CHN is a network of volunteers from churches throughout the United States of America and throughout the nations. Our mission and passion is to carry on the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ.

APRIL 2018 

“A new commandment I give to you, Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34)

Dear Friend,

Trusting that all is well with you and your loved ones. We are fine here, and looking forward to Springtime. It is almost here!  I am not sure about you, but I really look forward to Springtime after a cold winter. It is so nice to see longer days, sunshine, and color, as trees and flowers blossom.  Everything seems to come alive!

The past couple of years have surely been difficult here in the United States and around the world. It seems as if everyone is walking around with sad or angry expressions!  People are saying whatever comes to their head, not thinking of how much their words can hurt someone. There is so much talk of being politically correct but.... there is no wisdom in what is correct and what is not. We really need an Awakening in our Land, one that will spring forth with Holiness, love of God, and love for fellow man. Common sense, maturity, and level headedness need a rebound to enter our hearts and minds.  We need to teach our children well, to respect authority, to love one another in holiness, and to reach out to the hurting. They only learn by example.  We can talk all we want, but if we do not ourselves do what we tell them to do, they will not pay attention. So it must start with us. We have to think of what kind of a world  the next generations will live in if we ourselves do not do what is right. I pray always for my grandchildren for them to grow up in a world where there is peace and harmony and respect. Hard to see the way things are, but possible with a Mighty move of God and people surrendered to Him. The enemy is always out there, but he is a defeated foe, and God is Greater!

Jesus also tells us “Do not let your hearts be troubled, Trust in God, trust also in Me. (John 14:1) So when things are not to our liking, we are to trust. We trust that He has prepared a place for us, so we also need to trust that He will take care of the things that concern us here on earth. When we look at it, it all comes down to love. Jesus loves us so much that He left His home in heaven, to come down to earth, to live, and to suffer and die. How much more could He ever have done? He did it all!! He gave all! He taught us how to live! He loved everyone, there were no favorites. I believe John wanted to be one, and Jesus was very patient with him, as He is with us.  (Smile) What a Mighty God we serve!!  So, let us think for a moment. Jesus taught us how to live when he was here on earth.  He loved every man, woman, and child just as He does now. He did not love some of the things they did, but He loved the person. He was criticized by others because He ate at their homes!  But this is why He came, it was to save the lost! They knew they were sinners, and yet He ate with Him, they received love from Him, and that changed their lives!  The point I am making is this. If we love only those who love us, only those who are Christian, then how are we making a difference in this world?  Now, I am not saying that we have to develop a lifestyle with sinners, Jesus certainly did not give up His standards by any means. But we do need to be visible, we do need to be an example. We do need to love the sinner, but hate the sin.

Changing the world can start with us. It takes 1 person to make a change in their family, in their neighborhood, at their job, or in school, or anywhere they go. The law of attraction works if we follow correctly. If others see a difference in us, if others see love, and care, and inner peace coming from us, then we have hit the mark! Then we can make that difference that can spread to a whole generation! From there it spreads to others and so on. Can we possibly make this a life changer for those we meet with every day? Can we in simple humility pass on to others the love of Jesus? Can we be the example on a daily basis for what we want to see in our children?  Children copy us, they watch!  We all make mistakes, we all lose it at times, but on the whole, what example are we giving to others?  When we fail, we have to remember that Jesus forgives if we confess our sin and repent.

My children grew up in the 60s and 70s. That was the time of the Charismatic Renewal and love generation.  It was mixed up with a lot of other things, but our family knew where our Hope came from and Jesus and our church was very important to us. The one thing I taught my children both by word and example was to love others as Christ loves them. They saw our church raise boxes of clothing for earthquake victims, we pitched in and did our part. They saw us raise food and kitchen utilities for a family who lost their home in a fire. They came with me with my group the “Teen-Aiders” as we ministered in song at nursing homes. Their children grew up to do the same. Now the next generation has begun and my little 3 year old great grandson went to a nursing home to talk to the residents and they loved him!  We must teach this new generation starting now, no matter what their age. We must be the example, starting right now!  It cannot wait, because then it is too late.

Jesus came to this earth to  teach us how to live. He was and is all about Love. He is “Love.”  We must pray against all this self political correctness. It is not politically incorrect to call sin a sin. It is not politically incorrect to object to what is wrong in the eyes of God. It is not politically incorrect to be bold in our faith in Jesus. We are allowed to speak forth our faith and live for Him. We are allowed to reach out to others in love, we are allowed to be a Godly influence to those around us. Let us rise up and do so

Father, I pray for this reader, that You will give this person holy boldness, that You would fill this persons heart with your thoughts, Your love, and Your encouragement to go forth to be that witness for You to this generation and to the next ones. Amen!

Blessings,

Rev. Barbara A. Yovino, Ph.D.

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