America: a Molting Eagle
by Leif Hetland|
Just as the American Eagle is our nation's symbol and regarded as king of the air, so too has America been noted as a top leader throughout the nations of the world. As an eagle goes through a season of molting, we are witnessing our nation going through a molting.
Leif and Jennifer Hetland
Leif Hetland is from the country of Norway, from a small city on the West coast called Haugesund. In 1984, after 5 yrs of rebellion, he heard the call of God to ministry. Through a glorious healing, deliverance and impartation of love, he ventured into the world of full-time ministry. The first four years of ministry were with Covenant Players, a Christian drama ministry that took him to all denominations in countries around the world. The highlight of his ministry opportunities with this group was at Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus, GA where, in April 1988, he met Jennifer Hilderbrand. In 1989, Leif and Jennifer were married and since have been blessed with four beautiful children.
In 1995, while serving as pastor of First Baptist Church in Sandnes, Norway, the Holy Spirit transformed a dried out, burned out, hard working Baptist pastor into a passionate lover filled with the Holy Spirit and compassion for God's world. In a small pastor's meeting in the city of Haugesund, God used a man named Randy Clark to facilitate this transformation in Leif's life. Randy Clark is the man God used in 1994 to bring renewal to a church in Toronto, Canada that has brought transformation to millions of lives through revival. Randy approached Leif and had a prophetic word for him that later changed the direction of his life. The word was, "I don't know you but I can see over your life that you are like a bulldozer. God is calling you to prepare the way in unchartered territory. You are a forerunner and you are here to prepare the preparers for the coming of the Son of man". He shared that Leif was an apostle with a calling to prepare nations who had never yet heard the Gospel of The Kingdom.
In previous experiences, Leif had been involved in missions to Africa, Eastern Europe, Europe and America...but now there was new fire in his soul. Randy Clark laid hands on him and it was as if a fire was burning within him. All Leif could remember was that for the next two hours he spent on the floor, he was weeping for the nations of the world. Right afterwords, the Spirit spoke a verse into his spirit, Ask of me and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the world as your possession" (Psalm 2:8).
Since that time God has worked miraculously in Leif's life to fulfill a portion of that prophecy. The Father spared His life from an awful automobile accident and other close to death encounters to see this prophecy come to pass. Through the grace of God, Leif founded Global Mission Awareness where he serves as President.
The Holy Spirit has led Leif to 76 nations on 6 continents with the message of the Father Heart of God. Leif has been involved in the development of thousands of leaders and approximately 850,000 lives have been added to the Lamb's Book of Life.
Leif has been used in America to spread the "Mission Virus" and impart power evangelism as a natural outpouring of God's Spirit on His people. God has brought a tremendous amount of favor on the life of Leif Hetland.
Leif is an author, businessman, Founder and President of Global Mission Awareness and Leif Hetland Ministries, father of four children and husband. But more than anything else, Leif is a Lover of God. In 2000, Leif had an encounter with the Father of Love that changed his entire motivation for ministry.
The focus of Leif is to be a spiritual son and Jack Taylor and Charles Carrin have been Fathering Leif with a Spirit of Elijah so that he can Father a Generation of Elishas for the END TIME HARVEST! Because of these great fathers in his life, Leif sees God opening up the nations in a way that had seemed impossible. Habakkuk 1:5 says, "Look among the nations and see what I am doing, be astonished because I am doing something in your day you would not believe if you were told".
We pray that many will join hands with us to launch out into deeper water for a great harvest. "The harvest is ripe but the workers are few". Leif's motivation is to continue to make sure there is a church among every people group and a gospel for every person. Until then, Leif and Global Mission Awareness will continue to spread the "Mission Virus" all across the world. Be aware...it's contagious!!!
Every Nation in our Generation,
Leif and Jennifer Hetland