“IF”… Faith ACTS

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How does a VITAL CHURCH grow?

It becomes LIFE to ALL.

“WHEN Christ who IS our life. (Colossians 3:4)… then you shall also appear with Him in all glory.”

“Vital” means LIFE.

“If” we truly are born again, Christ IS our life.

I sincerely and without no disrespect say “If” because God says this.

It’s NOT automatic- this ‘salvation’ or ‘born again’ experience I’m referring to.

Something actually happens in the spiritual realm to our spirits, we become a brand new, never before existed, created spirit. (1 Corinthians 5:17).

Just because we believe in God, and have knowledge that Jesus is God’s Son- doesn’t mean we have been born again, or saved.

Just because we go to church, doesn’t make us a Christian, no more than going to McDonald’s makes you a Bic Mac! God’s gift of salvation is 100% FREE, but cost God EVERYTHING.

But He doesn’t force it on us- it’s been offered, and is waiting for each of us to individually receive it, to receive Christ, who IS the gift of eternal life; as our individual Master, Lord, Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, Healer, Provider, OUR LIFE!!!

It’s conditional, based on each of our individual choice.

He is The Way, The Truth, and THE LIFE.

First thing first responders do upon the scene of an accident is ‘check your vitals.’ They are determining whether or not there is LIFE in us.

Life is a gift, and as believers, CHRIST is our life, and His GIFT of life is to be shared and multiplied. God is a God of increase.

Friends, we all have goals, and most include financial goals. And this is good. But what good is it to gain the whole world and lose our souls??? (Mark 8:36/Matthew 16:26)

As CHRISTians, our main financial goals in life is not to pack away as much wealth as we can FOR OURSELF; but to be able to give without end to those in need all over the world. To spread the gospel into all the world cost money.

The purpose of wealth is NOT to hoard it to ourselves.

I don’t want money for myself. I want it so that I am give it away, so that I can feed the hungry, clothe the naked, house the homeless, give drink to the thirsty- bless those in need, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

I’m not talking about those capable of helping themselves but don’t., or those trapped in addiction spending every donated dollar on their habit- they need help., too, but a different type of help. For those- I love them and pray for them to receive revelation of God’s presence, power and indescribable gift!

I speak LIFE over them, and plead the blood of Jesus over them. In their presence I speak ‘Jesus.’ ‘JESUS!’ At the name of Jesus, the demons tremble and every knee must bow. And His power is released! (James 2:19/Philippians 2:11/ Luke 10:17/ Mark 16:17-17)

I’m talking about the majority of our world struggling to find clean water to drink; food to eat, shelter- who need our answer, their answer, JESUS.

We must go TO THEM, and TELL THEM. We must SHOW THEM. We must CARE for them, and LOVE them, like the Jesus we confess.

This is why I desire money.

This is why I give what I have. And to keep on giving what I have. It’s not a one time done. check off list thing. It’s GODS WAY. It’s a lifestyle of a Christian.

This is why I am passionate about being part of “THE CHURCH”, and seek a ‘vital’ church (THE BODY OF CHRIST) who gets this!!!

Faith ACTS. It doesn’t sit still. It doesn’t remain in one place, content, like a ‘fat baby.’ I remember back in my singing days, singing an Amy Grant song called ‘Fat Baby.’ It’s time to resurrect this song, folks!!! It’s TIME FOR A GREAT AWAKENING!!! RISE UP!!! Get busy!!!

Here’s the lyrics- read them. Let them get deposited in your spirit. Are YOU a fat baby???

“I know a man, maybe you know him, too

You never can tell; he might even be you

He knelt at the altar, and that was the end

He’s saved, and that’s all that matters to him

His spiritual tummy, it can’t take too much

One day a week, he gets a spiritual lunch

On Sunday, he puts on his spiritual best

And gives his language a spiritual rest

He’s just a faaa…

He’s just a fat little baby!

Wa, wa, waaaaa…

He wants his bottle, and he don’t mean maybe

He sampled solid foods once or twice

But he says doctrine leaves him cold as ice

Ba, ba, ba, ba…ba, ba…ba, ba!

He’s been baptized, sanctified, redeemed by the blood

But his daily devotions are stuck in the mud

He knows the books of the Bible and John 3:16

He’s got the biggest King James you’ve ever seen!

I’ve always wondered if he’ll grow up someday

He’s momma’s boy, and he likes it that way

If you happen to see him, tell him I said,

“He’ll never grow, if he never gets fed”

He’s just a fat, fat, fat, fat, fat, fa-at, fat…

Fat, Fat, Fat, Fat, Fat, Fa-at, Fat…

Fat, Fat, Fat, Fat, Fat, Fat, Fatttt…

Baby…”

Don’t wait until you have ‘enough of the wealth’ YOU think is enough to start giving- you’ll never become a giver if you wait. Start now. Learn to sacrifice now. Become a giver now.

You have to give by faith, with your heart, with what you have now. Trust God. Hey, ALL of the earth is the Lords and the fullness therein. ALL belongs to God… we are only stewards of what He has entrusted us with.

Are we being faithful with it? Are we holding onto it with stingy fingers, even more tightly when the Holy Spirit touches our hearts to give, then we don’t?

Or are we trusting God with EVERY area of our life, including our finances? Are we???

God will take your gift, and will supernaturally multiply it; and will increase your ability to gain more; once your heart lines up with His.

The value of something is determined by what one is willing to pay.

God’s determined our value, ALL of mankind’s value, even in our imperfect condition, was the life of His only Son.

God is a giver. He held nothing back.

We are to follow His example, if indeed He is in us… we are made in His image. We are made to multiply, to increase.

Let’s give all we can selflessly, and see our world changed.

All of the worlds poverty, starvation, need- is solvable through the Christ who is in us…

IF we would but learn to see people as HE sees people…

IF we would but learn to love people as HE loves people…

IF we TRULY would obey and do what HE instructed us to do-we will see in God’s Word WHO we are in Christ, WHOSE we are in Christ, and WHO WE ARE CONNECTED TO IN THE BODY OF CHRIST.

Our body is the ‘new’ temple the Holy Spirit dwells in, if we are truly born again. Our body IS the ‘house’ that our spirit, and God’s Spirit IN OUR SPIRIT, contains.

May ALL our eyes open to this truth!!! May HIS Holy Fire consume us, and His passion ignite us!!!

“Now ALL who believed were together, and had ALL things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among ALL, as anyone had need…”

IF we truly desire to be obedient and to become THE church, THE bride of Christ, we need to do what He has instructed us to do, then we will be the vital “church” that grows!

This is how we will know- read what is written, when Peter was with the rest of the other apostles (followers of Christ, who were ALREADY BORN AGAIN):

“Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent. And let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you SHALL RECEIVE the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the PROMISE is to you AND TO YOUR CHILDREN, AND TO ALL WHO ARE AFAR OFF, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

“Then THOSE WHO GLADLY RECEIVED HIS WORD… So continuing daily with ONE ACCORD in the temple, and breaking of bread from house to house, they are their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with ALL the people. AND THE LORD ADDED TO THE CHURCH DAILY THISE WHO WERE BEING SAVED.”

(Acts 2:37-47)

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Such a Time As This

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I received some bad news today regarding Charles in Uganda.
Charles is a 15 year old boy whom I met in February this year, 2017, while there on a mission trip.   

Though there were thousands of people present who we prayed with, helped, and ministered to- when Charles approached me asking for me to pray for him, something happened.  
The Holy Spirit deposited this message into my spirit, “He is why you are here.”
Instantly, God-bumps arose all up and down my arms, an an instant Word of knowledge came to me by the Spirit.
Charles needed our help- and I was the vessel to get him connected to the help he needed.
Charles was diagnosed with a rare cancer at the early age of 9. 

His loving parents spent all they had to get him the care he needed, which included radiation, chemotherapy, and when that didn’t stop the aggressive cancer, surgery to remove the tumor on his right eye.

Sadly, the family ran out of funds… and the returned surgery planned for 6 weeks later never occurred in 2012…so this young boy had an open wound in the area where his eye used to be… getting infected…
When I met him this February, the eye was covered by gauze, and tape, but it was unclean.  When he asked me to pray for him, he apologized for the odor and pointed to his eye.  

He explained what I just shared, and asked if I would pray for him to be healed.  The odor was quite foul.
Yes.  
I laid hands on him, and prayed for his healing.  I prayed for his provision.  

I found out he had to drop out of school, since all the funds were being used for medical.  I found out he had a large family of brothers, and two young sisters.  I found out he had a dream.
But, like most 15 year olds, he had given up on his dream of becoming a doctor, because he had given up all hope of living through the cancer.
Without funds, there would be no treatment.
Without treatment, the cancer would continue spreading, and would eventually take his life.
So we said no to Satan, the spirit behind the sickness that bound him, and called him healed by the blood of Jesus.
I led him to the director, and first got him to wound care to treat the infected area, and then obtained permission to personally assist him. (Necessary when on a mission trip with an organization other than your own.)


We were able to go with him to meet his family at his homestead village in the bush.  


I was able to hold his hand, and watch hope come back to his countenance, with a smile from ear to ear.

I told him how God loved him so much and saw his struggles, and sent me from America to Uganda for such a time as this.  
I told him we would do all we could to help him get the eye surgery necessary so he could return to school.  I said ” hmmmm. Dr Charles…. that sounds good!”  
So a plan was arranged with the local doctor and pastor, funds were given to have Charles and his parents sent to hospital and to provide for food, transportation and lodging, and medical testing.
This all began on 2/24/17.  His initial biopsy showed him to be cancer free!  We were so happy! 
But then other symptoms began to appear… and his short term hospital stay has now grown into 5 months… and more bad news…
The cancer has returned and he will need to begin aggressive chemotherapy again on this coming Tuesday.
My husband and I had been covering the ongoing expenses each month out of pocket, and reached out to others through speaking engagements Churches 4 Africa: Planting Seeds 4 Love, through our newly formed non profit, iamjesusgal ministries.
The initial funds received specifically for Charles has long since been sent. Much more is needed.  
How can you help?
First and foremost, pray.  Prayers of faith for his complete healing are vitally important while we wait for these symptoms he’s experiencing to line up with God’s Word.  Prayers for finances to come are also needed.
****In order for Charles to receive treatment and ongoing medical care, we are asking if able, please make a contribution on our website, Iamjesusgal ministries, and in the comments state ‘Charles medical care-Uganda’.*****
The Christian Doctor, whom I personally know there in Uganda, is working hand in hand with his cancer doctors providing his care as long as funds continue.  She is reporting back to me his specific needs, and giving an account of each dollar given.
Currently they are in need of $500 US dollars very quickly., to ensure he receives necessary medical care.
I’m saddened by this news., but hopeful for his prognosis based on GOD’S report! 
Thank you to all who have helped thus far.  Thank you for reading this, and I hope, thank you for sharing this… and more, I hope, thank you for prayerfully making a contribution to help Charles live and not die.
“I will live and not die, and shall proclaim the deeds of the Lord.”

Psalm 119:17

Gabriella’s Prayer 

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Introducing to you a “prayer mission@ challenge…
 “Gabriella’s Prayer”
This precious young girl, Gabriella, only 10 years old- has a heart of gold.
She heard about our mission trip to Uganda, heard about the 15 year old boy named Charles who has been fighting a rare cancer in his eye and brain whom iamjesusgal ministries is funding his medical care-


She heard about the struggles his family has to find food and efforts to find water by walking hours carrying plastic jugs, returning with dirty water…

she heard about his little sisters fighting malnutrition and parasites…


And so Gabriella decided to do something about it!!!
She raised on her own $32… and donated it to us today.
Her prayer is that God will multiply this $32 so that we can present Charles and his family with a BRAND NEW WELL!!!

A water well in the poorest part of Uganda saves lives.

Thus, we launch “Gabriella’s Prayer!”
We are asking you to match her donation by going to our website, 
 Iamjesusgal ministries website
and click on ‘donate now! In comments, please put ‘Gabriella’s Prayer’ for Charles water well!
Then-
Please share this, add hashtag #Gabriellasprayer and join us in faith and watch God do it!!!
By providing this for Charles and his family, the entire village benefits!

Pep talk 

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Don’t let anyone else determine who you are or determine your value. 
You are fearfully and wonderfully made and created for a purpose.
You have unique qualities,  special talents and possess a precious personality. Your life has value and you matter!
What other people think of you is none of your business. 
I know that’s a tough statement but the more you think on it the more true it will become. 
As believers in Christ, our business is God’s business-what He thinks of us is what matters- 
His value is the true value-
Just like God said when Jesus was baptized and came up out of the water “this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased” before Jesus did the very first miracle or began his ministry, God determined His value because He, Jesus, is God’s son-God determines our value the same way… 
It’s not based on what we have done or what we are doing. It’s not based on what we look like or what we don’t look like. 
Our value is not based on what other people think or don’t think about us. 
Trying to please other people and trying to own up to other peoples expectations is stealing our joy and our peace. 
It is a distraction. 
It’s much better to spend time with our Creator God and determine our value based on who He says we are and what He thinks about us, because that’s when Peace comes to us…when we realize our true identity is found only in Christ.
“I got revelation that I AM Jesus’s gal’ the gal He loves” and found out who I am the same way Jesus did- from the scriptures.  This is how iamjesusgal ministries came to be!

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Blessings to you!

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PLANTING SEEDS

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As a young girl in 1975, God placed His Love in my heart for Africa.  A missionary came to my church, and showed pictures of childrenfrom Africa who were very poor, very hungry, and very thirsty.
  I cried.
Something stirred in my heart when I saw those images. It left an impression on me that became part of me.  
HOW?


How can we, here in the USA, have so much, when they, there in Africa, have so little?
WHY?
Why-WHY did God bless us with an abundance, to the point where much of what Ge has given is wasted?  Much we have is taken for granted, not even used, even disregarded, as if it’s not important. 

Why is that?  
I’ve not been able to rationalize the why’s.  Nor have I been able to forget.
It’s not fair for us to have so much and they have so little.  

MAYBE…


Maybe, when God blessed the USA, when our founding forefathers created our governmental body on Godly principles and values…
Maybe, when God poured out His blessings upon us as a nation so much so there wasn’t room to contain it…

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Maybe, when God saw the worship, virtue, and devotion to Him and His Holy Word as a Christian Nation– He expected us to OBEY His Word?
Maybe, when He blessed us with wealth, He intended us to USE the wealth and prosperity He blessed us with to HELP OTHERS in need, first here at home, and then to our NEIGHBORING countries? 


No where in scriptures does it say we are to bear one another’s burdens ONLY IN AMERICA. (Or, only at OUR church!)


No where in scriptures does it say we are to do unto others as we would have them do unto us ONLY IN AMERICA. (Or, only at OUR church!)


No where in scriptures does it say we are to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, and provide shelter to the homeless ONLY IN AMERICA. (Or, only at OUR church.)


God commands us, His Church, the body of Christ, to GO YE into the WORLD, not ONLY IN AMERICA. 


God so loved the WORLD and sent His only Son Jesus into the lost and dying WORLD, not ONLY IN AMERICA. 
God established my missionary journey right here where I live- in my daily life, in my community, in my work place (a Christian Insurance Agency God blessed me to own).  Then He expanded my journey regionally… with a Homeless Ministry God led me to establish and lead, Helping The Homeless Ministry.



But the impression of hungry, needy children in Africa He put on my heart as a young girl… and the LOVE for the people of Africa He placed in my heart as a young girl, never faded.   
My love for Africa only grew STRONGER.
Last year, April-May 2016, I was blessed to go to South Africa on a mission trip with the Joyce Meyers Ministries HAND OF HOPE.  I was in a very small, impoverished village called Idutawa, in Butterworth. The feeling of FINALLY placing my feet on the soil there for the first time is indescribable!
There were incredible sights, but even more heartbreaking ones.  The lifestyle they live is straight out of the Old Testament era… with shepherds guarding their flock, plowing fields by hand, walking miles to find water and searching daily to gather food to feed their families.  

Then this year, God lead me to return to my beloved Africa- to Uganda and to Tanzania. 
I knew as soon as I was there THIS was where God wants my ministry to focus. 
The people are beautiful and work very hard for basic essentials necessary to live- clean water & food. 
We are spoiled here in America and blessed beyond measure- everything we could want or need at our fingertips- but why is this so?
The purpose of wealth is NOT to hoard to ourselves. There’s people, PEOPLE– and children- CHILDREN!!! dying of starvation… and we CAN and SHOULD do something about it.
We have the ability to make a difference and to end world hunger.  But will we?  
We are.   And you’re invited to help. 
iamjesusgal ministries is currently speaking at local churches presenting “CHURCHES FOR AFRICA: PLANTING SEEDS OF LOVE.”

Between May 3- May 10, we will have Minister-Missionary Wendy Roundy and her Tanzanian guest, Bishop Andrew Mukasa, speak on the mission fields in Uganda and Tanzania.   Roundy will continue to schedule speaking engagements beyond this date upon request.
You will learn first hand accounts and up to date issues these people are challenged with, AND WAYS TO PLANT YOUR SEEDS OF LOVE.


It’s been said that one person can’t change the world.  But I disagree.
According to scriptures we were created to multiply, ‘every seed reproduces after its own kind.’


Each one of us, doing our part, reproduces in others, and the world is changed for Christ.

One person can’t change the world, but ONE CHURCH (the body of Christ) can.

I can’t say THANK YOU enough to everyone who has sown seeds into our ministry.
It’s not ‘my’ ministry.  It’s OURS.  God called us together as one body to do HIS mission of reaching the lost and helping those in need.
YOU are making this happen!  
Thank you, and may God bless you!