Tom and Betty Howes international ministry experiences.
Healing festival in Geita Tanzania September 2015.
Heart of the Father ministries gave me an opportunity that changed my life and gave me a greater desire to evangelize the lost. I witnessed deliverances, healings, and thousands of salvations. One evening I was privileged with preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to nine thhttps://www.facebook.com/tom.howes.121/videos/206365750036976/?t=10ousand precious people. Hundreds raised their hands and repeated the salvation prayer. I was privileged with the opportunity to teach a couple classes on believers authority to pastors. I commanded healing for the sick in Jesus name and Jesus healed them. Hallelujah praise God!
Being interviewed while evangelizing in the park in San Marcos Ocotepeque Honduhttps://www.facebook.com/tom.howes.121/videos/206365750036976/?t=10ras.
I have been interviewed by the media on occasion an my response to them when asked who I am and what I am doing in there community is. I tell them that God is my Father, Jesus is my big brother and the Holy Spirit guides my path. I come with the authority and love of the father. I do not represent a denomination or religion. I actually believe the word of God where it says Miracles (signs and wonders) follow those who believe. Miracles follow me where ever I go and I believe Betty and I have been called to go into the entire world. Mathew 10: 7-8 As you go preach the kingdom of God is near, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, and cleanse the lepers.
April of 2016 was and exploratory trip to gather information. I traveled to Honduras with a neighbor named Cheryl to visit the family of friend of hers that she was hosting. Sharing the love of God, healing the sick and evangelizing is on my heart. I purchased 100 new and old testament bibles for adults and 100 children bibles along with 7,000 Gospel tracts. We brought personal items to give away to the family we were visiting. I was out of my comfort zone as I could not speak the language. I didn’t know where we were going, like all of the time and who I was going to meet, what I was going to eat and where I was going to sleep. I was not in control. God was in control and GOD DID know and gave me divine appointments! I learned that to be an effective evangelist healing the sick, praying the salvation prayer with people in a country where the language and culture is different from my own is un-comfortable. I have the love of God flowing through me and it pours out onto others I meet. The love of God is a universal language. Being Jesus with skin on works really Good. Jesus ministry was preaching, teaching and healing and he told us to do the same. John 14:12-14 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believe in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. Like a little kid I believe him and do just that. https://www.facebook.com/tom.howes.121/videos/206365750036976/?t=10 I can do all things through Christ JESUS who strengthens me!
We were taken to a school to share school supplies, bibles, and treats with the children. I was invited to pray with the children. We were ministering in peoples homes as we were taken to villages and near by family members and family friends homes. Precious people accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and healed of their sickness. We held a healing service in a local church and a young boy whom I commanded a new heart for in Jesus name received one as I later found out on my next visit a year later. We ministered in the parks, clinics, cafes, hotels, churches and etc.
While we were visiting family in a small village of Mercedes we were treated to a picnic lunch along a river and I walked across a bridge and prayed for precious people on the other side. Sometimes I was out of my comfort zone. I am getting much better at getting comfortable being uncomfortable.
I met Francisco at a gathering and when I called him to take me on an outing to Santa Rosa Copan Honduras. Later that day we were invited to minister the following day to 28,000 people on the radio in the morning and 60,000 on the television in the afternoon. As we were walking to the radio station we were interviewed by the local news. My message to the cameraman and the journalist holding the microphone who asked me why I was in San Marcos Ocotepeque Honduras. I told him who I was and what I was doing in town. I told him that God is my Father, Jesus is my big brother and the Holy Spirit guides my path. I come with the authority and love of the father. I do not represent a denomination or religion. I actually believe the word of God where it says Miracles, signs and wonders follow those who believe. Miracles follow me where ever I go and I believe Betty and I have been called go into the entire world. Mathew 10: 7-8 Preach the kingdom of God is near, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, and cleanse the lepers.
While I was there I met wonderful people and I discovered that there is a hunger for the word of God, healings, deliverance, salvations and miracles. There is also a separation of what it means to live a Christ Centered life. There was a lacking of a personal experience of the power of the Holy Spirit. People were living with one foot in the world and one foot in Christ. There is a need for teaching and modeling a Holy Spirit filled life. I desired to return to disciple people on a future trip.
June 2016 was invited on a Mexico – Belize mission trip where our team prayed with several hundred people to repent and accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. We commanded healing on many people in Jesus name and saw them healed of cataracts, kidneys, injured backs, and etc.
I returned in February 2017 for our second trip to San Marcos Ocotepeque Honduras.
I was there three and a half weeks andI was accompanied there by three people.
Ron Fraser who I sponsored for three months. He preached in schools, churches, prisons, police station, maternity homes, radio, and delivered food to the poor. He worked with Jesus in deliverances, evangelism, and healing.
Gerrett Rocco from Minnesota who ministered 10 days with us.
Sheryl Pearson from St. Francis who Flew in for ten days. Sheryl ministered on the radio, churches through the power and love of God. We made house calls and people came to us for prayer. We witnessed many salvations and healings.
We witnessed so many healings that I can’t remember all of them. People who were going to die of cancer, bad hearts and other serious illnesses are still alive praise God!
While we were in Honduras in February of 2017 I was riding in the back of a pickup truck one evening on the way to the police station to get cones to block off the street so we could have a church service in the street. I heard the Lord say to me that he was giving me Central America. I asked the Lord why me? I heard him say to me; “because you love my people.”
Francisco also told me that at least 3500 people in the small town wear the Jesus Loves me bracelets and the police are requesting me to bring them more bracelets. People in the mountains are asking for the man of God to return as they are believing for greater miracles than before.
Francisco’s students at school ask him time to time when the pastor is coming back and want to minister with us. Students are the future and are hungry for the signs, wonders and love of God. They will greatly influence the world for God. We train and equip young and older people in Honduras to come along side of us on outreaches.
The director of the local high school thanked us for coming and sharing Jesus with his students as some of them don’t get taught about God at home.
Our 2018 trip was from January 12 thru March 2, 2018 to Honduras was detoured to El Salvador due to political unrest.
In the middle of the night not long before our trip I told God that I am serious and not playing games about our mission work in Central America. He said to me; I am not playing games either that is why I am sending you and Betty. This trip is about life and eternal death and we take it seriously as we operate in the power and love of God! My friend printed 1.8 million Good News Gospel tracts and they were shipped to El Salvador and distributed to pastors. We have given away 15,000 bracelets with the words Jesus Loves Me printed in Spanish. We ministered in Schools, Military bases, Maternity Homes, Hospitals, Churches, Parks, private homes, villages, orphanages, beaches, hotel lobbies, restaurants, fishing piers, buses and wherever the Holy Spirit led us. We visited schools and have prayed the salvation prayer with over 18,000 students.
May 21 to June 4, 2018
I returned to El Salvador again to minister in more schools, hospitals, churches. We distributed more tracts and gave away 10,000 bracelets printed Jesus loves me in Spanish. We visited Compassion International and ministered there. We went with children on Worldwide Evangelism Day with Good News Tracts to homes in the neighborhood. We prayed healing everywhere we went. We prayed at our hotel, private homes, food stands, and a man with crutches walking on the side of the road. We prayed at two hospitals and one that had four floors. We started in the emergency room and up the four stories. Nurses started praying for their diabetic patients after they saw the results we had as Jesus healed them. I prayed for a man HIV positive. At another hospital we were asked to teach a healing the sick class to staff members. A man that was in a bad truck accident that we prayed for in February was back in the cab of a semi truck towing a tanker trailer. His legs grew out about 5 inches and his back is healed.
We Preached in two churches and put on a healing services.
Children praying for the sick in Jesus name.
Francisco is actively ministering in Honduras. He preaches on the local radio stations. He preaches and prays for the sick at maternity homes, rehab centers, schools and neighbors who happen by. He teaches healing classes at churches. Mathew 28 says go make disciples and I did that. I am so proud of him and pray that he will do greater things than Jesus. Read John 14:12-14
THERE IS ONE GOD, JESUS IS HIS SON AND SO AM I.
Come Holy Spirit and lead me into a victorious life. Show me who I am and whose I am. Activate me into the destiny you created me for. Mathew 10:7-8 As you go, preach the Kingdom of God is near, heal the sick, cleanse the leapers, cast out demons, and raise the dead, freely receive freely give. When God commands us to do something, the kingdom of heaven is backing us up. God’s ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts. God’s promises are true and you can take them to the bank. God’s bank is supernatural and eternal. We are spirit, which operates in the heavenly economy. God is looking for us to be obedient. God gives us resources needed for our ministry. Do we believe him? Or do we believe the age old lies of the deceiver: Did God really say? Or the popular one that people use today when they want to live a life of sin, with one foot in the world and one foot Christianity. The statement is: “that is old fashioned and not for today.” People tend to satisfy their flesh and not totally sell out for Jesus.
- Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good.
- Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.
Satan uses fear to stop us from walking into the destiny and calling that God has planned for us, before creation. As believers we wear the victors crown. Studying ourselves approved and knowing who we are and whose we are is necessary. Declaring the truth out of our mouths about what God says about us builds our faith.