2005 Monthly Letter
Partner in the Mysteries of the Holy Spirit,
11:6 states, "...and a little child shall lead
at the UpBuilding session for families, a remarkable thing
occurred! It happenend during the closing moments when each
family unit huddles in a tight circle.
4:29 ("Let only words come out of your mouth which
up build one another.") is flashed on the overhead
screen. A brief teaching follows.
family receives a lit candle. The room lights are extinguished.
Instructions are given for each family member to affirm one
another by passing the candle to each other family member,
speaking "only words which up build or affirm
that person" as the candle is passed.
family of five began to do so. It included Bob, the dad, Suzie,
the mom, Bobbie, Jr., who is 5, David,3,and one year old baby,
Jr. impressed me as being extremely precocious as I sat with
his family during supper. His vocabulary, mannerisms, and
expressive gestures convinced me that he was really a "small
wanted to start the affirming process by giving the candle
to him mom, Suzie. As he passed it ot her he said, "Mommy,
I want to thank you for allowing me to be born to you. And
thank you for choosing Bob to be your husband 'cause he's
my best friend."
there is nothing too startling about that, is there? Well,
at the end of the evening, Bob and Suzie came to me and shared
"The Rest of the Story!"
softly stated: "Bob and I began dating in 1999. I
got pregnant and decided to terminate the fetus. Bod was vehemently
opposed. But I was determined and made an appointment to do
knew it was wrong, but I also knew that I could face this
sin privately with Jesus for the rest of my life rather than
publicly face the life-long shame I would bring to me, my
family, friends, and church.
abortion clinic stated it would cost $750.00 and that only
cash or a cashier's check would be accepted. At that time,
I was $51.00 short and postponed it until I could muster up
long after that, I felt the baby move in my womb! Something
came over me--mabye a mother's instinct OR the prompting
of the Holy Spirit within me--and I could not go through
with it. Bob was greatly relieved. We were married shortly
have never told Bobbie about this so there was no way he was
aware of what he was saying as he passed the candle to me.
when he said what he did, it was like the Holy Spirit was
speaking through his voice, giving him the exact words to
say! Bob and I were, and still are, quite stunned. We
were in the very presence of the Holy Spirit!
you see what happens when people are given the opportunity
to apply the Living Word of God?
key distinguishing feature of UpBuilding Ministries is that
each person not only receives sound Biblical teaching BUT
also is given a means of applying it, AND look what happens!
be to the Lord!
you for allowing me the privilege of being an able applicator
of God's Word!