A shout out to all who donated and prayed for Bonnie Rudd’s medical mission trip with Hand of Help. It was very successful. These are reports and photos from Facebook posts of her trip.
The first day she reported: “The crowd was huge upon arrival. 30 people prayed to receive Christ. Prayed for many that were sick! Great wonderful day.”
The second day: “Wonderful blessed day!!! Thank you Jesus for salvation for over 100 people. Thank you Jesus for miracles! You are so good! Then to end the day of clinic with a rainbow!! God you are so good!”
The third day she reported about a lady who had come in the first day: “She was very very very sick. We prayed for her and then she did pray to receive Christ. She came back yesterday smiling and looked so much better. Then she came back today to say thank you! It just made me cry. This is what it’s all about.”
She talked about an 86-year-old man in named is Joshua who had been through the terrible civil war in mid 90s. She wrote, “He is a true man of God. He came yesterday and came back today to bring a friend and to say thank you for all the volunteers and all they have done.” She went on to report that she thought they saw over 1100 patients and around 90+ prayed to receive Christ!!
The next day, “Close to 1400 came to the clinic with about 50 salvations!”
The final day, “Today was another awesome day. Last day, hard day but well worth the week. I think over 1100 came through clinic today and 88 prayed to receive Christ!! Praise God! One girl was from a false religion that she renounced that religion and made Jesus her Lord. Another lady had come in Tuesday with bitterness over a situation she was unable to forgive a certain person. That day she prayed to forgive that person and today she came back with a big smiling wanting to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior!! Praise God I prayed with her and she left so happy!!”
She concluded writing from the airport, “God bless Uganda! I will miss Uganda. It is a beautiful country filled with beautiful people.”
To that I say, AMEN! I feel very blessed to be able to partner with her on this successful mission trip.
Our ministry friend and advisor, Bonnie Rudd is going to Uganda! Please read her letter and prayerfully consider sowing into this trip! Love, Judy
Dear Family and Friends,
On July 10, I will be taking my 7th mission trip with Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hand of Hope, and this time we are going to Uganda! I know I am late getting around to asking for prayer and asking for financial support, but I guess it’s better late than never. I can tell you right now, I truly need prayer with all I have been through the last few months. With my sweet grandbaby so sick, my dear father-in-law passing, and then my beloved Daddy…it’s been overwhelming and faith shaking. The other day, I told my friend Judy, that even though I’ve been shaken to my core, I KNOW, God is faithful. I know I’ve been in a pit, but I think of David and what he wrote in Psalm 40:1-3:
I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.
This is my hope and joy – for many to see and trust reverently in Jesus! In past trips, I have seen many healed and saved, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is God’s heart for this mission trip. I have a sure word from Him regarding restored joy.
Here is what I need and why I’m writing you.
First, I ask for your continued prayers for me and my family. Please begin praying now and continue to pray until God releases you. You may not know this but coming back from the mission field is a difficult time of spiritual warfare, so I ask that you continue to pray at least until the end of October.
Secondly, this trip will cost approximately $4,500.00. Please pray and see if God is asking you to sow into this trip. I pray that all you give, all that happens in Uganda to the glory of God, will be added to your heavenly account.
I'm reminded of a song by Ray Boltz, “Thank You For Giving To the Lord.” He sings, "I dreamed I went to Heaven" and then describes what he saw and heard. There was a man who stood before him and said, “Remember the time a missionary came to your church and his pictures made you cry. You didn't have much money then, but you gave it anyway, Jesus took the gift you gave and that's why I’m here today.” The song continues, “One by one they came as far as the eye could see. Each life somehow touched by your generosity.” This song has always touched my heart, and I pray it blesses you too. We just don’t know who we will meet in heaven because we sowed into God’s plan.
If you choose to give into this trip, you can make a tax-deductible donation through The Father’s Love International Ministries, Inc. by going to www.thefathersloveim.org and clicking on the “donate” tab. There are also mailing instructions if you prefer to give by check or money order.
Thank you for your continued prayers and investing in the oil that the Lord is pouring out in Uganda.
Dear Friends of the Father’s Love Int’l Ministries,
Yesterday I had a wonderful conversation with one of the ministry’s advisors, Bonnie Rudd, and learned that she is again going with Hand of Hope Ministries to South Africa for a medical outreach. Bonnie excels at evangelism, and during past trips, she has seen thousands of people saved and many healed through the power of prayer! These mission trips are physically and spiritually difficult, but she has been preparing herself to preach, pray, and prophesy, as well as to travel.
I am very confident that the Lord is sending her, and that sowing into this trip will reap a great harvest for the kingdom of heaven. Please consider being part of sending her on this outreach to “Go make disciples.” You can give your tax-deductible gift through The Father's Love International Ministries with a credit or debit card at www.thefathersloveim.org, or mail a check/money order to PO Box 1573, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration to send our dear friend, evangelist, and sister-in-Christ to South Africa!
In the Father's love,
Judy A Bauman
Bonnie is pictured with a woman that was the local witchdoctor who gave her life to Christ after hearing her preach. Hallelujah!
To all my friends who want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey but aren’t sure how:
After 9/11, I went to NYC to work at the Family Assistance center. While there, I met a man by the name of Michael Beckett who exhibited an unusual gift of mercy. He told me about Christian Disaster Relief, CDR, the organization he was there to represent. He recommended my going through their emergency response training, which I later did.
What I found is that they are an impeccable group of Christians that God has called to go to disaster sites and feed, clothe, help rebuild, and share the Gospel. They operate in integrity and truly take their calling seriously. Ron Patterson, the director of CDR, has a firm policy not to cut corners. People in crisis receive healthy, hot, delicious meals, and CDR only accepts and rebuilds with quality building supplies. Teams are setting up now to mobilize the moment they can get in to help Hurricane Harvey victims.
If you are considering giving to any crisis relief organization, THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I RECOMMEND. Please help them to help the people of Texas. I pray that you give generously because your donation will be put to work to help both the physical and spiritual health of the victims! Here is a link to their organization that tells more about them and at the bottom of this page is the donate button: https://www.cdresponse.org/who_we_are
One last note: If you believe God is calling you to go with them to help, they need people to serve food, hand out supplies, and pray with people. It is very physically challenging work, but extremely gratifying. Please go to their website and click on the volunteer tab to fill out an application. You can call Ron or Sharon Patterson at their office 1-863-967-4357 (HELP) and they can tell you more.
Thank you for your tax-deductible donation that will truly help hurricane Harvey victims.
It is still amazing to me that God sent me to Israel for the specific mandate to PRAY and PROPHESY over that great nation! This was an unusual 3-week “boots-on-the-ground” mission trip to be sure – with the lion’s share of my time walking the streets in the heart of Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit made it clear that it was important that I be there to “OCCUPY” the land while praying for the country and for specific people. Being in Israel prior to the elections also was strategic, as the news there and in America revealed many terror threats were and still are being levied.
As physically demanding at it was at times, I am pleased to report that Spirit led prayer over regional gates was accomplished. I traveled southeast by the Dead Sea to Masada, to the northeast to the Sea of Galilee, over the eastern side of the city of Tel Aviv, and up to the northwestern seaside of Haifa. Just prior to going to Haifa, the local Israeli news announced that Russia had eight battleships passing by Israel on the Mediterranean Sea heading to Syria. These warships also passed through the English Channel, so the UK was on high alert and Spain denying their request to refuel also caused tensions to rise. They ended up refueling in North Africa. This political situation is still unfolding and continual prayer is vital. This important development in the Middle East didn’t get coverage by US new sources. Instead, the focus was and still is largely on the election, so we need to be vigilant.
The last regional trip I took in Israel was into the Palestinian city of Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus. I went specifically to meet up with a Christian journalist and his friend who was a former Muslim from Gaza. This young man’s testimony was so encouraging. He also confirmed that many conversions to Christianity are taking place because the Lord is revealing Himself through dreams and visions. I pray that encourages you to keep praying for these encounters, as this is the Father’s heart for hearts to be reconciled with His through the Lord Jesus.
I must tell you, a mission trip based on “prayer” is difficult to measure. I honestly have no idea what the Father did with the prayers spoken in and over Israel. Nevertheless, since this was the Lord’s mandate, I trust they were useful in building His kingdom. While I do have peace that it was a mission accomplished, I now face the outlay for the trip. I had very little time to raise funds for this trip before I left, and unfortunately lodging, ground travel, food costs, and unexpected expenses were greater than I had anticipated. At this point, I am sadly $2100 short.
If you feel the prompting of the Lord to sow into the “boots-on-the-ground prayers for Israel,” please do not delay in sending your tax-deductible offering. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and continued prayers for this ministry and for me.
In the Father’s love,
Rev. Judy A Bauman
Please send a check or money order to:
The Father’s Love Int’l Ministries
PO Box 1573
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
“For I will contend with him who contends with you,
And I will save your children...
All flesh shall know that I, the Lord, am your Savior,
And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” Isaiah 49:25b, 26b
There are so many things to report on here in Israel! Since a picture can say a thousand words, I am including links below to my Facebook photo albums I’ve posted thus far. Even if you are not on FB, you can view these albums if you are interested. The photos, videos, and explanations will allow you to see a lot.
I want to thank all of you who gave donations prior to my coming. It means so much to me to have your support. It distresses me to tell you that groceries and ground travel costs have been higher than expected. On top of that, unexpected costs have cropped up with lodging. (edited 11/22/16)
There is a reason the Lord wanted me to physically be here at this time, and though there are many joyful festivities going on right now, there is also considerable darkness looming. If you sense the Lord moving to sow into this field (praying in, around, and for Israel at this significant time), please go to www.thefathersloveim.org. Scroll down to the bottom of the HOME page for options how to give.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration toward this ministry at this critical time, and as always, thank you so much for your prayers.
This is a photo I took tonight just as the full “Hunter/Harvest” moon peeked through the blanket of thick clouds. It doesn't even look real! This serves to remind me of two things. One, the Hebraic calendar is lunar and it is a timetable the Lord set up. Two, just how surreal my leaving tomorrow for Israel really is! Glory! God does things so differently than we would, but He does them right.
When I think of all the miracles Jesus did, and how so many of them didn't make sense in the natural, it really amazes me. (Letting nets on the opposite side of the boat, pulling a coin out of a fish's mouth to pay taxes, spitting in mud and smearing it on a blind man's eyes, taking a stroll on water during a storm...and the examples go on and on!)
I am not sure how God's math works, but somehow when we send others on a mission trip, He rewards them as if they went. I love that because I can see how He has used my offerings given to others to advance the kingdom of heaven. God doesn't add blessings He multiplies them. He doesn't take them from you and give them to another; He gives them to all involved. It's amazing how His kingdom works!
If you believe the Lord is prompting you to sow into this trip, I would appreciate it, but I am certain He will do exceedingly more than you can imagine with it.
Honestly, what I'm seeing in the way the moon popped out for a brief moment, as if to say hello, God wants to say hello to us in a special way in the coming days. The word of God states that blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. He is sending me to be in Jerusalem for 3 full weeks. What all the Father will do through this trip - only He knows. If He is calling you to be part of it, remember, my reward is your reward!
Things are coming together quickly for my upcoming trip to Israel. The couple who I will meet there leaves Tuesday and I leave next Sunday, October 16th. Please keep us in prayer as we travel. There are a number of places the Father will have us share His love, and He has opened those doors. Today the Scripture reading at church of Isaiah 62:6-12 really highlighted the mission of this trip. Amen!
Please pray and ask the Lord if you are to help support this trip. If you are, please go to www.thefathersloveim.org/donate or go to the homepage for mailing information. Regardless, if you would like me to pray for you while I am there, please drop me a note. I’m not exactly sure why, but there seems to be something God wants to do with the names spoken aloud there. Hallelujah!
It has been an extraordinary time since I last wrote, and I have some exciting news I can hardly wait to share with you! On Wednesday of this past week, I had two long-awaited breakthroughs within a short period of time. There was something the Lord has asked me to release to Him that has been a real struggle for me. Sometimes we can love the work God has given us in the past so much, that we forget He has other things He wants us to do. It can be a difficult transition, but transition we must if we are going to bring forth the vision of the Lord!
When I resolved to obey the Father in the matter, the Lord immediately opened a door for me to go on a mission trip with Haddon and Sue Minns to Israel! They will be there from Oct 11th-November 7th and I will be staying and ministering with them. If you remember, I went on a mission trip to The Bahamas in 2010, and Sue and Haddon were my hosts. Their ministry there and in other nations has always touched my heart, and we have often come together in prayer and support of one another. This is a good fit!
Obviously, I can’t do this on my own – I need help. This trip is coming up fast and I have to raise my own support. I need folks like you to help send me to do what God has called me to do there – to prophetically proclaim God’s desire for Israel, share His word (written and spoken), and pray over the land. These are days of great importance, as the Jewish New Year 5777 begins today, October 2nd! While I don’t know the fullness of my assignment, I know His will is to be done on earth as it is being done in heaven. I come to Jerusalem in the name of the Lord. Those who send me, spiritually go with me. As Jesus put it, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
My budget for this trip is approximately $3,000 with airfare, lodging in Jerusalem, food and transport. If you believe the Lord would have you sow into this trip, please give your tax-deductible gift to www.thefathersloveim.org/donate. In the memo, write “Israel.”
If you prefer to send a check or money order, please mail it to:
The Father’s Love Int’l Ministries, Inc
P. O. Box 1573
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and for your prayers. I really appreciate it.
In the Father’s Love, Shanah Tovah! (Happy New Year!)
Judy A Bauman
It has been a long time since I have written you all. Sometimes when we wait to see what God will say, He will test our resolve! Habakkuk 2:3 comes to mind:
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay.” (NASV)
Recently, I told a friend that I feel like I am just coming out of a very long, cold winter. It’s so hot in Atlanta right now, it seems a strange analogy, but often things in the spirit are not at all like they are in the natural.
One big change for the ministry that I want to bring to your attention is that we have updated our website. So please check it out. www.thefathersloveim.org
My posts will be in blog form now. In fact, Make It Loud Web Designs, the company that built the site in 2005, have converted all my posts into blog form. (This was a little scary for me...) There are still some edits to be made here and there, but I will have to do that in time. Some of the photos and links are ‘broken’ and I will fix those as I come across them. This is ‘blog-thing’ is new to me so please be patient.
One things I do want to report (on the Mission side of things) is that the water well we raised funds in partnership with Riverstone Church has been built in India! Thank you so much for your part in it. Can you imagine? I am so excited that a whole village has water this summer because we linked arms and made it happen! You can find its location here:
Please keep this ministry in mind in your prayers. Thanks