Island Wind Ministry
Island Wind Ministry was founded by Felix and Shirley Ilab. We are Palauan’s from the Micronesian Islands in the Pacific who live in Oklahoma who have chosen to follow Jesus Christ and His ways. Under a strong spiritual leadership, Pastor Howard and Pastor Cindy Hatcher of IOMTC, we are a “Ministry in Training” focusing on the applicable truths, and wisdom that equip and establish the Body of Christ for the work of the ministry.
We travel across the United States ministering the word of God, focusing on Pacific Islanders. We use media to advance the Word of God to the Islands. We have seen lives saved, delivered, changed, and healed by the power of God.
Training, equipping and establishing the saints for the work of the ministry.
Training and developing of embryonic ministry gifts- pastors, teachers, etc. Those called to ministry will have an opportunity for specific training in ministry.
Encourage and strengthen the Body of Christ through ministry teachings and revivals, with the mission and mandate of the church to go and make disciples of all nations.
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
The Bible is the absolute word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Tim. 3:16, 17)
Trinity: One God manifesting Himself as the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Jesus Christ born of a virgin is the The Messiah and a savior to those who believe Him unto salvation.
Jesus Christ crucified on the cross is the only sacrifice for sin, His blood is holy and has power to cleanse souls from sins, to deliver and heal the sick. He died, buried and rose again and today his alive forever more.
Holy Spirit baptism with evidence of speaking in tongues; empowerment to do the work of ministry “work of Jesus”.
Under a strong spiritual leadership, Pastor Howard and Pastor Cindy Hatcher, we are a “Ministry in Training” focusing on the applicable truths, and wisdom that equip and establish the Body of Christ for the work of the ministry.
We believe God is raising men and women to take ministry and churches as a whole to the next level, preparing workers for the harvest. We represent a portion of front line workers, ministries, churches whom God ordained to confront the powers of darkness, with God’s strategic plan and purpose in mind.
Palau has over 325 miles of vivid, blue ocean and more than 300 islands, located in the Western Pacific about a 1.5-hour flight from Guam. The tropical climate ensures 80-degree days, refreshing showers and trade winds that cool and invigorate.
Civilization on Palau dates back as early as 1,000 B.C., though the origin of its early people remains unknown..
A shipwrecked English ship led to the first foreign contact in 1783, which increased as explorers traversed the Pacific. Spain governed the islands from 1885 to 1899, when they were sold to Germany. After World War I, control passed to the Japanese, who established Koror as headquarters for all South Pacific possessions. After World War II, Palau again changed hands, becoming a U.N. Trust Territory under U.S. administration. In 1994, Palau signed a Compact of Free Association with the U.S.
Although in the past few decades Palau has adapted to an international economy, Palauans for the most part strongly identify with their traditional culture. Several of the traditional ceremonies, such as the omersurch birth ceremony, ocheraol first-house ceremony and the kemeldiil funeral services are widely practiced and the codes and beliefs adopted by Palauan forefathers are still revered today.
Palauan villages were, and still are, organized around 10 clans reckoned matrilineally. A council of chiefs from the 10 ranking clans governed the village, and a parallel council of their female counterparts held a significant advisory role in the division and control of land and money.
Palauans are a highly sociable people. Traditionally, history, lore and knowledge were passed down through the generations orally as there was no written language until the late 1800's. Palauans still practice that traditional method, and at the end of the day, one can often find pockets of Palauans excitingly engaged in the telling of the stories of the more recent past.