We are happy to announce a course designed for those discerning a call to become a Spiritual Director
in the Healing Ministry, which is not covered in the majority of Spiritual Director programs.read more
Many Christians are active in their local churches but feel cut off from a vital, authentic and
intimate experience of Godís presence and power. There are many walking wounded in our churches,
whose religious behaviors do not begin to provide the healing of deep hurts. Many gifted Christians
are not aware of how the Lord is calling them to be used in his mission of bringing wholeness to
others. Many Christians feel ill equipped biblically and so have trouble identifying and relying
on Godís healing power as revealed in his Word.
There is a need for people to be discipled more deeply in the Ministry of the Holy Spirit. The mission
of Desert Call Ministries is to equip disciples of Jesus Christ for the ministries of healing and renewal.
We do this through:
Conferences on healing and life in the Spirit
Resource ministries, web based training, pamphlets, books
Itinerant Teaching and Preaching
Ministries of Intercession
Group and Private Retreats
Healing Immersion (OSL training in three day retreat format)
Testimonies & Comments
From "Healing Winds" Conf. in North Carolina September 2012
Thank you for the passion, energy, and preparation that you brought to the conference at Lake Junaluska last weekend. It was one of the top two I have attended in over 16 years. The Holy Spirit was a palpable presence, and the joy and energy have carried into this week for me. I was "high" for at least two days, but one must come down from the mountain top.
MAY THE LORD FILL YOU AS FULL OF HIS LOVE AS YOU STAND. My dear brother in the Lord. I am praising God for the powerful way he used you at Healng Winds. It was an awesome weekend. Your humor made me laugh as the joy of the Lord strengthened and healed me. Thank you for being a vessel that God can and did use.
Prayer Coach Ministries
OSL Meeting in La Jolla, CA April 2012
Yesterday at our Saint Dunstan's mtg., we discussed how Josh+ reminded us how 2/3 of Jesus' ministry was either healing or delivering. I reflected on my own blessing from The Holy Spirit: In a scrambled attempt to explain my need, Josh+ anointed me with oil and then rebuked "mockery," in the name of Jesus. Three times he had me repeat after him the same exhortation. I instantly understood my confusion and even before returning home with my friend, in her car, I knew I'd been released from a tightness within my chest (that I didn't even know was there); I sensed a fuller, freer space within my heart! Seated next to me was a person, also in ministry, who needed deliverance from depression/burn out. Patiently, and tirelessly Fr. Josh prayed for healing and for our protection from the enemy. By the time Josh+ had moved around the rows of chairs, I realized we were first the "pray-ee" and then readily became the "pray-or!" Each of us surrounded the other, laying on hands and praising our LORD for His abundant grace amongst our fellowship. We praise You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for the gift of Your Presence with us and within us collectively! Amen JW
We praise You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for the gift of Your Presence with us and within us collectively! Amen
From Healing Winds Conference in North Carolina, October 2010
Layer after layer, freeing, clearing, rooting, grounding and resting.
Generations, peace and healing of emotional pain and guilt of my son‘s mental illness.
Increase in "faith for the moment"
A deeper understanding of the love God has been offering me. I did not experience visual healing but Iím sure I have had some that
I will realize later, spiritual healing, yes.
Recent decisions about my life were affirmed.
Transitory relief from back pain, was able to renounce two lies relating to childhood. Reassurance and reestablish
fellowship/intimacy with God.
Letting go of some garbage and allowing Jesus to take control of what I donít need to worry over (children) or what others think!
Spiritual and physical healing thru prayer and hands on meditation.
More healing of abandonment and shame!
It helped me to slow down and listen to what God wants me to do.
A deeper experience.
I feel very cleansed spiritually.
Many prayers for my physical healing, resting in the Spirit so healing emotionally and spiritually.
Simply voicing some pain out loud to a prayer team was helpful, but God started the work as soon as I got here!
Very powerful time with Suzanne and Ron. 1 ? hours of serious work Saturday morning which culminated in the generational
healing service Saturday morning (later). Lots of revelation and healing and forgiveness work.
Anger at the Anglican Church. I came to a place of acceptance and realized that we can co-exist.
Healing from a lifelong burden and some physical healing.
Much peace, more joy, more alive-feeling.
I had a difficult childhood with a mom who didnít know how to love me. We are close now and so I felt guilty even thinking about it but
it feels like I had a breakthrough and seeds of healing have been planted on fertile soil. To God be the Glory.
Healing of a childhood memory.
Several nagging issues healed Ė got peace! Felt closer to Jesus. More clarity about journey.
Josh mentioned Saturday a plumbing problem. I believed I was that and the Plumber was in the House! I had the plumbing /exhaust problem not anymore!
During the Saturday night service, the prophetic words were very clear and helpful in prompting me to step forward for prayer. I had the
healing of neck pain. Thank you!
I experienced healing by being the vessel and having the Holy Spirit fill me as the power left me
to the people I was praying for.
Healing of 40 years of pain and unforgiveness towards my father for something that happened as a small child
Amazing prophetic words spoken to me Thursday night. Many God incidences that let me know He has been
preparing me for this weekend. So strongly ďpushedĒ down Friday night I thought it was Josh (he assured me it was the Holy Spirit.)
My named changed! A turning point - closure of a painful time, peace of emotional turmoil, energy to carry on with confidence.
We meet at the Hilton Garden Inn, 17240 Bernardo Center Dr.in Rancho Bernardo. Join us on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. gathering for fellowship.
You can also join Rev. Josh in Hemet, CA every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of ACTS. Visit their website for more information.
Come & Be Filled with God's Presence!
October 12, New York City, NY THE HEALING PRESENCE OF JESUS Conference. Contact Pam Wood for more information.
Dec. 13-14, Lake Charles, LA OSL Healing Conference Contact Malcolm Self for more information.
2014January 24-26, Lufkin, TX OSL Healing Conference
Contact Jan Peterson for more information..
May 2-4, San Diego, CA Region 7 OSL Healing Conference
"Experiencing the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory" Speakers: Rev. Josh Acton & Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield. Contact Barbara McBride for more information.
Weekly Video Meditations by
Rev. Josh now available on YouTube.