I grew up in a Christian home being taught to love God and keep Him at the center of my life. However, it wasn’t until I got involved with The Way International that I learned God had exceeding great and precious promises that I could claim and that He was trustworthy and true to His Word. It was here that I learned I could live with no fear because my loving heavenly Father would protect me and my family and meet our every need.
These truths had extra meaning to me after the atrocities of September 11, 2001. As my husband and I watched the Twin Towers go down, we knew this would be a defining time. That evening we went out in our neighborhood, knocking on doors to bring comfort and dispel fear through the accuracy of God’s Word. This ministry taught us that when the adversary strikes, rather than cowering in fear, we boldly speak the Word.
At the time, both our sons were serving together in the Army Reserves. Within three weeks, they were both activated and were preparing to be sent to Afghanistan, which was a war zone. As Advanced Class graduates, true to their upbringing, our sons looked at the situation spiritually and went with no fear—ready, willing, and able to defend our country’s freedom. They believed to be able to serve together (the two-by-two principle), and they kept each other on track spiritually. They were able to witness to their buddies, and one took The Way of Abundance and Power series when their tour was up. God mightily protected them and their unit as only He can do!
As a mother, I am so very thankful for the Word I was taught, including the power of the renewed mind, the importance of leading my thoughts captive, and most importantly that I could ABSOLUTELY trust my heavenly Father to protect my sons. He would keep them out of harm’s way as they diligently handled their responsibility of protecting our troops from any biological attack. I can honestly say that I had no doubt, worry, or fear for them. That, in and of itself, opened many doors for me to share God’s Word with others.