Toronto Church Plant September, 2018

We are ready to begin planting a local church in the Greater Toronto Area.

This project has been in our prayers for several years and in the planning stage for a year. We have done some ground work with a leader who is studying in North York.

This young man is someone that Ralph has known for a number of years having met him in Kazakhstan and worked with him there during his twice-a-year ministry trips. Then over the past two years Ralph has been building a relationship with him as he studied in university in Toronto.

Ralph is now ready to start regular trips to Toronto to plant a local church for students who are studying in Toronto and who have roots in Central Asia. He will be helping to train and encourage the leader who is in his third year in university as well as meeting with those the leader has been relating to – most of whom are not born again but are hungry to know more.

The plan is for Ralph to be in Toronto working approximately once a month for four days … and working with the group in-between visits via internet.

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.

JESUS DEFICIT DISORDER

The early apostles were solidly committed to Jesus and gave their lives for Him

They were in awe of Him understanding that He is God

They saw His splendour

They had experienced His majesty

They had encountered His glory – “the glory of the only begotten of the Father” (John 1:14)

They gave up everything to follow Him and eventually gave their lives for Him – dying for their faith in Him

In everything they did they exalted Him – put Him first – lifted Him up for all to see Read more

What’s In a Name?

When children are born parents have already chosen their name or names

The name chosen often honours a family member from a previous generation
The name embraces the hopes that the parents have for that child’s future
The name comes to describe who they are
Who they are known as
What they are known for

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Christian Fellowship

Jesus is currently building His Church

Matthew 16:18 “On this rock (revelation) I will build My Church…”

He is doing this through planting new expressions of the Gospel in every nation

A major move in most nations towards house churches

He is also revamping any existing church – regardless of their size, shape, or tradition – through shaking it so that only the essentials remain Read more

DYING TO LIVE

If you were living in the Century One – the days of the Book of Acts – and you heard the Gospel of the Kingdom and believed
Encountering Jesus as your Lord and not just your Saviour
You would have been immediately baptized by immersion in water…
The first day of the Church – Acts 2 – Peter is preaching
The Holy Spirit moves n the thousands who are listening to his words

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AN ENCOUNTER AND CONTINUING EXPERIENCES

1 John 1:1-4 “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.”

**To be born again means that we have had an encounter with the living God
We have encountered His love – 1 John 4:8

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An Encouraging Word

Hey pastor Ralph,

As we spoke that Sunday it would be a really neat opportunity to join you on a trip. I feel I would learn a lot in a very short time by tagging along on a trip!

As you spoke I found that you have a tangible and raw faith that I have found in very few people that I have personally met face to face. I see a hunger for the lord and a zeal that drives you to live a lifestyle that is both rare and admirable. I learned somewhere along the way that people usually forget the majority of what you say (I want to say 85% but don’t quote me haha), but they rarely forget how you make them feel. As you spoke I felt energized, rejuvenated, and overall like a life with Jesus is both rewarding and attainable. As I am usually a part of the forgetful statistic, I wrote down the main points from your sermon and they have been great checkpoints as I work on my heart.

I will say things have been difficult lately as I have been feeling like my faith is something I’m dragging along through life lately and not necessarily allowing it to push me and give me purpose… if that makes sense. As I look at the list of checkpoints I have been easily able to find where I have been slipping. All that to say I really found your message encouraging so thanks for that!

I really appreciated getting to know you and I also hope we are able to keep in touch and develop a deeper relationship! I know you are busy and so I really appreciate you reaching out and getting in touch with me!

Thanks again for everything,

Matt J.

Report – Apostolic Trip to Russia (May-June 2018)

Ralph and his team left Canada on the 23rd of May and returned on the 12th of June, 2018.

Ralph ministered in a variety of meetings including regular Sunday services, a leadership retreat, a prophetic school, and meeting of network pastors as well as regional pastor’s meetings. He worked with traditional style churches as well as several house churches. 

God is truly moving in Russia and doing great things in many regions (oblasts) of this nation. Young people are being touched by the Holy Spirit and are beginning to mobilize, reaching out to others of their generation.

During Ralph’s 21 days of ministry Ralph taught on a number of subjects as well as ministered prophetically and prayed for people to be healed. People’s lives were changed and many young people caught the fire of the Holy Spirit and began to move in the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit and power.

For Ralph’s daily reports during his time in Russia see Ralph Howe Ministries’ Facebook page for write-ups and pictures.

Ralph’s next 21 day trip into Russia will be in early January 2019 and he will be visiting two new cities as well as returning to a number of the cities he has just been ministering in during this latest trip.

The Sound of the Trumpet television show

Ralph has been invited to, once again, be a part of The Sound of the Trumpet television show aired as a regular series on Access Communications Cable Network in Saskatchewan.

Ralph has been involved several times in this series as it had taped over the past four years and is pleased to be asked to continue his involvement as the series is renewed for a new season.

The taping for the series will be on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of September, 2018 and the show will air in the late fall with reruns well into 2019.

Ralph’s topic this time will be “The Rapture” as he issues a wake-up call to believers that we are in the End Times and the tribulation and then the return of Christ are fast approaching and a reality that should affect the way we live and witness to others today.