Thursday, November 27, 2014

We thought it would be fun to share a little about the team and our journey to ministry. So we will start with Jack and how he found out about his Great, Great, Great Grandmother - Maria Woodworth-Etter,

So here goes:

Neither me, nor our family had ever heard of Maria Woodworth until 1975 when my cousin; Tom, was looking up our family history and came upon her. He asked his mom; my Aunt Mary, but she knew very little about her. Both Tom and Aunt Mary received Jesus as Savior because of all of this research and getting to talking to people who were in her meetings.

Somewhere in this time period, Harrison House publishing company asked my Aunt if they could republish the “Signs and Wonder” book. She agreed and we now have “Signs and Wonder” available for us to read today! I would like to note that the family doesn’t receive any royalties from the book, Aunt Mary just wanted people to hear the old, old stories of her Great, Great Grandmother.

When the book got reprinted and published in 1980 my Aunt Mary gave her sister, my Mom a copy of this book told her all about Mother Etter. My Mom wasn’t interested in it and gave it to me. I got saved a few months before I turned 22, (1982) and I started going to a Baptist church. So I took the book to the Baptist church and showed them and they said that women aren’t preachers, so it sat on my book shelf for 2 years. It wasn’t until I received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in 1984 and left the Baptist church and started going to a Charismatic Church that I showed anyone else the book. When I showed them, they knew all about her.
More to come on the next post...


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