The VISION a mission to East Africa

April 11, 2010 at 3:49 am | Posted in Confession, Forgiveness, Testimony, VISION | 1 Comment

The VISION        Abstract

Dalene Rooks DeGraaf, RN PhD
Missionary  Set Free Ministries East Africa

The VISION God has placed on my heart
Go to Kampala, Uganda.
Empower women of East Africa to become encouragers.
Train them to take their peers thru the Steps To Freedom
Give women a voice to tell and write their testimonies.
Internet community with website
Coordinate with Rev. Emmanuel Kabambi
Director of Set Free Ministries East Africa

The Need:        The “Blood line”

There is a “blood line” running across Africa.
Above the line
is mostly Muslim
funded by the oil monies of the middle east.
Below the line
is mostly Christian
funded by the monies of United States and Europe.
Woven in the line
is much Occult
rooted in history and tradition of Africa.

Along the line the Muslims build Mosques
Even  before there are people to fill them.
They come preaching their message of hatred of Christians
And  the white men who teach about Christ.
Soon the Mosques are filled with converts
And the “blood line” moves south once again.

However, In Rakai, where Set Free Ministries
Has been teaching Christians
About freedom, truth and love.
The people asked the Muslim propagandists
“What are you teaching.?”
And the Muslims replied
with their lies and hatred about Christians.
The Christians in Rakai responded
“We have met the white man.
He has taught us about freedom, truth and love.
You come teaching about hatred and distention.
You come bringing darkness.
We don’t want you here.
We are followers of truth and light.”
The Muslims left.
And the Mosques remain empty.

Woven into the line and through out much of Africa
The Occult remains a major influence
Even among Christians.
When Christianity does not directly address
Spiritual warfare or the power of the Holy Spirit,
People are left to address spiritual concerns for power
With spiritists or witch doctors.
Set Free Ministries addresses these issues directly
In its teachings and in its implementation.
So the people have authority and tools to address
Spiritual Warfare.
They can disciple others in the power and authority
Of the Holy Spirit.

THE VISION         Disciple women in Freedom Principles

Set Free Ministries to go along the “blood line”.
Teaching repentance confession and forgiveness:
Freedom Principles.
So the people can stand firm in the onslaught of darkness.
Provided by the teachings of Set Free Ministries.
The resistance of the evil one
And the authority and power of the Holy Spirit.

Men, pastors and other leaders
Have been taught Freedom Principles
By Set Free Ministry from the United States:
Dean VanderMey,, Jeff Stam, Paul Tammeling
And by the Set Free Ministries Director for East Africa
Rev. Emmanual Kabambi
Trainings for men could be extended by Rev. Emmanual Kabambi
Thru out Uganda and into surrounding East Africa.

My part of THE VISION would be to teach the women
Along the “blood line”
About Freedom in Christ.
About a new identity.
About repentance, confession and forgiveness.
Training women who are leaders in their churches.
To do Freedom Appointments
With other women.
So they know the bondage they are in:
Is not from the men who abuse them,
Is not from the poverty they live in,
Is not from the disease that infects them,
The bondage is from the evil one.
And Jesus Christ has over come evil and darkness
With truth and love.
And they can participate with Christ
Through repentance, confession and forgiveness.
There by resisting the evil one
So he will flee.
Thus releasing the power of the Holy Spirit.
To heal their land.


in three to five days:
Introductory didactic outline of each Step
A testimony specific to the Step.  Rev. 12:11
A role play demonstration of the Step.
An opportunity to receive a Freedom  Appointment
An opportunity to be a prayer partner
An opportunity to be an encourager
Testimony writing and telling session
Follow up: Email contact for discipleship.
Teach leaders of past trainings
how to do trainings themselves.

The Goals:        Trainings, Testimonies, Website

The VISION  is to not only be an encourager of women
The VISION is to also empower women to be encouragers.
Jesus did not commission us to go make followers.
Jesus commissioned us to go make disciples.
Follower: one who ascribes to the teachings of another.
Disciple: one who embraces
And assists in spreading the teachings of another.

Teach women to do their own Freedom Appointments.
Teach women to give their own testimony.
Teach women to be lights in the darkness.
To set others free.
To defeat the evil one.
To disciple others.

Norah is an excellent example.
She went to the training Jeff and Paul did in Soroti.
She has done at least ten Freedom Appointments.
She has interpreted for other women my testimony.
She is writing her own testimony
And encouraging others to write theirs.
The VISION is to train hundreds of Norah’s.
Who will in turn train…..

The website  To provide
Continuing access to the trainers and graduated trainees
I-community to discuss challenges of being an encourager
RSS feed for continuing education.

Measurable goals:

#   of trainings.
#  of trainees.
#  of Freedom Appointments to trainees.
#  of Freedom Appointments by trainees.
#  of Testimonies written by trainees.
#  of Testimonies written by trainees FA recipients
#   of trainings by trainees . . . .
#   of hits on website.
#   of RSS feeds sent out by website.
#   of training requests.
Goal : 1000 testimonies by trainees and recipients

The Setting    Kampala, Uganda extending thru East Africa

Kampala is where Rev. Emmanuel Kabambi is living and serving
Davis Omanyo of CRWRC East Africa offered shared office space
and would like to collaborate with Set Free Ministries
in the 1500 churches CRWRC is affiliated with.
There is a woman working for CRWRC who may rent a house
There are international churches in the area with small groups
for a supportive growing community.

The office for discipleship training and mentoring encouragers
The location central to East Africa for outreach trainings
Davis Omanyo’s wife, a Physical Therapist, there may be opportunity
for evangelism and training with other health care professionals

SFM already has 8 initiatives in Kenya and Uganda
There are other links in Sudan, Liberia, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda. Tanzania  along “the bloodline”…. …
the need is endless until Christ comes.

If you are called  to Join in the VISION contact

Donations: Payable to Set Free Ministries
700 36th St SE Grand Rapids 49548   616 726 5400

visit my website:
for trained encouragers in doing freedom appointments

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pictures of the trip to Uganda
post prayer requests.


Dalene Rooks DeGraaf, RN PhD
Missionary, Psychologist, Nurse


January 3, 2010 at 1:56 am | Posted in Confession | Leave a comment

Therefore confess your sins to each other. James 5:16 NIV

The Word of God makes
Confession and repentance a cornerstone of making us right with God.
It is an integral part of becoming born again:
We confess our sins,
Believe in Jesus death and resurrection as payment for our sins,
Commit to living with Christ as Lord of our lives,
And we are saved.: Salvation

Confession clears away lies and distractions
In our walk with the Lord.
“If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
And purify us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9 NIV: Sanctification

For this reason confession is the first in the Steps to Freedom.

The question is sometimes raised….
Why can’t I just do this in private?
Why do I need to do it with an encourager or prayer partner present?

There is Biblical support for public confession.
“Make this your common practice:
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other
So that you can live together whole and healed.
The prayer of a person living right with God
Is something powerful to be reckoned with.”
James 5:15-17 Message.

The evil one likes to work in secret.
he likes to keep us in the dark.
But the Bible says…
“He who conceals his sins does not prosper,
But whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”
Prov 28:d13 NIV

A couple of years ago,
I suddenly began experiencing:
Intrusive, negative, sinful thoughts.
They were unlike my usual sinful thoughts,
In their frequency, intensity and duration.
For several days I could not get them out of my mind.
They were there as I went to bed
They were there as I got up.
They were there as I worked.

Finally I confessed my thoughts out loud to a Christian friend.
It was as though something CRACKED in the spirit world
The confession broke the power of the sin.
I was free of the thoughts.
I was free of the guilt.
I was free of the shame
May the Lord be praised,
For His promised Freedom from guilt and sin.


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