God called Chester and Betsy from their careers in aerospace software engineering and mental health counseling to new careers as teachers and ministers in the Body of Christ. Since 1990, when they entered full-time ministry, God has expanded their vision.
They have established RTF ministry programs within churches, conducted healing/deliverance, activation, and training seminars as well as trained RTF teams throughout the USA and in other nations. In 1992, they founded Proclaiming His Word Ministries when God said others would be joining them, and they were to prepare a covering organization for them.
In 2001, the Kylstra's launched the Healing House Network for many RTF ministry teams. Chester and Betsy are ordained with Christian International (CI) Ministries.
They have developed a number of resources to help train RTF ministers: "Restoring the Foundations Manual," "An Integrated Approach to Biblical Healing Ministry," "Transforming Your Business," "Twice Chosen," and much more. Visit www.restoringthefoundations.org for more information.
Keys to Freedom: An Integrated Approach to Biblical Healing Ministry
The Four Problem Areas
Imagine yourself as a house, and it has four doors that allow you entrance. If you lock the front door but leave three others unlocked, there is still a threat of someone breaking and entering.
The Lord said to Cain, "And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it." (Genesis 4:7)
It is our opening of the door that allows sin to come in. An exception to this is the sin that comes with our "inheritance." No one is immune unless our parents and/or other relatives knew to protect us with prayer and spiritual warfare.
Door Number One: Generational Sins
You recognize that your ancestors and parents have sinned. The resulting iniquity and curses have been passed down through the generations, setting you up to sin and to be cursed in a similar way. But God has the solution! We will help you appropriate (personally receive) the freedom that Jesus paid for at the cross.
Door Number Two: Ungodly Beliefs
We help you replace ungodly beliefs or the lies you believe with Godly beliefs. You receive God's perspective for your life. These untruths or half-truths are inherited from parents or grandparents and help form hurtful circumstances and experiences in our lives and our children's lives. We help you come into agreement with God, both in mind and in your spirit.
Door Number Three: Life's Hurts
Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted (Luke 4:18). He is eager to come and heal the hurts and traumas to our soul and spirit. We trust Him to heal what He reveals as you wait upon the Lord. All "legal ground" given to the enemy from our sinful responses to the hurts, as well as the inherited legal ground, are recovered as a part of the ministry.
Door Number Four: Demonic Oppression
After ministering to the above three problem areas, it is time to disassemble and destroy the demonic oppression structures (Mark 16:17) and eliminate them from our lives since they have lost their "legal ground." This can be a major life-changing occurrence.
This brings "integrated healing" into our lives. This further opens the door for intimate fellowship with God and His empowerment, making it possible for us to live the "overcoming" Christian life.
Meet Lee & Cindy Whitman,
Newly appointed RTF Directors in 2016
The official "passing of the baton" happened in 2015. In 2018, the headquarters moved to Nashville.
The NEW RTF Headquarters are now in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The address is: