The Balm of Gilead Ministries was birthed from God the Father’s heart through His servant, yet also beloved child.
“For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” Romans 12:3-5
Any birthing process is long, laboursome and painful and this ministry was no different. God trained Marie and tested her obedience first through a journey of her own pain and the pain of her family – spiritually, emotionally and physically. Her training camp was in that of healing, deliverance, a walk towards wholeness and continuous sanctification. As the Scriptures teach concerning the Christ: “…though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.” Hebrews 5:8
As the Scriptures also teach in Romans 5:3-5:
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
It was in that production of hope that He gave her the unction, by His Spirit pouring His love into her heart to be a minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5). It is her calling to play her part in edifying the Body of Christ through sanctification of the hearts of Yahweh’s people. It is her heart’s desire to have people reconciled back to the Father and to see His people healed, set free, delivered, whole and without spots, wrinkles and marks – through the application of the Heavenly Balm, by the power of His Spirit.
As the Scriptures teach:
Ephesians 5:27: “So that [in turn] He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendour, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy [set apart for God] and blameless.”
Marie is married to Bill and they have two beautiful children, Jessica and Vanna. She is currently serving the Body of Christ through SHMILY House Ministries, based in Heidelberg, South Africa.
Please read more under “About Us” in “Why the Healing Balm of Gilead”