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Cokato missionary plans trip to Africa
May 10, 2010

By Kristen Miller
Staff Writer

COKATO, MN – When Michelle Thomsen of Cokato, turned 40, God turned her life around and she has since dedicated her life to serving God as a missionary.

“I always had a heart for mission work . . . but it became my only focus,” Thomsen said. Now, Thomsen is 49 and has helped with missions in Africa, Australia, Europe, Thailand, Taiwan, and Mexico.

At the end of May, Thomsen will once again embark on a mission to Pemba, Mozambique. Africa, and Israel through Iris Ministries.

Iris Ministries is an interdenominational mission that began in 1980, with Rolland and Heidi Baker, and is stationed in Mozambique.

With Mozambique being one of the poorest nations in the world, Thomsen will be training alongside the ministry in its efforts to feed the poor, care for orphans, drill wells, and minister to the people.

“God is doing some amazing things there,” Thomsen said, explaining much of the ministry’s objective is to share God’s love.

After three months of training in Mozambique, Thomsen will go on to Israel, where she will work with widows and refugees. She explained it as being like a nursing home where there are no workers to care for the elderly.

“God is all love,” Thomsen said. “He gives more than people sometimes believe Him to do.”

Before moving back to Cokato recently, Thomsen was working in Sedona, AZ under Wildfire Glory Ministry.

Through this ministry, she taught others how to hear God for themselves through prophecy and gifts of the Spirit.Donations for upcoming mission

Donations for Michelle Thomsen’s upcoming mission trip to Mozambique and Israel can be sent to:

New Life Assembly of God:
(Michelle Thomsen mission)
190 Johnson Ave, NW
Cokato, MN 55321

or call the office at: (320) 286-2656.

A one-time donation can also be made on her web site, www.wildfireglory.com. To learn more about Thomsen, visit her web site at www.wildfireglory.com.

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