Pastor of Prayer Ministries
I would like to welcome you to Touched by Mercy Ministries. It is my hope and prayer that you will see, hear, and experience Jesus Christ through this Ministry. My name is Loren Heiland. My wife Debbie and I have been married for 25 years. I have 2 children, David, who is 23 and my daughter Heather, who is 21. I was born in Miami, Florida and adopted by my mom and dad at 6 months old. I was raised in Dodge City, Kansas and went to high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I joined the Navy in 1987 and spent 10 ½ years in the service of my Country. My wife and I met in San Francisco, California. We moved to Seabeck, Washington in the early 90’s and have been up in the great northwest ever since. I’ve worked several jobs since the navy. However, I landed a job at the local hospital in 2001 and have been there ever since. It is my calling to see men and women who are caught up in the sin of addiction be wholly restored and completely set free. To see these children of God make there calling and election sure:
2 Peter 1:3-11 (NASB) ...3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us a by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, 7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness,
love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; 11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you...,
I turned the reigns of my life over to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 22, 1989. Baptized in the Holy Ghost during Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf in October of 1991 . I would like to tell you that all has been without trial, incident, wounds, or pain, but that is simply not the case, in my life or that of any other life. The Lord has healed and delivered me of several addictions (Alcohol, illicit drugs, cigarettes, Pornography and unjust anger) and it is my firm belief that He can and does SAVE, HEAL and DELIVER in the here and now! Jesus saved and healed my marriage, gave me 2 beautiful children, and has given me millions of second chances at life in His glorious kingdom.
It is my prayer that you will see Jesus in this website and hear the Holy Spirit in the pod-casts. It is my hope that you will be challenged, edified and loved through the words spoken in my blog. May the God of all peace indwell your heart! May the Almighty God empower you to live the life of faith! May the Lord and King of the universe envelope your life with power and grace!
Again, welcome to Touched by Mercy Ministries.
Loren D. Heiland