A reflexion by Fr. Nigel W. D. Mumford+

I have been a public speaker for the Lord for twenty-eight years. Nearly three decades! A month ago as I was preparing to travel 1,2000 miles
to speak about Jesus for twenty minutes. (That is very hard as I normally speak about him for at least 4 hours when going on healing missions.) I was, as usual getting myself worked up… the normal “Slight” anxiety about travel and speaking… for the first time in 28 years I got a download of peace from God. He reminded me that “I have gone before you! You don’t have to worry about anything.” I knew that Biblically but I did not live it. I have spent 28 years being anxious for nothing. I have to say, with a smile on my face, “Lord why did you not tell me this 28 years ago?” He Responded, “You didn’t ask!” Oh the joy of my boss… I love you Lord. Thanks For keeping me on my toes. You crack me up Jesus. May be one day I will get the hang of all of this… and then you fly under my radar… and zing me again… and I learn something new… what a true adventure this is with you. thank you God, Thank you Jesus, Thank you Holy Spirit. Thank you Holy Trinity… Amen.

2x Biblical foundations:
“The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”Deuteronomy 31:8

For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:10

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DATELINE: Saturday 17th November 2018

I was the first to board the 10am flight and got into my window seat.
A man sat in the aisle seat. We got talking. He was a judge, and a lay
Reader for the Methodist church. We had a great chat. Then a young
Man sat between us. He is a lawyer. I said, when we land we should walk
Into a bar… “A Judge, a lawyer and a Priest walk into a bar…” we laughed.

The young man said that was a good idea. Then I knew in the spirit
That he was an alcoholic. I point blank asked him how long he had been
Drinking. “Since 8am” he said. I said “NO….what age did you start drinking?”
He said, “Eight but seriously at eighteen years old” how old are you now. He told me.

He told me he was Jewish and asked me about Jesus. HE ASKED ME ABOUT JESUS! He said that he expected me to postalize at him. I told him I never do
That. (He’s on the hook) I asked him what he needs healing of. He told me. I told him some new testament stories and then some healing stores from
My history. (Now he’s really on the line!) Reverse psychology works so well!
Finally towards the end of the journey I told him about salvation and the love of Jesus and of the love of God the father. That was the key. He REALLY wanted to know God the Father. He really needed the Father’s love.

I asked the judge, who was reading his book, to help me pray for this man.
He lit up up in joy.
This Jewish lawyer was now in tears as we laid hands on him and prayed for
His healing and salvation. I told him to find Bill W. Code for joining A.A.

The plane landed… we all exchanged business cards… and the still drunk
Jewish now believer hugged me with lots of gratitude. I will follow up next week and call him early before he starts drinking for the day!

Please pray for this man. I’m not going to give his name or where he lives
For obvious reasons…

This was a “flight” to remember.
I love my boss… you never know what he is going to do.
I could not possibly make this stuff up…
Jesus ambushed this man in need of healing.
A judge, a lawyer and a priest walk off a plane…
Fr. Nigel. W..D. Mumford+

PS. A woman sitting in front of us was wearing a American legion jacket.
I saw her in the elevator on my way to the next flight. I asked her if she had
Heard our conversation. “I was hanging on every word” she said.
“ I was praying like crazy.” She was so happy. She said, “God put the three of you together…” I said, “God put the four of us together.” She smiled, agreed, and I went to my next gate. Feeling good!

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BURRIED ALIVE and dug up…

DATELINE: 7pm Saturday 11/17/18
WARNING: Not for the faint hearted!

I was at a gathering in someone’s house.
I met a man and spoke with him briefly.
At one point he put his hand on the kitchen counter.
I looked at his hand and saw a finger missing.
I looked again and his hand was complete… all fingers present!

I heard myself say, “Do you have any relatives who lost a finger.”
The words just came out of my mouth. I was really surprised and
Said to myself, “oh boy, you just can’t unring a bell!”

He said no… and stood back for a while. He, like me was totally surprised.
There was a long pause. He looked around… I just stood there…
He then said a story that he had not spoken about for 50 years.
He told me that when he was seven his dad told him about his great

She died and was buried.
Grave robbers dug up her grave and, to get the ring on her finger
He then said,
They kicked her dead body in the chest as they left…
The kick rebooted her heart.
She came back to life!!!!!!!!!!

She lived many years after that.
If she had not been dug up this man I was talking to
Would not be alive now. As she gave birth to his Grandfather

You just can’t make this stuff up you know.

He then told me what a word of encouragement this was as he was
Going through a very tough time…
He saw this as a reason to live… God has his eye on him.
We prayed and he was giving everyone high fives!

I tell you, you could have grated cheese on my arm the goose bumps were so high!
I am so humbled by what God does…

In His Awe
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

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Healed of a Post-Polio limp.

TESTIMONY received 11/19/18
I just found out about this 12 years later.
Name given.

About 12 years ago you presented a seminar in Oceanside, CA for the Christian Healing Center at St. Anne’s church. I was the office person at that time. You came to a friend of mine and asked if she had post polio syndrome. She did and God completely healed her on the spot! The Power surrounding the 2 of you was so strong that friends who tried to approach could not come near. During the days after, people who knew her asked what had happened. They were astounded and believed the recounting. Our God so fills my heart again and again! Thank you for your daily sharing, at this point they help keep me going.
– With God’s love

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I have been deeply imbedded in the healing ministry for
twenty eight years. I am in the midst of writing my fifth book on the subject.
I have noticed over the years, soup du jour issues, or shall I say flavor of the week concerns. I cannot remember the word narcissism being brought up over the years until now. The word appears once or twice a week and has been on the soup du jour for the last six months! I find it astonishing that this “dis-ease” for others has become so prevalent. It is like it has crawled out from under the carpet.
If you have a spouse or friend who is suffering, most likely unbeknownst to them, please be assured of my prayers. Please do not give names of those with this issue it would not be appropriate but know that by a one word comment like “yes” you are being prayed for. Navigating the narcissism minefield is not a fun journey for for anyone, but please know that the Lord will take your hand to help you if you ask him.
Please be assured of our prayers.
Be well, do good works and for the sake of God, love one another.
Fr. Nigel+

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Sermon, the Armor of God.

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Sermon on Putting on the Armor of God

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The Welcome Iniative

The Welcome Home Initiative
Helping heal the haunting memories of war zone veterans.
by Rev. Nigel Mumford
Jul/Aug 2009

I wonder if that Easter resurrection witness is the first biblical reference to post traumatic stress disorder – the onset of the “thousand-yard stare.” Crack troops sent to guard the body of Jesus experienced something that was totally out of their realm.

We know that our crack troops today are experiencing the physical and emotional wounds of war. What can be done to help returning combat veterans? (I understand that the U.S. Fire Department is doing a better job than the church to help these broken souls.) How can we help as individuals or as a church? Be creative, such as by reaching out to say “thank you”; activate your prayer team; put on a recognition dinner; offer a day of healing of memories; adopt a military family. Reach forth your hand to help; the list is never-ending.

Two years ago my bishops and I were having lunch. We discussed how combat veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq will need spiritual help and healing if they are to be reintegrated into “normal” life. History has shown that after Vietnam very little was done to help the emotional breakage of minds and souls after the extreme horrors of war. The DSM4 gave a new name to a very old condition: post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is nothing new. Even the ancient Greeks noticed a psychological change in their soldiers coming back from carnage. This syndrome has had many names over the years: shell shock, compassion fatigue, battle fatigue, war neurosis, the thousand-yard stare, and post-Vietnam syndrome. In the American Civil War, it was called nostalgia!

I spent a year of my life in combat and have seen first hand the horrors of man’s inhumanity to man. In my own personal healing journey I wrote a quote that summarizes the issues of this particular need for the healing of memories:

The mind is witness to a catastrophic event. The intellect simply cannot cope with what it has seen. The body reacts physically under duress. The heart receives emotional scars; the soul weeps…. This mental trauma is a total body reaction to witnessing violent actions in combat. The desperate primordial need to save one’s own life and the lives of others. (NM 1975)

The basic problem is that, without healing, the war continues on in one’s mind, even after many years. An exaggerated startle response and many other symptoms of this experience plague many compassionate souls who have seen lives cut short before their very eyes.

After much prayer, we designed a three-day retreat. People started coming out of the woodwork to help: a bishop (a retired colonel who served in the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Air Force). Both of them were former combat veterans. And many others showed up who wanted to help. So far, we now have run three programs and have three more set for March, August, and October 2009. (Please go to for the dates). The retreat participants and their families have come from the following theaters of war: World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq. The program is free for all combat veterans due to the astonishing generosity of individuals who want to help.

I was honored to present the “Welcome Home Initiative” (WHI) to the chief of the Army chaplains, Maj. General Douglas Carver, and seventeen Army chaplains at the Pentagon last December. I had an hour and a half to present the program and answer questions. They showed a lot of interest, and I had the chance to pray for these chaplains and to anoint their hands. We would so like to get the School of Healing Prayer® into the Pentagon.

If you know a combat veteran, please invite him or her to the WHI program. You can find a downloadable brochure on our web site at Once there, the food, room and board are free.

Please contact us if your spirit is quickened and you want to do something to help. Thank you for your prayer coverage for this national need for healing of memories.

God bless you, much love in Jesus,
Fr. Nigel Mumford +

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Please join me in praying for those who are suffering from,
“Learned helplessness.”
Those who have given up on others kindness and the gifts of humanity. May they receive a new Grace from you Lord. Let them know how loved they are and let them know that even though they have been wounded by the past, with actions of mans inhumanity to man, that with you, Lord, all things are possible. I pray that they will not allow the past to ruin their present or their future. Allow the Lord to raise you up and set you free from those past wounds. Lord you came to set the captives free. Help them to be free from the past. Help them not to allow the perpetrator to have power over them any more. Amen.
~Fr. Nigel+

~Learned helplessness~
A condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression.

Learned helplessness, in psychology, a mental state in which an organism forced to bear aversive stimuli, or stimuli that are painful or otherwise unpleasant, becomes unable or unwilling to avoid subsequent encounters with those stimuli, even if they are “escapable,” presumably because it has learned that it cannot control the situation. ~Martin Seligman

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I prayed for a bunch of Aussies today.
I said,
Let us prayer…”
(Good ice breaker….)
Aussies often say, “No worries”
I told them about Jeremiah 17:8
“They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Dear Souls,
Please don’t worry…
if you worry you die and if you don’t worry you die…
So why worry.
Be at peace.
No worries…
~Fr. Nigel+

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