Her prophetic and intercessory gifts are much needed in the ministry room. And check out her GOLD teeth in the slide show. Wow! God changed her teeth to gold!
We have discovered and grown in our gifts of inner healing, teaching, and the prophetic. We love to love God's children with God's power and effectiveness. After finishing the RTF training in 2006, the Kylstra's invited us to stay in North Carolina for a while, and we did!
As our tent pegs expanded, we were asked to be chaplains with RTF's Healing House and part of the Nashville Healing House start-up team.
We currently reside in Hendersonville, North Carolina, not far from Echo Mountain Inn. In 2009, God said, "I am taking your ministry on the road!" He is true to His Word, and now we travel and teach, train, and minister all over the country and the world. Over the past 20 years, we have had the privilege to minister to people from over 45 countries, from Singapore and Sri Lanka to Norway and Scotland. People are just people, no matter where you go!
We have seen so many couples that were separated, near separation, or divorced. God loves marriages, and we have been a witness to His restoration in 95% of them.
What has impacted our ministry the most has probably been the hurts, failures, and rejections in our life. These have been the soil from which God has shown His great power of healing and restoration. We have struggled in the following areas: divorced, thrown away as a pastor, lied about and defamed by previous ministry leaders, shame of sexual addiction, bankruptcy, and abusive leadership. All of it is part of our credentials to be effective ministers. Having had my own levels of fracturing has equipped me to understand the inner world of many with severe brokenness and even SRA. Linda and I have also been close to death's door. Brian had pancreatitis and almost died in 2008, while Linda had a brain-stem stroke and almost died in 2014. These experiences brought us to a place to confront our greatest shame and fears, and changed many of our priorities in life.