Care for the Care Giver

Asleep, I listen.
A meditation for Care Givers
The Rev. Nigel W D Mumford
Asleep I listen,
To the breathing, to every precious breath,
To any change, to a groan, to the pain, to the fear,
I listen to the fear, in me, and in my beloved.
Asleep I listen,
To any need and want, my body asleep but my ears open,
The constant vigil, ready at a moments notice
To leap out of bed to address the need.
Asleep I listen,
To the phone, to the TV, to the radio, to God.
I pray and wonder what will happen?
Am I doing my best, what else can I do?
Asleep I listen,
Even when awake guilt pervades my mind.
How can I even go to the store, how can I leave the house?
I listen to the cell phone, did it beep, is it vibrating?
Asleep I listen,
To My faults, to My responsibility, to My blame.
What if? If only! But Why God, WHY?
I can’t I even pray anymore I am so tired.
Asleep I listen,
My mind wonders what will it be like afterwards?
What will I do? Where will I go? How will I live?
Oh NO it’s not about me, guilt pervades again.
Asleep I listen,
A friend calls and asks me out for a coffee.
“I will call you back, if there is a change.”
I wonder, can I really step out of the house?
Asleep I listen,
To God,
Who says “Well done good and faithful servant.”
Do not be afraid, I am with you always.
Asleep I listen to my conscience and all is well with my soul.
May the healing Grace of the Lord be with you,
Fr. Nigel Mumford+

The Joy Of Rain.

As a kid growing up in England I have fond memories of rain.
It felt cozy and safe.
My sisters and I wrote and sketched on the condensation on the windows, there was a lot of it as we did not have double glazing! (Not sure if it was even invented yet!)
What to do when it rained?
Funny, I still feel safe and content when it rains.
The music on the windows…
I suppose I am used to it!
I don’t really know why we spoke of the weather all the time as it rained…a lot!
“How’s the weather in your village?”
“It’s raining!”
Kind of redundant, oh well!
“Ok, so what do you want me to do inside when it rains God?”
“How about writing about rain!”
“Good idea God.”
Perhaps God is washing away our sins.
A time to stay in and reflect?
Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, *
all winds and fire and heat.
Canticle 12 (BCP)
God bless you. Allow Joy of the Lord to fill you when it rains!
~Nigel Mumford+

TESTIMONY of healing

“Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.”
Acts 13:15(NIV)
Here follows a word of Exhortation.
I have permission from Deacon Dave to share the following testimony..
I don’t know if you remember but one Saturday night at Incarnation Parrish in Oviedo, Fl. you had a corporate prayer for my daughter. She had Liver sclerosis and things were looking bad. She has been in rehab for 4 mos. Thanks for your prayers and the power of the Holy Spirit. Her liver has gotten better day by day. We are no longer thinking that a liver transplant will be needed. We thank you for your prayers.
Praise God!!
Deacon Dave Aycock
I do remember… Vividly. I remember the look in her eyes…
Nigel Mumford+


“A word of encouragement” for clergy and worship leaders.
Personally, I really want to hear what God is doing today, so during a healing service I often ask if anyone has a story or testimony of healing. I have someone hold the microphone and take it to the person who has the story. That someone does not let go of the mic!
Some stories we have heard during testimony time are so uplifting and encouraging. We get a faith lift… We realize that the book of Acts is still being written “today”. I base this action on: Acts 13:15 The Message (MSG) “Friends, do you have anything you want to say? A word of encouragement, perhaps?”
I have taken the time to look at a few bible versions on Acts 13:15 and would Encourage worship leaders to pray about listening to what The Lord is doing in you congregation.
If you have a brief word I would love to hear from you.
Please let me know any feed back…
Thank you.
Here follows other Bible versions:
Acts 13:15New International Version (NIV) “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.”
Acts 13:15Amplified Bible (AMP) “Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation or consolation or encouragement for the people, say it.
Acts 13:15Good News Translation (GNT) “Friends, we want you to speak to the people if you have a message of encouragement for them.”
Acts 13:15New Life Version (NLV) “Brothers, if you have any word of comfort and help for the people, say it now.”
Acts 13:15 King James Version Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.


Close to death, nearly five years ago
I saw and studied a single blade of grass
for a very long time, it was so beautiful, so much color,
whilst I was in a coma.
I just knew that blade of grass was in heaven.
It was wonderful.
I was in heaven!
I observed that single blade of grass for a very ling time.
While I was in heaven.
I saw three white tulips… And three stone steps.
While I was in heaven.
Then I saw a path that led to my house.
While I was in heaven.
My house, one of many mansions,
Was made of glass,
While I was in heaven.
The glass was held together with bright fire engine red metal.
While I was in heaven.
I saw the number eight slightly on its side
on the door.
My body was in room number eight
While I was in the ICU
And on my way to heaven.
Living water ran through the house
There was no kitchen
While I was in heaven.
There were gold chains with gold goblets
To feed on the living water… So incredibly delicious.
While I was in heaven…
Thank you God for a “glimpse on heaven.”
While I was in heaven,
I was in heaven.
Nigel Mumford+

"I no longer desire tobacco" Rev"d. Lionel.

Testimony: “I no longer desire tobacco”
The Rev’d. Lionel. England.
My meeting the Rev’d Nigel Mumford came on the evening after Christmas day 1999 at a Boxing Day drinks party at a large house of one of our parishioners. As a Vicar within the Church of England I was not unused to prayers being answered but on this occasion The Rev’d Nigel ‘s ministry left a memorable and lasting impression on me.
The drinks party was formal but with a number of people I know and with whom I felt I could relax. This was particularly welcome after the many services and celebrations during the Christmas period. After several glasses of wine I saw someone smoking. Normally I do not smoke and regard it as an unhealthy and destructive habit. However, my father smoked and before the 2nd World War the family owned a small tobacco business in South London – so smoking was “in the Blood.”
Nigel saw me smoking (I was even wearing my clerical collar) and after a brief introduction and a few words, I admitted a weakness for tobacco and general dislike of inhaling. I also admitted that I was mildly ashamed of this tendency towards tobacco.
“Do you wish to be cured of smoking?” Nigel asked me. I paused, slightly embarrassed, not quite wishing to own up to my occasional habit.
“Well, yes. I suppose I do,” was my reply.
“Give me your smoking hand – the hand in which you normally hold the cigarette.”
I did as Nigel asked.
In the middle of the party, but out of most people’s hearing, Nigel prayed that I may be cured of the desire of smoking. After a brief but intense prayer, he relaxed my hand. I thanked him and carried on talking, having of course extinguished the cigarette!
What was remarkable about this incident was that from that day to this I have not touched a cigarette, even on holiday when I normally have the occasional puff. Furthermore, I no longer desire tobacco. Praise the Lord!


Soul bytes
By The Rev. Nigel Mumford+
Some people struggle with the issue of faith.
We hope in faith in unseen witness.
Is it “faith healing” or is our faith in God to heal?
Hopefully the latter.
Is the onus (responsibility) for faith in God’s healing on the supplicant (the sick person) or on the prayer team?
The supplicant may have a perfect faith or no faith at all.
Supplicants may not be able to pray because: 1) they don’t know how; 2) they are too sick or in a coma! 3) they are not “there” in their own faith walk.
Then the prayer team needs to “take on” the faith for the supplicant. We never say to a sick person, “If you had enough faith, get up and walk.”
That is religious abuse! Sadly, I have met supplicants who have been on the receiving end of such abusive theology.
Three examples of the faith of individuals leap from the pages of the Bible for me:
First is the faith of the four friends of the paralytic who had so much faith, they ripped open a roof to get him to Jesus.
Jesus then looked at the lads who did this saying,”By your faith your friend is healed.” Their paralyzed friend got up in
full view of everyone and walked — cured!
Second is the faith of the woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She personally had so much faith, she pushed
through the crowd to touch Jesus’ robe. She was cured!
Third is the faith of the centurion, a Roman soldier in charge of a hundred men. His servant was sick. He asked Jesus
to heal him right there and then. He had the faith to believe that Jesus didn’t have to go see the servant. He just believed.
We know the outcome. His servant was healed that very hour!
Being a former “half-centurion” myself, in charge of fifty Royal Marine recruits as a drill instructor, I can really relate to his testimony.
May I underline that even if the supplicant has no faith, God can do whatever He likes, especially through the faith of the prayer team!
Mark 2:5-11,12 NIV
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” So he said to the man,
“I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all.
Mark 5:25-29 The Message
A woman who had suffered a condition of hemorrhaging for twelve years — a long succession of physicians had treated her,
and treated her badly, taking all her money and leaving her worse off than before — had heard about Jesus.
She slipped in from behind and touched his robe. She was thinking to herself, “If I can put a finger on his robe, I can get well.”
The moment she did it, the flow of blood dried up. She could feel the change and knew her plague was over and done with.
Matthew 8:8 NIV
The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant shall be healed.”
Matthew 8:13 NIV
Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very moment.
Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
See 1 Cor 12:9 NIV
I encourage you to pray for the gift of faith.
Be well,
Do good works
And for the sake of God
Love one another.
Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Peter Denied Him…

I denied Him…
I so wish I hadn’t.
Not once but three times… Thrice!
The rooster crowed
Three times
He was right, how did He know?
It hit me right between the eyes.
He spoke the truth
And the truth seared my heart.
Broken is not the word.
I was Beyond broken.
I hear the words of Jesus
“Do you love me?”
“Do you love me?”
“Do you love me?”
He knew…
He understands.
He remembered.
He …
He is…
He is the…
Lord, thrice over,
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
I denied him thrice,
He loved me thrice, beyond words,
He loves me.
Soul Bytes.
Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Testimony from a Washington DC Neurosurgeon.

Testimony 2/10/14

Dr. Frasier Henderson

Dr. Henderson called me this afternoon. He let me know he is a very busy Washington, D.C. neurosurgeon. I met him in Washington at two healing missions which I led. I anointed his hands so his patients might be cured by God. He told me point blank, he doesn’t waste his time on silliness.

Last October at a healing conference, I prayed with him for two of his patients, a teenager and his brother. He brought the teenager who had very serious neurological issues. He told me she had an occlusion (blockage) of both carotid arteries. He bluntly told me that she should have been in the ICU on a ventilator with post-sustained deficiencies, or dead! He told me that he had done research on this and only one dozen recorded incidents in the world have ever happened.
Now, she has very good brain profusion. She is a walking miracle!

There is more. . .” he said, “My brother, (name given) felt extreme heat on his spine for 4 hours after prayer for the metastatic prostate cancer. He had tests two weeks ago. . .there is nothing left of the cancer in his body!
My brother has been totally cured of prostate cancer!”

His parting comment:
“You cannot see this and not have your life changed.”

I need to tell you, he called me. I did not look for this. . .this is what you will see and hear after you pray with people.
We don’t do this to hear the outcome. . . but when God lets you know the outcome, then OUR FAITH IS RAISED !

Dr. Henderson has given me permission to publish this article.

 Posted by Fr. Nigel Mumford+

TESTIMONY by Linda Brill.

By Linda Brill
Feb 2014

I am going to share! Six yrs ago (2008) I was destined to a wheelchair. No cure, no operation. I was forced and led to a healing service (which I knew nothing of and didn’t believe in) after I was on the floor for over 15 min with no feeling from waist down. I told God then, its OK, let’s go, you have a different plan for me, its OK. I got feeling back immediately, LOL! Went to this healing service led by Fr. Nigel! To this day, I dance for the Lord, do liturgy and allow the Holy Spirit to flow and prayerfully touch many. There is no more wheelchair. Healing ministry has become my middle name. I praise, humble myself and am overwhelmed the way the Lord works and He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow! I thank God every day for the blessing, anointing and gift He gave to us in His son, Fr. Nigel. We are all healed daily in many different ways, sometimes in ways we don’t recognize or see. Believe without an inch of unbelief, you only need a mustard seed! Pray for Fr. Nigel daily in the mighty ways the Holy Spirit empowers and works through him. May our Lord always be smiling and glorified!!!! May He ALWAYS anoint and protect Fr. Nigel. Amen & Amen!
Linda Brill.
Linda has given me permission to repost her testimony. To God be the Glory…