Healing On The Streets (HOTS)
As Christians, we want to provide a safe place where residents and visitors to Winchester can receive prayer for their needs, whatever the weather. We do this because we want every person to know God’s love for them and what Jesus can do for them.
This gentle ministry works within a loving and compassionate environment, full of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Amongst the hustle and bustle of busy shoppers, walks the Prince of Peace. Stillness falls; passers-by begin to slow and stop as the presence of God draws their hearts.
This ministry started in Winchester in 2008 and over time we build relationships, creating stepping stones for people to come to Jesus, and be healed along the way.
DISTINGUISHING MARKS OF THIS MINISTRY
The Presence of the Holy Spirit We want shoppers and passers-by to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit. Our total reliance as team members is on His leading. We partner with the Holy Spirit as we go out on to the streets of Winchester – we can do nothing without Him. Peace Jesus is the Prince of Peace. In the busiest of places we create a sanctuary, a safe place, an oasis where people can connect with Jesus. We pray from the place of rest and quiet authority. There is no hype or confrontation, just normal supernatural activity which is found in Jesus. Gentleness Our streets are full of broken, hurting people. We minister with gentleness and sensitivity. “He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory. In his name the nations will put their hope.” (Matthew 12: 19-21) Love The ‘compelling love of Christ’ propels us out into the marketplace. Whether those who come for prayer are healed or not, we want them to be left in no doubt that God loves them and He is genuinely concerned about their situation.
Compassion We are people moved by Christ’s compassion for the lost, hurting and broken, and seek to express this on the streets of Winchester each Saturday.
When and where
We meet on Kings Walk/Silver Hill (near the Brooks shopping centre) from 2.30pm to 4pm.