History of SOZO:
In 1997 Randy Clark, a healing evangelist, held meetings at Bethel Church. At that time, Pastor Clark would send a team to train a congregation how to be prayer servants. A small portion of that training was a model of “deliverance” from Argentina. This model became our first tool “The Four Doors”.
Dawna DeSilva, the leader and founder of the Sozo Ministry, attended this training at Bethel. Afterward, Dawna began to use the concept of “The Four Doors” when she prayed for people. Seeing a miraculous difference in people’s level of freedom, the “Sozo Ministry” was birthed. As the Sozo Ministry developed, the Lord introduced other tools that have aided in people being healed and released from the wounds and lies which have hindered those individuals from the Godhead and their destiny.
In 1998 other churches and organizations requested the Sozo Ministry to share what God had started. Thus, the Bethel Sozo Ministry started traveling to train and equip other churches and organizations to start their own Sozo Ministry.
History of SOZO at The Harvest:
When Pastor Peggy Minor was in Africa on a mission trip, she heard the Lord tell her to bring SOZO to The Harvest. In February 2012, there was a community-wide SOZO training seminar at The Harvest. Immediately following the seminar, a group of individuals came together to form the Harvest Prayer House.
After more than six months of training in the SOZO method, the Harvest Prayer House ministers opened their doors to the public in September 2012. Since then, individuals from our church as well as other churches within our community have come together to bring the healing ministry of SOZO to the Sarasota and Manatee County area.
The Harvest Prayer House has a goal to see people- young or old, born-again or still searching for God, healthy or sick, rich or poor- discover the freedom that is in Christ’s finished work of the Cross. We long to enable people to understand the true value of who they are and train them to live their lives with God-given purpose.