Tuesday, April 6, 2004
I was looking at a scene
taking place in Africa. There were
boxes of materials sitting around
that Take His Heart had sent to
them, some open and some not.
It was as if they were just starting
to open them. A person was then
holding up an off white sweatshirt
for me to see. It was a sweatshirt
we had sent them with a Take His
Heart advertisement on it. The
man began holding out the
sleeve where they had put their
address in permanent black ink
and bold block letters. They were
sending the shirt back to us because they were very concerned about us losing their
address or forgetting them. At that point in the scene I felt all the deep need and desire of the
people there to get what we were sending out to them. They were very concerned that we
not lose their address or quit sending them things. I felt this need from every person who was
among the boxes. It was serious!
When the Holy Spirit gave me this scene I didn't understand it because we had never
advertised Take His Heart. It didn't make sense to send sweatshirts to Africa as advertisement
for Take His Heart. Without understanding the scene, we moved on but paid special
attention when it came to anything to do with the people of Africa. We realized that we only knew in
People are asking to know more about Take His Heart to the World Ministries and this writing
will give some insight into some of what we do and are faced with. I'm presenting it this way
because I also believe it gives a small picture of following the "things of the spirit" here a little,
and there a little, to bring us into the position and purpose the Lord has for us at any given
window of time. Obedience is usually necessary for a God-given vision to come to pass. The
Lord has told me not to speak when I wanted to and told me to speak when I didn't want to. I
have seen this type of obedience bring a previously given vision to pass. Through our obedience, following line upon line, God has brought Take His Heart to the World Ministries into the midst of this
Years ago we received a word saying that our war is to get the information out. When God
gives something it is always for a purpose and the Africa vision is no exception. Part of coming
to really understand comes from being in the midst of this vision as it continues to speak for
The vision concerning Africa was given in April of 2004. Since then, off and on, God has
dealt with us about advertising. We have always known that we were to advertise what God has
shown us but not Take His Heart in particular. The harlot advertises herself but the bride is
always bringing attention to God and what He is saying and doing. We worked on some things
along this line but finally on November 4, 2005, the Lord said He wanted His word to go around
the world. Understand that we have been sending materials around the world for years but we
had never advertised. I remember years ago when we started to send materials into India our
head elder was shown that the 48% plus figure had started down. This was a real uplifting
moment for us.
Realizing the only way we could advertise around the world was on the Internet, we began
advertising in January but mainly in February and March of 2006 - bringing over 6000 people to
On December 25, 2005, the Lord told us we were to take a giant leap of faith and to stock pile.
We didn't know what the leap of faith was but we began trying to stockpile materials.
On December 27, 2005, I was shown a copier - printer with networking. I began looking for
what I saw as it had certain colors on it. I didn't find one like what I saw but we were now
actively trying to stockpile materials. Because we were shipping packets all the time, we didn't
gain much ground on having a larger supply.
We had been seeking the Lord about the printer I was shown and on March 26, 2006, He gave
us the brand of printer. We looked at that brand and it had the colors I had been shown
bringing confirmation. We were blessed with precise instruction and now came the leap of
faith. Upon possession of the printer we were now able to start to stockpile.
Orders and a Good Report:
While all of this was going on, the orders had increased from the advertising, but we were still
able to stockpile a little. We had, by now, received orders to send boxes and boxes of materials
into India and Africa and even with the bigger capacity printer we were not able to begin to fill all
of them. The cost of shipping was a major constricting factor also.
On April 16, 2006, we received a testimony from Africa from a believing person who was one of
the 48% missing. Someone had given them one of the free salvation books we distribute. Here
was a person that the church had said was saved; she was not, and now she really was! This really
spoke to my heart as I knew if there was one person, there were many more. What a blessing
from obeying the Lord, step by step.
We had an order to supply a pastor's meeting of about a hundred pastors in India with books
and DVDs. Upon seeking the Lord He told us to "ship" and we obeyed, using up our small
stockpile. We have since experienced more orders world
wide and especially Africa. When all of this began the
Lord had shown me that there was a far off land that was
extremely good for farming. It was His way of showing
me there are many believers in far away places who are
wanting to receive His message for this day. What a
blessing to be a part of this end time move of the Lord
and indeed, anyone can take part.
We have standing orders, unfilled to this day, for boxes
and boxes of materials to be sent into Africa to pastors and individuals who have asked to be
able to distribute the materials. We here at Take His Heart are in the midst of the Africa vision
presented at the beginning of this writing. Africa is big by itself, let alone the whole world.
Because of the vision we will not forget Africa as we endeavor to fulfill the Lord's desire for
materials to go out all over the world. Will we ever catch up? The permanent ink in the vision
may have a clue to this. I know the Lord gave the vision to us for His purposes, to encourage
us in the midst of the vastness of what He has laid before us.