SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015

ML Switchboard pic from 70thBD DVD
ML Switchboard pic3 from 70thBD DVDMs. Lillie at Ma Bell’s Place

AUGUST  28,  1978,  IS  A  DAY  I  WILL  ALWAYS  REMEMBER.   I  WALKED  INTO  MY  SUPERVISOR’S  OFFICE  TO  SIGN  THE  RETIREMENT  PAPERS.   WHICH  MEANT  THAT  AFTER  WORKING  22  YEARS  AT  THE  TELEPHONE  COMPANY,    I  WOULD  BE  “HANGING  UP  ON  MA  BELL.”   trans-smiley-tiny  GOD  HAD  BEEN  DEALING  WITH  ME,  ASSURING  ME  THAT  HE  HAD  PLANS  FOR  ME   IN  FULL-TIME  MINISTRY.

JEREMIAH  29:11  ~  FOR  I  KNOW  THE  PLANS  I  HAVE  FOR  YOU,  LILLIE…. PLANS  FOR  GOOD  AND  NOT  FOR  EVIL,  TO  GIVE  YOU  A  FUTURE  AND  A  HOPE.

GOD  ONLY  WANTED  ME  TO  “COME  FOLLOW  HIM”.   AND  EVEN  THO  I  WAS  FILLED  WITH  APPREHENSION,   AS  I  WAS  LIVING  WITH  MY  MOTHER  AND  I  OF  COURSE,  WANTED  TO  BE  ABLE  TO  “DO  MY  PART  OF  PAYING  HALF  OF  OUR  MONTHLY  EXPENSES.”    MY  HEART  WAS  POUNDING!   I  WAS  REMINDED  THRU  HIS  WORD  THAT  HE  WOULD  PROVIDE  ALL  MY  NEEDS.  IT  WAS  A  BIT  SCARY,   BUT  REALIZING  THAT  THE  ONLY  PLACE  TO  BE  IS  IN  “THE  PERFECT  WILL  OF  GOD,”    I  SIGNED  THE  PAPERS,  AND  WALKED  OUT  INTO  THIS  MINISTRY.   IT  HAS  ACTUALLY  BEEN  39 YEARS  THIS  YEAR,  BECAUSE  FOR   2  FULL  YEARS  I  WAS  ABLE  TO  TRAVEL  AND  MINISTER  IN  SONG  WHILE  STILL  EMPLOYED  AT  THE  TELEPHONE  COMPANY,   I  ONLY  NEEDED  TO  REPORT  TO  WORK  FOR  HALF  A  DAY  EACH  MONTH,   SO  IT  WAS  PERFECT  FOR  ME  TO  DO  THAT!  WOW!

NOW,   I   HAVE  HAD  THIS  “ASSIGNMENT”   FOR  A  TOTAL  OF  39  YEARS,  AND  IT  HAS  BEEN  VERY  EXCITING!   I   HAVE  TRAVELED  TO  52  COUNTRIES  SHARING  THE  “GOOD  NEWS”  ABOUT   MY  LORD  AND  SAVIOR  JESUS  CHRIST.  I  HAVE  NOT  REGRETTED   THAT  EVEN  THO  MY  PLAN  WAS  TO  WORK  AT  THE  PHONE  COMPANY  FOR  30  YEARS  TO  RECEIVE  A  FULL  PENSION,   BUT  LEFT  AT  22  YEARS  WITHOUT  THAT  FULL  PENSION.  THESE  39  YEARS,  I  HAVE  NEVER  ONCE  TRULY  NEEDED   SOMETHING  THAT  GOD  DID  NOT  SUPPLY.  WHAT  A  FRIEND  I  HAVE  IN  JESUS!   trans-smiley-tiny  THE  SCRIPTURE  BELOW  IS  WHAT  I  WAS  GIVEN  BY  GOD  THAT  DAY.

MATTHEW  6:26  ~ LOOK  AT  THE  BIRDS  OF  THE  AIR,  THEY  DO  NOT  SOW  OR  REAP  OR  STORE  AWAY  IN  BARNS,  BUT  YOUR  HEAVENLY  FATHER  FEEDS  THEM.

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  IT  WAS  WONDERFUL  TO  HAVE  MY  MOTHER,  PLUS  MANY  FRIENDS  AND  RELATIVES  PRESENT  THAT  NITE  AT  MY  FARE-WELL  DINNER.   I  NOW  KNOW  THAT  WHEN  THE  EVENING  WAS  BEING  PLANNED,   IT  WAS  GOD  WHO  PLACED  THIS  THOT  IN   MY  HEART,   WHY  NOT   LET  THEM  SEE  AND  HEAR  WHAT   YOU  WILL  BE  DOING  WHEN  YOU  LEAVE  THE  PHONE  COMPANY?    SO  I  HAD  A  SOUND  TECH  COME  IN  AND  I  SANG  THAT  EVENING.   EVERYONE  SEEMED  TO  ENJOY  THE  SONGS.    IN  FACT  MY  SUPERVISOR   TOLD  ME  THAT  NITE,   SHE  WAS  HAPPY   I  WAS  LEAVING,  trans-smiley-tiny    BECAUSE  AS  SHE  SHARED  WITH  ME,   “YOU  WILL  MAKE  A  LOT  OF  FOLK  HAPPY  AS  YOU  TRAVEL  AND  SING.”   WELL,  MY  PRAYER  HAS  ALWAYS  BEEN,   “GOD,  PLEASE  LET  THE  WORDS  OF  THE  SONGS  TOUCH  HEARTS  AND  LIVES  AS  I  TRAVEL”   AND  I  KNOW  HE  HAS  DONE  THAT.   SO  I  AM  VERY  HAPPY  FOR  THE  “ASSIGNMENT”  I  WAS  GIVEN  AND  WHICH  I  AM  STILL  ON.   trans-smiley-tiny   AND  I  DO  PLAN  TO  KEEP   ON  SINGING  UNTIL  GOD  CALLS  ME  HOME!   AMEN!

ACTS  20:24  ~  (LILLIE’S)  LIFE  IS  WORTH  NOTHING  UNLESS  SHE  USES  IT  TO  PROCLAIM  THE  GOOD  NEWS  TO  EVERYONE.

ML singing Retirement Party1

ML singing Retirement Party2

I  DON’T  THINK  I  HAVE  EVER   SUNG  FOR  2  MEMORIAL  SERVICES  IN  ONE  WEEK,  BUT  THIS  IS  WHAT  I  HAVE  DONE  THIS  WEEK.   THE  FIRST  WAS  A  MAN  WHO  WE  ALL  CONSIDERED  A  MISSIONARY,   AS  HE  TRAVELED   ALL  OVER  THE  WORLD  TO  3RD  WORLD  COUNTRIES,   SOME  OF  THE  POOREST,  TO  HELP  IN  ANY  WAY  HE  COULD,   STAYING  FOR  LONG  PERIODS  OF  TIME,   HE  WANTED  EVERYONE  TO  KNOW  ABOUT  JESUS,   AND  WOULD  TALK  TO  ANYONE  THAT  HE  CAME  IN  CONTACT  WITH  ABOUT  HIS  FRIEND  JESUS,  AS  HE  WENT  ABOUT  HIS  EVERYDAY  DUTIES.    I  SHALL  MISS  MY  FRIEND   HOWARD  VERY  MUCH…..

THE  OTHER  FRIEND  WAS  JERRY,   WE  GO  BACK  AT  LEAST  30  YEARS.  13  YEARS  AGO,   I  GOT  A  CALL  FROM  THEM  TELLING  ME  THAT  THEIR   ENTIRE  FAMILY  OF  4  PLUS  THE  GRANDCHILDREN  WOULD  BE  GOING   TO  HAWAII  TO  CELEBRATE  THEIR  50TH  WEDDING  ANNIVERSARY,   THEY  ASKED  IF  I  COULD  ARRANGE  THINGS,  SINCE  I  HAD  LIVED  THERE  10 YEARS,  THEY WANTED  TO  RENEW  THEIR  VOWS  AFTER  THE  WAIKIKI  BEACH  CHAPLAINCY  SERVICE   RITE  THERE  ON  THE  BEACH.   WELL,  I  DID  ASK  THE  MOST  FABULOUS   HULA   DANCER  I  KNOW,   COLLEEN,  TO  DANCE  THE  “HAWAIIAN  WEDDING  SONG”  AS   CHAPLAIN  ALEX   OF  THE  BEACH  MINISTRY  SANG  IT.   THEN  JERRY  AND  DOLLY  RENEWED   THEIR  VOWS,  IT  WAS  A  VERY  SPECIAL  TIME  TOGETHER.   WELL,  NOW  HE  IS  WITH   JESUS  AND  WAITING  FOR  US.

JOHN  14:3  ~  I  GO  AWAY  TO  PREPARE  A  PLACE  FOR  YOU,  I  WILL  COME  AGAIN  AND  RECEIVE  YOU  TO  MYSELF, THAT  WHERE  I  AM,  THERE  YOU  MAY  BE  ALSO.   

OUR  PASTOR  SHOWED  A  FILM  CLIP   OF  THE  NEW  MOVIE  RELEASE  THIS  WEEK  CALLED  “WAR  ROOM.”    A  GROUP  OF  US  WENT  TO  SEE  IT  AND  OH  MY!    I  WOULD  HIGHLY  RECOMMEND  IT.  IT  IS  A  POWERFUL  TOOL!   IT  SPEAKS CLEARLY  ABOUT  JESUS,   AND  HOW  IMPORTANT  PRAYER  IS  IN  CHANGING  THINGS  IN  OUR  LIVES,   IT  ENCOURAGES  EACH  OF  US  TO  WE   HAVE  A  “PRAYER  ROOM”  A  CERTAIN  PLACE  TO  TAKE  OUR  PROBLEMS,  DIFFICULTIES,  SICKNESS,  PAIN, HEARTACHES…. WHICH  IS  REFERRED  TO  IN  THE  MOVIE  AS  THE  “WAR  ROOM”…… BECAUSE  THAT  IS  WHAT  WE  DO  WHEN  WE  PRAY!…. WE  ARE  IN  THAT  ROOM  AS  WARRIORS  IN  BATTLE!  AMEN!    DO  YOU  HAVE  THAT  “SPECIAL  PLACE?” 

MATTHEW  6:6  ~  WHEN  YOU  PRAY,  GO  INTO  YOUR  ROOM,  AND  WHEN  YOU  HAVE  SHUT  THE  DOOR,  PRAY  TO  YOUR  FATHER  WHO  IS  IN  THE  SECRET  PLACE,  AND  YOUR  FATHER  WHO  SEES  IN  SECRET  WILL  REWARDS  YOU  OPENLY.

I  AM   EXCITED  THAT  GOD  GIVES  ME  STRENGTH  TO  STILL  TRAVEL  WITH  THE  “GOOD  NEWS,”   TO  MINISTER  IN  WORD  AND  SONG.   I  WOULD  LOVE  TO  COME  TO  YOUR  SENIORS  FUNCTION,   LADIES  LUNCHEON  OR  YOUR  CHURCH,  JUST  CALL  ME  AT  909 948-2448  AND  WE’LL  TALK.   trans-smiley-tiny   AS  I  ALWAYS  SAY,  YOU  WILL  NOT  BE  DISAPPOINTED,  AND  YES,  YOU  CAN  AFFORD  ME!

THANKS  FOR  YOUR  CONTINUED  SUPPORT  IN  2  IMPORTANT  WAYS,  OF  COURSE  THE  MOST  IMPORTANT  WAY,  IS  PRAYER.   SO  WHEN  YOU  ARE  IN  YOUR  “WAR  ROOM,”    PLEASE   REMEMBER  ME.   trans-smiley-tiny    ASK  GOD  TO  MAKE  ME   FRUITFUL    AS  I  TRAVEL  IN  THE  MINISTRY  HE  HAS  GIVEN  ME.   AND  THE  OTHER  WAY  IS  TO  BECOME  A  PARTNER  AND  INVEST  IN  THIS  MINISTRY.    YOU  CAN  GIVE  THRU  PAY-PAL,  CREDIT  CARD,  A  CHECK  AND  YOU  WILL  RECEIVE  A  TAX-DEDUCTIBLE  RECEIPT  FOR  YOUR  GIFT,  PLUS  A  REWARD  IN  HEAVEN.  I  AM  VERY  GRATEFUL  FOR  YOUR  GIFTS  OF  LOVE.      THANKS! 

ISAIAH  40:8  ~  THE  GRASS  WITHERS,  THE  FLOWER  FADES  AND  FALLS  AWAY,  BUT  THE  WORD  OF  THE  LORD  ENDURES  FOREVER.

UNTIL  NEXT  TIME

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