of Jesus is being experienced. Leaders are being quickly raised up for each of these groups – meeting in coffee shops, people’s homes, garages, yards, and church buildings.

People who had no interest in God whatsoever are encountering Him and the power of the Gospel and receiving salvation. People who have been born again are being baptized in the Holy Spirit and equipped with the nine supernatural gifts of the Spirit.

Young and old alike are being equipped and trained to minister as they become an active part of the priesthood of all believers. And, Southern Manitoba is being changed as God prepares it for a major role in what He is planning to do in Canada, the United States, and overseas.

This is biblical Christianity happening today – the Book of Acts continuing to be seen as the Holy Spirit powerfully touches lives and frees people from spiritual darkness and the grip of religion and tradition.

Toronto, September 2017

In September 2017 Ralph will be heading to the city of Toronto, Canada to meet with a group of young believers from Kazakhstan who are now living, studying, and working in the Toronto area.

 Over the past few months they and Ralph’s team here in Western Canada have been praying about planting a church in the Greater Toronto Area.

This church will be for those who are looking for a church that is different than what is currently being offered in the region. A church for those who are not into “church as usual”. A place where questions can be asked, doubts expressed, and differences discussed. A place where a person can be themselves and not have to be like everyone else. And, where love is the key and everyone, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey, can find acceptance.

 Please be praying for Ralph and his team – made up of young people from western Canada and the central United States who will be joining him in the church planting adventure.

Kazakhstan Report – June 2017

Ralph and his team recently spent two weeks ministering in the amazing nation of Kazakhstan.

His team member from the United Sates was Jesse Matos who has just entered his second year studying missions at Valor Christian Collage in Columbus, Ohio (see picture).

The team ministered to the youth leaders at Joy Church in the city of Almaty and then flew to the city of Karaganda where they ministered to leaders from a number of cities and churches. The main topics were the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit, and becoming a supernatural church. Then a number of flights to the city of Shymkent to a church new to this ministry. A church with a large number of young people where again the topic was becoming a supernatural church.

Then, after a flight back to Almaty, they worked with Manna Church and the network of seven churches that Manna belongs to. The first three days were a leadership school with the topic “Establishing Unity.” Then a weekend with Manna church – the regular morning service and the afternoon youth church followed by a late supper meeting with the youth leaders and a late trip to the airport for the flights home.

Two weeks of tremendous ministry and the team is so grateful to those who hosted them in the nation of Kazakhstan and for the wonderful opportunities the Lord has given to us to meet some amazing and awesome believers.

Next trip to Kazakhstan is scheduled for the middle of January, 2018.

Butler, Ohio July 2017

Ralph has just returned from an apostolic trip into the state of Ohio, United States of America. He was ministering at The River of Life Church in Butler, Ohio for a week at the end of July, 2017.

Ralph acts as one of the apostolic overseers to the work there. He has been ministering regularly in the area now for over 6 years and has established a large number of tremendous relationships with some amazing people both from River of Life and from other churches as well. And, three of his key team members for his overseas work come from this region around the capital city of Columbus, Ohio.

While there, along with ministering on the weekend, he spent time with each elder and their spouse in their homes discussing the life of their church and the vision they have for reaching their area with the Gospel of the Kingdom. And, he had opportunity to meet with his team members individually for coffee as well as with a couple (Ed and Sheila) who have become good friends with Ralph and the ministry over the years. They will be joining Ralph in Southern Manitoba in September 2017 for a week of ministry and relationship building (see separate posting).

Ed and Sheila (team members for September 2017 in Manitoba)….

 

 

 

 

Manitoba Update

Ralph continues to minister on an almost monthly basis in the Winkler – Morden, Manitoba area of Canada.

August (the 17th to the 20th) will see him and his team member (Tom Sanders – see picture) in the area ministering at a number of house churches as well as at Fresh Fire Youth on the Friday evening and Flood and Fire on the Saturday evening.

Ralph is also mentoring a number of young people in the area. Among them a young man who will be helping plant a new church in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and another who is the team member for a November trip into eastern Russia.

While there each month Ralph meets with local and regional leaders to encourage and support them as well as reaching out to surrounding communities such as Altona, Carmen and Miami.

This month’s team member, Tom Sanders, is a long term member of Ralph’s team who has travelled overseas a number of times to minister with Ralph. This will be his second visit to the Winkler area. He is also one of the leaders for the A.P.E.X. House Church Alliance centered in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Church planting in Hamiota, Manitoba

Ralph Howe Ministries working in cooperation with several other apostolic ministries from Southern Manitoba is in the planning stages of planting a new church in the town of

Hamiota, Manitoba.

We have a resident of Hamiota who will be opening his home to a new expression of the Body of Christ, the Church. He is a mature believer who Ralph met about 15 years ago while ministering in the Rock Lake, Manitoba area.

This Spirit filled church plant will begin in the fall as Ralph and others travel to Hamiota, Manitoba and surrounding area to minister and evangelize.

Please be in prayer for this outreach.

Hamiota is located between the Trans-Canada and Yellowhead highways, 84 Km from the city of Brandon. In a 20 Km trade area there are 10,000 residents of all ages and occupational backgrounds.