On Saturday, October 19, 2014 Ryan Michael Hill died in Orlando, FL at the age of 27. Ryan had attended Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, where he was pursuing his dreams in the field of TV and Media Production.
My friends, I can’t help but feel heavy at this moment—perhaps you feel the same. The news that has broken over the past few days, not weeks, shows how quickly our world is spiraling into chaos. Things are no longer as they once were.
I wept as I heard the stories of the atrocities taking place in Mosul. A Christian community has been removed, children are being beheaded, homes of Christians are marked, believers forced to convert or face the sword. These are stories, the likes of which, we haven’t read about since the 1940s.
I had just finished praying in the altars on the last night of an extended revival. A young man who was studying for ministry approached me with tears in his eyes. As I placed my hand on his shoulder, he said, “I need to apologize to you. I judged you too soon. Anytime I hear someone preach what sounds like ‘law’ it makes me angry and I instantly shut them out. I can see now I was wrong and missed out on what God could have done in me this week.” My heart welled up with compassion for him, as my mind replayed the past week searching for the offense. I took a few extra minutes to minister and pray with him there at the altar and the next few days thinking about our conversation.
I pray that you and your family are doing well. Thank you so much for keeping our family in your prayers. We definitely feel the affect of them! I'll give you a personal update at the close of this letter. What I'm going to share with you today has been on my heart for some time. Have you ever known that the Lord wanted you to do something and you couldn't get away from it until you did it? That's how our entire team at Steve Hill Ministries feels about what I'm going to share with you.
Official Press Release
Steve Hill Ministries has launched a campaign to raise funding for The Legacy Project. The Legacy Project will digitally archive and release more than 1,500 messages preached by Steve Hill during the Brownsville Revival, Awake America Crusades, Awake Now and Experience God’s Power broadcasts.
From the Archives:
Many have asked me how I've been able to maintain my Christian walk over the past 30 years, even in the midst of life's fiery trials.
I'm going to share with you some of the secrets of my longevity. I'm not an old man, but I'm also not a young man. I've preached the gospel now for nearly 30 years, and I expect to preach the gospel for at least another 30 years.
My heart is overwhelmed. There's so much I want to share with you, I hardly know where to begin. Words cannot adequately express how much I love and appreciate you. You have stood by our side during the most difficult season of our lives. You've fasted and prayed. Fought with us. Cried with us. Encouraged us. Comforted us. Helped us with our kids. Gave sacrificially. Cooked meals. Cleaned our house. You've blessed our family in a myriad of ways. You have truly been Jesus' hands and feet to us during our time of need. With all my heart, THANK YOU!!!