Patchwork Faith Ministries 
"We are here for you when life hurts."

Carissa's Testimony:
I am a walking miracle! I almost died in 1994 when I gave birth to my second daughter and hemorrhaged profusely. I underwent a number of life-saving surgeries.  At one point, my blood pressure was 44/22 and my pulse rate was 220! My family began to say their goodbyes, as I was not expected to live through the second surgery. In the midst of it all, my father shut himself inside a hospital utility closet because there was no chapel and he needed a quiet place to pray.  He prayed for a miracle. Not only did I survive this ordeal, but God put a huge calling on my life soon after. But before accepting this call upon my life, I would have to tackle post-partum depression, a divorce after 13 years of marriage, anxiety, and depression. This was followed by some poor choices and another failed relationship.
I no longer felt worthy to follow God's call. In my heart I felt that God was calling the wrong person and I was not "good enough" to do His work. God continued to call me, but I chose not to answer.

God brought Brad and I together in 2007. With God as our foundation, we built a wonderful blended family. Brad was the first person to truly recognize the stirring in my heart. He knew I would not be content until I chose to follow God's call on my life. 

The idea for Patchwork Faith Ministries was planted in our hearts soon after marrying. I collect old patchwork quilts and I am amazed by the love, work, and time that goes into each one. Seemingly meaningless scraps thrown together into a beautiful tapestry--each one telling a unique story. Our lives are very much the same. If we give God ALL the pieces of our lives, He will patch them together into something remarkable! He is the Master Weaver and He will use each piece of our lives to tell our story. Through our patchwork lives, we can bring others to Christ.  Remember, God doesn't call the perfect. He perfects the called! We just need to be obedient.

At Patchwork Faith Ministries, we believe it is ALWAYS God's will to heal. Isaiah 53:5 says, " But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and by his stripes we are healed."  Jesus has already paid the price.  We live in a world of spiritual warfare. The devil comes to kill, steal, and destroy and he wants us to be sick and miserable. But remember, God does not!
I have a master's degree in child education and I am a certified healing practitioner (prayer minister) through Global Awakening--backed by United Theological Seminary. I am also an ordained lay minister through Royal Family International. I enjoy meeting with women and children as they journey to wholeness. I always rely on the Holy Spirit to provide proper counsel for my clients.

Allowing God to work through me to bring healing to His children is a delight!

In Christ,
Carissa Hjellming


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