Thursday, May 21 2020
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
After our first attempt with the seven ladies who left we continued to labor in God's field, persevering through many trials and tribulations but also bearing fruit and learning how to create stability in the ministry. We were not supported by Teen Challenge and had to raise our own support as well as pray for our needs to be met! There were many miracles of provision!
Two years passed and a door opened in Sherman Texas to come up and open a full-term Teen Challenge women's center and I went up and spied out the land. We met with their board and went over the details and I went back to meet with my board, we prayed and it was off to the races! The group that made up the board were all wealthy businessmen and they already had a men's ministry in Bonham.
We moved into an old funeral home converted to a ministry and a church with a creepy English pastor! I began to see that men wanted to have a fruitful residential ministry but didn't want to get their hands dirty, always telling me how glad they were that God had called me to do it! We attended a large wealthy Assembly of God church along with the men's ministry and had to go to the church at the funeral home as well, so it was three times on Sunday. At least the ladies got a nap during the creepy pastor's sermon! Needless to say, God had another plan!
Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:12
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin