The Mission Fellowship was planted in September 2009 after a very clear prophetic word was given and confirmed by three other people. The plant team consisted of Matt & Krysta Hagen, Tony & Vanessa Gatman and Dean & Treena Salthouse.

They are passionate about seeing people equipped and released into their God given calling.

"To be all we are meant to be and do all we are meant to do."


We believe in the manifest presence of God, alive in our day to day lives in a practical way.

Jesus– the same yesterday, today, and forever

The following are testimonies of normal people in everyday life seeking God and His answers to their prayers.

Sore Shoulder

I had strained my shoulder putting up the mast on my yacht. It was restricting enough that I could not even lift a book with my sore arm. A few weeks post injury, I consulted a physiotherapist and he gave me some stretching exercises that didn't help at all. A few weeks later at a prayer meeting, I asked for prayer for my shoulder. Immediately after praying I walked over and picked up a chair with my arm fully extended, something I could not of even thought of doing 10 minutes previous! There was NO PAIN!
Praise God. Prayer works!

God Answers Prayer

The first major breakthrough came three months into our regular Tuesday business prayer meeting. For us, it was incredible; we were praying for the sale of one of the two boats we owned as the third was about to be launched any day and we had accumulated a massive mortgage due to a partner in the new boat not paying $100 000 final payment. Incredibly, we sold two boats on the prayer Tuesday in November 2008, right at the peak of the recession. Both sales settled on the 22nd and 23rd of December and we went to Christmas with zero debt.

God had our full attention and prayer mornings were increased to twice a week since all of our breakthroughs were coming on Tuesdays. Since then, we have sold five boats, four of which are new builds with a collective value of $3.82 million. We also had our workforce double for four months while working on two other boats from another boatbuilding yard that had gone into liquidation. At Christmas 2009, we signed up the most expensive order to date and with full order books for 2010. Again, we had to employ more staff.

What is incredible is that God has provided this in a market were almost every boat builder has closed gone bust or have no orders.
Praise GOD!

Breast Pain

I had been experiencing breast pain for quite awhile and it was uncomfortable enough to get my attention. I had been praying for God to guide me in what I needed to do, ie, Doc visit? Ultrasound?..etc.God really spoke to me about hormones and so my next step was going to be to look into some natural hormone support.

In June 2010, I went up for a healing alter call at church. It was quite surreal to be surrounded by a whole lot of 'little' hands...I've actually never had hands laid on me by children before(!) and I was very aware of the warmth coming from their hands. I was prayed over for pain to leave, and for my body to come into perfect alignment. The next day (when I usually wake up and immediately notice discomfort), I woke up and had to poke and prod a bit and do some crazy stretches just to make sure it was for real that I wasn't feeling the discomfort that I usually have.

Anyway, Praise God...my healer who said that I can ask for anything in His name and it will be done to bring glory to the Father...

Bed wetting Cured!

Our 11yr old daughter had a bedwetting problem for her whole life that consequently restricted her staying at friend's houses not to mention affecting her confidence. One night at prayer group we laid hands on the children and asked for them to be filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. All seven of them did including our daughter!

That night we prayed earnestly with her before she went to bed and claimed the Lords ability to bring her sleeping moments into line. That night was her first dry night and she has been dry ever since! Praise God for His faithfulness.

Tennis Elbow Healed

For some time, now I have been experiencing pain in my left elbow. It restricted me enough that using power tools was very difficult and I could not pick up anything with my left arm. One night at prayer group, others were getting prayer and I decided I would leap in.

When they were praying, I could feel heat running up and down from my shoulder to my wrist. After prayer ALL the aching had gone and has not been back since! I can now lift the tools at work with no pain whatsoever. God is so awesome that He even heals the small things. Thanks Lord!

RSI Healed

My job involves a lot of computer work and for the last couple of years I have experienced an extremely sore shoulder when using my mouse. I would often get pins and needles in my hand and have to swap mouse hands every 30 minutes. I received prayer often and experienced minor relief for a limited period of time. Early in 2010, I received prayer again and I've had no problem with my arm or shoulder since (God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him). In talking to others in my profession, I understand this sort of thing does not just go away and usually gets worse resulting in surgery.
Jehovah Rophe truly is the Lord our healer! THANKS LORD!

God is Practical

This testimony is about little lovely sheep and my very hilly farm. Once upon a time, I returned to the farm were I build my boats. We were due to have seven sheep killed for church meat. I only muster twice a year so they are not used to people. The last attempt saw eight boat builders chasing sheep in all directions for a whole hour and ending with only half of the 40 sheep being mustered and several ending up through fences into the neighbour's farm.

I had just been to a prayer meeting and was feeling alive in God. I felt strongly that it would be a better testimony to my workers to show them God's power rather than talk about it! So, as bold as brass, I announced that Tony and I would get the sheep in ourselves with God's help! Much laughter and muttering filled the shed as Tony and I rode out onto the farm and discussed our strategy. The sheep were as far away and spread out as they could have been. We mustered every sheep on the 100 acre block in 20 minutes and they ran up the race and into the yards, right in front of my bewildered workers.
Just to finish the testimony, the next day I asked one of the workers to move them into another smaller part of the yards by him self. The sheep went ballistic and ran around and around him, so I asked him to hop out of the pen. I hopped in and instantly they calmly walked around the corner into the yard.

Business Revived

Tank is an awesome man of God that has had a lot of misfortune. His prophetic word from his wife was of him beating against a massive wall that he couldn't get through, a wall holding him down and back! She could see a team of people praying behind him and he busted through with prayer backing. How cool is that because this is what happened.

Tank's nickname came from tendering to buy 48 earthquake damaged stainless steel wine vats. After much prayer and a lot of faith he set his tender at a very low $69,000 for them all. As scrap, they had a value of $80,000, but there was a problem: Tank had no money to pay for them! Amazingly, three separate people offered to loan the money to him and he was successful in buying them. He sold 38 of the tanks to a neighbour 3 doors down from them for $150 000 2 days later! More then sold, leaving Tank with about 10 or so left over so we prayed and this time asked specifically if the buyer would set the price because we reckoned he could get more for them, eg a new tank costs $150,000. .

Later, Tank gets a call while he is in an evening prayer meeting and turns off his phone with great embarrassment at having it switched on. The call he didn't answer was a guy who wanted the remaining tanks who was worried they might sell before he rang back made an offer that was $12 000 dollars higher than Tank was asking. Praise God! Since then we have stories of incredible blessings all of which are building his new business like a three year old forklift worth $20,000 as payment for a couple of weeks work. Amazing!


After years of steady work, it came as a huge shock when it started to dry up. I went from working 45-50 hours a week to being lucky to get a half day of work a week. Thankfully, my wife had just graduated and had started her new job but her salary was nowhere near enough for us to cover all our living costs. Earlier this year, while in a morning prayer meeting, I felt we needed to take a stall out in the local plaza and advertise a free preliminary design service, a new concept and one that I had not heard of being done before. Not only that, But I felt challenged to pray specifically for 50 job enquiries to come in over that week. After some minor resistance in our office we decided to go ahead.

By day three, we had 35 job enquiries, well on the way to our target. By day five, we had 50 exactly! While not all of these transformed into jobs, we had a good success rate and gained enough work load to carry us through.

We have noticed over the past months that the Tuesdays and Thursdays we pray as a group, work comes in. On the days we don't pray, work doesn't come in. Even the non-church goers in the office have started saying "must be prayer Tuesday, or prayer Thursday" when a job comes in.

The earnest continued heartfelt prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working! James 5:16 (amp)

Proclamations and Scriptures for Healing

Ex 15:26 He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."

Ex 23: 25 Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water, I will take away sickness from among you.

Deut 7: 15 The LORD will keep you free from every disease. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt, but he will inflict them on all who hate you.

Ps 41: 3 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak, the Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.

Ps 103: 2-3 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.

Ps 107: 19-21 They cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deed for men.

Ps 118: 17 I shall not die but live, and proclaim what the LORD has done for me.

Pr 3: 7-8 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Prov 4: 20-22 My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.

Is 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Jer 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you, and show you great and might things, which you do not know.

Jer 33:6 Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

Matt 8: 2-3 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing you can make me clean." Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!' immediately he was cured of his leprosy.

Matt 8: 16-17 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases."

Mark 16: 15-18 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation...and these signs will accompany those who believe in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands, and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

John 10: 10 The thief comes only to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

1 Cor 6: 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit...

2 Cor 2: 14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.

Rom 8: 2 The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.

Rom 8: 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who lives in you.

Rom 8: 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Hebrews 13: 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

James 5: 14-15 Is any one of your sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.

1 Peter 2: 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

2 Peter 1: 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

3 John 1: 2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.


Psalm 35:27 I am the Lord's servant and he has pleasure in my prosperity.

Isaiah 1:19 I am willing and obedient and I eat the good of the land.

Matthew 6:33 I seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these are added unto me.

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 I sow bountifully and I reap bountifully I give cheerfully and not grudgingly or of necessity, and God loves me and makes all grace abound toward me, that I, always having all sufficiency in all things, have an abundance for every good work.

2 Corinthians 8:9 Jesus for my sake became poor that I through his poverty might become rich.

Malachi 3: 10,11 I bring all the tithes into God's storehouse so that there is food in God's house. I prove the Lord and he opens for me the windows of heaven and pours out for me such blessing that there is not enough room to receive it but it overflows through me to others. And God rebukes the devourer for my sake.

Philippians 4:15,16,18,19 I share in the ministry of giving and my God shall supply all my need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.

Galatians 3:13, Deuteronomy 28 Christ has redeemed me from the curse of poverty.

3 John 2 It is the will of God that I prosper in all things and be in good health just as my soul prospers.

Testimonies celebrating His faithfulness and goodness


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