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I was 15 years old.
The theme of that first prophecy was intercession and revival, and the vision I received from the Lord at that time is as vivid to me today as it was back then.
During the next two decades, I received a lot of training and mentoring in prophetic ministry and prayer. My husband Malcolm (‘The Hunk’) and I went on to serve Jesus in missions ministry and renewal, itinerating in New Zealand, Australia and Asia.
I did not know that there were deep cracks in the foundations of my life and ministry until I hit a wall in 1998. My church in New Zealand went through a difficult time and I was caught up in division. I write about the events that led up to this and the lessons I learned in the book, ‘Prophetic People In A Changing Church.’
I underwent a period of repentance and heart-searching, receiving ministry within my church. Taking time to re-examine and sift through the prophetic mentoring I had received, I realised that some of this had led me along a pathway of independence from my local church leadership.
At the close of this period, the Lord spoke to me from His words to Peter about his failure and restoration in Luke 22:32:
“And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
I was restored and blessed in ministry in my church in New Zealand, before Malcolm and I moved to Australia to take up a ministry position here.
After more than 6 years on staff at The Winepress Church, where I led and trained people in prophetic ministry, I spent a further 6 years on the prophetic ministry team at David McCracken Ministries.
As of January 2017, Enliven Ministries has been launched – a part of the David McCracken Ministries family
Through Enliven Blog, I desire to help prophetic people to become all they can be: to equip, develop and inspire them to be passionate followers of Jesus and healthy, wholehearted supporters of their churches, flourishing in the use of their spiritual gifts.
This blog, the books and resources have emerged from my calling and desire to share with others the lessons and values, as well as knowledge, in prophetic ministry, prayer and spiritual renewal that I have learned along the way.
(For Helen Calder’s bio and testimonials, see the Enliven Ministries ‘About Helen Calder’ page.
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- Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quotations in Enliven Blog are from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.
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