Packing and changing directions in mid sentence of your life, always seems to be a 12-course program. There are always so many emotions to deal with, either of your own or the strange ones of other people. This process of deleting, gaining, understanding, hoping again, dreaming again, is all worth it.
After looking through 14 years of ministry through old files, pictures, testimonies, relationships that have come and gone, you just have to truly praise God. None of it was possible unless He graced us to do it. I said to my husband, that we may not have done everything right, but it was righteous.
LTA Productions traveled the nation bringing such things as concerts and plays and eventually birth out of itself, Ladies Night Out, Inc., which poured not only money, but healing into the Stark, Pickaway and Ross County Region. From LNO came New Wine International Fellowship Church, which was ‘given’ to us by God. No lease, no contract, just pure love. From New Wine International was birthed The Christian Women’s Network TV which evangelizes around the world. Man, when I look at the essence of the Appling’s assignment for this region, I am overwhelmed and grateful. Now, it is over. Many lives later, it has evolved into something else. What at this time, I don’t really know, but I am not afraid to find out. I am excited about this new direction. There is a hope in me that is unquenchable. I run into this race, refreshed, hopeful and grateful. There is a new land that God wants us to go to and by faith; we are putting our face as flint to move towards the promises of God. Everyone may not understand, and that is ok. In the next 3 weeks of transition, we are praying for the greatest move of God to manifest in Canton/ Massillon Ohio. God’s hand is here with His people. There’s a lot more to share, but, it’s best to just say “We love you! We appreciate you! And thank you for being part of our story in this region. The Best Is Yet To Come! Are latter is already Greater than our Former!” …Pastor Lynnette Appling
When God is telling you to do something, don’t be delayed or hesitate because of the circumstances surrounding the instruction. You miss the opportunity to be trustworthy because of your fear of success. Move! And Move Again! Until God is satisfied with the results of your obedient timing.
I have noticed in the last 14 years of ministry that the criticism of how one does something usually comes from the ones who never stepped out of the boat. My face is towards God. My focus is synced with His heart. I realized that it is only storming because He stepped into my faith moment to produce results. So no need to be scared of the storm. The storm is there for me……