R.A.R.E. Youth

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Greetings and blessings to all who read Vineyard Worker’s posts. I’ve been a little absent and I miss posting what’s on my heart.

I’ve been given the ministry of helping at risk youth. I was given a name for the ministry and it’s called R.A.R.E. Youth. R.A.R.E. is an acronym for Recharged, Adamant, Refocused & Emerging.

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Proverbs 22:6 – Dealing With Teachers

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

portrait of young angry man screamingI was a police officer for nearly 20 years. I served as a Violent Crimes Investigator for almost 4 of those years. During that time I had the opportunity to observe interaction between parents and their children with various aspects of the public, as well as in their homes. Some of those observations I’ll be sharing with you in an effort to see where knowledge and following the word of God will help in all situations. I’m locked in on Proverbs 22:6 for right now because I feel this verse is the foundation of releasing rounded adults when our children reach that age. Read more

Proverbs 22:6 – Children Are Receptacles

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

NateandRonnie001If you have children of your own this post is for you. If you don’t have children of your own, this post is still for you, especially if you come in contact with children throughout your daily walk of faith.

Children are important, very important. And they are, in most cases a mirror of their parents and/or surroundings. So as parents and concerned adults, we have to be an example and give children and young adults a pattern to follow. Read more

I Need Your Support

childrenareimportantPlease help support my effort to raise money to help buy Christmas gifts for a group of children who are patients at local clinic in Macon Georgia. I want to help the doctors and medical staff of Children’s Health Center give gifts to their patients. The proceeds from the sale of these T-Shirts will be used to buy gifts, gift cards and candy. 

I am founder of In The Vineyard Ministries and R.A.R.E. Youth Ministries and we want to help make an enjoyable Christmas for some children who might otherwise be left out.

The T-Shirts are quality T-Shirts and can be purchased for $20.00 each from Tee Spring by clicking:

http://teespring.com/childrenareimportant

Please help support this effort. Thank you in advance.

You’re Not Alone

Psalm 27:10 – Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.

Youth-group4afro_angloIt’s a fact and sometimes it’s hard to accept. There are young people who’s father and mother aren’t around. If you’re one of those young people, this post is to encourage you and let you know, you’re not alone.

Don’t worry because once you start asking for the Lord to help you, He will come quickly and change the outcome even quicker. There are reasons why a parent would leave their child. There are never good reasons from your standpoint. It could be death, drugs, walking out, incarceration and ordered foster care, just to name a few.

No matter what the circumstances are you have a father, mother and a defender ready to take you under His wing and provide for you through people He has placed on the earth. These people understand what God wants for all children and have dedicated their time and talents to help you. These people love the Lord first, which allows them to love you unconditionally.

Always remember your problems will never outnumber the power and love of the Lord. You have someone to comfort, love and teach you. All you have to do is ask.

Try Jesus

HeavenlyLight2When Jesus came into this world, there wasn’t too much different back then than what we see today. Back then, there were people living in uncertainty. Today, there are people who don’t know how they will make ends meet and be able to pay their bills.

Back then, there were a lot of sick people who were suffering from diseases they had no cures for. Today we have diseases, and what seems like new diseases popping up every other month.

Back then, there was crime in the streets. Today there is crime everywhere. Parents worried about their children the same as you worry about yours today. Children played in the streets. Some were respectful and some were not. Sometimes food was scarce with the population growing. There were even parents who had children who were acting strange and nothing they did seemed to help.

Then Jesus came on the scene and what did He do? He presented a better way for everyone who listened and wanted what He offered, and was the Kingdom of Heaven. Where ever Jesus went, people were healed. Whenever He spoke, people were delivered out of hopeless situations. Don’t believe me?

Read about the man who’s son was suffering from seizures because he was possessed with demons. The man brought him to Jesus and Jesus spoke to those demons and they left the boy alone. (Matthew 17:14-20)

Read about the man who wandered around in a cemetery cutting himself because he was possessed with many demons. With just His words, Jesus delivered the man by telling what was tormenting him to leave and go into some pigs. Afterwards, the man sat at Jesus’ feet in complete peace and his sanity was restored. (Luke 8:26-29)

Not only did Jesus heal and deliver people, He raised people from the dead and where ever He went He made sure the people who followed Him were taken care of. He fed 5000 people with just two fish and five loaves of bread. Jesus saw to the need of the people like a good servant should. And there will never be a servant like Jesus!

And another good thing about Him is He doesn’t have favorites, He doesn’t have special people. He treats everybody the same. So I am a witness that He is waiting for you to ask Him for help with whatever you bring to Him. Bring Him your children, your problems, your tears, your uncertainties, your doubts, your hangups, your addictions because there isn’t anything too hard for Him that He won’t handle.

I was a poor excuse for a man, a liar, a cheat, a drunkard and I was irresponsible. But Jesus, like He did back then, spoke words to me and touched my heart and I haven’t been the same since. I am a new man and I haven’t looked back since He saved my soul in 2004!

There are children who are being held back by demons much like the child and the man had when Jesus delivered them. Haven’t you’ve been dealing with this problem on your own too long? Accept Jesus into your heart, repent from your sins and allow Him to start doing miracles in your life and your community.

Jesus has brought a group of people together like He did when He called His first disciples. They obeyed His commands and went into the world and lifted the name of Jesus. In doing so, He provided services to help people with what they could see, while He helped people with what they couldn’t see and that’s the soul.

I’m telling you from experience, My Lord Jesus Christ won’t let you down. It’s not my promise, but it is His promise to anyone who wants to give Him a chance.