The Story behind Broken Wings
In 1980 a girlfriend who was an alcoholic, got very drunk one day and accidentally burned her house down. Homeless, she came to me to ask where she could find help for her condition and a place to live. I was a new Born Again Christian and felt moved by the approach. I began calling around different places to see where she could receive help for her condition. I discovered a harsh reality. Facilities for men with substance abuses were plentiful, but it was not the case for women.
This was puzzling to me and I recall screaming and crying out to God about this and heard the Lord say to me. “You do something.” I began to ponder, “Where do women go for help? “ Shortly afterwards I received a vision from the Lord of people on crutches, in wheelchairs, on stretchers, wrapped in bandages, bleeding out, and some being carried by others.
The Lord said to me, “This is My Body in need of healing.” In the vision I was shown a bird with a broken wing. I understood the bird could not fly in that condition. Thus, was the birth of the ministry of Broken Wings: Broken Women in Need of God within my heart. During a period of 10 years the Lord began to mature me and heal me from the damaged emotions I, myself had been afflicted with from a life without Him. In 1991 I began a weekly counseling group.
Please join us as we launch our new column, BROKEN WINGS. I will share the truth from God’s Word that over the centuries has served to help many hurting and broken people.
Patricia L. Owens
The Mission of Our Savior has become the Ministry of His Disciples
Isaiah 61:1-3 (KJV)
1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.”
Please take a moment to view the first Broken Wings article click on the words: What Are You Thinking?