It’s early morning. I’m sitting just outside my hotel room door in Virginia outside Washington, DC, with my laptop set upon a little table with my portable chair and paralyzed ministry dog Miss Mercy just behind me and special needs ministry dog Gracie on a whole bunch of pillows and a blanket further back in the hotel room. The summer temperature is perfect, the sun is already shining, it’s peaceful and quiet for which I’m extraordinarily thankful considering the on-and-off-again-hotel-safety-issues, and I’m excited for a new day loving and serving the Lord.
I have had an exceeding number of wonderful opportunities in the past nearly two months in the area. I have been blessed to give out my Finding the Light tract which includes my personal story and the Gospel message and to talk about Jesus and to minister to people over and again. The Lord has led me to a variety of people including alcoholics, addicts, the homeless, Muslims, Hindus, people from countries far away, locals, young people, children, domestic abuse survivors, what appeared to be prostitutes, business people, seniors, family in the area, ex-prisoners, and on and on. It has truly been amazing.
I have also been blessed beyond measure to start up my Totally Devoted Fellowship by phone for women. Though it has started small, it has been absolutely wonderful. Three days a week, I am bringing forth a Bible-based message loaded with love & encouragement followed by our praying for needs around the world. I have felt such a strong sense of the presence and power of the Lord in so doing, and my heart’s cry is that the Lord will bring more and more women to join us. You can contact me at 843-338-2219 or lara@GoodNews.love or visit www.GoodNews.love for more information.
At the same time, I am totally thrilled that I have been writing up a storm. Even as I just finished publishing my latest book which I will soon announce Lord willing, my next book is simply pouring out of me. It’s a wild experience because I’m not even trying to sit down and make myself write. I’m feeling like I have to run to the computer over and again to try to keep up with writing everything God is placing on my heart! Though I felt strongly led to begin another book simultaneously, I haven’t even had time to do that given all else with which the Lord is blessing me in the way of my ministry work.
Also on my heart is to send a bunch of my books to the prisons and jails around the U.S. on my distribution list for my tracts and lara love’s Good News Magazine. And to continue forth with my Video Devotionals which I recently started up again. But as you can imagine, I am truly having trouble keeping up with it all. I am also very conscious of my need to rest and not burn out as I have a number of times since going out on the road full-time for Jesus and ministry with my special needs ministry dogs.
Friend, I spent decades being broken beyond human hope and repair. Even if I could ever have imagined that the Lord would bring me through all that, which He so lovingly and mercifully has, I never would have imagined that He could take someone with such a lack of purpose to a point at which my sense of purpose on this earth is so strong I am totally devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ – and to fulfilling my life’s purpose with great love, fervency, passion, and dedication.
Perhaps you are led to help me in some way to fulfill my life’s calling to love and worship and serve and obey and praise and glorify the Lord and to help others to do the same. The best way people can help at this time is to PRAY and to GIVE financially to the ministry. An occasional prayer here and there or a one-time or once-in-a-while donation is a blessing, for sure, but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have people to make a wholehearted commitment to help with ongoing prayer and Monthly Sponsorship if you are so led or however else you might be led to give.
love & blessings,