I Finally Understood

My first fellowship was a Branch meeting on July 4, 1979. This was the first time that I saw the love of God manifested by all the believers and saw the manifestations of holy spirit. This was the first time that I walked into a room and was loved and totally accepted for who I was. I was impressed that of about forty believers, every one of them made the effort to greet me and made an impact upon my life. What I saw was what I wanted in my life.

I took the Foundational Class in September, and that class showed me how to get rid of fear in my life. I had been brought up with the belief that when you die you go to heaven. This really bothered me because when I was nine my mom died. Many people told me that my mom was watching over me, and that made me angry. My thinking was that if she was watching over me, then why didn’t she live to be there with me and help me to grow up? Then the Foundational Class taught me I Thessalonians 4:13-18. Being taught these verses delivered me and healed me from wrong teaching and fear. I was electrified at what I was being taught. I soared with delight and was no longer angry at my mom. I finally understood that she was asleep, awaiting the return of Jesus Christ, and that brought great peace.

Another verse that brought so much deliverance in my life is John 10:10: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” I gained understanding of the goodness of God and that He wanted to bless my life, and I gained understanding of the adversary. I now have the knowledge and understanding that I am born again and can speak in tongues and that the adversary no longer has any rights to my life.

This ministry has taught me how to work the Word of God and prove that the rightly divided Word of God works every time. God has brought deliverance and healing and wisdom and understanding to my life because of the rightly divided Word of God that I have learned in The Way Ministry.

Able to Bring Comfort

Prior to being introduced to a home fellowship, I wanted to understand why my grandad had to die. I still needed him. For two years, I was in turmoil over losing him. I asked God to let him know I missed him. I said, “Grandad, if you can hear me, what do I do about….” My heart was broken. Now, this was not a continuous, daily event, but it happened often enough to cause me some anxiety.

In 1993, I went to my first home fellowship. After the fellowship, one of the ladies and I sat on the front step, and she shared with me about the dead not being alive. She shared very logically why my grandad is not alive in heaven at this time, and she showed me from God’s Word. Instantly I was released from my prison! I cried because I FINALLY got my answer. I wanted to know more, so as soon as the Foundational Class was available I signed up.

About a year after I took my first Foundational Class, my mom graduated from the class too. It was awesome.

Over several years, I continued to grow in my understanding, went out as a Way Disciple, went to work on Staff at The Way International, met my husband, and so on.

Fast forward to the fall of 2009. My mom was diagnosed with cancer, and it was terminal. It had spread to her lymph nodes. Within a month of her diagnosis, she fell asleep. Although it stung very much, I knew the truth. She is awaiting the return of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Without the truth of God’s Word, I would have been in the same situation I was in when my grandad fell asleep. This time I was able to bring comfort to my sibling and to my extended family, and to friends of my mom. I was able to minister to them with God’s Word. Although it is a difficult topic, I was able to help. I also received encouragement from my brothers and sisters in Christ.

The way I was able to handle the loss of my grandad versus my mom was like night and day. I am so thankful to the ministry, The Way International, which taught me the rightly divided Word and how to renew my mind. Do I miss my mom? Of course I do. But I am confident that I will see her at the return.