I grew up in a religious traditional denominational church. I grew up doing all the things that I thought I was supposed to do. I worked with the youth. I sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and Bible school. I did all the church activities. I knew the Bible stories, but I didn’t have the Holy Spirit. I didn’t know anything about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I also had a large interest in missions. I went on my first medical mission trip in 1996 and by 1998 I knew that I was called to be a missionary. I applied to missions boards and tried to go abroad in the traditional church, but God had other things in mind. In 2001, I started to get hungry for the things of God and received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in Jan. 2002.
I continued in the religious church for 3-1/2 more years. I started attending praise and worship at home group in January 2004. This was a river group with roots at your church. By July, I began attending on Sunday mornings as well, but continued in my religious church. I thought I could get filled in the river and be used over there. God, however, gave me an ultimatum in April 2005 when Richard Moore came to my church. He prayed for me and the Lord told that I had to leave the religious church before July. You see I was planning to come to the Summer Camp meeting and the Lord wanted to set me free. I was obedient to leave the religious church and God opened the door in June 2005 for me to go to Africa in Nov. 2005. In July however, I came to the Camp Meeting and the Lord touched me in such a big way. He set me free of religion and gave me joy like I had never experienced in my life. The Lord has continued to touch me and to set me free. I went to Ghana and Togo in November 2005 with Wes and Donna Geiger who were touched in your meetings and have now traveled with them to 4 different African nations over the last 1 1/2 years and am committed to serving in their ministry. I am answering the call that was on my life to go to the nations.
I continue to press into the anointing of God every chance I get. I have watched the camp meeting on God-TV the past two nights and both nights I have ended up shaking on my floor in the presence of God. God-TV is such a blessing to be able to bring the anointing across to the people. I don’t know how I lived without the Holy Spirit. I am so thankful for your ministry. It was also during that July 2005 Camp Meeting that the Lord set me free in my giving. I grew up in poverty and had a poverty mentality. During the 2nd meeting that I was at Pastor Debbie Rich shared on the Alabaster Box and the Lord challenged me to empty my check-book and give to your ministry. I struggled with it, but I did it. The Lord was teaching me to trust Him and to give by revelation. I gave and then continued to give that week on my credit card, which I had never done before. The Lord within one week gave me back what I had given in that initial offering 5 times in a bonus from my work. It was amazing. God told me that if I gave that my bills would be paid and I have held Him to that. Praise God! I am thankful for your obedience to serve the Lord. I truly have been witness of the fruit of your ministry — through those who have traveled to our church — Richard Moore, Joe and Becky Cruse, Jimmy and Becky Pearce. Thank you. Praise God!© Copyright 2009 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Rodney Howard Browne