Prayer Resolution

36 people are on our waiting list, wanting to receiving spiritual and emotional healing from their pasts. Half of the people on the list are from Substance, Nate’s church! But, instead of using the summer to start working with some of those people, God called the Banker’s up north to work at a summer camp.

What are you doing God?

Personally knowing some of the people who were waiting to start sessions, being gone at camp all summer was very tough for Nate. There were some who were really hurting and some who had been waiting for 2-3 years on the waiting list. Yes, that’s years! The harvest is truly plentiful and the workers are few. It didn’t seem like it could possibly be God telling them to go work at camp when there was such a need back in the cities, could it?

One of the things that God has been teaching us over the last few years is that the need is not the call, the call is the call. We simply can’t plan things out as well as He can, nor can we understand the many long lasting repercussions of all of our choices. But, the Bankers know the One who knows it all. Our primary responsibility is to listen to Him and respond.

Did you do any Prayer Resolution this summer?

Nate did get to work with one of his coworkers up at camp. They met for three or four sessions. It was really good and God was faithful to resolve some very significant things in his life. Nate also got to partner with another staff member at camp who is a PR Safe Other, doing a session with one of the non-coms he was mentoring.

How are you involved in Prayer Resolution now?

Currently, Nate is doing PR on Monday nights. They just started working two weeks ago and he is  working with Amy Laurent who has been trying to get more experience as a Safe Other.

Next week Nate is starting a two-week blitz with a woman who is flying down from Canada for two weeks. She was so desperate for healing that she was willing to permanently postpone her wedding until she could go through PR! Now, there’s someone who’s ready!

How much Prayer Resolution have you done this year?

Nate has done over 350 hours of sessions this year so far. He has worked with at least 10 different people and seen 4 people complete their lives. Prayer Resolution is the primary ministry that Nate is focusing on this year.

Nate also taught 53 hours of class, training more Safe Others. Outside of the official PR class, he has taught the Forgiveness class over 5 times in different settings/churches.

What’s happening with Prayer Resolution in general?

We are starting to have monthly PR leader’s meetings and quarterly Safe Other meetings to increase unity, community and mentorship within the ministry.

There is a new website being developed for Cross Resources, a number of logos being developed (the logo you saw was one of the options, but not formalized) and questionnaires being sent out. We are starting to add much needed structure to help facilitate the relationships that we need for this ministry to function.

Nate may teach a small class this fall, training more Safe Others, if there is enough interest. He is focusing on people who want to join the ministry or have already gone through their lives.

We are working towards having Richard and Connie come up to Minneapolis to do a training in the March/April time frame. We are hoping to do a professional recording of their teaching.


About Nathan Banker

Nathan, Michelle and their two sons are occupational ministers in the Twin Cities. They do spiritual mentoring, a form of prayer ministry call Prayer Resolution and help run a small church-like community called Immerse. They dream of changing the world, one person at a time.

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