I passionately believe that God has created us to display, portray and carry His Glory; that as a people, the Church on Earth needs to awaken and arise into its calling to be His witness and the image of Him to the, as yet, unbelieving society in which we live.
In order to be those who live gloriously, we have to understand our true identity, and who God is for us. I believe that as Christians what we say and do should line up with what we believe; that our total lifestyle be in alignment with God's spirit within, and be the people who carry God's presence.
I was born and brought up in a Christian home, but it was whilst studying Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles for my 'O' Levels that I was challenged with the fact that if this was true then it was the most dynamic thing in the world. I accepted the offer of new life in and through Jesus Christ as a teenager at a weekly Interdenominational Youth Event in 1971.
Equipped for Ministry
In 1985 my local Church organised some excellent teaching on the work and person of the Holy Spirit. At the final evening people were invited for prayer in an adjoining room and when I went for prayer, the visiting preacher gave me this word that "God had called me to preach His Word in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the end of the Earth". I experienced a powerful release of the Holy Spirit and was equipped by the Spirit for the call. I have been a preacher and conference speaker for over 30 years.
In the Spring of 2001 I received a diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Three days after being told, I had an experience of God during the night when I "felt" His hand resting on my head as a gentle pressure, and I heard in my head, not audibly, God say "This sickness will not lead to your death but it will be a testimony to the nations of My power and Glory". It wasn't until the cancer reached the final stages in August 2006 and the Doctors gave one last treatment, that God healed me. I am healed of cancer after holding onto His Word.
I have kept a personal journal over the past 25 years, of words given to me. Throughout the years there has been an overriding reference to a global call to preach His Word. In October 2018 whilst on a short term mission in Peru, God said NOW is the time to fly. In response to His call I have formed 'Created to Soar Ministries - with Anne Donaldson' and I am ready to be obedient to respond. His call on me is clearly for His Church whatever the denomination.