What is Breath of Heaven?
Why Should I Come?
Jeff Collins has an amazing ability to release the atmosphere of Heaven and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. During and after the historical Great Awakening in America “camp meetings” developed where revivalists would travel from city to city and see the heavens open up under the leading of the Holy Spirit, resulting in healings, salvations, fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit, and awakening of the body of Christ. It is in this spirit that Jeff, his wife Milicent, and his team–who serve as itinerant apostolic leaders that minister around the world–have felt God leading them to hold this series of meetings right here in Connecticut.
Matt Rudolph is a Jewish believer in Jesus whose heart burns for God’s glory to be seen in Israel and the nations. Experiences gained from growing up in a missionary family living in places like Asia, Europe, and the Near East have given him a broader understanding of the heartbeat of God for the nations. He serves as the International Director of Gateways Beyond International, a family of messianic missional communities with ministry bases in Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany and the United States. Matthew with his wife Serah and their two children have recently moved to Connecticut believing for a move of God in New England.
Norm and Lynn Frederick have been serving the body of Messiah for over 30 years as pastors, pioneers and passionate worshipers. They have been privileged to run alongside forerunners and friends in seeing the kingdom extended and established in nations and cultures. Their life calling is to see the Bride prepared and released in a lifestyle of worship and prayer, rooted in a culture of honor as she helps to hasten His soon return. Norm serves several ministries including Gateways Beyond International, United Cry, DFW Prays, Joel 2 Project, the Table Fellowship and New River Church. Lynn is the US office manager for Tikkun International.
Jahi and Kes Evans are on staff at Bethel Austin and serve on the core leadership team. They are also part of the Gateways Beyond International community. For over a decade they have served in full time ministry in the areas of missions, discipleship training, and equipping the bride locally and internationally. They have a heart to see the body of Messiah walking in the fullness of the kingdom of heaven on earth. They have lived most of their married life serving the Lord overseas but now reside in Austin Texas with their four children serving the local church.
I’ve come to describe Jeff Collins as “the oil of the Lord.” Wherever he goes he pours out the love and life of the Father and his Kingdom onto everyone he ministers to and all those around him. Many years ago Jeff felt directed by the Lord to re-establish camp meetings, an old term referring to a series of worship services where the larger body of Christ gathered in unity and a longing for renewal and revival. Recently, Jeff has been increasingly drawn to New England and feels the Father’s love for every soul in this region. Now for the seventh year, Wellspring will host Jeff’s four day New England Camp Meeting.
The Breath of Heaven Meetings will be an opportunity for us to gather in His name, with an agenda to worship and glorify the Father, as we invite His power and presence to minister to us. With an anointed ministry team and worship leaders, and with an extended format (Thursday evening through Sunday), we will gather expecting genuine love and power encounters. May the Lord bless, heal, and transform lives, and may His Kingdom come to Connecticut and throughout New England.
I want to personally invite you to the Breath of Heaven meetings next week, October 3-6. I am particularly excited that most of the speakers this year are leaders of Gateways Beyond International, based in Cyprus, because that community holds a special place in my heart and my journey of healing.
My first visit to Cyprus in April of 2013 was intended to be a vacation, touring the island and checking out the meetings of the Gateways community. But God had other plans for me! He used that unique community and the altar of worship and praise established there to break open the hard shell of my heart. It felt like breaking open an egg and everything came out – the good, bad, and ugly. Since that time the Lord has brought significant healing to the hurts and woundedness in my heart. And He has strengthened and encouraged the good places in my heart!
I believe that the timing of the Breath of Heaven meetings is setting us up for significant times of breakthrough and healing in all of our hearts. So come expecting the Lord to show up and to bring breakthrough and healing to your heart!
(I am planning to attend all of the meetings and I would be glad to share more and pray with any of you individually. Just come see me.)
Love and Blessings,
The Breath of Heaven Meetings have been “strategic” watershed encounters with Father, Son and Holy Spirit and his word for 4 consecutive years for me and my family. If you were a “huge” NFL football fan and the “big” game was coming to your hometown & you were given tickets to attend with your friends …… would you want to go? The Breath of Heaven meetings are like the “big” game in peace.
If you can…. come to Breath of Heaven in October. You will encounter your heavenly Father.
My family has attended Breath of Heaven for the past 4 years. After attending the first year, we have reserved this weekend in our schedule every year after so we won’t miss it! We would have traveled far to be part of such an incredible time.
It is a truly amazing time of being in God’s presence. God spoke some very specific things to me during the camp meetings, and I was so encouraged. It is a time of just resting in the Lord and in His love for me/us and being filled up. It is worth making a priority in your schedule! It’s worth the effort to be there in person.