A Healing Place

by Mike Simon
Jul/Aug 2009

For more than 30 years the Board of Directors at Christian Healing Ministries has been providing guidance to our ministry staff.  On May 7th the new entity CHM Foundation held the first meeting of its Board of Directors. The CHM Foundation is one of the new endeavors the Lord has called the ministry to set in place. The purpose of the Foundation is to build a solid financial base that will provide support to the ministry efforts of CHM.  Over the last several months, we have been preparing the business structure, mainly converting and upgrading the software. This has been an exciting new development. We are 60% of the way through the process of converting from FileMaker Pro to Raiser’s Edge, state of the art software for development. Raiser’s Edge will enable us to capture and report important information to donors and provide increased flexibility for our ministry team. We are carefully and diligently praying for the Lord’s direction so that each part of the process of building a business structure to support ministry will be productive and efficient.  Proverbs 21:5 says “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”

The CHM healing ministry staff has outgrown its administrative offices on the northside of Jacksonville and on April 21st the development team and a group of CHM staff members dedicated to the Lord our new CHM Foundation office, in Ponte Vedra.  The office in Ponte Vedra will be home to the members of the development team.  The Reverend Gene Strickland prayed for everyone there and then served communion.  Sara Flynn, Jeff Sampson, and Linda Strickland from CHM also prayed through the space. We invited the presence of the Lord to come and we can now feel His presence there.

It is our mission to bring transformation into the lives of tens of thousands of individuals in the years to come.  The Lord spoke to Francis MacNutt asking CHM to build a new Healing Center so those who are hopeless, desperate, hurting, lost and dying can come and find peace, healing, and eternal life.  The CHM Foundation is the part of the ministry supporting the effort to invite donors to take part in what God is doing. As the needs grow, so has our ministry and it has become necessary to provide a larger facility where hundreds of saints can come and be ministered to all at the same time; while learning how to carry the healing ministry of Jesus back to their home cities and bring healing and transformation into their church and community.  

We are grateful for your prayers, encouraging words, and financial generosity.  Our highest goal is that the same spirit of care and ministry that defines CHM be felt by those who donate and correspond with the CHM Foundation.


Francis MacNutt Mike Simon is the Director of Development for CHM. Jul/Aug 2009 Issue