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Encouragement for New Writers
National Day of Prayer
The unity in and focus on prayer makes this a powerful national day of prayer. Every day should be a day of prayer for believing Christians. Go to http://faithinmemphis.com published by David Waters of the Commercial Appeal to read "more of the story". I appreciate the opportunity to express my faith! Thanks again, David!
Nina Haines received her Bachelor of Science from the University Of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in 1978. She completed her Masters and subsequently her Doctorate of Divinity from Shalom Bible College and Seminary in
August of 2010.
Nina voluntarily worked in the “Kairos Prison Ministry” for fourteen years and served on the local board. Mark, Nina’s husband and she served for five years in the “Second Chance Prison
She has served on the worship and prayer ministries in five
different churches and on the ladies’ board at a non-denominational church. She has taught courses on prayer and
spiritual growth and in Sunday school classes. She was trained as a Stephen Minister at a large Methodist church and served as a prayer minister. She served as the praise leader at a weekly prayer and healing service for one year.
She was a member and leader in Lydia Fellowship International and served on the “Walk to Emmaus” and “Faith Walk” retreat
She was a chaplain at her local YMCA in a pilot
chaplaincy program. She was on the board of a local prayer ministry, Celebrate Life.
Mark and Nina have been favored by the Lord to make four short term prayer walks to Israel and China. In several different organizations Nina has prayer walked Germantown High School, the University of Memphis, Germantown, Seattle, Washington, Washington D.C., Atlana, Gerogia, Nashville, Tennessee, and Chicago, Illinois.
Mark and Nina currently worship at City Hills Church. Mark and Nina hold services once a month at Morgan County Correctional Complex under Lonnie Greg from Trinity Community Church. Nina has a prayer group in her home the second and fourth Fridays of the month following the Christian Healing Ministries of Jacksonville, Florida under the leadership of Francis and Judith MacNutt.
Robert Anthony Haines owns Haines Structural Group and
resides with his wife, Erin in Knoxville, Tennessee. They welcomed Grady Armistead and Coley Marie into their family January 28, 2017.
Mark and Nina live in Knoxville with Grace Jon's first cat.
Nina completed the Christian Healing Ministries Internship Program Nov. 7-11, 2017.
"An Odyssey of Deepening Prayer and Praise" is completed and under copyright. It is a 365 day devotional book of insight from the Lord.