How it Began
Healing Hearts Ministries was first conceived through the Holy Spirit by Terrie Olson. She is the Executive Director of this ministry. It took three years from the time God started showing her His vision and desire for this conference until it actually came to fruition.
God revealed to her that He wanted this conference to be about healing women; about God’s restoration and reconciliation with these women. He gave her 5 specific guidelines to follow:
- This is to be a one day conference.
- You are to take care of the women on that day and make them feel very special.
- You must not charge much. You cannot go over $25 for each woman.
- You must have redeemed men present to serve the women throughout the day!
- The women speaking are to be women who, like you, walked through a very difficult time in their lives. They will tell their journey through this tough time in their life, how they struggled with the pain, how God showed up in their lives, all the way through God’s restoration, reconciliation and healing.
God revealed to Terrie four other women’s names from multiple denominations that she was to talk to about sitting on the board for this conference. To date, Terrie, Donna and Sara are still very active on the Chico Board. Planning began furiously in 2004 and the first Healing Hearts Conference was on February 19, 2005. That first year we had a total of 65 attendees. We steadily increased in numbers for over 10 years. We currently have 500 ladies register for the conference and over 400 attend. Praise the Lord! They are ladies from many denominations, churches, towns and states. We are still growing and God is providing all of the needs of this conference.
Where We Are Today
We are a non-profit, volunteer based conference. All proceeds of this conference are placed 100% back into the conference.
In 2014, another ministry trademarked the name, “Healing Hearts Ministries” so we had to find a new name for our conference. We prayed about it and God gave us the name “Hearts Being Healed”. We have now trademarked that name and logo.
The Hearts Being Healed Conference is growing leaps and bounds. We had our First Annual Portola, CA Conference in October 2014 with over 100 in attendance. We have plans to grow even more into Arizona in the next couple of years.
The Hearts Being Healed Conference is a place for you to find God’s love, healing and restoration. Come join us for any of our conferences. Take your burdens and nail them to the cross. The trick is to also leave them there. God has a purpose and a plan for you. Let’s start your road of reconciliation together.