Dear Partners and Friends,
Let us begin with the word of God that was spoken over us before I begin to tell you where we have been and where we are now.
This word was given to us by our father in the faith, Dr. Jerry Savelle,
Word from the Lord to Rob:
“You’re not through; No, not nearly through! Hallelujah! Oh, Glory! Glory! Glory!
I will allow you to rest, Son; but I will not allow you to be through. There is a rest that you’re entering into; but right along with it is a greater anointing.
So, don’t even give place to the thought; ‘Am I done?’ ‘Am I through?’ ‘Is it over?’ Not nearly, saith the Lord!”
Things began to move suddenly in April. Our home sold very quickly and by May we were settling in Ormond Beach, Florida. We felt God was orchestrating every little detail. Being back in Florida, a place where we both were raised, was exactly what we needed in our season of obedience to God. The beach and sunshine propelled us into the rest Brother Jerry had spoken over us.
Once settled in Florida, we spent time reminiscing over our 36 years of ministry and were gently reminded by the Holy Spirit that our greatest blessings came from the times we listened and obeyed God. As we found ourselves in this rest and uncharted territory we were reminded of the word in John 14:1 “Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe (confidently) in God and trust in Him.”
All that we had believed, preached and taught over the years had now begun to minister to us. This new season of rest surprisingly ignited us and God’s plan began to unfold.
Not quite unpacked but yet settled enough, invitations began to come. In June we were booking flights and driving to where God was leading us to minister. We were speaking at conferences, churches, officiating weddings, and just popping in and out of our home in Florida to exchange clothes and breathe in the ocean air. With every invitation to minister obedience rang out as we prepared to travel and we realized even though we were called to go minister to others, God was also revealing things to us like never before.
He continued to say, “I am not done with you yet.”
We can honestly say we are about our Father’s business. God is revealing an even greater need to encourage and strengthen the Pastors and ministers to finish strong. God is moving suddenly in these last days.
We are reminded that everything we are able to do as ministers is because of our loyal partners. Your prayers, faithful friendship and financial support have kept the ministry moving forward. Through every season of our calling many of you have stood faithfully beside us and you are a huge part of this great assignment just as we are. For every life changed and every minister touched, for every captive set free, you are part of it. We cannot express the gratitude to you in words alone. God has not called us to retire, but rather to finish the race and blaze a trail for others to follow. As it says John 17:4 (MSG) By completing down to the last detail. What you assigned me to
Our ministry office will remain in Christiansburg, VA at our home church, Christian Growth Center with Shirley Mitchell handling our ministry business affairs. We are humbled by the support and love we receive from CGC. Their encouragement gives us zeal to fight the good fight so that we may all finish the race together.
Attached is a list of places we have had the privilege and honor to minister to in 2018 and will continue to keep you up to date where God sends us. 1 Samuel 30:24 (AMPC) For as is the share of him who goes into the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage. They shall share alike.
We value your faith in us and your partnership in helping us go…. I desire and pray for you and yours that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers, that you find and fulfill His perfect will, and that you’re able to reap a bountiful harvest from every good seed you’ve sown.
Rob & Tricia
What we have been up to…..
June 1-2 Marriage Ceremony for our grandson Derek Young and Kyra (New Smyrna Beach, FL)
June 7 High School Graduation for our granddaughter, Macy Sowell (Pearisburg, VA)
June 10 Christian Growth Center
June 15-17 Covenant Life Church, Summerville, S.C.
Pastor Mike and Ann Moore (30 year anniversary)
July 6-8 Real Life Church, Port St Lucie, FL
Pastors Kurt and Terry Owens
July 15 & 22 Stillwater Christian Life Center, Haines City, FL
Pastor Mike Thompson
July 30 KCM Southwest Believers Convention
Aug 3 Feeding on the good word! Fellowship with friends and ministers!
Aug 5 New Way Church, Palm Coast, FL Pastors Richard and Kim Summerlin
Aug 6-7 C.F.M. Regional Meeting, Punta Gorda, FL Pastor Bob Raimondo
Aug 30 Orlando Victory – Live interview at Kenneth Copeland
Sept 19 Prayer School (running through the end of the year)
New Way Church, Palm Coast, FL Pastor Richard and Kim Summerlin
Kitty @ Covenant Life Church
“Yesterday, Pastor Tricia prayed for the ladies. As she came, she said. “Brain cells are being restored. I just want to testify that there is a very marked difference!”
Sonya @ Covenant Life Church
“On Saturday, June 16, 2018, I was delivered from the spirit of depression and the spirit of rejection and lack of self-love”
Pastor Mike & Ann Moore @ Covenant Life Church
“This is truly a time when people need encouragement and you both have imparted that in your times of ministry with joy, love and humor. Thank you for making this a special time for us.”
A Mother @Stillwater Christian Life Center
“A mother brought her little girl named Emry for prayer. Emry has down syndrome. We anointed Emry with oil and prayed for a miracle. Her mother contacted us to say that Emry’s lab results were “normal range” Better than 2 years ago! She hasn’t been on any medication, nor does she need it!
We are so thankful for each of our wonderful Partners and for your sowing which enable us to go and strengthen the pastors, ministers and churches that God sends us to. Thank you for being our partners and friends.