Re-post from Friday, July 5, 2019
June 2019 found some hard working Godly Girlfriends on a three hour road trip to Mineral Wells, Texas. They brought their gloves, hammers, paint brushes, and work clothes to give new life to the kitchen at Addiction Recovery Ministries, at their own expense. Soozy Stone is the executive director of ARM and passionate about about this life transforming ministry. For more insight into this project, read the messages below.
When God birthed the Godly Girlfriends Ministry in October 2013, He made me a promise…”Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” Habakkuk 1:5.
Faith is just that…faith. Not by sight. It’s hard to know some days if a dream is worth it. And then…He swoops in and makes it clear that we ARE making a difference in this world…that He IS doing things in the spirit realm that no eye has seen and no ear has heard. He gives us glimpses of the manifestations as we are obedient to set our feet where He tells us to…yet it’s still hard to perceive. He knows we can only handle glimpses of His glory…so we stand in awe of the small, yet eternal, glimpses He shows us…and we believe…and we know…YES the dream IS worth it!
I received this testimony from Soozy Stone concerning our road trip and restoration project in Mineral Wells last weekend. Do we understand? Not really. But do we trust? Absolutely! Please take a minute to read this word Soozy sent…and be utterly amazed💕
The Godly Girlfriends came to ARMS on June 14 and 15 to do a renovation on the Ted Oliver Learning Center. They had planned and bought supplies. We discussed colors and even the smallest detail was considered. All of the planning started on April 11 when Nathalie texted me about the GGs coming June 14. The ladies showed up and beautifully transformed the kitchen. It wasn’t just restored, it was transformed. They also mowed a huge yard with a broken lawn mower. The carburetor piece fell out in my hand. We stuck it back together and prayed. It worked. They just thought their mission was to transform a kitchen. When they were finished, I felt the anointing of transformation residing in our building. Little did I know what God was doing.
I have been a part of Envision Mineral Wells now for five years. We have gone to Austin twice to meet with our State Representative. One of our big agendas was to find a different type of funding for our downtown and historic community. Many avenues have been attempted but for various reasons, didn’t come to completion. I knew the talks of funding the Baker Hotel had begun again, but being busy with ARMS and my job, I wasn’t really paying attention. But the buzzing about seemed to be a little more energetic. So then the council had an executive session to discuss the Baker on Tuesday of the week that the GGs would be in town. The purchase and restoration of the Baker was announced Tuesday June 20.
I was driving past the Baker today after the fanfare was over. God spoke this to me: “Do you think this just happened because of a meeting? The Godly Girlfriends committed to doing the transformation and released the anointing for transformation over Mineral Wells. That sent in favor and excitement to cause things to be put into motion. It may look like fun and play, but the Godly Girlfriends carry and release my power and anointing that they are so unaware of. They do so much more kingdom business and yet are very humble.”
Mineral Wells will be transformed by the clients coming to ARMS, by the ministers, by God’s glory covering Mineral Wells because Godly Girlfriends worship, serve, and believe in the Most High God, Jesus as Lord, and Holy Spirit.
This is no small group. As Pastor Tony Wofford said, “They are a force to be reckoned with.” Thank you God for allowing me to be a part. Thank you Girlfriends for letting me be a part.
Historic Baker Hotel Mineral Wells, Texas