Only in Him Ministries
Isaiah 61: 1-2
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn."
"He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters." Psalm 23:2-3
The Lord Jesus has given us many gifts, many still untapped. Our purpose is to help people bring out their spiritual gifts and in doing so many physical gifts will follow.
The ministry the Lord Jesus Christ has entrusted us with is focused on evangelism, worship, healing and deliverance. This ministry was birthed out of a hunger and desperation to see the Holy Spirit save souls, move, change, touch, renew, refresh, heal and deliver the body of Christ from chains and bondages of the enemy through the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe there is only one way as stated in John 14:6. Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
The preaching and teaching of the word has been taught with zeal, however, this is out of balance. The word must be taught with the power of the Holy Spirit confirming the word (with signs and wonders following). This is the true and complete gospel not half a gospel leading people hungry but not fed. We want to bring people into a knowledge of the works of the Holy Spirit through testimony, teaching, prayer, worship, healing and deliverance by His moving amongst us. This was accomplished in the book of Acts by His Spirit. This can only continue as in the past by the Holy Spirit's power amongst us.
So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts. The Holy Spirit is sending this ministry to different parts of the world to include Russia, Mexico, Ukraine, the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Sweden, Finland, the Philippines and the US (California & Oregon) as the Lord commands us in Mark 16."
Coos Bay, Oregon
Pismo Beach, California
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, 7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness." Isaiah 42:6-7
In the 1990's Don was very active with the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship (FGBMFI). He was sent with other men to minister in Russia, Ukraine (from St. Petersburg to Kiev), the Baltics States of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden. Three times (3x) out of the six (6x) times he has gone the Lord directed him to go to Russia by himself. While ministering there, the Holy Spirit was so strong in his body, 24/7, with a tingling sensation all over him for a whole month as he travelled. He ministered there many times and had the honor and privilege to pray for a man that was changed from a Saul to a Paul being used in a mighty way for God's glory in this lifetime, Algis Bartkus, now the Director for the Businessmen's Fellowship (BMF) in Lithuania. For about 15 or more years the Lord directed Don's ministry to be focused in the northern part of California to include Stockton, Manteca, Sacramento, Jackson, etc. He travelled up and down the valley to help those in need. Many were saved, healed and delivered by the power of the Holy Spirit. Then in 2002, the Lord directed Don to minister to the peoples of the Philippines upon the request of his co-minister and friend then, Sofie, now his wife. Every year since then and up to the present, Don has been used by the Lord Jesus to help the people of the Philippines. Don had no idea that he would soon be sent back to Europe. He did not expect what would transpire next.
Prior to a ministry trip in November 2009, Don had made it known to Sofie that the Lord had spoken to him after many events that have occurred leading up to this time that they were to go back to the Baltic States and Sweden. Sofie had struggled so much in her heart as she sensed God was showing her to go the Philippines instead after many experiences and events that had occurred with her. She asked the Lord many times, "Where, Lord, where? Where do you really want us to go?
Through the years the Lord has showed them to consult Him first as in Isaiah 30:1-2 "Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the Lord,"to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin; 2 who go down to Egypt without consulting me;" as they have learned that God's way is the best way. As she waited, the Lord gave her a dream.
In the dream they were in their bed laying asleep. As she slept, she could sense a loud sound like banging coming from Don's side at the window. In her dream, she woke up and heard a constant knocking from the window. She got up out of bed following the sound. It was loud that it literally rattled the glass window. As she walked toward the window, she could feel her heart beat faster and louder. She drew the curtains to see who was knocking in fear and hesitancy. When she opened it, she saw a man looking like he was talking loudly almost screaming frustatingly but she couldn't understand what he was saying nor see his face as it was still pretty dark outside. She noticed there was another man next to this man knocking. Then it became clearer to her that there were other men and women appearing standing facing the window. She looked up the horizon and saw so many -- countless men and women as far as the eye could see -- just standing there like statues like a silhouette, as if waiting for her and Don to respond to them. She felt a quickening in her heart she decided to close the curtains and run back to her bed. She looked over at Don and noticed he was still asleep.
As she laid down, she pulled the covers toward her still feeling uneasy and puzzled. She said, "What was that, Lord?" All of a sudden, she woke up from the dream and heard the Lord say clear and loudly, "Set the captives free!" She was so shocked she woke up Don and told him he was right after all. She said,
"We are to go to Europe!" She was convinced in her spirit this dream was given to confirm their trip to Europe.
That same year in November they ministered in the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden. This was Don's first trip back after 15 or more years and Sofie's first trip to Europe. Never in her mind or heart could she conceive that she would have the opportunity to be sent to minister to the beautiful people of these countries. But here's the mind boggling portion of this trip. In just two (2) weeks of ministry in the state of Lithuania they witnessed about 350 souls saved as they ministered nightly with the Lord filling up the meetings with hungry and desperate souls all over the country. Many captives were set free, saved, healed and delivered by the power of Holy Spirit. Praise the Lord!
After a death in her family in early 2010, Sofie set out to visit her family in Cebu, Philippines. She also ministered in different places in the Philippines fulfilling what she had sensed before their trip to Europe then knowing this was God's timing.
Don and Sofie has travelled and ministered to Europe (since 2009 for Sofie) and the Philippines (since 2002) every year.
As you peruse this site, may you find and get to know the person of Jesus Christ, the great I AM, who died and shed His blood for us and who resurrected to give us LIFE. May the precious Holy Spirit lift your spirit, encourage, refresh, revive, renew, bless you bountifully with wisdom, peace, joy, strength and may He show his love to you and the way you should go in His powerful name fulfilling your calling and purpose in this life (2 Peter 1: 5-10 ). God bless you!
Don and Sofie Waldo