Rapha is truly a compilation of God’s work. It is spiritually titillating as we observe it grow and go to the "uttermost parts of the earth."
Dr. West had, for a long time, kept a vision in his heart for a healing ministry. It was to be a networking with others of “like precious faith” for accountability, spiritual growth, and scriptural strength. However, RAPHA will never compromise "truth," for the sake of unity.
We began ministering locally, now we are radiating outward. As we go forth, we are comitted to stand in the “gap” for the bruised, hungry and forsaken in body, soul and/or spirit.
Our affiliation with Dr. Violeta West’s health ministry, blends the natural healing model with the spiritual. We minister Rapha's programs to other churches through their Pastor’s participation. We are available to "all" that God prompts to reach out to us.
We have a heart to be a haven for the elderly, the young, the battered, and the helpless. Our desires is to aid the family to become one harmonious unit, not fragmented. Rapha is attacking the forces of evil, physically and spiritually. Physically, by demonstrating the willingness to present Jesus Christ to the world. Spiritually, we are in constant warfare with the kingdom of Satan to deny Him latitude to, " kill, steal and destroy," the influence of Rapha’s authority in the lives of those to whom we minister.
We are ministering knowledge and healing to those seeking to know Jesus Christ in the “Power of His resurrection,” via seminars, counseling, teaching aids, prayers, intercessions and preaching. We seek to present Jesus, THE ONLY SAVIOR, to the unregenerated of the world. We go to the whole world as the Holy Spirit presents opportunities. Our ministry partners reep the same blessings as we when they enable us to "go," by their financial support.
All believers are commanded to be witnesses as stated in Acts 1:8 where Jesus said, “You shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Our desire is to assist the believer to be healthy and fulfill this command.