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

Power, Redemption, Affirmation, Inspiration, Sanctification, Exaltation

Volume 6 Issue 1                                                                                                  April  2005


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

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


Love Fund Coordinator:

Mary Tinnell

Newsletter Staff:

Sandra Witherspoon, and Mona Eno


Inside This Issue


Hands Up Info


Recycling Your Excitement Into Expectation


Prayer Ministry & HUM Scheduled Meetings


Missions News


Jesus Day 2005


The Love Fund


Local Work & Witness Project




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


PRAISE the Lord!!

Tom Meadows

Serving in 2005 – God Has A People


“Recycling your excitement into expectation.”


I was privileged to be attending our HUM meeting on April 7th at the Finance Center, when I heard the profound statement of this topic spoken by Ivan Pope.  I don’t know if Ivan ever realized how powerful this statement is to the present day Christian, once a woman finds out that she is pregnant, there is the initial phase, which we call excitement.  “Hallelujah, I am going to have a baby.”  This excitement then turns into expectation, hence she is expecting.  What is she expecting?  She knows she is expecting a child.  The interim period between excitement and expectation is called waiting.  Before expectation becomes reality, there is the period of pain.  Now in our Christian life, once we become born again, we go through the experience of excitement and we learn that through the promises of God there is a glorious hope of eternal life and standing on the promises of God.  Now we learn to expect God to act according to His word.  Well we are good at being excited and having great expectations of God but we fail when we forget that we must wait upon the Lord.  Sometimes this waiting period includes some pain.  How many times have we been given a promise and the excitement is so great and we start expecting the birth of the promise only to find out that we must wait and possibly go some pain.  What happens?  We succumb to doubt.  We need to continually encourage ourselves as David did and we must “recycle our excitement into expectation.”




Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?



The Newsletter staff is always looking for roving reporters, writers and publishers.  Anyone interested in serving God through this publication, please contact us.


Prayer Ministry


The one thing that holds this ministry and our work together is our prayer ministry headed up by Karen Page and Margie Jasper.   Did you know that we hold a noon prayer meeting every Wednesday at the location of the weekly Thursday meeting.  Did you know that our prayer register has over 200 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 200 plus 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.


Behold I make all things new.


Has anyone told you

I love you


I love you


Jesus loves you



If you need prayer contact Karen Page or Margie Jasper or any member of the Twelve Disciples or the Servant Team




Are You Available?

Hands Up Meetings


Tuesdays: United Christians of Alleghany Warehouse Company:  12:45 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

 Manufacturing Center – Apr 28, May 12, May 26, June 9, 23 & 30, July 14 & 28

Finance Center – May 5, June 2, July 7

Operations Center – Apr 21, May 19, June 16, July 21



Headquarters HUM

 Each week we have a member who sends out a weekly scripture verse for us to ponder.  Like so many departments, we have too much on our plate and it's been difficult to sit down together to have weekly meetings.  So, we overcome that obstacle by reading the verses that are delivered to our e-mail each week and then when we're at the water cooler or pass each other in the hall, we share how the Lord spoke to us.  We have been amazed at how our distribution list is growing and people that we thought were not interested have joined - PTL!  -


Valerie Agnew


Investment For An Eternity

By Tom Meadows, Sr.

Aguas Blancas - Project 2006

Hands Up Ministry in partnership with Chester Outreach Church of the Nazarene is sponsoring a mission trip scheduled for the spring of 2006 to the Dominican Republic to build a church.  If you would be interested in being a part of this team or helping sponsor a team member or contribute to the building fund please contact us as soon as possible.

We currently have raised our $6000 in candy sales, contributions and pledges.  Our $6000 commitment was paid on  December 31, 2004. The money is being held in an interest bearing account and will only be used for this church building or it will be refunded in the spring.  

As of this writing we have four HUM members, one spouse and one daughter committed to go and represent Hands Up Ministry.  I would encourage anyone who reads this to prayerfully considering sacrificing your time to go on this trip.  If finances are an issue the Lord will work that out but you must be willing to commit yourself to the trip.

Invest in the future and eternity for yourself and others by contributing to this church.


1 John 3:17  

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?                          

 Isaiah 6:8

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?  Then said I, here am I; send Me.


Work & Witness 

We serve the one and only mighty God who can do anything but fail.  Hallelujah Thank You Jesus.  When the Lord speaks to you and you answer "yes", please let us know.  


Would you like to go on a mission trip? Is your church planning a mission trip that could use some more workers? 



Jesus Day 2005

As our annual observance of Jesus Day, Hands Up Ministry will have a fellowship breakfast and worship service on

May 14, 2005

8:00 AM Until  12:00 Noon


The Celebration Center

879 Research Road

Phone 423-6543

For more information contact Pastor Jeremiah

Worship music will be provided by Misty Alford and Crossroads

Misty's Testimony

"I've been in music all my life and am the wife of a Minister (Pastor Joe Alford).  I am a mother of three beautiful girls (Loran, Makayla, and Jadyn).  I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior about the age of ten.  God has called and anointed me to spread the good news about Him through music.  He has called me to be a praise and worship leader not only to my local church, CROSSROADS , but to the generations.  My passion is to see God's people tap into the power of praise and worship, so that they might walk in freedom and fullness of joy every day of their lives.  As for the group, we really don't have a name yet.  We've been playing together for about eight months at church and are truly experiencing the awesome blessings of God during our services.


Hands Up Ministry

Love Fund

By:  Tom Meadows

What is the HUM Love Fund?  I am glad you asked.  In  2000 when HUM was started there was a need to minister to our Brothers and Sisters during times of sickness and bereavement.  As a result of this need and the opportunity to witness to our fellow co-workers, we starting taking donations to fund such an effort.  In the past all that has been done to raise funds is to take up donations at our weekly meetings.  As I thought about writing about the Love Fund, I went back through the records that have been developed, updated and administered by Mary Tinnell.  I was amazed at what God has done through HUM.  From January 2000 to date we have shared the love of Jesus by spending $4111.29 to minister to hundreds of people.  I myself have benefited from this fund when my mother-in-law passed away on January 1, 2005.  One of the biggest blessings I have seen through this fund was when we sent flowers to a co-worker when his brother passed away. This employee is not a part of HUM but once he was touched, he donated $100 to the fund.  “Little is much when God is in it.”  If you would like to be a blessing to someone else in Jesus’ name then please donate to this fund.   For more information please contact Tom Meadows.

Special thanks to Mary Tinnell for her faithful service.


Local Work & Witness Project

May 28, 2005

4000 Anderson Highway

Powhatan Virginia 23139

Pastor: Rev. Shirley Eggleston


Hands Up Ministry is sponsoring a local Work & Witness team to paint Towerlight Faith Center in Powhatan, Virginia.  The workday will start at in the morning at 8:00 AM.   Lunch will be provided at the church by HUM.  This church is truly an anointed work of the Lord.  Rev. Eggleston and her family minister to all people but especially to the residents of the Powhatan Home for the underprivileged.  They personally go to the Home and pick up the members.  Many of the members have no family support.  All of the support for this church is provided by the Lord through people like you and I who have a heart for helping others.  God has truly been faithful to this church and its mission.  If you really want to experience a soul stirring blessing then you ought to make plans to attend a Sunday service at 11:00 AM and see worship that will humble the most spiritual of us.  The Egglestons have not sought out our help but the Lord spoke to me as I worshipped with the church on April 10, 2005.  What better way for us to serve our fellow man, especially the household of faith according to the scriptures, by doing this project.  As a man of faith, I also am a realist and knowing many will be called but few will respond, but those are the few we need.  “Show me someone who loves God and I will be looking at someone who is busy about the Father’s business.”  “If you love me, feed my sheep.”  “But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only.”  I want to be a part of this not that God will bless me but that I might bless the Lord oh my soul and bless the Egglestons who are the most humble servants of God that I know.


 by Ronnie Waddell


First Quarter 2005; Update on work at the OC.

Under the guidance of Ruth Johnson, we have been brought together to work at the OC.  God placed us here to care for His flock by encouraging the hurting and reaching the lost.  His plan is for the salvation of all. It’s a plan to give hope and drive away fear.

The Word of God tells us, "He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord''  (Psalm 112:7).  Fear is the opposite of trust.  The devil continually tries to get us to be fearful.  Many people shall not overcome fear, but be overcome by it.  As Christians, we are not to be fearful but are to trust in the Lord.  Should Satan come against us with his lies and fear, we are to turn to God and ask that the fear be removed.  People's fears are many.  Some fear death, others are afraid of getting sick, afraid of losing their loved ones, afraid of losing their house, afraid of having car wrecks or afraid of flying in airplanes, afraid of the future.  Others are tormented with the fear of the dark, fear of being molested or fear of being left alone.  Fear is a horrible monster no matter what form it takes.  We should always trust God to remove our fears.

As we listen to the Holy Spirit and we obey, He will then drive the "spirit of fear'' from us.  If we are simply overcoming a weakness of fear in our flesh, submitting to God and resisting the devil will accomplish the victory.  We should not be discouraged if we do not get the victory the first time.  It sometimes takes several bouts with the devil to win the round.  If we lose one battle, it does not mean we are losing the war.  The Lord will bring the victory if we persevere and have chosen to trust God and not to fear.  But we must remember that it will be His timing - not ours.

One of the greatest fears people are fighting at this time is fear of financial loss and fear of the future since many of the prophets of God are declaring times of trouble and tribulation in the U.S.A. and the world.  The Lord knew the hour we would be living in and we can rest assured He has a plan of protection and provision for all of His committed people.  What we must all do is to seek the Lord with our whole heart and get His plan for our individual lives since these are perilous times. 

The only safe place for any of us is in the will of God!  If we are in His will we will find His provision and direction.  He wants to speak to us.  However, we must be close to Him to hear.  In the physical world the farther away you are in distance from someone, the harder time you have in being able to hear them.  The same principle applies to the Spirit world.  Hearing God is a matter of closeness.

I pray for the Spirit to set our hearts on fire for the Lord and start a revival of the Hands –Up- Ministry here at the OC.  Please keep us in your prayers as we strive to do His work. And may all the glory and honor be given to Him through Jesus Christ our Lord.




The one who loves me

The one who hates me

The one who doesn’t know I’m there

The one who listens for my footsteps

The one who doesn’t even care

You saw each of them in Your suffering

You knew each of them by name

You love each of them with a perfect love,

They’re the reason why You came.

Lord, please help me remember

As I go about my way

You’re not willing to let the least of these

Slip away

Lord, please remind me every morning

Before my day’s begun

No matter how they treat me -

You love every one.




Mona Eno

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