Praise be Jesus and Mary, now and forever! I am very thankful to Encounter Ministries for allowing me the opportunity to intern with them this year. Never could I have imagined the wonders the Holy Spirit has to offer. All that Encounter believes and teaches about the gifts are part of my everyday life now, and have a great desire to share it all, through learning, teaching, praying, and bringing Encounter to as many souls as possible.
I was born and raised in Fremont, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio Dominican in 2002. Over the past ten years, I have been living out my Catholic faith, being drawn deeper and deeper during that time. But it was in the summer of 2016, that I was introduced to the healing power of God. I was invited by Patrick Reis to come and pray for a man experiencing chronic pain. The man received physical healing, along with a spiritual healing that touched him, and the whole family.
This “encounter”, left me changed as well. I began to pray for healing with people, and would just see God show up, and do wonders. The wonders that are talked about in scripture were beginning to happen in my own life. After attending Encounter Columbus in the winter of 2016, I received a tremendous outpouring of the Holy Spirit that has continued to well up from that day forward.
Pope Francis says that a “missionary spirit is not only about geographical territories, but about peoples, cultures, and individuals, because the boundaries of faith do not only cross places and human traditions, but the heart of each man and each woman”. This is what I believe Encounter Ministries has the power to do.
I am asking you to generously give to a missionary that is dedicated to carrying out this mandate, to bring the gospel to all souls. May God reward you, and bless you in your giving.
All donations via check for Christopher can be sent to the following:
Encounter Ministries Memo: Bryan O'Donnell 646 Conestoga Dr. Columbus, OH 43213
You can contact Bryan through this form.