Archive for the ‘Encouragement’ Category

God’s Perfect Plan

November 21, 2018

The following testimony is a true Thanksgiving story of a new great grandchild of Carolyn Curtis, written by her granddaughter in law, Nicole. Anyone who has had a problem waiting on God will benefit from this testimony of God’s perfect plan.

“I just want to start out by saying thank you to every single one of you that have shared this roller coaster journey of ours! It is overwhelming how blessed we are and how lucky we are to have such great and supportive family and friends. I know I couldn’t have done this without you all. Some of you know that Danny and I have been trying to have children of our own for a while, and you know everything that we have been through with that. And when you hear people say ,”Oh it will happen” and “God has a plan” it’s not something you want to hear when you have a plan and things aren’t going your way! I wanted kids, a whole bunch of them, and I wanted them right then. When things were not going as I had planned it was very discouraging. I was sad and mad and thought,” Why is this happening to us”! I just wanted a baby. I saw all these people that shouldn’t be reproducing and they have like seven kids. What is going on??! What did I do to be punished like this? I am usually a very happy person and I like to have fun and I hate being miserable! Danny was great through the whole thing, very supportive and always there. I really felt like he didn’t know exactly what I was going through. I wanted to be a Mom. I felt like part of my purpose was to have kids, to be a stay at home Mom with them. I mean for career day at school I went as a stay at home Mom with twins! Of course I was negative and bitter in my head. Mostly I didn’t want anyone to see how I was struggling with this. I am a happy positive person! But I was so tired of being miserable, sad, and mad. I couldn’t do it anymore. Why am I trying to do this by myself?! So one night I started reading my Bible and praying for hours. It was like a huge weight had lifted off of me. Why in the world did I not do this sooner? I was so focused on my plan not working like I wanted that I didn’t even stop and think ,wait a minute what is God’s plan for me? I am not even kidding from that night on I haven’t felt angry or bitter, of course there were more times where I thought, what is going and what is your plan? I tried to be positive and just kept reminding myself God has a plan. Years had passed and it seemed like it was bad news after bad news. Things not working out and I thought ok God what now because I am not sure how much more of this I can take! Well let me tell you He sure started making his plan known! We decided that we were going to adopt. We started that process and were about to head into the next stage when we got a very important phone call!!! Once again the plans changed. But the phone call was asking us if we wanted to adopt a little boy named Moses. That was God’s plan all along and we had to just wait on the perfect child for us!! We brought Moses home at the end of September 2017 and started the processes of adopting. (And how that all worked out is another long story by itself!) So God’s plan to put Moses in our life was worth everything that we went through and definitely worth the wait!! He is an answer to our prayers and we are so blessed!!! Thank God for keeping me strong through it all and I know this would not have been possible without Him. Now here on November 20th We finally get to say

Welcome Moses Slater to your forever family!”

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Thankful for Our Churches

November 18, 2018

This week is a time of thanksgiving for all our blessings. One of the things we should be most thankful for is our church. Church is not just a building, it is a place to worship, fellowship, hear God’s Word, and sing praises to Jesus.

Psalms 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Freedom to Choose

November 5, 2018

If you are a citizen of the USA, you have something wonderful to be thankful for, FREEDOM. Tomorrow is Election Day. It is your duty and privilege to vote for the candidate that you feel will do the best job of running the government.

Also, in several states there are important amendments that could change your way of life. Today do some research and tomorrow get out and vote.

Our freedom was and is not free. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Do something. Vote!!

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

New Volunteer

October 31, 2018

We are blessed to have a new volunteer for SOS Events Ministry. Mrs Bonnie Wilson is going to be a great servant for our Lord and Savior with the Alabama Team. As SOS Events Ministry grows in many areas throughout the USA more volunteers are needed. A willing heart and a few hours of your time for training is all that it takes to receive the greatest blessing in your life…the opportunity to win people to Jesus. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing people come to the Lord and know you are serving Him.

Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Have a Blessed Day

October 25, 2018

Psalms 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Thank You Volunteers

October 22, 2018

The results of this weekend and recent events are pouring into the home office of all the people who made decisions at SOS Events booths in several States. A special thank you to all the volunteers who give of their time. Many work several days or weekends in a row, giving up time with family and friends to witness for the Lord. This is the busiest season for SOS Events and these faithful volunteers work tirelessly to see people get saved. Please pray for these workers. The season for many events still has a few weeks to go.

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Mornings Are Blessed

October 16, 2018

Every morning is good when we have God’s promises to bless us.

GOD Is My Strength

October 14, 2018

It Is Well

September 20, 2018

Do you have peace in time of heartache and trouble? Is it well with your soul? May this story of a great hymn bring you comfort and peace.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ

Horatio Spafford had a nice life in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and five children and always welcomed guests in their home. Then in 1870, his 4-year-old died of scarlet fever, and in 1871 the Great Chicago Fire destroyed most of his investments (which were in Chicago real estate).

In 1873, the family wanted to sail to Europe for much-needed time away from their tragedy and to help in a revival, but on the day of departure, Horatio had a last-minute business emergency. He sent the family on ahead and planned to follow on another ship in a few days. But their ship was struck by another ship and sank in 12 minutes—the remainder of his four children died and only his wife was saved and brought to England. He immediately set sail to be with his wife, and as his ship passed the place where his daughters drowned, he penned It Is Well, and music was composed to accompany it in 1876.

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say

It is well, it is well, with my soul

It is well

With my soul

It is well, it is well with my soul

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

And hath shed His own blood for my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought

My sin, not in part but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, o my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

How To Work For The Lord!

September 15, 2018

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;