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Ever Wondered How Andrew Wommack Ended Up in England?

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This is how, in Andrew’s own words:

(Yes, this is another blog post in light of Dave Duell’s imminent visit to Dagenham!)

In September of 1989, I was holding a tent meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was the night that hurricane Hugo hit. The tent was flapping in the breeze, and we needed to drop and tie it off. But just before the service ended, Pastor Dean Mellon gave me a prophecy that changed my life and ministry.

 

He said, “you have a nation of the world on your heart, and you know exactly which nation I’m speaking of”. In less than a month, you will meet a man who will be a porter, a door opener to the whole nation.

I knew exactly which nation the Lord was speaking of, and I knew in my heart that the Lord was about to bring my dreams and vision concerning the U.K. and Europe to pass. I’ve had the U.K. on my heart ever since I took a trip to Europe in 1968. While in London, I spent hours walking the streets, praying for the people and believing God that someday I would get the opportunity to minister to them.

 

However, it’s not wise to just take a prophecy and run with it. If it was really the Lord speaking to me through this man, then it would come to pass without my help. Two weeks later at our U.S. Ministers’ Conference in Buena Vista, Colorado, I noticed that Will Graham from Rugeley, England was listed as an attendee. I figured Will was the man the Lord had spoken about, but I didn’t say a thing to anyone.

 

In the very first session, my good friend, Dave Duell, was ministering and calling people forward for prayer. He called Will to the front and said. “Will, God has made you a porter, a door opener to all of the U.K.” BINGO! That was it. This had to be the man the Lord had spoken to me about in Charlotte.

 

I told Will about that prophecy I received in Charlotte and asked him what he thought. He said his church had received a special offering to send him to the conference to get Dave and me and bring us to England. Praise the Lord! A few months later we opened our first international office in Coventry, England, and its been going strong ever since.

 

We have distributed hundreds of thousands of tapes and CDs through our European office and have thousands of people on our mailing list. We minister in many churches and hold two conventions in the U.K. each year. The Gospel Truth television program is broadcast daily in the U.K. on the God Channel International, which also reaches all of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The open doors to the U.K. and Europe were a supernatural opportunity that came directly from the Lord. We are committed to walking through every door the Lord opens for us and minster the nearly too-good-to-be-true news of God’s love to hungry people throughout Europe.

Andrew

UK kids amongst worst in Europe for wellbeing

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Smoking, drinking, sex and drugs have been named among reasons why British children are ranked almost bottom of a European table of wellbeing.

The Netherlands came top while only Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta ranked lower than the UK, which came in at 24th out of 29.

The report, conducted by researchers at York University for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), looked at the wellbeing of young people up to the age of 19.

The table used 43 measures taken across Europe in 2006 to produce a ranking based on seven categories of wellbeing.

The categories covered lifestyle factors such as health, relationships, material resources, behaviour and risk, education and housing and environment.

BBC correspondent James Westhead said the study suggests little improvement since a similar report by Unicef two years ago.

Britain’s best ranking was 15th in ‘children’s relationships’, where they were quizzed on how well they got on with their classmates and parents.

CPAG, which is heavily dependent on funding from the Government, called for more state spending on benefits and tax credits.

Its briefing summarising the research dismisses the idea that the rise of single parenthood and the spread of family break-up have harmed children.

Blaming child poverty for the many difficulties British children face, CPAG chief Kate Green said: “The last time a child wellbeing league table was published, British people were shocked that the UK came last.

“This time we need a frank focus on why other countries are doing so much better for their children. Public resolve and political action to put children first are more important than another round of hand-wringing.”

Source: http://www.christian.org.uk/news/20090421/uk-kids-amongst-worst-in-europe-for-wellbeing/

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