While many in their seventies are happy just to be able to attend church, Cookie, soon to be 75, pastors one. She leads Street Church in Garland and is director of D-Boy Ministries, a ministry named in memory of her son, who was murdered in 1990. The aim of both ministries is to help teenagers find new life in Christ.
Stories from the Field
The following is a beautiful letter written to us by a grieving mother. The testimony she paints is a of daughter’s utter faithfulness to God despite severe disabilities. The mother’s letter has been slightly edited and abridged:
Writing a special note of encouragement as I wish to express deep, profound gratitude for all your articles, which I’ve read over the years.
Before beginning this year, with over 20 pastors’ and leadership conferences scheduled, I prayed earnestly that God would anoint the message and mightily stir the hearts of God’s called ministers. I didn’t want to just preach a nice word and receive pleasant applause but have nothing of real transformation ensue. I wanted to see a move of God in these pastors, churches and even nations.
The recent flooding in Louisiana has affected over 40,000 homes and has caused the local government to declare disasters in twenty communities. We recently sent team members to see what we can do to help. Though the amount of devastation caused by the flooding is great they came back with wonderful reports of local churches meeting the needs of their neighbors.