His Whole House Participates in the Elijah House Green Tree
We are honored and excited to announce that our own Anna Erickson, of His Whole House Katy office, has been invited to be on staff and participate as a supervisor at the upcoming Elijah House Green Tree in the Philippines! Her talented husband, Vance Erickson, has also been asked to assume the role of Worship Leader for this Green Tree event.
When is this event and what exactly will Anna and Vance be doing? We're so glad you asked!
This two-week advanced training for Elijah House Interns takes place June 26th - July 7th, 2017. As one of the Supervisors, Anna will act as the primary prayer counselor working with one client each week. During these prayer ministry sessions 3 interns will also be present and participate by interviewing, interceding, and leading the seeker to dismantle recognized sinful responses. Anna will be modeling prayer ministry, walking with each intern as they explore their own style of following the Holy Spirit, and leading the seeker into recognition. The supervisor will also be giving feedback to the interns to aide in their growth as confident, sensitive prayer ministers. Before each teaching session and during special celebratory times throughout the week Vance will be coordinating musicians and leading attendees from various nations to places as Holy Spirit directs.
How can I join HWH in supporting this ministry trip for Anna & Vance?
The first and most important way that you can join with us in support is by agreeing to pray for them. Here are some items of prayer we're already sending to God's ears -
- The Lord’s empowerment through the Spirit to be effective in leading participants in to the worship of the Lord and increase their fellowship with Him.
- Traveling safety and good connections.
- Deep fellowship and further connection with those there.
- More recognition of our own hearts and becoming more of who God made us to be.
Another way you can help support Anna and Vance is via monetary contributions. A two week ministry trip to the Philippines certainly has costs involved and any amount given toward their trip is a huge help in relieving some of the financial burden placed up them and Elijah House. You can make a tax deductible contribution by using the "Donation" button on our homepage or by sending a check, made out to His Whole House, to POB 6801, Kingwood, TX 77325 USA.
*Whether giving online or via check, please be sure to make note that the donation is for the Philippines Trip or Green Tree so that our office can process the funds appropriately.
Want to learn more about the Green Tree? Here are some details!
How did Green Tree get its name? Teaching and training by the prophets of old and itinerant rabbis like Jesus and Paul - was often done in the shade of a large tree. Preferably a living tree so that it had leaves that would provide shade - those spots were often referred to as the "green tree." Those training sessions took on a flavor of the students really wanting to become like their teachers, and the training there wound up being more extensive and more advanced than the typical Sabbath teachings that happened at church. Because Elijah House "Advanced School" and the internship has taken on that flavor, the intensive two week internship has taken on that name.
What is the purpose of the Green Tree? The Green Tree is a gathering of teachers, supervisors and Elijah House interns for advanced teaching on topics concerning prayer ministry, practice of and training in prayer ministry under the supervision of a seasoned prayer minister.
Why held in the Philippines? This Green Tree is being held in the Philippines to accommodate the large number of interns that live in the East Asian part of the world. There is a great hunger for the tools that Elijah House teaches and the availability to fly across the world to Idaho is far out of reach to many in that region. The Philippines is centrally located in that part of the world and also the cost of living is quite low in the Philippines as compared to other Eastern Asian countries so holding the Green Tree there helps to provide training to many who would otherwise not be able to attain it.
Who will be attending? Attending the Green Tree will be interns from many countries in that region of the world: The Philippines, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Guam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia. There are 30 in all will be attending. In addition the interns, there will be clients who will be coming from many of the same countries to receive prayer ministry from the interns and supervisors.
Who will be teaching?
Teachers at this Green Tree will be: Mark Sanford, Director Elijah House USA; Kevin Hight, Director Elijah House New Zealand; Nancy Quay, Co-Director Elijah House Malaysia; Virmi Nery, Director Elijah House Philippines; and Rochelle Holben, Board Member Elijah House USA.
How will those attending be further equipped when this time is completed?
The aim of the Green Tree is to enable each intern to begin to trust the way God works through them. It will also give them a safe place to put the principals, and tools of Elijah House into practice. In addition to this, to give each intern a deeper understanding of the kinds of issues that could cause core wounding and what the fruit could look like.
Are the dates June 26 through July 7.
The Green Tree will be held in Tagaytay Philippines from June 26th to July 7th 2017, and is not open to the public. It is by invitation only as the interns need to have completed School of Ministry Courses 201, 202 and at least 12 hrs. of prayer ministry within the last 2 years
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