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

Power, Redemption, Affirmation, Inspiration, Sanctification, Exaltation

Volume 5 Issue 1                                                                                             March  2004


The Servant Team – Leaders:

Tom Meadows, Ruth Johnson, Ivan Pope, Delois Maddox, Ralph Brown, Roy Campbell and Jackie Hager

Richard Hatcher, Emeritus

The Twelve Disciples – Prayer Team

Deborah Whitener, George Foreman, Ivan Pope, Janet Taylor, Juanita Langley, Margie Jasper, Denise Warren, Karen Page, Pam Barden, Ronnie Waddell, Deedre Dickerson and Tee Williams,

Love Fund Coordinator:

Mary Tinnell

Newsletter Staff:

Sandra Witherspoon and Mona Eno



Inside This Issue



















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 us.


PRAISE the Lord!!


Seeking In 2004 – God Has A Presence

As John the revelator was in the presence of Jesus, our Lord spoke these words. “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5


     It is interesting in John Chapter 5 that Jesus was speaking to the man at the pool at Bethesda who had had his infirmity for thirty-eight years and Jesus asked him this question:  Will thou be made whole?  This scripture clearly tells us that Jesus knew the man had been in this condition a long time.  Still the question echoes: Will thou be made whole?  The man started making excuses instead of answering the question.  The man was depending on another man to come and put him in the pool.  How many times when we are going through life’s troubles and Satan’s attacks and we are focusing our attention on what a man can do for us, when the real question echoes again:  Will thou be made whole?  I believe the Lord was asking him would he be made well just sitting and waiting on man?  Jesus told the woman at Jacob’s well, “If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.  If this man had just known who was asking the question: “Will thou be made whole?” ,  he would have said “YES”.  Instead Jesus just spoke the Word to this man and said, Take up thy bed and walk.  I am emphasizing what the Lord said, Behold I make all things new and I ask you the question, “Will thou be made whole?”  As you read this I assure you that if you know the gift of God and who it is that is speaking to you then you will look your infirmity or adversity square in the face and say, YES, I will be made whole. Only Jesus can make you whole and new.  Jesus knows where you are and He knows every pain in your life.  Ask Him to speak to you and then listen.  He will speak.


(Continued on page 2)

Seeking In 2004 – God Has A Presence (continued from page 1)


     The Holy Spirit recently spoke these words into my heart.  “Pain without purpose is just pain.  Pain with purpose has promise.”  Sometimes we go through pain in order that He can mold us. (Consider Joseph)  Sometimes we go through pain in order that God can touch others through our faithful endurance of such pain. (Consider Job) Sometimes we go through pain because God will be glorified through it. (Consider the blind man in John 9)

Psalms 37:23 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.  If you are walking through a season of pain then know that it has a purpose and when that purpose is revealed then the result has promise.

Revelation 21:4 - And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.


     Oh that God would do a work in us in order that He might do a work through us.


Philippians 1:6 - Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.


Behold I make all things new.

By Tom Meadows





Has anyone told you

I love you


I love you


Jesus loves you


Are You Available?


Hands Up Meetings

Tuesdays: United Christians of Alleghany Warehouse Company:  12:15 PM – 1 PM        

“The Light” at Park 500:  12 PM – 1 PM

Wednesdays: M/C “C” Shift:  2 AM – 3 AM

M/C “B” Shift:  7 PM – 8 PM


Thursdays (Noon – 1:00 PM): Alternates between Operations Center, Finance Center and Manufacturing Center

April 8th  – Manufacturing Center

April 15th  – Operations Center

Gateway Center


Coming Soon:  Hands Up Ministry West Broad at the Corporate Office.  For this to happen God has to raise up a leader.  Pray, then pray some more.  The nucleus

of the group is moving there by the Hand of God.







Hands Up Ministry held its first meeting at the Finance Center on February 5, 2004.

This is a historical milestone in the building of God’s work at PM through His favor.  We do not take for granted that God is glorifying Himself by using His servants.




People need the Lord.  At the end of broken dreams

He is the open door.  We are the light of the world

 and we possess living waters so that no man or

woman should walk in darkness or be thirsty for spiritual life.


  So What??

What does Hands Up mean to you?


I thank and praise God for choosing me to be a part of the Hands Up Ministry. I thank Him for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this ministry.  I’m going to be obedient to this ministry.

We are where we are today with Hands Up because of the awesome price Jesus Christ paid and for Brother Tom Meadows obeying the direction he received from the Lord at the Homestead four years ago. I witnessed Tom standing before the group without fear of man, and told everyone what God had put on his heart and what he was going to do about it.

I thank God for Tom’s obedience.  Because of this, God gave us favor with man to be able to pray and fellowship during our lunch hour for the past four years.

I used to spend my Thursday lunches eating fried chicken, but now I spend them praying, praising the Lord and fellowshipping with Hands Up members.

In order for us to accomplish all that God has planned and purposed for us in our lives, we must present ourselves as living sacrifices unto Him. We must do things God’s way and not our way, so that we can receive the blessings of God.

God has given us the Hands Up Ministry so we would fulfill His purpose and His destiny.

Margie J. Jasper



We invite you to eat . .




So What?? continued . . .


Being a part of the Hands Up prayer ministry has been a blessing in my life.  To stand with the Lord and intercede for the needs of others is a great privilege and honor.  The Lord called me into intercessory prayer several years ago.  I had gotten away from this ministry until I answered the call to be part of the Hands Up prayer team.  It is my prayer that in some way I can touch the people on the Lord’s heart.  We are one body, and when one member suffers, we all suffer.  Jesus died that we might have life more abundantly.  We can also rejoice in the Lord because He has done great things in our midst.  Through prayer, we have witnessed spiritual growth, healings, salvations, restorations, and the working of miracles.  If you have a need, the Prayer and Servant Team members are here to serve you.  “May the Lord bless you and protect you.  May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.  May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.” 

Numbers 6:24-26


In His service

Karen Page


We Invite you to pray…


“Therefore confess your sins to

 each other and pray for each

other so that you may be healed.    

The prayer of a righteous man is

 powerful and effective.”  


James 5:16



An Outreach Ministry of Hands Up





                 Ronnie Waddell

Park 500


"The Lord will guide you always;

He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.

You will be like a well-watered garden,

like a spring whose waters never fail.

Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins

and will raise up the age-old foundations;

you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,

Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.”

                         Isaiah 58:11, 12


Faith is taking God at His word when circumstances seem to deny the truth of His promises. With the downsizing and retirement packages, the Light has lost 33% of its faithful members. Our family and home has been shaken to its foundation by their loss. We are claiming the verses of Isaiah 58:11, 12; we will be "Repairer/Restorer" of the home built at Park 500. Our ability to overcome is because we have allowed the Holy Spirit to teach us in the faith of God's words; to believe that spiritual strength comes from waiting upon the Lord and God's Word is the most powerful force in the world and we follow it.


The Light can still be seen glowing through the window leading those home who have lost their way. If you have a heart for serving the Lord, we have a home for you. Home is where the heart is, and if your heart is set on spreading the truth of Jesus Christ, set your steps toward the "Light". But more importantly, if you have a heart for God and a commitment to the Bible and the lost souls around you come and shine with us. The 'Light" is an excellent place to be challenged and to grow spiritually. Come and become a part of like-minded believers in Jesus Christ.



Let your light so shine among men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

      Ye are the light of the world.





Please pray for the following:


PMUSA Management

Fellow Co-workers

Hands Up Staff

Family & Friends



Pray for these needs:

Revival of God‘s people

An outpouring of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Presence of God

Workers for the harvest

Hands Up Meetings at Corporate

Hands Up Meetings at Cabarrus

Manufacturing Center “B” Shift Leader



1 Peter 5:7

"Cast all your anxiety on him,

because he cares for you"

If you need prayer contact Karen Page

 and Margie Jasper or any member of the Twelve Disciples or the Servant Team






The Certain Presence

By Mona Eno


The fingers of a newborn baby

The family gathering when we mourn

The tears of joy at a wedding

The certain shelter from the storm.


The strength of a loving Father

The high ground in the flood.

There is nothing as real or as solid as

My invisible God.






           By Tom Meadows


Tami Marshall has been my friend and sister in the Lord for 27 years.  Her mother Adeline was both a mentor and Saint that God put in my life.  Tami played softball for me as a teenager.  This past year Tami took her first Work & Witness trip overseas with us to the Dominican Republic and has since gone on this African Work & Witness trip.  God has multiplied many seeds sown in both of our lives and I thought it would be great to share an article written by one of Tami’s students.  As you read the article, I hope you might be moved by the Holy Spirit to follow God's call to "Go Ye into all the world".  Catch the vision to serve others in another country.  I promise it will change your life.  

There is a trip to the Dominican Republic being discussed now for next spring.  Please contact me for more information if you are interested.



Miss Marshall’s African Sojourn

                              By Lauren Alleyne


I had the privilege of sitting down with Miss Tami Marshall and asking about her trip to Africa.  Before she even left the ground, Miss Marshall had to put out a lot of money to endure a whole lot of pain.  She had to go to the doctors and spend several hundred dollars on shots that she had to have to go to certain parts of Africa.  She had to get Typhoid, Jungle Fever, Hepatitis A and B shots, and take Malaria pills.


I also found out that Miss Marshall went on her trip for business and not for all play.  She and her church group took the long trip to Africa for a work and witness program.  The work and witness program is a program in which Miss Marshall and her church group went to African Nazarene University and helped turn offices into classrooms.  They also built sleeping quarters for workers at the university; they did not want the workers in the dark and being subjected to bandits, hyenas and other wild animals.  The volunteers worked twelve-hour shifts: 6 A.M. - 6 P.M. and 6 P.M. - 6 A.M.  Having quarters to sleep in keeps them from having to walk home late at night.


 I asked Miss Marshall if she took a Safari ride into the jungle, and she said they had taken one for three nights. They slept in big, green army tents that had hard concrete underneath them.  Their campsite was on the riverbank, and there were big, beautiful trees as far as the eye could see, and there were tons of monkeys hanging from the trees right above their heads.


    (African Sojourn continued)


On her wild Safari trip, Miss Marshall saw all kinds of different animals: an elephant, a leopard (that did not like their being there), and cheetahs.  Did you know that cheetahs have holes they get into and you can only see their heads?


  They also saw a lioness kill right after the attack.  The next day they saw the lions eating on the dead carcass, and off to the side, jackals were waiting patiently until the lion was finished so they could feast next. 


The workers also saw elephants, giraffes, lions, topi, gazelles, and hippos.  They saw a lonely male elephant.  He was very aggressive, and because he was, the pack had left him all by himself.  Here’s a fact: Did you know that there are no tigers in Africa?  They are all in India.


Miss Marshall and her church group visited the Masai village.  This tribe is one of the largest tribes in Kenya. The village they visited was on the outskirts of the Rift Valley.  The Masai people are very tall and very dark people; they wear huge crocks and sticks in their ears for earrings.


 The visitors had to pay money to take a tour of the Masai village.  Their guide told them all about the village and took them to a family’s house to show how they live.  The houses they live in are made of cow dung and sticks. Masai people use animal dung for a number of things.  They also use elephant dung and two sticks to start their fires with because elephants do not digest their food, so there is much straw in the dung.


The doorways are very small, and you have to duck to go in. Miss Marshall had to sit on a very tiny bench made of a thin piece of wood.   As you walk in the front door, there is a little stable for the baby animals to live in.  The Masai people let the animals live in their village and their houses with them, and at night, they gather all the animals up into this huge fence that they have built around their village.


Masai men believe in having more than one wife and family.  The husbands and wives do not sleep in the same bed or even the same room. The wives sleep in a room with their children. If the man is not home at a certain time, the wife knows he is with his other family.


 For their beds, they use sticks and straw with a cowhide placed over the sticks.  If Miss Marshall or any of the members of the church wanted to take pictures of any of the people that live in the villages in Africa, they had to ask first because the people believe that when the camera snaps, it takes their spirit away from them. 


While in Africa, Miss Marshall and the church group ate at a place called Carnivore. They served all kinds of game food.  For example, they had ostrich, crocodile meat, pork ribs, parts of chicken, and any other gaming food you can think of.  Everyone ate the ostrich meat, and they said that they loved it and that it tasted like sweet steak.


 Did you know that whatever a crocodile last eats, it will taste like that when you eat it?  In Miss Marshall’s case, the crocodile meat tasted like fish. Luckily, the crocodile had not eaten a human for his last meal. 


At the Foot of the Cross

Submitted by Sandy Witherspoon



Fearing the battle was over

and I’d already lost the war,

I was tired of trying and failing.

I just couldn’t fight anymore.


So, dragging my battle-scarred body,

I crawled to the foot of the cross.

And I sobbed, “Oh please, Father forgive me.

But I tried . . . I tried . . . and still lost.”


Then the air grew silent around me.

I heard his voice just as clear as the dawn:

“Oh, My child, though you are tired and weary,

you can’t stop, you have to go on.”


At the foot of the Cross, where I met Him,

At the foot of the Cross, where He died,

I felt love, as I knelt in His presence.

I felt hope, as I looked in His eyes.


Then He gathered me lovingly to Him,

as around us God’s light clearly shone.

And together we walked through my lifetime

to heal every wound I had known.


I found bits of my dreams, long forgotten,

and pieces of my life on the floor.

But I watched as He tenderly blessed them,

and my life was worth living once more.


I knew then why I had been losing.

I knew why I had not grown.

At the foot of the Cross came the answer:

I’d been fighting the battle alone.


At the foot of the Cross, where I met Him,

At the foot of the Cross, where He died,

Then I knew I could face any challenge

Together – just my Lord and I.


- Marcia Krugh Leaser


Springing Into God’s Word

By Sandra Witherspoon


Search for the words in the puzzle below.  Once all words

have been located, place the remaining letters/numbers

 that were NOT used in a word into the blanks below to

 reveal God’s will for your life.

___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  :  ___









































































RENEWAL           BIRTH            SPRING     SOW                  SEED             PLANT

FLOWER             ANT               GREEN

CULTIVATE          SUN               EYE

SEASON              RAIN              PRUNE





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