at 9:48 pm Jill Austin went home to be with her Lord.
She was a friend, spiritual Mom,
and board member. She was also an international
speaker, a carrier of God's glory, a prophetess, and a releaser
of His presence and fire.
has had a huge impact on my life and ministry,
and I cannot express how much I'm gonna miss her. She believed in
me, and encouraged me, and sought to connect me with the right people,
helping me move forward in ministry. She had the rare ability to
see (me) with God's eyes.
I moved to Kansas City in 2001, I landed in her class
by divine set-up. That first class totally changed my life,
as I had a ten-day visitation of the Lord during that time that
I had the honor of sharing in Jill's newsletter back then. I took
every class Jill taught while I was in Kansas City for those two
years, and was affected deeply. Jill always talked about "double
portion sons and daughters", and I purposed to be
one of them.
moved to Mali in 2003, but every time I traveled to the US, I tried
to attend one of Jill's conferences. If I could
pick one speaker whose session to attend, it would be Jill. She
always had a passion for an encounter with HIM,
not just head knowledge, and her meetings were always powerful,
full of His power and presence. I knew it would be in her meetings
that I'd be refreshed, refilled, and set on fire afresh.
2004 Jill was the first one to prophesy that I was an apostle
(in training) which catapulted me to a new level in ministry. It
was in September that Jill Ahn came to KC, and God showed me to
join Harvest International Ministries (HIM) - the network
Jill was also a part of, and Jill also prophesied over me again.
All those prophetic words are on the ENDORSEMENT
October 2007 I went to England while Jill was ministering
there, and had the joy of assisting her. It was a wonderful time.
It was during that time that I lost my spiritual Dad - a very painful
event, and the first in this series of losses.
2008 our relationship deepened, and Jill became one of the founding
board members for Healing 2 The Nations International.
In July she prayed and prophesied over me at my ordination
(picture), and she was the only one to give me a gift - a very special
gift. We went out to eat afterwards, and it was the last
time I saw her. I had been hoping to see her on this trip,
I arrived in Kansas City to the news of her being hospitalized,
and all of our prayers did not retain her on earth. I'm glad I get
to say good-bye to her with others who loved her later this week.
In the course
of my 54-hour ordeal trip from Mali to Kansas City, my luggage
was lost. It contained all of my winter clothes, my jewelry
and make-up. So I'm here with nothing but the clothes on me. Please
pray for the bag to be found and delivered.