May the Kingdom of God come to where you live! https://youtu.be/EQ6QaZcPphM
Sound of Wales led worship at the "Kingdom, Power & Glory" Conference at Ffald-y-Brenin, Wales in November. Learn more about Local Houses of Prayer (LHOPS) at:
God is building a network of Local Houses of Prayer all around the world!
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EVENTS In Wiener Neustadt, Austria
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
LHOP MEETING WITH MARTIN & SHARON VAN HORN
On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 18.00 there will be a startup meeting for LHOP (Local House of Prayer) Martin and Sharon Van Horn from Kentucky (USA) will introduce the model of LHOP and we will share our experiences of what God is doing i our existing LHOP groups.
House BLESS Nr1 - A2700 Wiener Neustadt - Hubertus alley 27c
Please Pray As Martin & Sharon Leave On A Ministry Trip to Portugal, Austria, England & Wales on November 5th, 2016
Ministry Trip to Austria, United Kingdom & Wales
Jesus has done amazing things in Austria healing people's hearts as we have ministered and blessed them and shown them what has happened to their broken hearts.
Stories of Joy & Blessing:
The seminar amazed us as we literally watched the Lord Jesus speak to people and heal their hearts.
A woman had not been allowed to be herself as a girl because she was left-handed. In the process of facilitating her connection to the Lord Jesus and His ministry to her, we could see in her body language how she went from being a girl in hiding to being a woman of God allowed to mature after 20 minutes. She has been encouraged to see breakthrough after struggling many years and we will be following up with her in November.
A farmer from Germany wondered why he had escaped 15 dangerous falls in his lifetime. He watched as the Lord set him free from a spirit trapped in death. His countenance was remarkable afterwards as joy filled his life and was expressed in a huge smile on his face.
A housewife from Germany learned her true identity was not in having control everything under, but in the joy of trust and the flow of God's Spirit. Her new found freedom was expressed in her face and her body came to rest.
These are some of the wonderful stories and testimonies of how the Lord Jesus has worked in people’s hearts. We are sure you too have been to meetings where the Lord did something life-changing, but afterwards daily life was not as spectacular. You may wonder whom you can trust, ask your questions and share your struggles and victories.
What are the next steps?
We will be leaving on an assignment to follow up with people from four German-speaking lands, who attended our Seminar on “Healing the Brokenhearted” last May at “Haus David” in the central part of Austria.
Because they do not have the Biblical Christian helps we have available in America, we are traveling the distance to get together with them to share and minister to those who are seeking personal counsel.
We will also be in the Wiener Neustadt area to work with Team Courage to continue to equip believers to bless the land, see people saved, set free and healed as well as train believers to start Local Houses of Prayer (LHOPs) to bring God’s reign and rule to local communities, neighborhoods and workplaces.
As we spend time in the Wiener Neustadt area, we want to follow up on Seminar attenders there. The Lord has spoken to Team Courage that he wants them to be a training and sending center. We want to pray with them to seek the Lord’s direction on what the Lord has in mind and seek resources together to do it.
We will be following up on and encouraging those, who have already started LHOPs in German speaking countries of Europe.
Sharon will be traveling to the United Kingdom and Wales to meet with the folks at Ffald-y-Brenin, who started LHOPs to discuss ways to network the LHOP communities around the world and will also help with a LHOP training in Bath.
Ministry Trip Itinerary
Martin & Sharon fly to Lisbon, Portugal where Sharon will present a workshop to a Technology Company on “Discover the Key to Building Relationships and Business: How to communicate and resolve conflicts through listening to understand and experiencing a shared reality”
Martin & Sharon fly to Vienna, Austria
November 11 – 13
Travel from Vienna to “Haus David” for Follow Up Ministry with the participants from the May Seminar on “Healing the Brokenhearted” and LHOP Training
November 14 - 21
Ministry in the Wiener Neustadt area with Team Courage and LHOP training
Martin returns to the USA
Sharon travels to London
November 23 – 25
Sharon travels with Anne Deleyser to Ffald-y-Brenin for meetings
LHOP training in Bath, United Kingdom
November 27 – December 1st
Travel to Kingston-Upon-Hull
December 1 - 10
Sharon travels back to Austria for further ministry
Sharon travels to Schladming to do a follow up LHOP training
Sharon travels back to the USA
Thank You for Your Prayers & Support
We appreciate your partnership in prayer and any financial support God directs you to give toward this ministry assignment. Let us know how we can pray for you as well.
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May 7, 2016
A-4211 Alberndorf i.d. Riedmark
Tel.: +43 (0) 72 35 72 75
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Ministry & Prayer Update – April 2016
How can Christians, young or old, listen to Scripture, praise the Lord in song, pray for answers to their needs and seek to live better lives, but yet not feel close to Jesus in their heart?
In our experience one possibility is that our soul is trying hard, but our spirit has not been activated to take the lead and connect to Heavenly Father.
As we see many friends receive blessings for all facets of their human spirit, a new dynamic has entered into their walk with the Lord. They receive his spiritual input more often and more quickly. Trusting and obeying become a daily joy.
Another possibility for dullness between Christians and God has been brought to our attention in the past year. Our hearts are full of emotions and reactions. Pain breaks our hearts. We are not whole, but in pieces. Jesus said he would bind up the broken hearted. Because of the pain, we try to shield our heart from more hurt. This is called acting like a protector. Of course, our enemy does not want to have us enjoy Jesus or let him put our heart back together.
In our seminar "Healing the Broken-Hearted", we see Jesus come to willing volunteers, who experience him coming near to them and, when asked, he removes the enemy's influence. These friends have been blessed to see Jesus coming near and bringing joy where there was pain. Praise Jesus!
Because this seminar can be so life changing, we were invited to give it in Owensboro, Kentucky, in February.
We are asking you now for your prayers to support us in answering the invitation to present it in German in Austria, May 4 -7. We want Jesus to touch the participants and give them wholeness and joy.
Sharon has been training people to begin Local Houses of Prayer, a model for missional prayer communities started in Ffald-y-Brenin, Wales (Great Britain). Those trained in Austria, Indiana, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas are seeing the Lord change their neighborhoods and towns as they bless and pray for the people God places on their list of 5’s. Five people, five minutes a day for five weeks, with a weekly/bi-weekly gathering and soon they see God at work.
Sharon commissioned a translation of the LHOP training DVDs and Handbook into German to multiply the effect in the whole German-speaking world (Switzerland, Germany, Austria). It was produced in March and we will use it for the first time in Austria, May 7th.
Please pray for receptive hearts and spirits. Pray for our health, expenses and spiritual walk. We want to be clean and useful vessels of God's grace.
We appreciate your partnership in the Lord’s ministry through Life Connections International. Please let us know how we can pray for you.
May you be blessed in your life with the Lord as He continues to bring you into deeper paths of light, love, grace and joy.
Love & Blessings,
Martin & Sharon
The LHOP Training in Austria will be held on May 7, 2016 at:
A-4211 Alberndorf i.d. Riedmark
Tel.: +43 (0) 72 35 72 75
Fax: +43 (0) 72 35 72 75 4
These are amazing days and times as God expands His Kingdom!! https://thelastreformationmovie.com/watch/
January 11 at 11:14am
"Healing the Brokenhearted" 2 -day seminar with Martin Van Horn and Sharon Van Horn, ministers, life coaches, mentors in the Body of Christ.
Engaging the personal ministry of Jesus to bring Redemption.
(The vital need of this was just confirmed by prophet JohnMark Pool of what God is doing in 2016. We can't move into all the apostolic things without wholeness for everyone, leaders included. Please get you and your people to this..)
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 - 6:30 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Word and Spirit Ministry Center for Kingdom Develpment
1302 Greyhound Dr, Owensboro, KY 42303
Sponsored by: KY-HAPN, contact Bunny Warl
A Wonderful Testimony of How God Is Answering Prayer in New Zealand Through Local Houses of Prayer (LHOP) https://www.youtube.com/embed/W4KE8nebmko
Some of the Austrians involved in the Local Houses of Prayer in the Wiener Neustadt area, Triestingtal & Payerbach
Worshipping at the Prayer Room at Haus David in Upper Austria
Haus David in Upper Austria near Linz
May God's Reign and Rule come to Austria!
Worshipping at the first meeting of Local Houses of Prayer in Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Exciting news from Austria.... plans are for German translation of LHOP training materials and dubbing of the videos to commence! This will touch ALL of German speaking nations. More details on how you can get involved coming soon.... Please pray for Martin, Sharon and the others involved....
Training day in Wiener Neustadt for Local Houses of Prayer
Fresh news from the Austria front from Martin and Sharon van Horn and Team Courage (Josef and Monika Fertinger, and Andi and Annette Baumgartner).
"We are excited about the LHOP training yesterday afternoon. Full of gratitude, we can even start with with two LHOP prayer groups because 13 people from different churches and communities will be meeting together to pray and bless their local neighborhoods, workplaces and communities. If anyone has it on their heart to join us, please feel free to contact us at: email@example.com. You can get in touch with us at this next week or join us for the next 5 – week cycle.
If you would like to experience this incredible vision and bless and pray for individuals, ministries, organizations, workplaces, municipalities and churches in a different way as a member f the Body of Christ, we offer this opportunity.
Other people will know the love of Jesus as they see sisters and brothers in Christ love each other.
Please keep in touch with us as we also want to post how God answers our prayers....
God bless you wherever He calls you in in His Kingdom
This week the LHOP community in Evansville felt a nudge from God to meet in a local “has-been” mall. It seems that God is interested in having His presence released in a place that hasn’t been thriving for quite a few years. Oddly, though, it hasn’t been completely deserted. Is it possible that God has a plan, a purpose, for this place? When we showed up to pray, we sensed we needed to try the new Mexican restaurant rather than spend lots of time praying. So the three of us converged on the counter, struck up a conversation and, boom, we began to build community. We affirmed their amazing food, discovered mutual acquaintances and celebrated diversity in the community. Consequently we are going to continue holding our LHOP meetings there until Holy Spirit gives us different instructions. “Lord, bless Washington Square Mall. We agree with You that Your reign and rule be established on that piece of earth.”
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AUSTRIA?
Martin and Sharon van Horn leave next week for two months in Austria. Here’s Sharon’s report about Local Houses of Prayer in Wiener Neustadt. “Dr. Andy Baumgartner and his wife Annette are starting an LHOP at Andy's office and I look forward to doing some more training while I am there. I’ve contacted a couple who will translate the materials and we will "dub" the videos to be able to make the Training available in the German speaking countries - Germany, Switzerland and Austria. We need pray for this project as well as financial support for the translation work. Please pray God will open up "Divine Connections" in Austria and other parts of Europe for the LHOP. We may have contact with some folks from the Ukraine, who are interested in the LHOP and they understand English. Perhaps they will be in Austria in November and we can do the training with them.”
FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
Dorcas from Kansas says:
“ On the airplane this fall, I felt like I was suppose to ask the man sitting next to me if he was going home. That started a conversation about his life….As we got to the end of the flight, I asked the Lord, “What do I do now?” and I clearly heard: “You can bless him.” So I asked him if I could bless him in Jesus’ name. He grabbed my hand and said “Yes!” So I used the acrostic BLESS from the book (The Grace Outpouring) and blessed every part of his life which he had just told me about. He was moved and thanked me. I was simply thrilled that God would use me to touch someone’s life! God is so awesome!”
Judith from Kansas says:
“The most powerful thing we have experienced as a group is unity. Being in agreement as we pray together for the folks that God has laid on our hearts, brings us into the throne room of El Shaddai. Afterward, there is such an atmosphere of rest and peace!”
From the classroom:
Life in my ESL classroom tends to be unpredictable and often pretty chaotic. Add to that the general stress and demands of the educational system, peace really isn’t something I typically use to describe my day or my state of mind. The last 3-4 weeks, there has been so much peace in my classroom--and by association, in me--that I continually shake my head. I discovered that my students and I have been one of the “5s” on a friend’s blessing list. And I found this out when I was telling her about “this amazing peace I’ve been experiencing in my classroom! That’s my King! Thank you, Jesus!”
So I bless you with peace that passes anything you can understand or produce; peace that rules your heart and protects your spirit. I bless you with God’s presence filling you with so much peace that others come around you so that they can experience it too.
Janelle for the LHOP Community
Come and Join us on October 3rd in Newburgh, Indiana for this important Seminar! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-the-brokenhearted-tickets-18697352284
LHOP CONNECTIONS September 2015
While Local Houses of Prayer is a movement of praying for our local communities, just as integral to this vision is establishing a praying community that supports this vision. During the past eight months, LHOP has expanded to 3 States and 2 countries.
We did two March LHOP Trainings. One was in Haubstadt, Indiana at New Life Church with around 30 participants from Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
The other was in Kansas near where Janelle grew up. There was already a LHOP meeting regularly in a restaurant and making a difference in the community. We were able to meet with a wonderful group of people from the surrounding area of Hutchinson and equip them to start LHOPs in their communities.
Among the attendees were Will and Rosina Schmucker who recently moved to a new community, Medicine Lodge. They are using the LHOP model to pray for their neighbors. God is pouring out His favor upon them. It’s exciting to watch!
Later in the spring, Sharon traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to do a training with some ladies, who had been looking for the next step in God’s plan for them as they prayed for their city. It was the right place, at the right time with the right people and they have taken off with LHOP “to bring God’s reign and rule to their particular piece of earth”.
In June, Martin & Sharon conducted a training in German in Bad Erlach, Austria with around 12 Austrians, who were excited about making a difference in their local neighborhoods and communities. Hans was so excited to see God move in a short time as he and his wife, Hanni prayed and blessed their 5’s. One of the people on their list had been looking for a job and very shortly after they prayed and blessed him, he found one. Hans was so relieved to know it did not have to evangelize as in the past. He learned as he and Hanni prayed for God to put people on their list and for Him to bless them, they saw results very quickly. It was a way to evangelize and pray without the pressure of trying to figure out how to reach people. God was already at work.
Dr. Andreas Baumgartner from Austria was not able to attend the training but was very interested in the LHOP model. We met at another time to go through the principles with him. He was leaving for a medical ministry trip to the Ukraine to work with a group of Christians, who have a Church and are reaching out to their community. He was led to share the LHOP model and principles while there, and I am corresponding with a woman who wants to know more. God may open an opportunity to do a training there in Fall, 2015.
Amazing, isn’t it, to partner with Almighty God of the universe in His purposes? Our (Sharon and Janelle) desire is for those of you involved in this work to be able to connect to encourage each other, agree in a greater way and share glory stories. We pray this was a step in making that happen. We would love to if you would share your stories on the facebook page or send them to us for inclusion in this monthly connection letter.
Janelle and Sharon
Knowing Your Purpose...
"I bless you with a life-giving community to fit into. You have a piece to put into a mosaic, and I bless you with fitting together with other people, because you can't do what God has called you to do alone. I bless you with finding like-hearted, like-visioned, like-spirited others."
Important Information for this time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFlDIJFzZ7E
This is an example of when God's Rein & Rule Come to a Piece of Earth!!!! Hallelujah to Our King Jesus Christ! https://youtu.be/ubKjWlARF8s
This wonderful book of Blessings is a free download for Kindle on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AM3I5KW/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_JjRIvb0H02KTZ
LHOP NEWS: JUNE 2015
Good evening, priests of the Most High God! What inexplicable joy to come into the Presence of the Most High God to bless Him; then go out into the ‘congregation’ in our streets, homes, workplaces and land to bless them with the Presence of God.
One Year Ago…
I visited Ffald-y-Brenin in Wales with Sharon and Anne Rowntree, a friend from England. As I trudged up that looong, steep lane to the top of the hill, sat beneath the high cross and rested in the tranquil chapel, I wondered at our awe-inspiring Father who chooses the unassuming and unexpected place to deliver His glory. Bethlehem, a barn and manger; Nazareth, “what good thing ever comes from there?” It is GOD who elevates “the least of these” and turns the wisdom of the world on its ear. Let us pray that the eyes and ears of our hearts be precisely tuned to His frequency!
Sharon in Austria
Sharon and Martin left for Austria on April 28. Martin returned three weeks later and Sharon has booked her return on May 26. However, she experienced a knee problem which turned out to be a deep vein thrombosis. Before attempting such a long trip, rest and medical intervention was required. She is improving and plans to return on June 9. While the reason for the extra time isn’t particularly good, God’s hand is obviously there. She is working with TEAM Courage, whose vision is ministering healing, encouragement and support to foster families and the community. One of the team members is a doctor and he is providing care for Sharon as is another team member who is a nurse!
Welcome to the Austrian LHOP contingent!
Exciting news that Sharon was able to train TEAM Courage as well as other interested community members in LHOP. Some of them have read “The Grace Outpouring.” They are excited to add blessing to intercession and walk in their calling as priests. Once permission is granted from Roy Godwin, they will dub the training videos into German to make the training accessible to more people.
Janelle in Kansas
I’ll be packin’ up and heading West in a few weeks! While I will be visiting family, I am hoping to connect with many of you to encourage and bless your work in your communities. I would love to hear your stories, pray for you and find strategic ways to partner with you in expanding God’s rule and reign on the earth. Please contact me if I can do any of these for you. I plan spend the first three weeks of July there. I’ll hopefully be making stops in Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma as well.
I leave you with a blessing from St. Patrick’s breastplate:
Christ as a light illumine and guide me.
Christ as a shield overshadow me.
Christ under me, Christ over me,
Christ beside me, on my left and my right.
This day be within and without me,
Lowly and meek yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak,
In the mouth of each who speaks unto me.
This day be within and without me,
Lowly and meek yet all-powerful.
Christ as a light, Christ as a shield,
Christ before me on my left and on my right.
Janelle, for the team
Please Pray for Dr. Andreas as he is in another country on a Medical Mission and will be introducing Local Houses of Prayer to a group of believers there. He believes God can use this model to make a difference in the lives of the people who are living under very difficult circumstances. Pray that "God will establish His reign and Rule on this particular place of earth!" This is a strategic assignment for Andy.
I made it home actually early on Wednesday morning. We got in at 1:30 AM with 7.5 hours delay. Could not land in Newark and had to fly on to Boston to refuel. Stayed there in the plane for 2.5 hours and then had 30 minutes to leave before the pilots and crew would not be able to fly anymore because of hours in service. We got out and landed in Newark but I had missed my original flight and the second flight was cancelled so I was put on a flight to leave for Louisville at 9:15 PM and we finally left at 10:25 and arrived in Louisville at 12:37 AM.
God provided a whole row of seats in the airplane from Vienna to Newark so I could elevate my legs and rest. The plane was half full so it was wonderful. I was provided wheelchair service in Vienna and first on the plane and in Newark, I was transported via wheelchair all over the terminals in which saved me from long walks and lines. I had expedited service through Passport control, customs, security and to my gate.
I am truly blessed despite all of the challenges and am grateful to you and so many who have been praying. My legs were not swollen as usual after a long flight. I was tired, but am grateful to God to be home and for all He did in my almost 6 weeks in Austria. I go to the Doctor on Friday to see where things are regarding my veins in my left leg and am thanking God for His provision, protection and presence every step of the way. Thank you all for your love, prayers and support. Love & Blessings to you today. May the God of Glory shine on you and guide your steps today! - Sharon
An inspiring song by Rend Collective: "Build Your Kingdom Here." Listen and feel your spirit rise!
Last Saturday, Cindy and I, Janelle, went down to the Arts District of Evansville to participate in the arts and crafts show. We set up a tent to sell Blessing Rugs...handmade throw rugs we make and bless. God wanted us in this strategic part of town to bring His presence there--so not about selling rugs! The business card we designed holds a blessing...
Awesome opportunity to bless the community! I, Janelle, helped organize an international festival at the high school where I teach. My international students along were able to share their cultural identity with the local community! An atmosphere of joy and delight permeated the evening.... a step in bringing the reign and rule of Jesus into THIS community....
AUSTRIA MINISTRY TRIP - May 2015
We appreciate your prayer for our ministry in Austria. God has taught us many ways to help people heal and now we can see Him multiply the work by training others.
Please Check Out The Details in our Prayer Letter please. http://wp.me/pNK8N-64
Some pictures from the time in Birmingham, Alabama during the training for Local Houses of Prayer (LHOP)
I just returned from Birmingham, Alabama where I did a Training for "Local Houses of Prayer". It was just the right timing, the right place and the right people. What a joy to see God touch their lives and release a "deposit" from Him there. May the reign and rule of the Lord Jesus Christ come to that piece of earth!
Great beginning to learning about building a team for community crisis response...
New fires lit in the plains of KS to bring the reign and rule of Gods kingdom! Great deposit over the weekend ... And a wonderful cookout afterwards!
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