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.

MAY 2016

“Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” (Jeremiah 32:17)

Dear Friend,

Trusting that all is well with you and your loved ones. We are fine, and thanking God for all that He is doing. Recently we partnered with Evangelist John Ramirez Ministry, and we are receiving hundreds of calls every week from people who have been touched by his ministry. Calls come from those who need to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, for those who need miracles in their lives, and from those who are at the end of their rope crying out to God for help. We have received calls from people who are considering suicide, and this is their last lifeline to have hope. If you are a partner with our ministry, thank you so much! Your financial offering keeps our 8 prayer lines open, pays the phone and Internet bills, pays for our monthly mailings, (envelopes, printing, stamps) and supplies. We have 50 volunteers who give of their time to minister to callers. All of us do this as unto the Lord, there are no paychecks. However, God does bless us in so many ways. We have volunteers who are in their 90s now, and in good health. God has a special reward that he gives to all who serve Him. Partners receive the same reward from our Heavenly Father, because without the finances, the work cannot go forward. God blesses all in a mighty way!

There is absolutely nothing too hard for our God! He loves us with an everlasting love, and His thoughts for us are for good. When we think of His Majesty, it is difficult not to cry from the magnitude of it. He is our Creator! He knows your name, He knows my name! He had all of us on His mind from the beginning of time! When He created us, He created us to all look different, to all have different talents and skills. He must have had so much fun doing this! He chose our parents, and the timing of our birth. No one is here by accident! Every life is important to Him in the processes of life. We all have a purpose, and our purpose is to know Him, love Him and serve Him in this life, and then someday meet Him in heaven and live with Him forever. Most of us at some point in our life thought we knew it all and went in different directions. But somehow, through His mercy, He has brought us back to Himself. Praise Him! There is not one life that is overlooked by Him or rejected by Him. It is us who reject Him, and when that happens, since He is as the Bible says, a Jealous God, He will do all to get us back. Thank You Jesus!

Do you ever feel as if you are at a standstill in your life? A time when nothing seems to happen, and nothing changes the way you thought it would? I think we all go through those times, and during them it is so easy to lose heart. We wonder if things will ever change, or if God will break through that situation and bring about victory. It can get discouraging, and sometimes we can feel as if we just need to give up! However, I have good news for you! It can be, at just that time, when we firmly give up and tell God, “Ok, have Your way!” that suddenly He shows up, and suddenly the sun is shining, suddenly, there is a breakthrough! These “suddenlies” are just so awesome! We can go from deep, dark, despair, to heights of glory, overwhelmed by the Goodness of God, overwhelmed that He would break through for us in such a way that we thought was impossible! I have seen that so many times in my own life, and because of how those situations came to a close, I now keep praising Him for everything, including the trials! I can see how certain things had to happen in my life in order for me to grow in Him. I can see His everlasting love pouring out into every circumstance of my life. He is just so Faithful!

For an example, if you are a parent, think of situations you have had with your children when you saw that perhaps they were going the wrong way, and with love, you had to set rules and discipline them. What would happen to them if you just let them do their own thing? If they listened to you, they would most likely be fine. But, if they rebelled and stayed in their situation, they probably had to learn a hard lesson.

A parents’ love for their children is like no other. There is that bond that lasts a lifetime, and as any mother who will vouch for this, a mother will turn into a fierce lion if someone hurts her kids! We have Jesus, the Messiah, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who loves each one of us in such a powerful way that He ROARS if one of His children is in danger of losing their soul. He ROARS if his child is on the road to destruction! When He ROARS satan has to flee! Demons have to go! He then assigns angels to watch over us, Holy Spirit comes and gives us wisdom and clarity, and suddenly the sun is shining, suddenly we see the truth and God’s love permeates us and life has meaning, and things change. And God welcomes us back. Praise Him!

“For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end. While it is said: ‘Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” (Hebrews 3:14)

Let us be steadfast till the end! Let us see each trial as a way of growth in our Christian walk. Let us know without a doubt that God will see us through those trials. Let us praise Him as we walk steadfast in His love and care, and know that His thoughts for us are good, and that in Him, we are overcomers.

Father, in Jesus Name, I lift this reader up to You and ask for You to see this person through any situation he or she is facing. Father, in Your love for this person, give him or her peace, and joy, knowing that You will meet any need that is there. Thank You for Your love Father! Amen!

Rev. Barbara A. Yovino, Ph.D.