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June 2013

This could be a very hot summer....as today it was 107 degrees....highly unusual for us ....but in all things we must give thanks!....so thank you Lord!

I began the month of June....speaking /singing in Salem Oregon....I was blessed to minister for 4 services ....a traditional service.... a contemporary service and 2 adult Sunday School classes of more than 100 different seniors in each class....they listened attentively as God spoke through me to their hearts. What a blessing for me to be able to travel to proclaim the "Good News"....it is now almost 35 years....since I "hung up" on Ma Bell and walked out of the phone company to full-time ministry. It is a blessing for me. The reward God has for me is greater than any and all sacrifices I have made to fully serve Him.

Acts 20:24 - However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the Good News of God’s Grace.

I have had the wonderful privilege to travel the world....most of the time I was alone ....No, wait.... Goodness and Mercy was always with me....and I have had some wonderful experiences ....maybe I should write a book.

Matthew 24:14 - And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

For thirteen years now, I have been a speaker/singer for Stonecroft Ministries ....Christian Women's Clubs.... there are literally thousands of meetings each month all over the world ....unsaved ladies are invited by a friend to a lovely country club setting.... enjoy a delicious meal... .the ladies hear a speaker....and are invited to ask Jesus into their hearts and lives....how exciting for me each time I am able to present the Gospel....I know of wonderful results.

John 3:36 - Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

I love it when I can go “on a circuit” with Christian Women’s Connection....which means 3 or 4 clubs meet on different days in the same general area....and one speaker goes to each one....I was able to stay in a lovely bed/breakfast....and just travel to each of the clubs every day....I was on the central coast....which means I drove from my city, Rancho, to Morro Bay for an am & pm meeting....to San Luis Obispo....and to Paso Robles.... each one was a good meeting and I loved being in that beautiful part of God's world....enroute back home....I had a service in Bakersfield where my dear long-time sister pastors (we had different mothers....but the same Father ). What a wonderful service. God blessed as we all sang God's praises.


Ms. Lillie and Pastor Sharon Elmore

I also ministered in the town of Taft....the Pastor gave me the entire service on Father’s Day....I know that God touched the hearts of the Dads and Moms....I felt I was to encourage them as it is most difficult in this day and time to raise children....but the Holy Spirit will be our Counselor....and will lead and guide us into all truth.

Isaiah 41:10 - So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

I always want to thank you for your prayers and loving support to the ministry God has called me to....I so appreciate all you do, and remember....whatever you give will be added to your account in Glory....plus you will be sent a receipt....when God prompts you to partner with this Ministry....I am able to go more places....and expand in new and exciting ways....thank you! Thanks also for your encouraging words....I receive so many e-mails and letters....they bless me to know how God is moving through the Ministry He has given me these last 35 years....He is good!

Psalms 16:9 - Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure...

What a joy to still be asked to come minister....at age 75....I am thankful for that....I don't ever want to retire....I want to "live til I die" ....recently, I was going into Mimi's Restaurant....a little lady was coming out....she was all dressed in motorcycle wear....I watched as she walked to a bike....as she was putting her helmet on....I went to talk with her....asked how old she was....when she told me 76 and that she rides almost each day....I was amazed....I asked if I could take a photo?....isn't she cute?


Grandma Motorcycle Rider

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In my devotion each morning....I read 2 pages of an incredible book called "His Princess Bride"....WOW! What a wonderful way for me to experience the Love of Christ....it tells how to enter into a passionate relationship with the Lover of our Souls....one page is a letter to Christ....our Prince....the other page is a letter from Jesus to us.... His Princesses ....what a book!....it is a blessing....I so admired the writer....and recently I was able to meet the author....Sheri Rose Shepherd....you really do need to read her book. You will feel the Love of Christ as you have never have....we need to know how we are loved.


Sheri Rose Shepherd and Ms. Lillie

I do believe that Jesus is coming soon... the headlines could be terrifying....if we didn't know who is absolutely in control....and we should not fear....I co-wrote a song called "We Win"....for we need only to look in the "back of the book" and we will know that. This song is on my "Past and Present" CD (click here)....have you ever heard it? It will be a blessing!

Can you even believe that the year 2013 is half over and I have been very busy this year....I am already booking 2014....so when you check your schedule and would like to have me come to your Seniors Group.... Church Ladies Function ....and of course your Church....just let me know....it will be a great time of ministry....yes, you can afford me and you will not be disappointed.

Has this been a difficult year for you?....are you trying to make sense of things that are happening....are you facing struggles .... challenges .... discouragements .... heartaches .... sickness? .... well, I am here with some "Good News." We serve a God who knows what we need and when we need it....and He will always be by our side....to hold us up....He is Faithful...He is our Peace....our Healer....our Counselor....our Friend....yes, he is our everything!

Psalms 9:10 - Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.

I had the joy of having a long-time dear friend come visit me for a few days. Her husband went to be with Jesus nearly a year ago....I sang for the memorial service. We had so much fun laughing and talking about old times.


Ms. Lillie & Ms. Edna

It's always a joy to attend church service of Pastor Andrae' and Sandra Crouch when they celebrate their birthday. It was an incredible service as Pastor Andrae' ministered his powerful songs. The service was wonderful....then we celebrated with a birthday luau. Wow, it took me back to my Hawaii days....I loved it.


Baby Andrae' and Baby Sandra


Pastor Andrae' and Ms. Lillie


Pastor Sandra and Ms. Lillie

I have been writing a newsletter for many years now....but I am beginning something new....I will write a blog each week instead of a newsletter each month....I am looking forward to it....when you click on my newsletter page....you will then go directly to the blog and read about what is happening....should be fun too.

I Thessalonians 5:23 - May God Himself, the God of Peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Until next time.....
Happy to be God's Handmaiden,


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