2002 Monthly Letter
Partner In Ministry,
was Sanctity of Life Sunday. We had just finished an awesome
hour and a half time of prayer with about 48 leaders and spouses.
approached the pastor with two stacks of anonymous comments
from the men and women during their individual sessions on
the theme of: What the Lord did for me today . .
I handed them to the pastor, a seven-month pregnant woman
surprised me by saying, That's my paper on the top!
I recognize my handwriting.
quickly asked Do you want me to hide it in the pile
of the other comments? No, she replied,
Everyone knows my story anyway.
what she wrote after a partner prayed portions of Psalms 139
out loud for her:
Lord reminded me of how very much He loves me just as I
Psalm 139 prayer touched my heart in a special way. I was
adopted as an infant and this Psalm was a constantly powerful
reminder that I was not a mistake from the actions
of two people engaging in relations outside of marriage,
but that I was designed and formed in my birth mother's
womb by a loving Father Who had a plan and a purpose in
His mind for me.
went on to tell me that she came to know her birth mother.
AND that her mother had actually crossed the doorstep
of a doctors office to abort her BUT for some reason
she reconsidered and left the office.
the way, this vivacious woman is expecting her 9th child in
our Lord indescribably awesome! Look at what He does as I
have the exciting wonder of displaying Psalm 139 on an overhead
and asking each woman to pray it for one another by replacing
her partners name for each pronoun in the passage. This
allows God's Word to become personal, alive, and active for
each person! Amazing!
there a message in this testimony for us? I believe so. I'm
certainly up built to again realize that God's
timing is always masterfully designed AND that He is reliable
in all things to work to a gold-metal-good even
you for your prayers and support for me, my family and UpBuilding