God works in mysterious ways........ I never really knew just how mysterious God really does work, until almost a year
ago! This is my story of how I got to here.......... It all began when I was searching for a pen pal to correspond with. I
wrote to many different ladies. One of those ladies that I wrote to was Erma Sossman. Over the next few months we became very
close. We found out that we both had so much in common and have been looking desperately for something or someone to fill
a void in our lives. For me that void was a Mom. My Mom passed away 14 years ago, and I miss her terribly! She has gone to
be with Jesus now and is in no more pain. I know that she is much better off with HIm, than to be here on earth and have to
suffer. But still that didn't keep me from suffering because I loved her so and missed her very much. But then Erma came into
She has truly been heaven sent to me by God!! I have become her daughter as well as she has become my Mom. She has been
such a blessing to me and to my whole family. Even my girls call her Grandma and truly do think of her in this way. It's as
if we have know one another for all of our lives.
I have never felt so close to anyone other than my own family. I didn't know it at the time either, but before any of this
had taken place in either of our lives, Mom had been praying for someone by the name of Patti. The Lord had laid this person
on her heart and she had no idea of who this Patti was or what it was that she was in need of. So you can imagine how surprised
she was to get a letter one day with the name "Patti" on it! Mom told me about how her and Pop had always wanted a daughter....
and now they have one...... me!! I love them both just as if they were my flesh and blood. You see, I was adopted when I was
6 wks old. I never knew who my birth parents were. I was born in Nevada.... Elko Nevada in 1964. The Lord gave me to two wonderful
people. He couldn't of found a better set of parents than the ones he gave me to. They have loved me unconditionally for the
last 38 years!! But there is such a connection there between Erma and I. It's kind of hard to explain, it's just one of those
things that you know was meant to be. This was a work of the Lord, and he knew just exactly what the two of us were missing
in our lives.
As time went by, I have told Mom several times that I want to do something with my life, I want to help others. I know
that there is something that the Lord has for me to do, but I just don't know what it is. Well.... Praise God! Now I do know
what it is! And this is it....... to write about experiences and obstacles that I have over come in my life. I had to go through
many different situations to get to where I am today. Some times God has to let us experience things first hand, kind of a
one on one thing before we can truly understand what it is all about. That is what he has done with me on several occasions,
many times in my life. At that particular point and time when I was going through something, I would ask God why? Why was
this happening to me, to my family? Why are we going through all of this? Each and every time I knew deep in my heart that
there was a reason for it, but then I just didn't know what that reason was. The Lord has brought my family through many different
kinds of trials and tribulations. But now that I can look back on it all, I know that it was a learning experiece for us.
What better way to help someone who is in need, by telling them that you have been there first hand and you know exactly what
it is that they are going through! By going through it yourself, you can totally and completely relate to that situation.
And that is what God has for me to do. To share my life long experience with others and to let them know that there is hope,
and there is always a way out of what ever situation it is that you are in.
Our God is a great and mighty God! He can bring you out of what ever it is that you are going through in your life! Trust
in Him and believe in your heart that Jesus died for you on the cross and shed his precious blood to save us from our sins.
Confess it with you mouth before others. Jesus is no respector of persons, He gave His life freely for all of us. All we have
to do is believe in our hearts, and confess with our mouths that Jesus died to save us from our sins. Try speaking the name
of Jesus when you are going through a difficult situation when it seems like there is just no way out. Call up Jesus for anything
and everything in your life, not just when ever you are in trouble or need something. But at all times! There is no other
love like Jesus's love, it is truly unconditional. We might choose to leave him at times or to turn our back on him. But he
never leaves us, He is always there day or night! Right now I pray that God will bless and touch each and everyone that reads
this today. May God do a powerful and mighty work in your life. Lord touch your people right now. Take away the pain in their
lives whether it be physically, mentally, spiritually, financially just what ever their need maybe Lord. I rebuke the enemy
that is out there Lord trying to destroy your people and trying to over come their lives. The devil knows that his time is
limited and he is on a rampage. I pray Lord that your Holy Spirit will reach out and minister to those now Lord that need
a touch from you today. In Jesus name I pray.....Amen and Amen!!
By: Patti A.