Sitting in the quietness of His presence and reading the letters that have come to the ministry, my heart is heavy. The personal needs are enormous, so numerous; it overwhelms me. So at this time, I turn to the Word; the Word works! God will and can work the miracles that are desperately needed.
Who may worship in Your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter Your presence? (Ps. 15, NLT) Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to You for refuge. You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from You. The godly people in the land are my true heroes!.. Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods... Lord, You alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.You guard all that is mine... I will bless the Lord who guides me... I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me... My body rests in safety... You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of Your presence. (Ps.16, NLT).
Each Monday the prayer group meets to intercede, not only for our personal needs but also for you. There are many requests by phone, letters, and people who come to the church throughout the week. All these have desperate needs. Is it easy to pray intensely for two to three hours? No, but once we cross over into the divine presence of the Holy Ghost,—time becomes timeless. Paul said, “exercise yourself toward godliness,…pursue godliness” (1 Tim.4:7; 6:11). The children of God are being taught through the Word and Holy Spirit,—the great Teacher, to pursue our Lord.
In Romans chapter 6: Paul clearly explains God’s Grace and just who can and will receive His grace:
Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined Him in His death?.. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin... When He died, He died once to break the power of sin... Now that He lives, He lives for the Glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. (Rom.6, NLT). While we are reading God’s Word, praising and worshiping our Lord, He and His mighty warring Angels are destroying the enemy’s tactics that could have caused us to stumble.
We are touching people all around the world through television ministry. Truly it is your prayers and offerings that open the door for God’s mighty hand to touch His people! Miracles are happening, lost souls are being saved, and ones that have gotten off the path are being brought back in by our Shepherd, Jesus! The sick are being healed, broken hearts mended, families are being restored and those who are bound by addiction are being set free!! The letters and phone calls we receive weekly confirm this!
I say, “THANK YOU” to all those who support this ministry, both financially and prayerfully. I am highly blessed that you partner with me in God’s work. I love being in His will. It is a place of love, joy and peace. May God bless you as He and only He can!!
His in Service,
Dr. Velma Childers
Apostle, Evangelist, Missionary, Author and Pastor
P.O. BOX 751
GLASGOW, KY 42142-0751