My husband and I are ministers with Miracle Arena for All Nations. We have been pastoring a branch in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories for the past 3 years. We were recently reassigned to plant a new branch in Edmonton, Alberta. While overseeing the Western branches of Miracle Arena for All Nations including Yellowknife, Calgary, and Fort McMurray.
I had just given birth to our youngest daughter when we got the green light to go ahead and publicly announce that we would be leaving our current location and moving to Edmonton in a few short weeks.
My husband, Pastor Lovingson- son of Prophet Dr. Kofi Danso – went ahead of us to make preparations. He passionately set to work. He put together a team of people to coordinate an opening conference, he found us a home and he arranged for church services to start the following Sunday.
We prepared to leave our community of seven years where we had met and been married, the church branch that we had planted as well as a growing business. I stayed behind for 3 more weeks with our two-year-old and newborn baby to pack up the house. It was a period of intense work. Many people felt sorry for me, offering sympathy for the fact that I was caring for our young children on my own. But even though it was definitely a struggle I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
I wonder how Peter’s wife reacted when he told her that he was giving up life as a fisherman to go follow a man who called himself the son of God.
Was she upset? Why hadn’t he discussed it with her before he went off and made such a big decision that would change their lives?
Was she frustrated? How come he got to go have an adventure traveling the countryside with a bunch of guys while she had to stay home and take care of the kids and her sick mother?
Was she scared? How were they going to pay their taxes if Peter wasn’t out fishing? Did this Jesus fellow offer a pension plan? Would Peter get a salary? Were there any bonuses? What about vacation time?
Was she confused? Who is this Jesus and why did he pick you?
Or did she see a side of Peter that she had never seen before? Maybe she was used to Peter coming home tired and sore. A little grumpy if he hadn’t caught much the night before.
That night, when he came home after meeting Jesus, everything about Peter must have been different. Maybe his countenance had changed. Maybe there was a light easiness about him. Maybe his wife saw a deep joy and enthusiasm in his eyes that she had never seen before. Maybe it was contagious so that when he began to tell her the plan there was inexplicable joy and laughter throughout the house.
The bible doesn’t say anything about how Peter’s wife and family reacted but I believe it was positive. When my husband travels I like to think of myself as being in the company of the military wives. Brave and courageous women who know that their personal sacrifice is serving something so much greater. Of course there is fear and loneliness. Of course it’s hard. But it is so worth it!
We have made many sacrifices to serve the Lord, but we have lost nothing. In fact there have been more rewards than I can count. Like Peter, who was able to invite Jesus into his home to heal his mother in law, we have had the opportunity to invite Jesus into every aspect of our lives to heal the brokenness. God has opened so many doors for us and taken us to places we could never have gone on our own. My mind and spirit have developed and grown stronger and sharper as a result of these times of trial and difficult decisions. Our marriage grows stronger as we lean upon one another, bringing out the very best in one another. As iron sharpens iron.
We are about to pick up speed again and go to an even higher level as we prepare to welcome our Papa, Prophet Dr. Kofi Danso to Edmonton for the Open Heaven’s Conference. He will be here along with Prophet Samuel Addison from November 1, to November 4.
These conferences are life-changing events where Jesus Christ our King is glorified and worshiped. the Holy Spirit is adored and God our Father is honoured and obeyed. People come to be taught the uncompromised word of God. They are healed, trained and equipped to actively fulfill the commission of Jesus Christ as outlined in Mark 16:15-18, to make disciples and to demonstrate the power of God through miracles, signs, and wonders.
Prophet Dr. Kofi Danso is known for his unique prophetic gift, healing ministry, and apostolic leadership. Prophet Danso is called by God, to the office as an Apostle and Prophet to deliver a kingdom message and to raise champions and leaders in the 21st-century church.
Prophet Danso, affectionately called ‘Papa’, travels the world impacting and empowering millions of lives through his powerful preaching and teaching ministry. He is an author, gospel artist, life and business coach, a worshipper and a businessman with TV and radio programs across Canada.
His desire is to see people come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and for the presence of God to consume cities and nations of the world. He is married to Reverend JoAnne Danso and has four daughters, Destiny, Arielle, Arianna and Abigail.
Prophet Samuel Addison is one of the most powerful voices coming out of Ghana. He is on a global mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved. He strives to edify and endow ministers and church workers with the Keys of the Kingdom so that they can be highly effective in their work. Prophet Samuel Addison operates in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He enlightens believers through his powerful messages and encourages them to be effective Kingdom builders. Through his ministry and outreach programs, he transforms the lives of those who are struggling.
Just like these Men of God, each one of us has also been called to leave everything and follow Him. Our ministry may not be global, it may be in our own backyard or neighbourhood. No matter how big or small we are all called to the ministry of reconciliation. To bring Jesus back into our homes and share his love, healing, and peace with those around us.
Sometimes the only place we need to leave is our comfort zone. We might be asked to share the love of God with a neighbour of a different colour, financial status, or lifestyle. Sometimes the people who are closest to us are the hardest to reach. Yet we must do our best to demonstrate to them the transformative power that God has had in our lives, and accept his invitation to fish for men.
The Open Heaven’s conference is free for all to attend.
It will be held at The Royal Palace 4960 93 Ave NW Edmonton Alberta T6B 2L6
The doors open at 6:00 pm November 1-4th
For more information about the conference, you can contact my husband, Pastor Lovingson Mtongwiza at 587-501-4727
This is sure to be a special event that will transform the lives of all those who attend. Make sure that you bring your friends and family.