We have had the honor and privilege of being mentored over the years by the late John and Paula Sandford. Paula passed away a number of years ago and John just recently went home to be with the Lord. They were pioneers in the Inner Healing Movement and were instrumental in helping us find our way into active prayer ministry. Our personal encounters with them were always a blessing and their prophetic words spoken became defining moments for us both. Here is a note from James Goll about John. We bid him a fond farewell until we are all together again in Heaven. Roger & Gerri
From the Desk of James Goll
John Loren Sandford graduated to his heavenly abode and reward early Friday morning, March 30th. I fondly referred to this gentle giant in the faith as my Uncle John. As a Forerunner, this radical believer in Christ with First Nations blood running in his veins, received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1958! He and Paula were inner healing pioneers and wrote the first book on the prophetic I ever read, The Elijah Task.
Heaven seems so full to me and earth a lot more empty with the departure of this true Seer Prophet. We became friends and with the sudden departure of John Paul Jackson, I was asked to be an Adviser for the Elijah House ministry. Dear John has now joined his two First Loves, Jesus Christ and his long-time bride Paula, who preceded him in death.
This man helped shape the global Charismatic Movement and was one of the most consistent voices of character within the Prophetic Restoration. With a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat, I bid Farewell to Uncle John. You will be greatly missed by thousands. So few have left the lasting impact of a life well-lived as that of John Loren Sandford.