Potter's Hand Healing Ministries - About Us

WHO ARE WE?

Potter’s Hand Healing Ministries started out in 2003. Our KEY LIFE PRINCIPLE – “Living life effectively” – was the core that drove our VISION, which is to establish God’s kingdom in individual lives and families by practising healing, teaching and servanthood. Our view is to help those who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour to live effectively. The founder pastors are DENNIS VAN WYK (aged 65) and his wife EDWINA VAN WYK (aged 68). We are under covering of LIFE FREEDOM MINISTRIES administered by Pastors NEILL and JENNY JAKINS. They ordained us after an extensive period of testing and walking with us. Their own ministry is world-wide and is based in Texas after they immigrated to America from South Africa. We keep in touch although they live overseas permanently. We are also registered members of LIVING WORD BIBLE COLLEGE which is incorporated to Team Impact University, USA.

Potter's Hand Healing Ministries - About Us

WHO ARE WE?

Potter’s Hand Healing Ministries started out in 2003. Our KEY LIFE PRINCIPLE – “Living life effectively” – was the core that drove our VISION, which is to establish God’s kingdom in individual lives and families by practising healing, teaching and servanthood. Our view is to help those who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour to live effectively. The founder pastors are DENNIS VAN WYK (aged 65) and his wife EDWINA VAN WYK (aged 68). We are under covering of LIFE FREEDOM MINISTRIES administered by Pastors NEILL and JENNY JAKINS. They ordained us after an extensive period of testing and walking with us. Their own ministry is world-wide and is based in Texas after they immigrated to America from South Africa. We keep in touch although they live overseas permanently. We are also registered members of LIVING WORD BIBLE COLLEGE which is incorporated to Team Impact University, USA.

Potter's Hand Healing Ministries - About Us

HOW DID WE START?

After the founders of Potter’s Hand Healing Ministries (Dennis and Edwina van Wyk) met 19 years ago, a trusted prophetess spoke over their lives and made them aware of God’s plan for ministry that was alive within them. From here the author of the content of this website, Edwina van Wyk, will continue in the first person.

Since then, many prophecies and words during times spent with the Lord have confirmed that God was revealing a special plan for us in marriage and in ministry. The name “Potter’s Hand” originated as a theme when we planned our marriage ceremony and we decided to keep that as a ministry theme.

The ministry started in 2000 with a Friday night prayer meeting which later became a Sunday evening prophetic prayer meeting and then in 2002 the Lord’s instruction was to isolate for preparation for the planned ministry of helping people to become effective in life. During the next 15 months our spiritual sustenance came from personal time spent in God’s presence and holding regular prayer meetings and house church meetings at home. In this time of isolation Dennis van Wyk, who is a seasoned writer, developed a Discipleship Manual, a Foundation Training Course, and composed 40 worship songs.

Needless to say the execution of a plan unfolds and further development insight occurs over a number of years. So while the start was the prayer meetings (a small beginning), the Lord also showed us a way to heal what was bad memories and actions from out of those memories and a process to give this through to others started to emerge.

Out of that flowed the name and the vision of our ministry and the plan for the ministry you now see on this website. Back in 2003, our vision and slogan was “Living life – being effective – serving others”. Since then, our counselling records show that we counselled many people from all over over South Africa and even from overseas. As a point of interest: Our very first counselee has become a very successful trauma counsellor and is also an accredited Chaplin.

The training material for the counselling we apply in our healing sessions was developed as there was a need to train others to help us in the ministry. Since 2005 a number of counsellors were trained. In this way a ministry of healing started and we see the changes in people. God has now also revealed wider ministry fronts. All of what you will see on this website has grown from one God-ordained marriage and a prayer meeting in 2000.

Potter's Hand Healing Ministries - About Us
Potter's Hand Healing Ministries - About Us

HOW DID WE START?

After the founders of Potter’s Hand Healing Ministries (Dennis and Edwina van Wyk) met 19 years ago, a trusted prophetess spoke over their lives and made them aware of God’s plan for ministry that was alive within them. From here the author of the content of this website, Edwina van Wyk, will continue in the first person.

Since then, many prophecies and words during times spent with the Lord have confirmed that God was revealing a special plan for us in marriage and in ministry. The name “Potter’s Hand” originated as a theme when we planned our marriage ceremony and we decided to keep that as a ministry theme.

The ministry started in 2000 with a Friday night prayer meeting which later became a Sunday evening prophetic prayer meeting and then in 2002 the Lord’s instruction was to isolate for preparation for the planned ministry of helping people to become effective in life. During the next 15 months our spiritual sustenance came from personal time spent in God’s presence and holding regular prayer meetings and house church meetings at home. In this time of isolation Dennis van Wyk, who is a seasoned writer, developed a Discipleship Manual, a Foundation Training Course, and composed 40 worship songs.

Needless to say the execution of a plan unfolds and further development insight occurs over a number of years. So while the start was the prayer meetings (a small beginning), the Lord also showed us a way to heal what was bad memories and actions from out of those memories and a process to give this through to others started to emerge.

Out of that flowed the name and the vision of our ministry and the plan for the ministry you now see on this website. Back in 2003, our vision and slogan was “Living life – being effective – serving others”. Since then, our counselling records show that we counselled many people from all over over South Africa and even from overseas. As a point of interest: Our very first counselee has become a very successful trauma counsellor and is also an accredited Chaplin.

The training material for the counselling we apply in our healing sessions was developed as there was a need to train others to help us in the ministry. Since 2005 a number of counsellors were trained. In this way a ministry of healing started and we see the changes in people. God has now also revealed wider ministry fronts. All of what you will see on this website has grown from one God-ordained marriage and a prayer meeting in 2000.

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

THE PAST:

This ministry took place primarily in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. There were visits to Frazerburg, Beaufort West and Atlantis at particular times during our stay in Cape Town. Since 2003 the main focus was (1) counselling to help with healing, (2) teaching to keep going and (3) serving so that others can learn to give back some of what they’ve received. Pastoral counselling is personal/individual as well as married couples. Teaching was done in small groups with a sound foundation course as well as advanced topics for when candidates were ready for mature teaching. Women’s ministry was also focused on during our time in Cape Town. The purpose was to ensure that training stayed relevant and appropriate as per influence of the Holy Spirit.

 

THE PRESENT:

In 2014 we moved to Oudtshoorn. This move was guided by the Holy Spirit to show us a new road and to teach us to follow only His commands into “Canaan”. We learnt what it is like to wait on the Lord, hear His instruction, make sure we understand His instruction and then to DO AS HE INSTRUCTED US.

 

THE FUTURE:

While we continued to counsel and teach those who need ministry, the past 4 years are then seen as preparation to access what God has pointed out. And we are rearing to go!!!! Oudtshoorn has many ministry opportunities which will be unlocked as we get to know what and who is out there. The accepted MANDATE is to firstly teach men how to walk with God and how to learn directly from HIM.

Potter's Hand Healing Ministries - About Us

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

THE PAST:

This ministry took place primarily in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. There were visits to Frazerburg, Beaufort West and Atlantis at particular times during our stay in Cape Town. Since 2003 the main focus was (1) counselling to help with healing, (2) teaching to keep going and (3) serving so that others can learn to give back some of what they’ve received. Pastoral counselling is personal/individual as well as married couples. Teaching was done in small groups with a sound foundation course as well as advanced topics for when candidates were ready for mature teaching. Women’s ministry was also focused on during our time in Cape Town. The purpose was to ensure that training stayed relevant and appropriate as per influence of the Holy Spirit.

 

THE PRESENT:

In 2014 we moved to Oudtshoorn. This move was guided by the Holy Spirit to show us a new road and to teach us to follow only His commands into “Canaan”. We learnt what it is like to wait on the Lord, hear His instruction, make sure we understand His instruction and then to DO AS HE INSTRUCTED US.

 

THE FUTURE:

While we continued to counsel and teach those who need ministry, the past 4 years are then seen as preparation to access what God has pointed out. And we are rearing to go!!!! Oudtshoorn has many ministry opportunities which will be unlocked as we get to know what and who is out there. The accepted MANDATE is to firstly teach men how to walk with God and how to learn directly from HIM.

Potter's Hand Healing Ministries - About Us

Dennis van Wyk

edwiden@gmail.com
084 589 1788

Edwina van Wyk

edwiden@gmail.com
084 219 4048

Postal Address

37 Baron van Reede Street
Oudtshoorn
6625
South Africa

Dennis van Wyk

 

edwiden@gmail.com
084 589 1788

Edwina van Wyk

 

edwiden@gmail.com
084 219 4048

Postal Address

 

37 Baron van Reede Street

Oudtshoorn

6625

South Africa