A Trip Around the World
My husband and I have been blessed to visit all fifty US states and several countries, meeting and worshiping with wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ. It did not matter in what location—whether in any area of North America, South Africa, Colombia, or Great Britain—when we gathered to worship our great God, we were one family, magnifying our Creator. Language barriers and differences in culture were not a problem when it came to praising Jesus.
Regardless of where we live on this planet we call Earth, regardless of our possessions and lifestyle, we are all in need of Jesus, the only Savior of our souls. It was prophesied in Joel 2, and fulfilled in Acts 2, that God would pour out His Spirit on all flesh. No nation, no ethnicity, is excluded. God longs to save us all!
In this issue of Reflections, you will read of people on various areas of the globe who have come to God. There are Bible school students in many countries who are studying His Word so they can go forth and reach the people of their culture with truth. God is doing great things around the world!
Melody Reever, Editor
October 31st 2017 @ 7:20 AM
My life started as a mess, and I made it worse.
I grew up in a small town of about five hundred people in southwestern Manitoba, where my dad was the town drunk. From my youngest memories to age seven, I saw nothing but violence and abuse where my dad beat my mom and eventually my nine-year-old brother. He once tried to kick in our car door while …Read More +
September 5th 2017 @ 11:15 AM
by Rachael O’Neil
If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough. That’s how the saying goes, at least. Never in my wildest dreams could I have envisioned where I am today. As a young girl, some of my big dreams involved getting married (to a preacher) and one day starting a family—three or four kids sounded nice. I’d dedicate my life to serving God and the …Read More +
July 6th 2017 @ 11:55 AM
I was six years old when my family moved to the small town of Salem, Illinois. I’m not sure why my parents made the decision to leave both of their families and all they had ever known. However, they later knew without a doubt they had made the right decision.
My parents did not attend church, but someone told my mom about a Pentecostal church in town. She …Read More +
June 29th 2017 @ 11:05 AM
On February 12, 2008, a new season of life became reality for me—widowhood. The morning after my husband’s funeral, I wanted to pull the covers over my head and never get up. As I lay there praying, the Lord sent comforting verses of Scripture to my mind.
“I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5, NKJV).
“My grace is sufficient for you” (II Corinthians 12:9, …Read More +
May 5th 2017 @ 9:50 AM
God started the story almost two decades ago. A little boy and a little girl, hand in hand, walked down the aisle of Truth Tabernacle in Bakersfield, California. They were miniature bride and groom. It was a bit more exciting for her than it was for him, but he endured and made a good showing, then promptly went on with the task of growing up. She, however, never forgot …Read More +