2017 and 2016 Ministry Highlights

December 2017

     Christmas is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”   This year I enjoyed bringing the Joy of the Lord that only comes from Jesus, into the hearts of 1195 people in December with lots of cute Christmas hats and fun songs to sing along with in the assisted living facilities!  Several local churches held a walk or drive through Bethlehem, which is always very touching as you look back to that wonderful time of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

     We had the pleasure of helping people with warm clothing and blankets at the Homeless shelter.  We met a family whose electric heaters had quit working and all the stores were all sold out, so we provided them with blankets.  We also assisted in providing a wheelchair for a sweet little lady, so she can navigate more freely.

     Our weekly Praise and Worship group has had several visitors, even some from out of state. It’s always nice to have new guests. Several received Jesus as their Savior and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit giving them a new outlook for their future.  Some have also received healing for various things.

     The gentleman I've mentioned before who had 3 progressive strokes is still progressing very well. His mobility is coming back by the Power of God and our Prayers. His speech is much stronger, and he loves to sing and Praise the Lord. “All things Are Possible with God and to those who believe!

There were many visitis to hospitals, emergency rooms and sadness for the families of Hospice; visits, however, were filled with encouragement and the free gift of eternal life made the pain a little easier.

Rejoicing in a wonderful year of encouraging others, ministering to 11,007 people whose lives were touched by the Lord made for a very interesting year. We thank you Father, Son and Holy Spirit for loving all of us so much and for your mercy and grace that you pour out freely to everyone. AMEN!

November 2017

     Reaching out to strangers is very interesting. I went to the Pinellas County Jail to minister to a young man who knew he needed Jesus, and we prayed for salvation.  On the way to my car I passed a lady smoking a cigar/cigarette who looked very down.  I stopped and shared the love of Jesus and the Gospel with her, and she wanted me to pray with her. 
     We prayed for salvation and for God to forgive her.  She repented of her sins and was willing to forgive everyone.  She believed that Jesus is the Son of God and invited Him to come live in her heart and everything was fine.  Then as we prayed and asked the Holy Spirit to come live in her heart (not to “baptize” her with the Holy Spirit), she threw loose my hand and said, “I DO NOT want that Holy Spirit to live in my heart."   She scurried away quickly. No one has ever told me that in over 40 years of ministry. 
     This month we have touched the lives of 1,056 people all ages bringing the total for 11 months to 9,812 in 2017.
     Feeding the Homeless is always very interesting. There are some very nice people living there because of circumstances beyond their control, loss of a job, broken marriages, medical illness and rising costs. One young man was extremely polite and eager to turn his life over to the Lord Jesus Christ and receive a new beginning and help from above. We gave him a very nice bible.
     In Assisted Living Facilities we are touching many lives each month. They love to talk with me as I love and encourage them to Trust in God, His Word and what Jesus did for them on the cross and to look forward to their future in heaven.
     I had a new opportunity this month to minister in the Gandy Goodwill Work Release program in Pinellas Park. I ministered to inmates who had served their time and needed a place to live.  There they receive counseling and on the job training. It is an excellent program.
     I spent a lot of time ministering to a wonderful pastor friend who had 3 progressive strokes.  The medical world gave up hope for any healing. He was unable to eat, swallow or talk plainly and was totally paralyzed on one side. Doctors put him in a nursing home that did not feed him nor do any physical therapy. They thought, "There is NO hope for him!" 

     His wife brought him home and with a lot of Prayers and TLC he is now able to feed himself, and we are singing HIS song… “I Cannot Be Defeated, and I will NOT Quit!” and lots of other Christian songs. He is regaining strength in his legs, and he is almost able to stand up alone. We are believing God for a miracle of total restoration, and he will be able to get back to preaching in his church soon. 
     Tuesday evening small group praise and worship is going strong. Each week the Lord does something new and provides exactly what the people need to hear. God is So Faithful! Lives are being strengthened and hope for the future restored.  Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.

     Hospice visits:  An elderly man had not opened up his eyes in over a week. I shared the Gospel, and we prayed for him to receive the free gift of eternal life. I was there about a half hour, and his eyes were open all of the time.  He talked and he prayed with me.
     I visited several folks in the hospital.  One lady had hip surgery and 4 hours later NO pain. Isaiah 53 says, “Jesus took our pain, and by His stripes we are healed.
     One of my neighbor’s cat had gotten out of their house about midnight. We prayed and when she came home from work the next day the cat was sitting on the front porch. God is so Good!
     Enter In Ministries was able to bless a lady with a very nice HP printer. Jehovah Jireh, the Lord is our Provider! Thank you Jesus!
     We are very thankful for the opportunity to reach people everywhere and share with them the glorious Hope of Eternity with Jesus.

October 2017

What a month! Hurricane IRMA came to visit us. God was so good to us on the west coast of Florida. The center of the storm came in just East of Naples, FL about 150 miles South - Southeast of Clearwater, FL. And was a category 4 storm with winds 130-156 mph in the eye and it moved northward. The eye was East of Tampa between Lakeland and Orlando, FL. When it travels over land the wind begins to decrease. And most of our wind was from the North and East and blew all the water out of Tampa Bay and away from the West “coast” area. So we had no flooding from high tides and the rain wasn’t terribly bad, it blew horizontal so my rain gauge did not measure it accurately. The rivers in the area flooded because of water runoff from the north and the center of the state.
I stayed in my house with my kitty, Sunny Boy, as we are 40 ft. above sea level and protected from the North, East and South. The worst was that we lost electricity before midnight because a tree four houses north of me that fell on the wires and they broke. We were without electricity for a week. We had wind gusts of around 100 mph from Midnight until around 3 a.m. 
The only real damage was to on old Aluminum shed roof. The wind got under a sheet of Aluminum over the original roof and it stayed attached in the center ridge. It made a lot of noise all night long. By daylight the storm was over and the sun came out. Three very sweet kids came and raked up the mess of small branches, twigs and leaves in my whole yard. None fell on the house or shed. I did lose all the food in my refrigerator. I did have a cooler with ice cubes to keep some food and drinks cold.
God does provide! I had solar lights. One solar rope light that I ran from my bedroom into the bathroom; and several of the small driveway lights placed throughout the house. Not too bad! Every day I put them outside to recharge.
The worst was my TV, computer, and house telephone did not work. Yuck! Yuck! But I survived. So grateful that no real damage was done here. I was grateful someone had given me a cell phone and that did work if I needed it. 
There were a few days we were asked not to drive as the traffic lights and street lights were out and that was dangerous. Very few gas stations and stores were open because they need electricity to run the cash registers, lights and AC units.
I went to feed the homeless as usual the evening before the storm hit, but the people that were staying there had all been evacuated, but some police and security guards were still there so I prayed with 22 of them.
The entire Assisted Living ministry went on as usual. Enter In Ministry touched 951 lives in September for a total of 7,695 in 9 months. Hospital and Hospice continued when needed. No one came to small group on the Tuesday night after the storm but I was here and ready to minister. I played the piano and worshipped the Lord that evening as usual. Praise God the piano does not run on electricity. 
My daughter Marilyn and I fixed the roof of the shed. We were able to push the sheet of aluminum back across the roof and then put concrete blocks the length of the shed so the roof is secured, or at least for now. Thank you Lord, for Your protection and provisions.
    

September 2017

What a month! Hurricane IRMA came to visit us. God was so good to us on the west coast of Florida. The center of the storm came in just East of Naples, FL about 150 miles South - Southeast of Clearwater, FL. And was a category 4 storm with winds 130-156 mph in the eye and it moved northward. The eye was East of Tampa between Lakeland and Orlando, FL. When it travels over land the wind begins to decrease. And most of our wind was from the North and East and blew all the water out of Tampa Bay and away from the West “coast” area. So we had no flooding from high tides and the rain wasn’t terribly bad, it blew horizontal so my rain gauge did not measure it accurately. The rivers in the area flooded because of water runoff from the north and the center of the state.
I stayed in my house with my kitty, Sunny Boy, as we are 40 ft. above sea level and protected from the North, East and South. The worst was that we lost electricity before midnight because a tree four houses north of me that fell on the wires and they broke. We were without electricity for a week. We had wind gusts of around 100 mph from Midnight until around 3 a.m. 
The only real damage was to on old Aluminum shed roof. The wind got under a sheet of Aluminum over the original roof and it stayed attached in the center ridge. It made a lot of noise all night long. By daylight the storm was over and the sun came out. Three very sweet kids came and raked up the mess of small branches, twigs and leaves in my whole yard. None fell on the house or shed. I did lose all the food in my refrigerator. I did have a cooler with ice cubes to keep some food and drinks cold.
God does provide! I had solar lights. One solar rope light that I ran from my bedroom into the bathroom; and several of the small driveway lights placed throughout the house. Not too bad! Every day I put them outside to recharge.
The worst was my TV, computer, and house telephone did not work. Yuck! Yuck! But I survived. So grateful that no real damage was done here. I was grateful someone had given me a cell phone and that did work if I needed it. 
There were a few days we were asked not to drive as the traffic lights and street lights were out and that was dangerous. Very few gas stations and stores were open because they need electricity to run the cash registers, lights and AC units.
I went to feed the homeless as usual the evening before the storm hit, but the people that were staying there had all been evacuated, but some police and security guards were still there so I prayed with 22 of them.
The entire Assisted Living ministry went on as usual. Enter In Ministry touched 951 lives in September for a total of 7,695 in 9 months. Hospital and Hospice continued when needed. No one came to small group on the Tuesday night after the storm but I was here and ready to minister. I played the piano and worshipped the Lord that evening as usual. Praise God the piano does not run on electricity. 
My daughter Marilyn and I fixed the roof of the shed. We were able to push the sheet of aluminum back across the roof and then put concrete blocks the length of the shed so the roof is secured, or at least for now. Thank you Lord, for Your protection and provisions.
    

AUGUST 2017


     All kinds of wonderful things happened. Hospice visits were many and the patients received assurance as they confessed their sins to God and forgave everyone, including themselves; and by putting their trust in what Jesus Christ did on the cross for all of us; that they did not have to fear the unknown of their last day here on earth. They can look forward to seeing Jesus and their loved one who have passed away.

     Enter In Ministries touched 958 people in August bringing the total for the first eight months to 6,780 people receiving comfort, healing, salvation, hope, peace and Godly direction for their lives.
Our Praise and Worship Community Group continued to meet at my house EVERY TUESDAY night at 7:30 p.m. and it was always exciting to see who joined us.

     YOU are welcome to come and join us, We would love to have you. It is open to everyone and you are invited to bring a friend with you. No child care but children are welcome IF they can sit quietly in the room with us coloring or playing with a quiet toy. Details are posted on Enter In Ministries Facebook each week with a phone number if you need help finding us in Safety Harbor, FL.

     Everywhere I go I talk with people in a friendly chat. Then ask them, “What would you like Jesus to do for you?” “ May I pray with you?” Then I share the Gospel and pray for Salvation with them. I have never met a stranger. A stranger is "just a friend that I have not met yet!”  I have a clergy ID, so I often visit Rehab Centers, Hospitals, Emergency Rooms and ICUs. My clergy ID allows me to visit anywhere and anytime - day or night.  
     Helping feed the Homeless at Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter in Clearwater is always an exciting place to minister. There are 300 to 500 people staying there at various times of the year. Some have just gone through a disaster in their lives and are totally devastated, but they are very nice people. They are men and women all over 18 years of age, a few senior citizens, and occasionally one in a wheelchair.
     I thank the Lord daily for keeping me strong and healthy and the Holy Spirit for guiding me to the right people. Thank you for your prayers and support of the ministry.
     Lord Bless you and keep you, and may He hold you in the palm of his hand.     Rev. Linda J. McKnight

JULY 2017


Excitement filled the air as I went on my 19th mission trip. From July 9 – 16, I ministered at Camp Abaco on Greater Abaco, a small outer island in the north eastern Bahamas. Our team was sent out from Pastor Nick Panico’s New Hope Church, Palm Harbor, FL to minister at an Assembly of God camp there. We ministered to children 8 – 13 years old and some local Pastors in the Bahamas. Pastor Barry Sullivan and his precious wife, Tracy Sullivan, were our leaders.  The team also included Belinda Reitmeyer, Johnny Schultz, Brian Morgan.  We ministered to over 184 people on the mission trip. 

Double click on the photo above to see a video of our trip prepared by Pastor Barry Sullivan.

     Enter In Ministries Inc. reached out to 815 in July for a 7 month total of 5,822 people. Lives were touched in Assisted Living Facilities, Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter, Hospitals, Hospice, Emergency Rooms, ICU, accident scenes.  Everywhere I happen to go, “Linda Happens,” reaching out to hurting people all over. That is what people are saying … "Linda just happens to be there at the right time.”  It is not always planned; I just follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

      Our every Tuesday night Community Group is always very interesting with a wide variety of people come from all walks of life and many different ages. Hearts are comforted and hope is restored and some receive new direction. We enjoy coming into the Lord’s Presence in Praise and Worship and in one accord. 
    Be sure to view the great video Pastor Barry Sullivan prepared with music and animation. Thank you for that great job Pastor Barry.  

JUNE 2017

 

June 2017 was a very exciting month. The Holy Spirit has given me a new boldness and miracles will follow, and He can do the same for you. I ministered to 961 people in June for a 6 month total of 5,007 lives touched.

     We visited a Deliverance Ministry in Lakeland, FL where many people were totally set free from years of bondage and illnesses. 
The husband of one of the ladies in our small group passed away rather unexpectedly, and we assisted the family with all the arrangements.
     Playing piano at the  Assisted Living Facilities continues to be a fun ministry. I have to move a grand piano at least once a month. Thank you Lord that the Joy of the Lord is my strength. We celebrate their birthdays, and they enjoy, the song “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles,” trying to touch the bubbles.

     After one of the ALFs, I stopped for gas, and when I walked in the door, about 12 feet directly in front of me was a young man about 25 years old trashing on the floor having a seizure. Lots of people were gathered around watching. I walked up and calmly knelt down on one knee and commanded the seizure to “Stop in Jesus’ Name” and spoke, “Peace, Be Still!” In less than 1 minute he went completely limp and calm. I thought, “Oh no, he died.” So I felt his ribs, and he was breathing. And within 30 seconds he sat up, then stood up, but did not know what happened. I told the people watching, “That is the Power of God!” At that time the Paramedics arrived and escorted him to a table, and his dad arrived and took him home. Can you believe a lady my age would spontaneously do that?   Praise God… “He is ALL Powerful” and will move you into action, if you follow, “What Would Jesus Do?”

     Another lady we have been ministering to had bone cancer from her hip to below her knee. God healed her and gave her the strength to be able to stand up and walk with a walker. She had been bedridden for a couple of years. 
     Our small group has a great time worshiping the Lord and sharing the Word of God and then praying for one another. We serve an Awesome God!

 

MAY 2017

MAY was a very busy month. It started out with the "Walk For Life" to support the Pregnancy Centers in PInellas and Hillsborough Counties.  Sol Pitchon, their president, is a longtime personal friend. 

     The same day I helped at Countryside's Helping Hands and the Post Office's Food drive; followed by helping feed the Homeless at Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter in Clearwater. Needless to say I was tired that night. 
     Pastor Bill Strayer of Calvary Chapel Worship Center presented this "Certificate of Ordination" this year. I was ordained shortly after their yearly presentation ceremony in 2016. I have been a Licensed Minister for many years. 
     We celebrated Cinco De Mayo at one of the nursing homes where I ministermonthly. They enjoyed the spunky Latin beat. 
     A very nice young man installed 2 motion lights and put a 4 plug electric box where I can plug in yard tools. Thank you so much.  The Game Changers Men's Group from Countryside Christian Center came and helped me on 2 Saturdays.  They put in grass plugs, pavers and even built new steps to my pool deck, so no one would get hurt.  I am so grateful for all of their help. Thanks guys!
     On Mother's day a wonderful friend treated me to Lunch at Cracker Barrel. We had a wonderful meal, played some games of Checkers and enjoyed a great time of fellowship. My daughter and son-in-law treated me to dinner at Red Lobster. 
     Enter In Ministries ministered to 908 lives all over the place. Every where I go I talk to sad, lonely, hurting, sick, older and young and even children and share the Love of Jesus with them all. That brings the 5 Months total to 4,046. 
     There are so many people to encourage and share prayer. I just start talking with them... then ask them, "What would you like Jesus to do for you today?" then I pray for their need , then share the Gospel. I have never been turned down by anyone when you "befriend" them and don't condemn them. They are very happy that someone cares about them.

APRIL 2017

    Rejoicing and Celebrating the Resurrection of our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  This month Enter In Ministries, Inc. touched 821 lives.
     The Lord gave me an Easter: Resurrection Story PowerPoint presentation which I had the honor to present in all the Assisted Living places, to Wednesday Community Group on the Holy Spirit at Countryside Christian Center, and a couple of other places. Many were touched by the Holy Spirit and received Salvation.

     I did a Funeral Service for a 96 year old lady, Ruth, who was a resident in one of the ALFs  I have ministered at for years.
The Homeless ministry at Safe Harbor is going well.  I had the opportunity to deliver a car full of donated men’s and women's clothing and shoes from Compassion Ministry Thrift Store thanks to the generosity of Rev. Barbara Mendelshon.  I also delivered several carloads of clothing and houseware donations to Helping Hands, an outreach of Countryside Christian Center which helps families in need.

     The Praise and Worship Community Group which meet at my house EVERY Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. is growing and also reaching out to others who are physically sick or have emotional needs with visitation to their homes, sharing the Word of God, teaching, anointing them with oil and praying for healing and encouragement.

     One lady we ministered to back in January had a malignant cancerous tumor in and around her upper leg bone from her hip to below her knee; they operated on her and sent her home. She had been totally bed ridden for years and the doctor’s sent her home to die… NO HOPE! Today, 6 months later she is almost totally out of pain and walking around with a walker and expects to walk totally on her own very soon. Praise God! Jehovah Rapha is the Lord That Heals Us! She chose the natural food health plan and with “much daily prayer” has made a huge impact. Now she has great plans for her future and is writing a book about her life and testimony. 
     In the first 4 months of 2017 Enter In Ministries, Inc. has touched 3,138 lives.  Plans are in the process for my 19th Mission trip. I will be Joining New Hope Church in Palm Harbor, Oldsmar House of Prayer and we will be doing a VBS for 10 – 12 year olds at Camp Abaco, operated by the Assembly of God Ministries, located on Greater Abaco, an outer island in the NE Bahamas which is operated by the Assembly of God Ministries. 
If you would like to help send me, please make checks payable to “ENTER IN MINISTRIES, INC.” and mail them to 2150 Morningside Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695. I am a 501c3 Corp. You will receive a tax receipt in January, 2018.  For security reasons, I can only say that it is is scheduled for July 2017. 

     I am so excited!  I started ministering at Countryside in 1988 in the Children’s Ministry, and I am still attending there almost 30 years later.  I have been an Ordained Pastor for over a year now, and Licensed for 25 yrs. 

     Lord Bless you all for praying for me. Without Jesus’ help, your prayers and financial support all this would not be possible.
Thank you. Love & Blessings, Linda

MARCH 2017

MARCH was a great month with lots of people with whom to share the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I reached out to 755 people, bringing the 3 month Jan. - Mar. to 2,317 people of all ages. 
     St. Patrick's Day is always fun with the older folks in the Assisted Living Facilities and my precious friend Jeannie Hoyt Bunker. We pray with each person there.
     I shared the love of Jesus with 63 people at Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter and gave away 2 very nice Bibles to new believers!  They provide bicycles for the residents there as most of them do not own a car and several do not have a driver's license. This way they can get out and look for employment. They also provide free counseling, help with resumes, and AA and Celebrate Recovery meetings that are available for them there in the building. If they really want help it is available to them!

     The Praise & worship, Tuesday evenings is exciting. We Enter Into God's Presence through several different venues. Come join us. Everyone and all ages are welcome.
     I'm getting ready for my 19th mission trip in JULY... How exciting!  I will post more information in the April News update. I will be working with children in another country. God is opening lots of new doors for me. Life is exciting! 
     Thank you for praying for Enter In Ministries.

 

FEBRUARY 2017

What a wonderful month of ministering to 777 people of all ages and all over the Tampa Bay Area!
     I prayed with 64 people at the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter in Clearwater and gave one lady a very nice Bible. We are not allowed to take photos of the residents there.
     I visited Homosassa River State Park just north of us, and I lost track of how many people there from age 4 and up.  Tourist attractions are great places to witness to a large variety of people of all ages from many different states and countries.  I assure little tykes that Jesus loves them and wants to be their very best friend."  I talk to everyone.
     People in the assisted living facilities really perk up when you sing their old favorite songs, and they love Gospel songs and the old hymns. They clap their hands, tap their feet, smile and sing along. Music makes their day special. I close every service with the Gospel message and lead them in the Sinner's prayer which usually brings tears to their eyes and end with a big smile and the Peace of God in their hearts.
     We are in the planning stages of an exciting mission trip in July.  I can't wait to reach out to a new area with new brothers and sisters in the Lord. I will tell you more as the plans come together. 
    If you would like to help send me, make checks payable to "ENTER IN MINISTRIES, INC". and mail them to 2150 Morningside Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695. I am a 501c3 and contributions are tax deductible.  You will receive a statement at the end of the year. Thank you very much.
     This will be a children's ministry and a Vacation Bible Study. I started ministering in Children's Church at Countryside Christian Center in Clearwater where I have faithfully attended since 1988 and I am a Licensed Minister under them. 
     I praise God for people who are willing to help me with raking the leaves which fall continuously. One precious brother in the Lord came and did a great job for me. He had a little helper, a baby squirrel, not as big as your fist, that kept scampering around his feet. He was overly friendly, and I thought he was going to climb up his pants leg. 
     I had some family members who visited me from out of state, and they were such a blessing. They did all the jobs on my "Wish I had Help With" list.  At my age, I hate to admit that I need help. I have a neighbor, Elmo, who is very willing to help, but I don't want to abuse his kindness. So I don't like to ask.
     Our weekly Tuesday night Praise & Worship, Bible Study and Prayer meetings are a special time with wonderful people. Lives are being touched every week and several receive healing.
     The total number of llves touched for 2 months has climbed to 1562.  Praise the Lord!!  Blessings, Linda

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

JANUARY 2017

 

JANUARY was a very busy month. Enter In Ministries ministered to 785 people of all ages and in different situations in their lives. The most unusual situation was the election. I have ministered on a lot of different occasions, but this was the first time an Assisted Living Facility I serve has ever celebrated an Inauguration. It was fun with about 35 people, some happy, some not quite so happy, but I believe everyone was glad the chaos was over. 
     There were 444 residents in the Homeless shelter and 63 prayed to invite Jesus into their heart and asked for His Help and direction for a new and better life. We are not allowed to take photos there.
     Countryside Christian Center Church had our Connection Group kick-off and many folks were excited to start a new group. My Praise and Worship Group meets EVERY TUESDAY night all year around at my house where we have a piano.
     One lady was in need of funds to get her medications for open heart surgery and Enter In Ministries was able to help.  I also gave her a "Healing In God's Presence" CD and a devotional book. She was so appreciative. 
     There is a never ending number of windy days and tons of leaves are falling in my yard. Looking forward to Spring and some new growth and flowers.  Love and blessings!  Linda

 

OCTOBER 2016

 

What an exciting month! Enter In Ministries ministered to 806 people. We gave away 4 Bibles to the homeless, and I gave the jacket off my back to a young black lady who only had the clothes on her back. The shelter only gives out clothing on Mondays. 
     I had the opportunity to visit the lady who had been having epileptic seizures since she was 3 years old. Her whole family was plagued with seizures so we prayed at the beginning of August and broke the curses passed down from past generations.  From that day forward she has not had 1 seizure. Praise the Lord Jesus, Jehovah the Lord that heals us.  God is so good. She is a precious lady nearing 40 and has had this problem since she was 3 years old. Nothing is Impossible WITH GOD!
     My dearest friend and intercessor for Enter In Ministries went to heaven this month, and I miss here dearly.  We have been friends for over 41 years. She was also one of my mentors.

AUGUST 2016

 

AUGUST Was a very busy month as usual.  I ministered to 482 people in August. The Lord provided for Cataract surgery at St. Luke's Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, FL for both eyes. That slowed me down to 90 mph but I see better than I have for years and have absolute no pain or problems. I am so thankful for this miraculous healing!
     The number of people Enter In Ministries has touched from Jan. 2016 thru August is 3,310. God is so good. He is opening and closing doors and creating new beginnings. I am so excited to see what His plans are. I know they will be awesome. Blessings. Pastor Linda

JULY 2016

An exciting month of JULY started out with my 17th Mission Trip. This time the Lord opened the door to go to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We had a wonderful time every day. We began the journey with a trip to a professional rodeo in Pokono, Alberta where I shared the love of Jesus with a lot of people. A young lady sitting next to me had a cast on her leg.  I asked her if she knew Jesus, and she had no idea who he was. So, I shared the Good News with her and prayed for salvation and healing.  Immediately the pain in her leg was gone.

     I attended worship at Center Street Church, the largest church in Calgary.  In different locations, I had the opportunity to lead 3 people to Jesus who were raised as Muslims. They had been reading about many religions, and they chose Jesus. It amazed me how sweet they were. As I ministered to folks, I prayed for marriages to be restored, families to be restored, many find work, and some in the middle of divorces. Including those I met in the airports and on airplanes, I ministered to almost 200 people on this trip.  I have added photos from my trip to the Photo Gallery page.
     Jail Ministry is going great; the girls are open and receiving Jesus, and they are hungry for more. My work in nursing facilities and homeless ministry are also doing well.  I visited one man at the local veterans hospital who was in the ministry.  We worshiped the Lord, and 2 days later he was with Jesus. There are many hurting people everywhere you go.  In July I shared Jesus with more than 476 people, bringing the total for 2016 up to 2,828. God is so GOOD!

MAY 2016

 

MAY was a very busy month for Enter In Ministries.  So far this year, we have reached out to a total of 1900 hurting people, bringing comfort, healing, salvation, hope and joy to their lives. Our Jail Ministry is going great.  One lady in the jail has had seizures since she was 3 years old: she is now in her 30's. One day they transferred her to a local hospital. We prayed with her and she has not had another seizure since she received Jesus Christ as her Savior that was 4 weeks ago.  All the ministries are going great. I am now busy preparing for a week long trip to Calgary, leaving July 2nd. I'm looking forward to an excting trip!

APRIL  2016

 

God is doing some very exciting things in Enter In Ministries. So far this year we have ministered to 1424 people everywhere.
     I came upon another accident minutes after it happened, so I stopped and prayed with the young lady that was trapped in an upside-down van in the middle of a 6 lane road at 4:30 p.m. The medics had not arrived yet, and I stayed until she was safely removed from the vehicle and on the way to the hospital.
     Jail Ministry is going great. I am not allowed to take photos in jail. One young lady was released after a year and a half, and she has still not gone to court. She was not guilty of the charges. She is doing fine and living in a new women's residence in the area. She has come to my church both Sundays since she is free. She even has a good job and is continuing her education to receive her Bachelor’s degree.
     I ministered to a homeless man who had his billfold stolen and was left without any photo identification. I drove him where he needed to go and God opened the way for him to get his ID replaced, which seemed impossible.  Now he has his birth certificate, Social Security, and a Florida State Photo ID. He is on fire for God!   We miraculously located his 2 brothers who live in KY, with whom he had lost touch several years ago. God provided him with a 21 speed bicycle which he was able to take on the bus to KY with him, and my daughter found a professional racing bike case to take it on the bus for $3.00 at a yard sale. He is now working with his brothers in KY.
  Praise God!

MARCH 2016 was a very exciting month. Enter In Ministries touched 375 lives through the leading and power of the Holy Spirit. This brings to total number of lives touched this year to 1,037.

    This month’s highlight was a weekend at Christian Retreat in Bradenton, FL for a Women's Retreat.  God set me on a special path.  I met several women who attend the Rock Church in Palmetto, FL for a "REVIVE FLORIDA OUTREACH - where people came from all over to reach out with the love of Jesus with anyone who would talk with us.

     I was a part of a 4 people team: Our leader, Steve Shure from Kokomo, Indiana; Carol from Nova Scotia; Theresa from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and me from Safety Harbor, FL. We had never met before. We were sent to a small Baptist Church about 2 miles from the Rock Church.  That church was closed, so we walked around the church and prayed for them. 

     As we were praying, a very downcast young black lady walked by us.  We spoke with Phyllis and learned that she had a place to live. She had not eaten, so we took her with us to Checkers where she said she wanted to go. We treated her to lunch, and as we were talking, she shared how she had been injured on the job, was on disability and funds were very tight. She said the starter on her car wasn't working, and she did not have any money to get it fixed. I asked her if there was an auto shop nearby, she said, “Yes, to the right.”  So, I took off walking and found "JESUS" Auto Repairs! Cool!  They gave me an estimate, and I took it back to the team at Checkers. We pooled our resources and paid for the repairs. It was fixed that day. Praise God!   We have all been calling her since that day, and she is doing great... she even lead a young neighbor to Jesus!

     There is always something happening every day. My daughter, also treasurer of Enter In Ministries, has been creating praise and worship DVD's for me to use in the jail ministry, and she is working to make them available for you to view them on "You Tube - Enter In Ministries.

 

FEBRUARY 2016 was an exciting and busy month.  So far this year I have shared the love of our Lord Jesus Christ with 676 people wherever He led me.

     Highlights in February include: seeing an auto accident 1 or 2 minutes after it happened. I went to see if the people were okay, and found they were in their 80s and very frightened; the lady was crying “Help me, God,” when I assured her that, “He is here.” Her back was hurting, and I prayed for her.  Her husband had Alzheimers, and his leg was hurting him. I stayed with them until the rescue people arrived.

     I went to a Hospice facility in Temple Terrace, FL and shared the gospel with an 86 y/o man whose son was unsure of his dad’s relationship with God. He prayed and was now at peace with the Lord.   Regular ministry activities (jail, senior living facilities, feeding the homeless, and weekly small group praise and worship meetings) continued to be blessed.

     If you would like to continue to support the ministry, monthly contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated. Donations at any time of the year are welcome. I appreciate your prayer support and kindness so much. Love & Blessings, Linda

 

JANUARY 2016

    January 2016 was a great month. I ministered to 351 people just everywhere I happened to be, along with the regular ministry activities:  nursing homes, jail, homeless shelter, hospitals and our small group praise and worship. 
     The most unusual one was at a funeral I was attending when a lady had a seizure and was in the church entrance. I did not know her, and I asked the ushers if may I pray with her. I asked her if she would like me to pray for her and she said, yes. So I hugged her and started praying and she was very tense. As I prayed and spoke Scriptures over her, the Peace of God filled her and she was completely relaxed and now smiling and the fear was gone. She had a history of brain tumors.

 

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