By Sam Elliott
Patty and Ron Foxworth have done healing-focused ministry for about 30 years. For the past two, they’ve been involved with the healing rooms at Creekside Ministries, 10501 Hague Rd., in Fishers, and are now helping the church open its doors to anyone in need of healing.
Creekside’s Hope Center had its inaugural open house event in December and will again be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 9.
“We have a worship area where there’s live music going on and people can just hang around. We have a lobby area where we’ll have coffee and people can just come in and get to know the people staffing it,” Patty Foxworth said. “We have several rooms where they can go in to get prayer for healing. We’ve actually seen some incredible miracles take place through that, which has been real exciting. We also have a room for what we’re calling encouraging words. People can come in and just kind of be given some hope, which we feel like is something people are struggling with.”
Another area of the Hope Center offers “heart healing” counseling and one room will be set up for children to visit and complete a craft.
“The whole focus is really just really kind of ministering to the whole person — body, soul and spirit,” Foxworth said. “My husband and I started out doing healing rooms at Creekside and from that we kind of expanded it to include other areas … We’ve done healing rooms for two years now at the church and in that time we kept track of how many people we’ve prayed for and we’ve actually prayed and ministered to more than 650 people during that two-year time. People find out about it and then they tell other people and they come in. Even the atmosphere is just really very peaceful, very loving, it’s just kind of different than some churches. It’s more open to just really loving everybody.”
Creekside plans to continue hosting Hope Center open houses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Foxworth said she hopes to eventually add things like nutritional classes, a food pantry and exercise room to the center’s offerings.