Our hearts are broken, but our spirits rejoice with Pastor Kathy Soles as she graduated to Heaven on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Such a beautiful example of a life well lived. She is dearly missed, but we know she wants us to continue to promote the Kingdom and educate believers.
“Go Do The Word”
Tributes to Pastor Kathy:
A precious, diligent woman of god that inspired me in many ways. I will cherish the special memories that I have of her. PK you are the best. Love always, Deloris
Kathy, a daughter to me! She is a testimony of how our God works, as we trust in Him. He does observe how we handle & process situations, during times of joy and time of sorrow. Do we show faith in our unshakable God? … I learned from Kathy to pray daily to fix every cell in her body; for complete healing. Not with duct tape, not with super glue, but rather the strength of Gorilla Holy Spirit Glue! That has brought each of us during this Grace of Church Age, Shield Church family, to focus on the fact, that like Kathy, our eyes and heart are glued on HIM, today and for eternity, due to Kathy we are all glued together in God’s Love! Our Kathy lived in His Word, as in Psalm 79:13: then we, y’all people, the one You Love and care for, will thank You over-and over-and over, we’ll tell everyone we meet how wonderful You are! How praiseworthy You are! Go do the Word daily with the passion of our Kathy’s beautiful smile, encouraging each one of us! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Kathy’s Bob (Bob from Michigan)
Fond memories: Miss her tremendously. She was an administrator and one who could edify. She also could correct me in a sweet way. I can hear her say “Now Ernie.” I will always hear her saying Paula and I reminded her of Pastor Larry and her. My phone ring tone for her was set on Bell Tower, she could get my attention and that what it meant when I heard that ring tone. I knew it was PK. Now Paula has to say PK can see me anytime if she thinks I am not treating her right. LOL. She used to say I am going to tell PK on you. She was genuine and like the winter’s snow (pure). We just got to carry the torch and make her proud. I don’t want to go to heaven one day and she ask me “what Happened Ernie”. LOL. She was my spiritual mama and the one who gave me my first shot behind the pulpit on a Wednesday night back in 2011. Oh those were the days. Ernie Greenwood
Missions – February 2019
PATRICK BROWN – NICARAGUA, Samaritan’s International
We are focusing a little more towards Patrick Brown (and Adam Fowler) this year as their situations are getting more precarious. In December 2018, Samaritan’s Int. celebrated the 13 millionth meal delivered! They not only feed but educate students, teach farming techniques, even training for life skills for after graduation.
OVERCOMER OF PTSD
My birthparents were Charles & Inez Barnette, whom loved me very much. They both had an alcohol problem. At 2 years I was put in a foster home. At the age of 5, I came back home to live with my birth parents. When I was 8, I was taken from my parents and again put into a foster home. I was in that home from the age of 8 until 14 yrs. Here I was abused, mentally and physically. I was called stupid, dumb and told that I would never amount to anything. At 14 I decided to leave that foster home. I couldn’t take the abuse any longer. My social worker took me to another foster home where I was welcomed by very loving people.
After a year I went to live with my adoptive parents. I met them while I was in the foster home where I had been abused. I had trouble with verbalizing words, if I thought someone was going to be abusive towards me.
Fast Forward to June 2017. I went to the mental ward at Piedmont Hospital. After a few days I thought I was doing better. In September of 2017, I began having seizures while I was laying in bed. The seizures continued to get worse from October through December. I had little sleep during this time. When I did sleep, I would wake up having a seizure. December 27th, 2017, I was having seizure after seizure. With my husband at work, my son had to call 911. An ambulance and police came and I returned to Piedmont once again. I stayed at Piedmont through January 2nd. Following my release I was sent to Rebound for classes. Normally I associated Rebound as a place for people having addiction issues with alcohol or drugs. While attending classes, I learned not to judge people who have addictions. Many of them there were people trying to get help, but having a hard time kicking their habits and addictions. I realized that some people may never change, but we can’t let that bother us and cause us to treat them different.
I have been in therapy for a little over a year now. I realised that I had Post Traumatic Stress Disease, from the time I was living in an abusive foster home. I hadn’t been educated on life as a result of moving from home to home. Now, I do, through therapy and God. I am an overcomer! I thank the Lord for sending me to where I could find ways to deal stress in your life. I’ve been set free, and I give all the glory to God! If you need help, reach out to God. He will lead you through your storm and into freedom. I’m thankful for the tool He used for me, Rebound. Lisa Young
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