Recent trip into Turkey February-March 2017

Ralph and a team member, Jeremy Wachtel from Ohio, spent two weeks in Turkey ministering together. It was a powerful time of ministry but also a good opportunity to connect as team members. Ralph has been mentoring Jeremy for a number of years and that relationship has now entered a friendship stage where they travel as equal members of the team representing Jesus through Ralph Howe Ministries.
First picture: Ralph sharing his testimony at a drug rehab house. There were 11 countries represented in this house in Istanbul and five different languages. made for interesting sharing. Many of those in the room were from other religions or atheists.


Second picture: Ralph and Jeremy sharing at a meeting of leaders from various house churches and ministries on the topic of discipleship and making disciples. A powerful afternoon of teaching and prophetic ministry.


Third picture: The host family that we stayed with. Amazing children and a good time of fellowship.



Fourth picture: Alexander (on the left) – our host. he is working in various ministries touching the lives of Muslims with the love of Jesus.


Fifth and sixth pictures: Tour of some ancient ruins from Bible days…

Ralph’s monthly trips into Southern Manitoba

Almost every month Ralph has been travelling into Southern Manitoba to the cities of Winkler and Morden as well as surrounding towns to minister. In Southern Manitoba there is a major move of the Holy Spirit that is touching the lives of many young people as well as others who are leaving religion and are looking for life.

He has been working in the area now for over a year. When he began he was spending three days in the area. Then it was five. Starting in April 2017 he will be spending a full week tin the area ministering to local churches, leaders, and revival meetings. He is also mentoring a number of young men who have strong calls on their lives for leadership and five-fold ministry. Read more

An Ordinary Life In the Hands of God

In the Church world today…

1> Believers who collect information – Bible knowledge – and yet never change
The way they think and feel
The way they relate to people
The way they live
The way they view life (worldview)

Yet the Bible states that its purpose is to transform us into His image – that we would become more like Him whom we follow – More like Jesus

And that we would then do what He did and empowers us to do Read more

The Basics Few Talk About – Part Two

We are looking at some of the basics of the Christian faith upon which we can then build a dynamic, alive, and productive life for Jesus. We are looking at two basic questions everyone, Christian or non-Christian, are looking to answer … 1> Who am I? and 2> What is the purpose of my life? Why and I here on the planet?

To answer these two questions we need to discover who we are “in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17). This is different than “Christ in you” when you are born again. This is you discovering the “new creature” (2 Corinthians 5:21) that you became when Christ came to dwell in you.

The Bible states: “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (Romans 12:1-2 The Message Version)

So, to discover who we are “in Christ” we need to give ourselves fully to God and give Him permission to do whatever is necessary for us to come fully alive “in Christ.” This is a journey of self-discovery as you begin, maybe for the first time, to discover who you really are – who He created you to be. Don’t be in a hurry to go out and minister. This “doing” always follows discovering yourself because then God has a solid, mature, healed, free vessel through which to minister. First “be” and then “do.” You are a human being and not a human doing.

This is not an easy journey. First you will need His help to dig you out from all the expectations, demands, and influences that have shaped and formed the person people now see – the current you. This will require a good amount of time and a great deal of work. The real you inside is buried under a substantial pile of people’s expectations, demands of others, cultural expectations, self-imposed rules that you run your life by, your generation’s influences (music, media, friends, worldview), and your culture..And, if you are a cultural Christian and a church attender you will have to work at removing many of the rules and regulations that man has imposed upon you and your non-biblical lifestyles, Underneath all these and other influences there is buried a real you that God created … this “new creature” wants out and wants expression.

When we are born again through conviction of our sins, godly sorrow, and repentance (2 Corinthians 7:8-10), we become this “new creature in Christ.” Instantly, old value systems, priorities, beliefs, loves, and plans are gone. Evil and sin are still present, but you see them in a new perspective and they are no longer controlling you. So, there is a change in the way a person views life and lives life. But, what needs to change inside us does not happen instantly as it is a gradual change as “all things are becoming new” as you, with God’s help, dig out from under and begin to experience healing and freedom for the first time.

And, not only are old things gradually seen in a new light and removed … But, “new things have come.” The Greek grammar here indicates that this newness is a continuing condition of fact. The believer’s new spiritual perspective of everything is a constant reality for them as they now live with an eternal perspective and see things as God sees them but only slowly impacts the way they live and relate.

So, we are new creatures “in Christ” but it takes time to discover this new you and change your lifestyle. This is the journey into self-discovery. This journey is where healing and wholeness are experienced. This is where ‘old things’ are removed and ‘new things’ are added. This is where, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we dig out from under all the cultural and generations expectations and demands. It is on this journey where we find healing and deliverance, new life and freedom from the past. And, as old things are removed and new things are added we begin to see the “new creature in Christ” emerge – this new person that we became when we were born again.

Only as we journey does this unveiling take place and then we discover who we really are.

Winkler – April 26th to May 3rd.

Ralph will, once again, be in the Winkler – Morden area of Southern Manitoba again this month – April 26th to May 3rd.

Ralph is working with the leaders of a number of house churches and more traditional churches in both the cities of Morden and Winkler as well as surrounding towns and rural areas. He travels to this area on an almost monthly basis.

This trip he will be working, for the first time, with Hillside Community Church in the city of Morden. He will be teaching on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the resulting supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit and their use in reaching out to see the lost saved. As well, he will be meeting with church leaders and building relationships within the local congregation.





He will be working with Pastor Kevin Jamieson and the elders of Hillside as they work together to bring a fresh vision and direction to this amazing local church.







Ralph will also be ministering during this visit in the city of Winkler and surrounding districts. As always, he will be meting one-on-one with leaders as well as with several young men that he mentors as well as several who will be heading overseas with Ralph as team members in the fall and early winter.

Russian November 1st to 13th

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.

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… Read more

Nic and Joe Save Easter

Well, Easter is a powerful Sunday… a deep reminder of what the Christian faith is all about

And really, if you’re a Christian, this should be a very important Sunday in your life

Christians celebrate Easter because everything that we believe really hinges on what happened on this day 2,000+ years ago.

There are a lot of religions.

There are a lot of belief systems

Read more

The Basics Few Talk About – Part One

With all the preachers and teachers of God’s Word out there on the web, on television, radio, and speaking from pulpits across the nations we seldom hear anyone teaching and sharing on the basics of the faith that we hold so close to our hearts. So, I believe many are taking the truths they hear and are building their life on these truths but they are literally constructing their house without a solid and proper foundation.

I have many conversations with young men whom I disciple and mentor and they are all, like most people in the world, searching for answers to two basic questions: 1> Who am I? and 2> What is my purpose on this earth? Why am I here? These are basic questions – foundational questions. And, few teaching are helping our young people answer these basic, foundational questions upon which a strong life can then be built and lived.

The Holy Spirt states in Ephesians 1:11 (The Message Version) “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for…” This is the basics. And, until we know who we are in Christ we will never properly discover what it is He is calling us to do – His purpose and plan for our life. In other words, there is an order to this journey of discovery … first who you are “in Christ” and then what He has called you, designed you to do or Him and for the Kingdom.

Most believers know that when they are born again the Holy Spirit – the Spirit of Christ – comes to live in us. That we become the temple of the Holy Spirit and God dwells in us. So they know, sort of, “Christ in us the hope of glory.” But do they really understand who they are “in Christ?” I don’t believe so. When we are born again we become “new creatures in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17) and it is this ‘new creature’ that many have yet to discover. They simply do not know who they are “in Christ.”

To discover what your purpose is in the world you must first discover who you are “in Christ”. You must know this ‘new creature’ that God has created. Each of us is unique and different. Each of us has been wired differently than others … our motivations are different. We have a different perspective on life, we relate differently, we have different and sometimes unique interests. Our experiences in life are unique and different than other people we relate to. It is this difference we need to discover. It is the uniqueness that is specifically “me” that we need to uncover.

Here’s the problem, however. The world has squeezed us into its mould (Romans 12:1-2). People, family, expectations, experiences, work, the media … has moulded us into who we are today. We have let others do this to us. And so, we settle for who they have formed us to be … and you need to break free of that and discover the real you that is buried under all that garbage. In other words, getting back to the basics.

Where do you start? Easy … give who you are right now to God totally and completely. And, ask for His help to uncover the real you under all that ‘stuff’ that life has tossed on you and thrown at you. Listen to the Holy Spirit’s words as recorded in Romans, chapter twelve…

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

More tomorrow…

Transformed By The Power

The Christian faith is meant to change people

When we meet Jesus and are born again we enter in to a journey of constant and consistent change

Because God states that He is immutable – never changes – as we walk with Him we are the ones who change

Being born again means being on a journey to become the person God created us to be

The person that the world squeezed into its mould and altered from the original design

It is more than knowing our final destination – Heaven – and just sitting and waiting until we get there

This is called Destination Disease and causes people to be apathetic and lethargic  Read more

21 Things Christians Need To Stop Doing … NOW!

We are approaching Good Friday and Easter Sunday …
Today is the start of Holy Week in many mainline denominations

We are approaching the Cross of Good Friday where God’s plan to rescue the least, the lost, and the last climaxed with the death of Jesus, His Son

A death that paid the price of our sins
A death that removed the penalty for our sin
A death that defeated the power of sin in our lives

And, this death on the Cross of Calvary would have no meaning without the resurrection of Jesus bodily from the grave on that first Easter Sunday Read more