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Janie's Story

Janie Richardson

The Northern Arizona Christian Women's Retreat proved to be one of those life changing times. Lana Bateman was our speaker and her message and gentle spirit spoke to my heart. The Lord had started my healing journey some two years before as I listened to Patsy Clairmont's grace-filled message about our hurting places. From this point, Jesus took me back through 20 years of buried grief I held over the loss of twin boys. Meeting Lana, and hearing of Philippian Ministries, sent me into a new area of healing. The Lord urged me to take a walk in faith that lead me to Palm Springs, California, to my emotional healing prayer. During this healing time, the Lord began to teach me what it meant to: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5,6)


"The freedom from past hurts and bondage let my spirit soar to new heights."

Rose Ann Mullen was the prayer director who, with love and deep Christian belief, helped me take the Lord's hand through a lifetime of forgiveness in prayer. He took me back to find God's innocent little girl that I had lost so long ago. The freedom from past hurts and bondage let my spirit soar to new heights. It was almost more than my heart could grasp. That beautiful March day will always be one of my most cherished memories. With the Lord's incredible grace and wisdom, He said, "Please take another step with me and become a Philippian Ministries prayer director. I headed back to Huntington Beach, CA and a tremendous three days of learning and sharing with Lana and several great people, all of us looking for God's will in our lives. One of my dearest Scripture verses is Philippians 1:6, "being confident of this, that He Who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Praise the Lord!

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