East Africa Coordinator
Gail Patton is a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was saved when she was 17 years of age and walked into a fuller relationship with the Lord through the Holy Spirit 10 years later. She began teaching Emotionally Free® seminars in 1993 and has taught with Rita Bennett and independently from the East to West coast of the USA and internationally.
In 1999 SOMA-USA (Sharing of Ministries Abroad) requested an Emotionally Free® teacher participate on a mission team to teach Emotionally Free in The Rift Valley Diocese of Tanzania, East Africa. Through this mission God brought a powerful, lasting change in the lives of those who attended. The change in their lives has fostered a change throughout the diocese.
During that mission the Lord began to give Gail a vision for development of the Emotionally Free® material that would enable these same principles of soul-healing prayer to be easily taught cross-culturally:
Beginning with East Africa, indigenous people from many nations would receive instruction about soul-healing prayer. The material would be translated and presented in the language of the people. Those who attended the course would be ministered to, taught to pray with others and equipped to teach others from their own culture about soul-healing prayer.
Rita gave permission for the Emotionally Free® Basic Course used in the United States to be edited and reorganized with the goal of producing a document that could be easily translated and taught in other cultures. The result was "Emotionally Free - Principles for Soul-Healing Prayer for East Africa. Under Gail’s leadership over 15,000 copies of the text in Kiswahili, “Uhuru Wa Kihisia,” were printed. People experienced the ministry and local teams were trained to continue the ministry. People in East Africa continue to be saved, receive healing from hurts in life and pray with others using “Uhuru Wa Kihisia.” God is opening new doors to further this ministry in East Africa and beyond. Pray and join us for the journey.