Jeff & Bethany Mootz

Intercessory Missionaries at Underground House of Prayer in Sioux Falls, SD

Month: April 2016

We finished our fast last Sunday, which was Resurrection Sunday!  Our prayer room hosted a corporate fast from March 7-27th for the purpose of asking God for an increase of healing power in the city.  We had a number of people in different churches and healing ministries fasting with us at UHOP, and even some friends in different states felt led to fast.  I also talked to another ministry leader in Sioux Falls who said that God told him to do a 21 day fast just one day before ours started.

The Lord spoke to our team through a variety of dreams and prophetic words over the course of December and January that He wanted to release more healing power.  We had been feeling that a corporate fast was coming in March anyways, so as the words about healing came we became more and more confident that God wanted us to focus on this topic in the fast.  Our staff took a trip to IHOP-KC a few days before we announced the fast, and we had two leaders the same day prophecy about healing coming to UHOP in this season.

One testimony was that so many people were excited to do a long fast, which is supernatural!  Throughout the fast we had people praying over a prayer list of about 30 people that are involved at UHOP.  Some of those people got healed during the fast.  One guy had arthritis through his entire body going into the fast.  As we prayed over him one night, he began to feel the fiery presence of the Lord on his body, and then he said that all the pain left his body.  He normally had pain 24/7 in various joints.  I (Jeff) had been experiencing vocal chord pain for years.  I received prayer the first day of the fast, felt a cool sensation flow down my throat, and then felt some pain leave immediately.  I usually have a very weak voice while fasting even one day, but since that day my voice has felt great.  I have had little or no pain at all after singing and speaking, which is very different from what it had been.  One guy had knee cap pain that was completely healed.  The same guy had arthritis in his jaw joint and had clicking and popping with pain every day.  He was healed in a minute of prayer.  Also, his jaw was out of alignment because of a fight he had gotten into year ago, but during the prayer time he literally felt his jaw being pushed back into alignment.  One little girl of one of the UHOP staff was experiencing hardness of hearing in one of her ears the past few weeks, but this past weekend at a service the deafness just left.  She said she just felt the blockage leave in a moment and she began to cry in excitement.

The fast was also for people to get personal breakthrough in their lives, whether in circumstances or areas they felt the enemy was resisting them.  So many people testified that circumstances were changed or that they felt a spiritual shift in their lives from the fast.

We have also noticed an increase of God’s felt presence and power in our prayer meetings and services since the fast.

Looking forward to so many healing focuses in April.  This week Randy Clark’s healing ministry is in town teaching and imparting.  In two weeks the Sioux Falls Healing Rooms are hosting a city-wide healing night.  Then the last weekend of April the Vineyard Church is hosting a healing outreach training, which will equip people to hold a healing booth on Sioux Falls’ busiest walking street downtown over the summer.

blessings!

Jeff

Kathryn Kuhlman Healing Video I watched this week

Family Update

We are 31 months pregnant and now that we can count down the weeks on our hands, preparation is becoming imminent! We can’t wait to welcome this little boy into our lives… and see what he looks like and who he’ll become. Moravia is growing so much, even this week she has started speaking so much better. Some times we can’t understand her, like the difference between “water” and “diaper” and “buckle” but she is really communicating so clearly! It’s amazing to watch her learn so quick. We only have to tell her things once now and she is just like a sponge and figures things out. Yesterday i was putting her in the car seat and she takes the buckle and looks at me and says, “I do it”. Wow. I couldn’t believe her clarity.  She knows most of her numbers, but really likes the number “8”.

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Spring is upon us now which always begins the yard cleanup! We are planning on putting in new sliding back patio doors in a few weeks which will give us the option of a screen door which we know Moravia will love. Everyday she is asking to go outside and play with the chickens. She is unafraid of them and loves to go in their coop to look for eggs and point at their food, water and poop. Ha! She makes great chicken sounds too. Soon she’ll be able to say their names! She accidentally threw her first egg to the ground today  (like she didn’t know what the outcome would be)- it was really cute actually she was shocked at what happened and just stared for awhile.

 

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Life is always interesting with a toddler, those who have had one know what i mean:)

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We make this healthy ice cream that we call “Banana Milk”- just almond milk, peanut butter and frozen bananas (and sometimes cacao!!!)  Our friend Emilie gave us this fun straw and Moravia loves to drink from it and asks for banana milk almost daily!

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