Browsing: Today’s Ministry Update & Prayer Requests

This morning, I was blessed to talk to a homeless person with extreme challenges with two police officers who know me and my beloved ministry doggies standing there with me. The Lord gave me courage and boldness to talk to the person with policemen right there with us. I had already given the officers Gospel tracts days earlier. This time, I gave one to the person with whom I spoke. I am exceedingly fortunate to have countless opportunities to minister to people of all backgrounds with all sorts of challenges from many countries with many beliefs with all sorts of careers or none at all of many ages engaging in all sorts of sin with a wide array of life experiences from the rich to the poor to the homeless and addicted to the highly educated to high school drop outs to business owners to criminals to the abused and…

What does a day in my life look like as I’ve now been back in New York City for my second season of streets ministry work here? Let me sum it up in one sentence. I let the Holy Spirit who lives inside His followers lead the way! Now, with a bit more detail. I spend time alone with Jesus day by day. Some concentrated dedicated time. And all the day and night long also. Praying. Listening. Praising. Worshiping. Reading the Bible. Seeking God. Listening. Thinking about the Bible. Fasting specific foods and other things when He leads me to do so. Thinking about the Lord. Repenting when I need to repent. Being changed by the Spirit of God. Being led by the Spirit of God. My personal relationship with Jesus is the foundation of my life each and every day! And, upon that foundation, I simply go about my days…

Today was a day filled with numerous opportunities – to love, to grow, to humble myself, to turn to my Father in heaven, to be sensitive to His Spirit leading me, to serve in His love, to do grunt work my flesh prefers not to do, to die to self by not getting swallowed up in my emotions, and to press on in loving and serving Jesus now and forever. He has given me everything I’ve needed today to follow Him as such – His love most importantly. I’ve so very recently arrived in New York City for my second season of streets ministry here, and already the joys, blessings, challenges, changes, growing, and so much more have begun. Please keep praying for me and this ministry. I am so very thankful for any way in which you are called to sow into this labor of love for Jesus! Love…

When I wrapped up yet another 40-day fast yesterday of some of my all-time favorite foods as I prayed in three main areas the Lord had placed on my heart, He told me this: ………. “Don’t go charging ahead now that you’re here in New York City,” the Spirit of Christ spoke to my heart. “Let me lead.” I am so in love with the Lord Jesus Christ and so out of control on fire to tell the world about Him that I could be out on the streets and writing about Him 24-7 if I had the energy. New York City for me is a phenomenal opportunity to be among millions of people in a concentrated area who need to give their lives to Christ, return to Christ, or simply receive love and encouragement in continuing to follow Christ. I am still exhausted for a number of reasons, and I need…

I am entering back into a season of seeking the Lord about the printing, preparation, and shipping of my Gospel tracts and devotionals that go around the United States into prisons, homeless shelters, rescue missions, to street preachers, out onto the streets in my own ministry work, to individuals and groups nationwide for distribution, to whomever and wherever the Lord desires. My beautiful sister-in-the-Lord, friend, and co-laborer who volunteers part-time does her very best, and does such a wonderful job with it all, but the reality is we do not have the physical help and financial support that would allow us to keep up with the growth and to do the work in a timely manner so that more of the writing can go out on a much more regular basis to help people find and forever follow the Lord Jesus Christ! I am in great need of prayer, and support, and…

Recently I’ve been considering the price I’m paying for giving up a typical American lifestyle to be on the road for Jesus full-time with my beloved special needs doggies doing streets ministry and writing and publishing Gospel tracts, devotionals, and books. I’m living a life I never fathomed living. Never dreamed of living. Never would have chosen. It’s beautiful. It’s amazing. It’s rich. It’s vibrant. It’s awesome. It’s incredible. It’s exciting. It’s rewarding. And, quite frankly, it is sometimes so exceedingly challenging I can’t imagine pressing on at times. But I wouldn’t go back for anything in the world. For nothing in this life compares with the love and joy and privilege of being in Christ’s forever presence through faith in Him and a life devoted utterly to Him – and to the indescribably phenomenal blessing of spending my life loving and worshiping Him and helping others to find and…

“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.…

Dear friend, I apologize to you for not keeping up with my GOOD NEWS DAILY over this past week or so. I am in the midst of major growth, major change, and major challenge. God willing, I am leaving the Florida Panhandle Monday with my 5 special needs doggies & a very old car for the Appalachian region of Virginia which is a very long distance away! My ministry is growing exceedingly in every way with my streets ministry work and writing and publishing. I am very excited, very blessed, very thankful – and very tired! This week I learned the church which was donating financially most of the printing and physically doing most of the printing for my tracts and devotionals which go out nationwide decided to stop helping. The financial and physical support for my ministry despite the immense growth remains exceedingly small. My trust is in the…

Serving Behind the Scenes “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,” 1 Peter 5:6 Some people love to be in the forefront. Some people prefer to be in the background. I believe when we’re totally surrendered to Jesus and to serving Him, we are willing to go wherever He sends us. Whether we’re in a position of serving where we’re essentially on the front lines and in the trenches. Or whether we’re so far behind the scenes it may seem like nobody knows we even exist. The point, friend, isn’t about how visible we are to others. It’s about how humbly lovingly reverently yielded we are to the Lord and His will for us. My sister in the Lord who faithfully co-labors with me in this ministry work is someone most of the world probably has no idea of what…

“Get ready to move,” a loved one told me yesterday when he heard about an unsafe situation I faced. I knew in my heart his words to me were from the Lord and that it wasn’t so much about safety as it was about something else. Believe it or not, in the few days before, I had already been preparing to go to my next location well before I had originally thought I was supposed to go. Instinctively, I sensed God had something in the works. Once my loved one gave me that message, I increased my resolve to “get ready to move”. The Lord revealed in my heart something about those words “get ready to move”. Moving isn’t always about changing location. But it’s about taking action. Going somewhere. In some way. On some level. Even right down to our thoughts. Our emotions. Our words. And yes, our actions.…

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