“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so …” (Psalms 107:2)

Power, Redemption, Affirmation, Inspiration, Sanctification, Exaltation

Volume 14 Issue 1                                                                                         April 2013


The Servant Team – Leaders:

Deidre Schilling,  Sandy Witherspoon, Paul Thompson, Stephanie Wilkes, and Karen Page, and Tom Meadows

Emeritus Leaders

Tom Meadows, Roy Campbell, Ralph Brown, Ruth Johnson, Delois Maddox, Jackie Hager, Karen Page and Richard Hatcher

The Twelve Disciples – Prayer Team

George Foreman, Janet Taylor, Juanita Langley, Margie Jasper, Denise Warren, Karen Page, Tom Meadows, Pam Barden, Deidre Schilling, Deedre Dickerson,  Sandy Witherspoon and Tee Williams


Love Fund Coordinator:

Deidre Schilling

Newsletter Staff:

Tom Meadows



Inside This Issue


Hands Up Ministry Organization


From The Servant Team:  Blessings of Believing


Prayer Ministry 


HUM Scheduled Meetings


Missions Minded:   Mezcala 2013


All He Had To Offer

If you would like a copy of this newsletter, contact Tom Meadows and give him your home and/or e-mail address.





The Newsletter staff is always looking for roving reporters, writers and publishers.  Anyone interested in serving God through this publication, please contact a member of the Servant Team.






PRAISE the Lord!!

Pastor Jeremiah


"Surrendering In 2013 - God Has A Pardon"



The Blessings of Believing.


John 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

John 11: 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

John 11: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

1 John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?



What is it that you do not believe now?




Has anyone told you

I love you


I love you


Jesus loves you!

If you need prayer contact Sandy Witherspoon or any member of the Twelve Disciples or the Servant Team

Prayer Ministry





The one thing that holds this ministry and our work together is our prayer ministry headed up by Deidre Schilling and the prayer team known as the Twelve Disciples.  Did you know that our prayer register has over 300 requests to date?  Each of the names is called out to the Lord everyday not just on Wednesday.  It is a humbling thing to call out 300 names to the Lord knowing that you need as much prayer as any of these names.  Many people will be touched by the Lord through Hands Up Ministry who otherwise might never attend church.

Hands Up Meetings




Are You Available?



Commerce Center is now having meetings weekly on Wednesdays.  Contact is Deidre Schilling.



Manufacturing Center /“The Light” at Park 500: Praying for revival of meetings at these locations.




A revival is springing forth in the auditorium of the R&D tower on Wednesdays at Noon.  The effort is being spearheaded by the Holy Spirit and facilitated by Deidre and Stephanie.  Interested parties should  contact Deidre Schilling at (804) 274-2142 or Stephanie Wilkes at (804) 274-1901 for more information.



Tom Meadows

Mezcala 2013

Missions Trip To Mexico

I am working with two local churches setting up a missions trip for spring of 2013 to build a church in Mezcala, Mexico.  The current church body is worshipping under a tarp covered area.  Our last church La Resolana is trying to help them as much as they can.  If you are interested in going on this trip contact me.

Update:  This mission project is now scheduled for July 13-20, 2013.  In working with the local churches and a church in Hutchinson, Kansas we have raised $10,000 to help build this church.  Our trip plans are finalized .  Check our missions home page at


Pray for our churches in the Dominican Republic and Mexico

  • Villa Progresso Church, Dominican Republic

  • El Curro Church, Dominican Republic

  • La Resolana, Mexico

  • Mezcala, Mexico



Be missions minded not absent minded.




Here is a story, about a nine year old boy who lived in a rural town in Tennessee.  His house was in a poor area of the community.  A church there had a bus ministry that came knocking on his door one Saturday afternoon.  The child came to answer the door and greeted the bus pastor.


The bus pastor asked if his parents were home and the small boy told him that his parents take off every weekend and leave him at home to take care of his little brother.  The bus pastor couldn't believe what the child said and asked him to repeat it.  The youngster gave the same answer and the bus pastor asked to come in and talk with him.  They went into the living room and sat down on an old couch with the foam and springs exposed.  The bus pastor asked the child, "Where do you go to church?"


The young boy surprised the visitor by replying, "I've never been to church in my whole life."  The bus pastor thought to himself about the fact that his church was less than three miles from the child's house.  "Are you sure you have never been to church?" he asked again.  "I'm sure I haven't," came his answer.


Then the bus pastor said, "Well, son, more important than going to church, have you ever heard the greatest love story ever told?" and then he proceeded to share the Gospel with this little nine year old boy.  The young lad's heart began to be tenderized and at the end of the bus pastor's story, the bus pastor asked if the boy wanted to receive this free gift from God.  The youngster exclaimed, "OF COURSE!"


The child and the bus pastor got on their knees and the lad invited Jesus into his little heart and received the free gift of salvation.  They both stood up and the bus pastor asked if he could pick the child up for church the next morning. "Sure," the nine year old replied.  The bus pastor got to the house early the next morning and found the lights off.  He let himself in and snaked his way through the house and found the little boy asleep in his bed.  He woke up the little boy and his brother and helped get them dressed.  They got on the bus and ate a doughnut for breakfast on their way to church.


Keep in mind that this boy had never been to church before.


The church was a real big one.  The little child just sat there, clueless of what was going on.  A few minutes into the service, these tall unhappy guys walked down to the front and picked up some wooden plates.  One of the men prayed and the child, with utter fascination, watched them walk up and down the aisles.  He still didn't know what was going on.  Suddenly, like a bolt of lightning, it hit the child what was taking place.


These people must be giving money to Jesus.  He then reflected on the free gift of life he had received just twenty-four hours earlier.  He immediately searched his pockets, front and back, and couldn't find a thing to give Jesus.


By this time the offering plate was being passed down his aisle and, with a broken heart, he just grabbed the plate and held on to it.  He finally let go and watched it pass on down the aisle.  He turned around to see it passed down the aisle behind him.  And then his eyes remained glued on the plate as it was passed back and forth, back and forth all the way to the rear of the sanctuary.


Then he had an idea.  This little nine year old boy, in front of God and everybody, got up out of his seat.  He walked about eight rows back, grabbed the usher by the coat and asked to hold the plate one more time.  Then he did the most astounding thing I have ever heard of.  He took the plate, sat it on the carpeted church floor and stepped into the center of it.


As he stood there, he lifted his little head up and said, "Jesus, I don't have anything to give you today, but just me.  I give you me!"



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