The year just ending has been another remarkable one for Kenneth Hagin Ministries.
Here are highlights of activities and accomplishments in 2015.
Carrying the Message of Faith
Kenneth and Lynette Hagin and the Living Faith Crusade team traveled to 11 CITIES this year to minister the Gospel. At each meeting, the hearts of men and women were touched and changed by God's power and the teaching of His Word. MANY WERE HEALED PHYSICALLY, SET FREE FROM BONDAGE, AND STRENGTHENED IN THEIR FAITH. Others received answers to prayer.
One woman felt impressed by the Lord to get to the Hagins' Living Faith Crusade in Murrieta, California, and traveled for over an hour to attend. She said several of her family members needed healing from alcoholism, diabetes, cancer, and other problems. The Lord let her know that His anointing would be there to begin these healings as she stood in the gap for her family.
During one evening service in Murrieta, Rev. Hagin called forward for prayer those needing healing. The woman responded for her family. One by one, Rev. Hagin ministered God's healing power to those who needed it. The woman later testified that as Rev. Hagin laid hands on her, "God's anointing touched me, and since then manifestations are happening." Already her daughter and grandson have been delivered from alcoholism.
350 USA Graduates Ready to Make Their Mark
On May 15, Rhema Bible Training College USA sent out 350 on-fire graduates to proclaim the Good News of Jesus. They received their diplomas and symbolic runner's batons and are ready to reach those who are hopeless and in darkness. Keith Moore, pastor of Faith Life Church congregations in Branson, Missouri, and Sarasota, Florida, gave the commencement address. He reminded the graduates that as they move through the phases of their lives, God will be faithful to help them finish their race for Him.
FOR THE FIRST TIME THE RHEMA COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY WAS STREAMED LIVE ON THE INTERNET. Over 7,000 people in 75 countries logged on to watch the celebration.
213 Campuses and Growing!
Rhema currently has 213 CAMPUSES in 50 NATIONS, and others are slated to open soon. Each month reports come in of what's happening at Rhema international campuses. Here are a couple of highlights.
In Oceania, Rhema Papua New Guinea's students traveled by motorboat to preach the Gospel in prisons and villages. Students held crusades and meetings through which many were born again, healed, and set free. One team prayed for the patients in the tuberculosis ward of a local hospital. They went back the next day and met with a woman who was totally healed. They followed up on the other patients and learned that everyone in the ward had been healed and had gone home!
In southern Africa, Rhema Zambia students taking a personal evangelism course carried their classroom training outside. They went into the community, led 104 people to the Lord, and helped 37 believers rededicate their lives.
Remembering Brian McCallum
Beloved Rhema Bible Training College instructor Brian McCallum went home to be with the Lord on January 29, 2015, at the age of 82. Brian graduated from Rhema USA in 1980 and that same year began his career at Kenneth Hagin Ministries as a pilot. He taught at Rhema USA for over 30 years and served as dean from 1991 to 1996. He was a great blessing to the Rhema family and is missed. Until we meet again . . .
Traveling Across the Globe
The Hagins set aside time each year to connect with the international Rhema family. This year Kenneth and Lynette traveled to HAITI, NORWAY, AUSTRALIA, AND SAMOA to visit Rhema campuses and churches, minister the Gospel, and share God's Word and love. As they ministered in Oslo, Norway, at Faith! The Conference, many people came forward to have garments prayed over for healing based on Acts 19:11–12. The humbling scene showed how many people in that part of the world have a STRONG DESIRE TO SEE GOD MANIFEST HIS POWER.
Kenneth and Lynette's son, Craig W. Hagin, along with Joe Hernandez, a 1993 Rhema USA grad, spent three days in DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, at the end of April. They met with pastors and announced that Rhema Dubai would open in 2016. Later Craig traveled to HONG KONG to give the commencement address at combined ceremonies for Rhema Hong Kong and Rhema China. And Denise Hagin Burns, Kenneth and Lynette's daughter, led a spring youth missions trip to COLOMBIA, touching the hearts and lives of children and teenagers there.
A Light to the World
In Matthew 5:14 Jesus said, "'You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden'" (NKJV). And Rhema Bible Church held the light high through community outreaches such as the Rhema Christmas Lights display and the Rockets Over Rhema Independence Day celebration.
On Thanksgiving Eve, Kenneth and Lynette Hagin flipped the switch in Rhema Park, illuminating the 110-acre campus with more than two million colorful lights. Each year thousands of people from all over Oklahoma and surrounding states enjoy the Christmas display centered on the birth of Jesus, the Light of the World.
For July Fourth, the free Rockets Over Rhema 2015 community outreach went off with a BANG, both literally and figuratively. Thousands of people blanketed the Rhema USA campus during the event, which was capped by a dazzling, thunderous, 20-minute fireworks display. It was the grand finale of a great day spent celebrating our nation's freedom.
Once again this year, Campmeeting, Winter Bible Seminar, and other conferences helped bring hope, help, and healing to many people. And through television and radio broadcasts, books, CDs, DVDs, MP3s, social media posts, websites, and other means, Rhema continued to reach millions of people around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the message of faith.
Thank you to our Rhema Partners and friends all over the world who are making this possible! We couldn't do it without you.