Not too long ago I was in the Florida Panhandle when I felt like a holy hand was reaching down from heaven lovingly albeit firmly leading me back to another season of streets ministry in New York City. This was the last thing in the world I ever expected the Lord would call me to do, and the last thing in the world I wanted to do!
After over two years on the road for Jesus full-time to do streets ministry and write Gospel tracts, devotionals, and books with my little crew of special needs service ministry dogs, I have learned numerous lessons – including this one.
Jesus Christ is Lord, and when He says go, no matter my personal dreams and desires, I need to humbly, lovingly, reverently, thankfully go where He is sending me to bring love, honor, praise, and glory to His name as I fulfill my life’s calling to help people find and forever follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
And so it is I’m blessed to share with you that I along with the ministry’s little crew of beloved special needs streets ministry doggies have arrived back in New York City safe and sound.
To the Lord be the glory that I have only been here for two days, am not even fully unpacked, am exhausted, and I have already had MANY wonderful ministry opportunities on the streets!
In fact, the very first time I walked 14 year old special needs doggy Abigail and 7 year old Gracie who was hit by two cars on the same day, a freelance journalist approached us, asked if she could photograph the dogs, and wanted to know if she could write a story if her editor approves it. That was just the beginning! The first night I was here, I walked the wheelchair doggies in the park, and the Lord blessed me with much opportunity!
From the homeless to the well-off, to people practicing false religions to believers in Christ, from the poor and elderly to the young and enthusiastic from students to the lost and broken, person after person in just TWO DAYS has crossed paths with me. The Lord has already given me numerous opportunities to hand out Gospel tracts, to talk to people about Jesus, to love and encourage them, and sometimes to warn them and emphatically tell them JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND THE ONLY WAY TO AN EVERLASTING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD instead of hell and the lake of fire in forever torment.
Oh, the blessedness of sharing the LOVE, PEACE, HOPE, and JOY of having a deeply personal, deeply intimate, ever-growing relationship with Jesus as LORD and SAVIOR.
Oh, the thrill and joy and privilege and blessing of loving and serving the Lord forever – including for this season of my life in New York City.
Please, as often as you are led, pray for me, this ministry, the special needs doggies, and the countless people worldwide the Lord is reaching through my heart and ministry.
Love from a very tired, very humbled, and very blessed servant of the Lord Jesus Christ,
p.s. Please forgive me for not keeping up with my GOOD NEWS DAILY as I make the transition. Hope to be back up and running sometime very soon……!
ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? HAVE YOU TURNED FROM YOUR SINS, PLACED YOUR TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST AS LORD WHO DIED ON THE CROSS TO PAY OUR SIN PENALTY AND WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD, TRULY SURRENDERING YOUR LIFE TO GOD AND HIS WAYS AND LIVING A LIFE BEARING FRUIT OF BELONGING TO JESUS NOW AND FOREVER? PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT 843-338-2219 or lara@GoodNews.love IF YOU WOULD LIKE HELP WITH BEGINNING OR CONTINUING ON IN A FOREVER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD!