Ministry Update!

Greetings to you in Jesus!  I pray you are doing well in this very tumultuous but powerful season!
 
I am writing to you after a very long silence, even though I have not written you have not been far from my heart!  Much has happened during this year of 2019.  Many of you know of my precious Alva, husband, moving into heaven and Jesus’ arms on July 1st.  I, also, have gone through a long season of health issues, as well,  I am happy and joyously reporting that the Lord has healed and restored me spirit, soul and body!!  The devil is a liar and a defeated foe to be sure!
 
The ministry that the Lord has given to me, had to be put on hold during this time-frame so that I could take care of Alva and myself.  Or so I thought!!!  God has His plans and is forever faithful to accomplish what He has started!! Amen!!  During the last 12 months, HE was moving to accomplish and complete the translation and printing of my book – “Good Speaks…As You Seek.”  1,000 copies have been printed in the Swahili dialect and in the process of being freely given to all who are hungry!  My friends, Pastor Anthony Sitati and Lorita Kolb, missionary, to Kenya, are over seeing the distribution to individuals, missionaries, pastors and at many conferences throughout Kenya and into Uganda!  Hallelujah! Glory to God!!
 
The reports are coming in that may churches are using the teachings/messages in the book for Bible studies, home group meetings, outline for sermons as well as individual devotional and spiritual growth!!!  Hallelujah!!!  How Great is Our God!!! I am so blessed and excited to see all of this come into fruition!!!  Just this week another request has come in for my book to be translated into the national language of Uganda – Luganda.  Please be praying with me for guidance and wisdom regarding this request.
 
THANK YOU! For being obedient as Father God put on your heart to give into this ministry so all of this could be accomplished!!! I am so very thankful to all of you for your prayers and financial giving, these projects are continuing because of your faithfulness!!  I am blessed beyond measure!  You have sown good seed into very fertile ground!!  Please pray about giving into this next season and helping to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations!
India ~ translated into Telugu, currently being given freely
3,000 copies of – “It Is Written”  – 2 printings
1,000 copies – “God Speaks…As You Seek” 
 
Kenya ~ translated into Swahili and currently being distributed
1,000 copies of “It Is Written”
1,000 copies of “God Speaks…As You Seek”
1,000 copies in English “God Speaks…As You Seek” in process of being printed
“Give, and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom.  For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”   Luke 6:38
 
“And He said to them, go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.  He who believes and is baptized will be saved but he who does not believe will be condemned.”  Mark 16: 15-16

CHANGES AND CHOICES

I am sitting outside on my swing, on my back porch reflecting on all of the transitions and change over the past few months. It is starting to rain, with the sun-shining; what a beautiful setting to listen and hear what Papa God is saying to me in this hour!! Very prophetic and stimulating to my spirit to be in this setting in this time! I hear Changes and Choices so clearly. Ok Lord, now You have my attention!

Wow, as I think back over the few months of 2019, life has been very busy and full; full of transitions and changes. Full of excitement, surprises, many disappointments and hurts and with all of these comes decisions and, yes, choices!!  Life brings many changes, transitions and then choices to move forward. How we move forward in life is up to us, it is our choice!!

Change and Choice!
We have a choice as to how we react and/or act to these many changes. Our choices will dictate how we move through each day. God has given us the freedom to choose our path. Our choices will take us down a pathway to overcome and move through each change, each transition, through the storm, walking on top of the waves; as we listen to His voice! This isn’t always an easy task but can be done with the strength given to us by trusting and leaning on Him, leaning on Papa God. Now, it isn’t easy maneuvering the storms of life with winds blowing us about and the waves shifting and rolling us around. But, with God all things are possible and we will be able to make it to the other side. AND all in one piece!

OR, When we tend to lean on our own understanding or our own thoughts we most always travel a path where we find ourselves struggling to stay afloat, right? We find ourselves sinking and going under, under the circumstances. This is because we are looking at the circumstances of life, making our choices and decisions from our mind or out of our emotions and our own thoughts!!  When we  choose this pathway, we arrive at the other side of the storm and most always we are traumatized and broken by the experience.

I encourage you to take inventory of the changes in your life which have taken place just since January 2019. How have you reacted? How did you make your choices and which pathway did you travel? My prayer is that you have chosen Papa’s way! If not, begin now and watch how things shift for you. Either way, you will go through the storm! Why not allow God to be in control instead of allowing the circumstances of life to control you?
#change #choices #strength #peace #helper #believe #faith #withGodpossible #wavewalker

Psalm 25:11 “The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.”

Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

March 9:23 “Jesus said to him, if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Psalm 107:29 “He calms the storm, so that its waves are still”

Encouraging Word

The Prophetic Voice
Keep on digging those new wells. Exploring the old will I bring new revelation to you to move forward into the new! Not anything like the old! The old is a reminder of My power and glory – the new is coming in like a flood and requires your faith to step out and into My deep waters!! Others will see Me and follow and so the revival begins to move like a tumbleweed rolling down the streets gaining momentum as it goes. Then lifted into the atmosphere and is spread throughout the land! See Me in all you do. I am directing your steps-each one. Keep your thoughts and eyes on Me.

Not by power, not by might but by My Spirit!! Then My power and might comes and My whirlwind blows and moves through your land! All that you can see belongs to you – move out and possess the land!!

Praise You Lord!

Be Encouraged ~ December 2018

Is there such a thing as a small blessing?

I have been reflecting on all of the wonderful “happenings” during this year ~ 2018! Wow, so many Holy Spirit inspired encounters and exchanges with others. Many supernatural occurrences as I moved through my daily life. If I hadn’t been spiritually in-tuned on a particular day, they would have gone unnoticed and missed. Missed?? And, I am wondering how many have I actually missed? Even though I recognized many, I am sure there were those that I missed. Oh, I really don’t like the thought; that I missed something Papa God had given or provided for me. My heart’s desire is to see and experience all that He has for me each and every day! Prayerfully, yours is also!

Some of our experiences are small and some really huge…but, I was thinking is there such a thing as a small blessing? Can we actually define God moving in our lives? Actually, no, I don’t think so. All of God’s blessings are just that… to bless….to lift us up, to encourage us, to help us through, to deliver us to the other side, to cause us to feel special, to bring us comfort, to bring us to the place in time where we will have that special encounter, a Divine appointment. Or we might hear Him urging us to bring the blessing to another; a special message, a gift, a hug or a smile! Sometimes we are blessed and sometimes we are used to bless another. And, either way we are still blessed, highly favored and honored! Also, what one might think of as “small”, to another it is exactly what they need at the specified time and it is huge to them! Awe, I love the way our Papa knows exactly what we need, when we need it and how to deliver it to us! All blessings are supernaturally given and inspired. AMEN!

BE ENCOURAGED ~ NOV. 2018

Please read Psalm 91

Psalm 91:1-2 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

The last 18 months have been very challenging for me and my family. Some of you may know others may not, that in the last 18 months; three members of our family left us and went to be with Jesus; my sister, our grandson and our daughter, all so precious to us. The mixture of pain and joy fills me as I write to you now. Many of you have had similar experiences or facing great life challenges and my prayer is that you are working through the days receiving healing and comfort, as we are! God truly is a God of comfort and His amazing grace allows us to move through each day and the challenges it may bring. I can’t begin to tell you all that He has done for me during this time. The love and blessings; comfort and peace has totally wrapped me up and drawn me into a closer place. The place where I can dwell, take refuge and abide under His shadow. The secret place of the Most High God, my secret place with my Papa God!! Seeing and watching God’s powerful Word create miraculous life in my life has been an amazing journey! A journey that I want to continue traveling for the rest of my days here on earth. Yes, Lord, experiencing Your Kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven.” Amen!!

Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him. And show him My salvation.”

NOW, to share what God has done as I rested and trusted in Him. As I learned to lean in even closer and trust Him even to a greater degree.

As I have rested in this place, God continued to move and His plan continued to roll out across the nations!! The blessing upon blessing continues as He shows me how much I am loved, how much you are loved, as He continues to show me and unfurls His plans for my life and ministry!!

Remember, two years ago God opened the door for my first little book ~ “It Is Written” to be translated into the Telugu dialect, published and distributed, 1,000 copies, throughout Vijavada, Andhra Pradesh, India? This was accomplished through my wonderful friends, Pastors Isaac and Velma of Vision for Asia ministry. And now, once again they have contacted me asking for permission and the finances for the book to be reprinted, for 2,000 copies this time!! The first 1000 copies have already been freely distributed. The book has now once again been reprinted and in the process of being distributed to churches, pastors, through conferences, bible studies and to all who want a copy…free of any charge!!! Blessed upon blessed!

Well now…. He has once again opened the door for my book to be translated into Kiswahili, printed and distributed throughout Kenya!! With the help of my friends in Kenya, Missionary, Lorita Kolb and pastor Anthony Sitati, 1000 copies were printed and now in the process of being given out to those who have hungry hearts!! Only our God, right?? Our faithful and mighty God not only opened up the doors but also provided the finances for all of the above to be accomplished!!

Now as I write to you and testify of God’s goodness, faithfulness and amazing love, He has presented to me yet another opportunity to further spread His awesome Word throughout India!! I have been requested, again, by Pastor Velma, Vision for Asia, to have my latest book, “God Speaks ~ As you Seek” translated, published and distributed throughout India. The translation has already begun and the projected cost for this project of 2,000 printed books is approximately $1,500 U. S. This cost includes translation, transcribing, art work/design for cover and printing. I am so honored and humbled, in a Godly way, for this project to move forward. To be able to again provide God’s word and teachings freely to those who are hungry to grow and to know more about the One and only Living God and His Kingdom life!

This is such an exciting time for all of us and to have a part in spreading the Word of God across the nations is beyond my wildest dreams….but not beyond God’s plans!!

I am so very grateful and thankful for all of my co-workers in Christ in India and Kenya, such a privilege to be associated with them and their ministries. Also, thank you for your time and resources to support, pray and contribute to the ministry God has ordained for me. I will be sure to keep you all updated on our progress. I am asking for you to please pray about and consider taking part in planting a seed into this ministry project and be a part of the harvest it will produce!!

To contribute and receive a tax deduction from Vision for Asia, please go to www.vfora.org and give through the donate/PayPal page.
To contribute by check, send to
VISION FOR ASIA, c/o Gail Frank
7260 N. State Rt. 29
Springfield, IL 62707

Gail Frank, an ordained minister, evangelist and missionary, oversees the 501 C3 contributions for Vision For Asia in the States. Please put in memo line: God Speaks..As You Seek; and your contribution will be credited to this project.

Thank you for your time and resources to support, pray and contribute to the ministry God has ordained for me. I will be sure to keep you all updated on our progress.
Pictures from India and Kenya below – distributing the book, “It Is Written”.

INDIA DISTRIBUTION

CHALLENGES IN LIFE!

With the challenges in our lives come change! Change can be good!  Change helps us to stretch, grow and hopefully mature! Our world today needs our maturity to help neutralize and bring about yet more change to the crazy and un-Godly thinking and behavior that is spreading across our nation!  Accept the challenges and changes and become a beacon of light to those who are confused and losing hope!  

Now Is The Time

The Prophetic Voice:

The Lord spoke to me this morning:  “Now is the time; now is the time for you to trust ME, the time to lean on ME, the time to turn to ME, the time to lay everything at MY feet! Now is the time.  NOW IS THE TIME for you to rest in ME and receive MY peace that surpasses your understanding!!  NOW!

NOW IS THE TIME:  How many of you have been hearing or thinking on this phrase? Now is the time, thinking that you were going to hear a word for a specific time to come and/or a specific word for that time?? Here what Papa is saying to all of us regarding our inquiring of – when Lord, when is that going to happen? When Lord, when are you going to move on my requests or prayer??  When am I going to see that come to pass?

Yes, He is waiting on us to lay it all down, lay it all down at His feet and rest in Him!

Be Encouraged ~ June 2018

RISE UP ABOVE THE STORMS OF LIFE!

Rising above the storms of life and walking on top of the waves certainly does have its challenges! However, remember what happened to Peter when he took his eyes off of Jesus!! We can stay on top of the waves of the storm by looking at and trusting in the Lord and riding them to safety to the other side. Or we can look at the circumstances, allow fear to rise up in us and begin sinking to the bottom with all of the unpleasant circumstances on top of us!

The Lord is always with us to help us in our times of trouble, BUT, we must do our part, take up our authority, trusting in Him who is always faithful to accomplish all that He said He would do.

I am reminded of what Sarah said in Hebrews 11:11 (oh yes 1111, transition and change) “by faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.”

Not seeing the answer does not mean it isn’t there ready to manifest on your behalf! Have faith in God, judge Him faithful who has promised!! All of His promises are yes and amen!! 

Wow, Ok, so now I have encouraged myself and I am surfing on top of the waves, how about you?? Moving on and to the other side; full of faith, hope and the promises of Papa God!! YES, Papa God is soooo good!!! Blessing to you all! 

Be Encouraged ~ May 2018

The last few months have certainly been full of much activity and life’s challenges!  However, with all of the challenges we face, Father God provides direction and guidance for the best path for us to travel, amen! 

I am always amazed that when I keep my eyes on Jesus, the Word, instead of my circumstances how He moves me through and delivers me out of it all!  Remembering also that Holy Spirit is our comforter and helper; we always have someone to lean on and trust in, and we are provided an escape route!

Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Vs. 6 “This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him and save him out of all his troubles.”

Vs. 7 “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and deliver them.”

ALL is a huge word with a huge definition ~ the whole, every – nothing left

I encourage you today to look for His hand guiding you; listen for His voice giving you wisdom and new revelation.  The Lord is speaking to us in so many ways and the message is one of “love”, one of direction, one of guidance and revelation for your every need!  ALL of your desires and needs!!

A special encounter:

Last week I went out into our garage and there was a dove that had flown in and couldn’t find his way back out. He kept flying at the window desperately trying to find an opening he could fly through and get free.  I walked over to the window and slowly put both of my hands around the dove, lifted him out of the window and carried him outside to safety.  He didn’t struggle or try to peck at me, he just surrendered into my hands!!

As I opened up my hands to release him, he sat on my fingers for what seemed to be a very long time.  Probably was only 15 seconds or so, but, seemed so much longer as I spoke to him and assured him that he was ok and all was well.  Then….he flew away!

This was such an awesome moment and spoke a prophetic message to me!  The Lord spoke volumes through this awesome encounter:  Holy Spirit spoke to my spirit and told me; “I cover you and put my covering around you as you did the dove.  As you allow, trust and rely on Me to cover you and as you surrender to me, I will keep you safe and release you into your safe place.  Then I am to release Him, Holy Spirit, into the lives of others as He gives me guidance and direction.  For there are many who are waiting to receive a touch from God and He wants to touch and cover them with His love and blessing!

There was more that He imparted to me through this time and more is coming. I am still reflecting on all He told me and continues to show me.  Papa God is so good and signs and miracles are all around us daily if we will be watchful and receive!!

May your summer be filled with many God encounters, blessings and miracles on all your ways!!