Someone asked the other day what is our vision for A Touch From Above? I thought I would sit down, write and share about our vision; the five basic goals and projects the Lord has placed in my heart.
First Goal & Project – Streaming
Vision: To stream worldwide and preach the gospel everyday.
How will we speak to all the nations? I’m glad you asked that question! God has brought amazing people into our new pioneer church, who speaks many different languages: from Congo, Africa which speak Lingala, Swahili, Tshiluba, and French, from the Philippines which speak Tagalog and Spanish. I also have friends from Korea and Vietnam who are willing and ready to help reach their nation and people with the Gospel message of Jesus.
It’s just a start and we’re looking forward to streaming everyday very SOON.
P.S. Let’s not forget the WHOLE USA, everyone with a computer or phone will be able to watch A Touch From Above, LIVE everyday. We need to purchase a few more pieces of equipment and we’ll be up and running. I’m sure the Holy Spirit will bring many more people who speak different languages to touch every nation and all people.
The Holy Spirit spoke very clear to my heart 15 years ago, “My Name shall be whispered on the wings of the wind from this place.” I didn’t understand how, 15 years ago, when the Holy Spirit spoke those words to my heart, but now I understand!
Second Goal & Project – Prayer Mountain
Vision: To build out the Prayer Mountain to accommodate 500 to 1,000 people a day to pray.
We can touch heaven from our knees. Jesus separated Himself to pray. He went up to the mountain, and we too need a place to get away to pray and fast. I purchased 25 acres of beautiful land in Southern California, in San Diego County. It took 6 years to obtain a Major Use Permit, which costs over $200,000 to approve the use of our land for prayer. A Touch From Above-Prayer Mountain, is now a place set aside for Christians from everywhere to come for prayer and fasting. How the county tried their best to stop us, but we plowed through, one day, one prayer and one tear at a time, and after 6 years of prayer and hard work we were finally approved.
We started right away, remodeling, landscaping, planting trees, and building beautiful rock walls and setting trails with cement benches throughout the land for private prayer. We also built three small cabins, our Joshua, Caleb, and our Africa Cabin, and are planning for another 20, and now we are working on a Rock House that can sleep 10.
We are also in the process of building three more prayer cabins for our wounded veterans, wheel chair accessible and close to our bathrooms and showers, each cabin will cost $10,000. We also have tent sites available to accommodate many more people for prayer. Little by little, we will build out everything on the Prayer Mountain, and in time we shall see 500 to 1000 people come a day to pray and fast. As of today, we’re seeing people start to trickle in from different places to pray at the Prayer Mountain. We will be building a wall for our heroes, spiritual Heroes, pastors who have stood the test of time and have given their lives to preach the gospel.
Third Goal & Project
Vision: To pioneer an Inner City Spirit-Filled Church.
In October 2014 we launched out into the city of San Diego, CA, to Barrio Logan. Known for gang violence, drugs and sex trafficking. Finding a perfect building, we prepared it, not only for church services but also drama productions, and for musical outreaches to help reach the un-churched. We have seen over 280 people come to salvation. As of today, we’re teaching and training up a team of young men and women to lead and grow up a powerful Spirit-filled church. Our vision is to grow a 1,000 person church within 7 years, and within that time launch A Touch From Above- Christian University.
We believe in church growth, and preaching the full gospel message. Salvation, healing, baptism in the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues, tithing and giving 10% of our income to help expand the kingdom of God. Water Baptism, and witnessing everywhere we go to reach the lost souls, and most of all prayer.
Fourth Goal & Project
Vision: To purchase housing for abused women, children and for widows.
We are looking at purchasing an apartment complex which can hold 22 women and children. We have opened a Thrift Store to help raise the monies needed to make these purchases. The asking price is $999,000, which is a lot of money for just one person, but together we can make this happen. I could fill ten of these units today if we had them, I know in time we will.
I have worked with hurting women for over 37 years, starting with my first home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in time turned into 6 homes, and 3 more in Oregon, for a total of 500 women going through our A Touch From Above – Victorious Homes for Women program, and 250 men in our men’s program.
Now living in San Diego, CA, I see a great need once again. Allow me to share a few testimonies:
Testimony: Hi, I’m a mom with two beautiful little children; I hid in order to be safe. I married with an understanding he would love and protect me, but after four years of being married the abuse started. His personality changed. I didn’t know what had happened. I wasn’t sure if he started doing drugs. One day he loved me and was kind, the next day, he was different. It started with yelling, and then the hitting started. I now had two small children. The beatings grew worse and worse, until I finally fled for my safety and for my children. I left with barely enough money, just a few clothes and very little of my belongings. I knew if my husband caught me packing, I wouldn’t be writing this today. I couldn’t take the abuse any longer. It was unfair for my children to see and hear the screaming and the abuse. Those closest me, would say, “He’s going to kill you, but really it was just a matter of when!” NO, it’s not easy, but today, I’m safe. Signed: Mom with Two Little Ones
Testimony: I didn’t know what happened, our relationship seemed like it turned on a dime. Months and months of fighting, I had just had a baby, and we were driving down the street when he started yelling. Screaming louder and louder, then all of a sudden he reached over across me, opened the car door while driving and pushed me out of the car. I had my new baby in my arms all bundled in a blanket, it happened so fast. My husband threw me right out of the car. I rolled out of the car with my baby in my arms. He continued driving. It was truly only a miracle we didn’t get killed or run over. Before I knew what happened, Dr. Luauna was helping me get up and out of the street. I was in a panic. She took me right into her home, I just sat there shaking and weeping out of control. Thinking how my husband threw me out of a moving car. Thank God, he threw me out right in front of one of Dr. Luauna’s women’s homes. I was blinded by twisted love, so abused and didn’t even realize it. Today I’m free from abuse. Signed: I’m Free
These are only two testimonies, I have hundreds. Some will make you weep and some could make you very angry. It takes a team to help with this project, and especially today with “crystal meth” being a drug of choice. It’s wicked and makes one lose their mind and all control. These moms and children need our help. I have also noticed the overwhelming need for housing widows. Jesus had great compassion for the widows.
Fifth Goal & Project
Vision: To purchase housing for Wounded and broken Veterans
Throughout the years I have worked with many military men and women. I traveled with Move America Forward a 23 city tour, as spokesmen for our Brave Military Troops, which ended in Washington DC with over 10,000 people in attendance. Hear in San Diego, CA. we have one of the largest VA Hospitals. There is a great need, many of our veterans are homeless, broken in spirit, and bound in drugs. Did you know? Every day an average of 22 veterans daily commit suicide. Our vision: A work training program to help fit back into the workforce. Help each veteran to know their worth in Jesus, help renew their minds, and give them a warm and safe place to lay their head down at night. Many in our ministry are veterans and have grown in the strength and the grace of God. They are now in the Lord’s ARMY.
Thank you for allowing me to share our five goals and projects, our vision at A Touch From Above. If you would like to get involved and be apart we welcome you. An old saying, “Many hands make work light.” We covet your prayers, and if you would like to give a monthly gift, or a one time gift, together we can make the difference.
I love you & God bless you,
Dr. Luauna Stines
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org