By His Stripes

‘By His stripes’ ministry (overseen by Jorrie and Thea van der Walt)
A prayer and healing ministry [volunteers are not counsellors].

Who needs healing?

Inner healing can benefit those in need of physical healing, are struggling with emotional issues, or recognise a spiritual need. The Bible brings us the life-giving message of hope that God is able and willing to meet all our needs, no matter how desperate they may seem (Luke 4:18-19).
Teachings and opportunities to receive individual prayer in a safe and loving environment can be part of your ministry time, which is an opportunity for you to be real – to share your heart and your struggles with your ministry team. Personal sharing and prayer ministry often includes time talking and praying through any relevant areas of forgiveness, repentance and inviting Jesus to be Lord. It may also include recognising the work of the enemy in our lives and overcoming it through the power of the cross of Jesus.
The purpose of inner healing ministry is to bring God’s love and healing power into your life. Of course it is not always possible to deal with a life-time of problems all at once, but the aim is rather to facilitate a significant step forward in your Christian journey – often a breakthrough in some area. Your personal needs and the guidance of the Holy Spirit will assist the team in knowing what to pray about. There is also time for personal reflection.

Is it confidential?

Yes. What is confided, both on the application form and during prayer ministry, will be kept in strictest confidence. Application forms and personal details will be kept locked and secure. We will not release any details to anyone without your written permission, unless obliged to do so by law.

What are the results?

God works in different ways with different people. For some there is an immediate testimony of significant changes and for others the change is more progressive and continues over months or even years after your healing. Nearly everyone testifies to increased faith, strength and hope. For some, deep levels of pain may begin to be touched for the first time, which initially can result in being more aware of the pain, but God never does more than we can cope with. You will receive guidance and encouragement about the way forward.