As Jeanne and I are entering the twentieth year of beginning this ministry, your prayers and gifts are making a tremendous difference in the lives of those who listen to Word of Power teachings.
Who are the listeners? Just to name a few of you who write in and give us testimonies, there are pastors, teachers, financial planners, fathers, mothers, executives, motivational speakers, mechanics, plumbers, truck drivers, writers, those who have held and run for political office, college students preparing for their calling, chefs, restaurant managers, doctors, office workers, computer programmers, managers, painters, singles, couples, aviators, inmates, bankers, music ministers, lawyers, and many others from all walks of life.
Many listen on a daily basis and get God’s fresh word every day. Countless numbers of you have mentioned that Jeanne hears from God and communicates His heart in what is clearly divine timing and power for your life. She is gifted in organizing His Word in a clear, concise, and effective way to provide guidance. Her gifts are evident in the teachings. Our vision is to see people walk in God’s ways with power as they receive guidance.
I met Jeanne in 1969 when she and her mother came into the tiny grocery store on Main Street in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Afterwards, her mom said in the car on the way home, “Now there is a nice boy you could date.” Well, it was prophetic in nature. I started dating Jeanne in 1972 and I would often pick her up at the church where she was volunteering, writing newsletters, and doing other activities for the youth group on weekend nights! Not much has changed over the years!
Jeanne is organizationally gifted and has always been able to produce an incredible amount of work and ministry. I say that to show you how, with her efforts, we are able to operate the ministry on a small budget. We received $112,552 in the most recent fiscal year of Alcott Ministries. With that, we published and broadcast the Gospel to millions of people and responded to each giver and prayer requests personally.
Jeanne’s salary is $1,000 per month and I volunteer time after my full-time company job, and we have approximately ten hours a week of part-time help plus some additional contract help. So rest assured your giving is well spent. That is a great investment in the Gospel and you are being a good steward making sure you get the most impact for your giving dollars. God bless you as you obey God’s voice in your giving. May He multiply it to you, pressed down, shaken together, and running over (Luke 6:38)!
We are going to talk about what you can do when you have been put on hold. You have been waiting for something and it seems nothing is happening. As far as you’re concerned, it’s time. But something is holding back your progress or your answer. So what can you do when you can’t seem to receive what you desire or go where you want to go? What you do will affect the outcome of that “holding time.” So find out what critical things are going on when you're on hold so you walk into all that God is doing in your behalf.
I. Refuse To Be Heartsick!
II. Learn Greater Trust!
III. Keep Your Reservation!
IV. Do Your Homework!
V. Stay Connected!