This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. His mother Mary was pledged to
be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child
through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man an angel
of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be
afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the
Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:18-21
Then Jesus came from Galilee to Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to
deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus
replied, “let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness….As
soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was
opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with
a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her….When evening came, many who
were demon-possessed were brought to him and he drove out the spirits with a word
and healed all the sick. This was to fulfil what was spoken through the prophet
Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases”. Matthew 8:14-17
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then wove a crown of thorns
and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of
him and mocked him. “Hail, King of the Jews!” they said. They spit on him, and
took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked
him, they took off the robe and put his clothes on him. Then they led him away to
crucify him….When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting
lots….Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS,
THE KING OF THE JEWS. Matthew 27:28-37
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for
Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." Matthew
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been
given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey
everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very
end of the age. Matthew 28: 18-20
Evan and Donna Morgan
Evan and Donna, who were married in 1967, have worked together as a team in both
business and ministry for more than thirty years. Since 1994, they have been experiencing
revival and renewal in their spirits. This has developed in them a passion to see
healing come to their own nation as well as the nations of the world!
After selling their insurance business in 1999, they were called to do an incredible
journey. In 2001, Evan walked the entire distance across Canada from Victoria, British
Columbia, to St. John’s, Newfoundland (see www.cupofcoldwater.org). Publicly, this
was a charity walk to raise awareness and funds for digging water wells in the impoverished
nation of Haiti. Privately it was a prayer walk to intercede for revival in the
nation of Canada!
In 1997, the Morgans opened Prayer Mountain Retreat, an interdenominational Christian
Retreat Centre near Moncton, New Brunswick. This property is set apart to be a
place of rest and renewal for believers of all denominations. Their hearts are
to see unity in the Body of Christ and the fulfilment of the prayer of Jesus in John
Evan and Donna are blessed with two wonderful children who, with their spouses, have
given them four precious grandchildren.
Rosemary is a passionate lover of God. During her childhood years, she had a desire
to know God but it was not until 1992 that she came into a relationship with Jesus
Christ. Her personal testimony demonstrates God's extraordinary mercy and grace
leading us through our valley of human weakness. Immediately after her conversion,
Rosemary became an intercessor for "the people she loved" and began to see salvations
and healings as her prayers were answered.
Rosemary has travelled as an intercessor to other countries. She went with mission
teams to both Haiti and the Virgin Islands to intercede for the nations. In 1998,
Rosemary attended Grace Training Centre in Kansas City. After nine months she graduated
with a cerficate in Worship Ministry. This was at the time when Mike Bickle's "International
House of Prayer" was just beginning. Rosemary has been anxiously awaiting the birthing
of the 24/7 "harp and bowl" experience of worship and intercession in our region
and knows that the time is "now"! Rosemary is ordained with the Fellowship of Christians.
Grace was born and raised in a Christian home in rural Saskatchewan. She desired
to be involved in ministry and serve the Lord in any way, even as a young adult.
She received a good foundation in Bible College and went overseas after she graduated
and had a firsthand experience in another culture. This would be the beginnings of
a lifelong passion to minister to others which would later lead her to full time
work here in Eastern Canada.
As Grace was seeking the Lord in the early 90’s she felt that God was asking her
to give him more of her life and so as a result she ended up moving to Nova Scotia
to help with a new Church planting work in Lower Sackville. Grace thought she would
come out for one or two years but it has turned out to be almost 20 years now!
In the late 90’s, while at a crossroad in her life, God lead her to become involved
in “Watchmen for the Nations” This is a group of Canadian believers from coast to
coast who are passionate about Jesus and desire to see groups within Canada healed
so we can see more of God’s glory being manifested in our nation and then bring healing
to the nations.
Four years ago Grace felt that God was shifting her to focus more of her time and
energy locally in Halifax. She wasn’t so sure what that would look like but it became
evident to her at the beginning of 2007 that God was opening up the door to coordinate
prayer through the Maritime House of Prayer for Halifax.
During these last three and a half years it has been a joy for her to see people
both Protestants and Catholics come and pray together in different church across
the city and to see believers who have been changed from just enjoying His presence.
Through worship, prayer and welcoming God’s presence she believes it has made a difference
in the city! Praise His Holy Name!
Susan was born in the city of Halifax, fourth in a family of eight children. From
her early childhood, she had a love for God. At the age of twenty-four, she came
to know Jesus Christ personally after hearing the salvation message from a neighbor.
Susan immediately had a desire to pray and grew in intimacy with the Lord.
Over the years, Susan has come to know Jesus as her Restorer, Deliverer, and Healer
-- both physically and emotionally. She has served in prison ministry in both Texas
and Oklahoma. In 1999, Susan returned to Halifax. Since then, she has joined with
other believers throughout HRM in a variety of prayer initiatives. Currently, Susan
coordinates the Dartmouth House of Prayer. Susan and her husband, Marc, attend new
Covenant Ministries in Dartmouth and live in HRM near their children and grandson.