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In Honor of Elizabeth Alves

With 82 years of fruitful life, Dr. Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Alves graduated into the arms of Jesus on the morning of July 23rd at her home in Bulverde, Texas. That morning I received a personal phone call telling me the bitter-sweet news.  Beth is fondly known within the God Encounters Ministries sphere as “Grandma of the Prayer Shield.” Over the many years I have known her, Beth served in various capacities in our ministry, both as a Director on the Board and later as an Advisor to the ministry. Her involvement personally touched the lives of every Goll family member. She was [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|

GEM Missions – Emergency Relief

The Revival of Kindness – Where Every Sacrifice Counts When you hear the voice of the Lord, you always tend to think the message is for right then; and it is. And then time slips by and you recall to your mind (see Lamentations ) the words of yesterday and you realize that they carry even greater weight today. So is the case with this short word I am going to deliver to you. It is so true, that I will never forget the morning when the dove of God came gently to me and opened [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|

Watchmen on the Walls – Partnering Together

As in the days of Nehemiah, a trumpet would be sounded and the people would rally to a united cause. My friend, Patricia King, is releasing an alert for crisis intervention through intercession. I am asking God Encounters Ministries to join me in standing in the gap for such a time as this. Please read the following article, watch the video, and prayerfully consider signing up for the hour that changes the world at FireWallUSA.com. Consider partnering with me at the 9:00 AM watch. Remember, In Jesus, we make a geat team, James W, Goll Founder, God Encounters Ministries Build [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|

Hope that Lights Up the Darkness

God is the HOPE that lights up the darkness. In the beginning darkness covered the surface of the deep. God said, "Let there be light." And there was light. Ever since, God has been lighting up the darkness. In fact, darkness is simply the absence of light. The darker the darkness, the brighter the light appears when it comes. In the same way the natural world is filled with hills and valleys. In fact, come to think of it, you cannot have a mountain-top without at least a couple of valleys on each side. The way new mountains rise up is by [...]

By |July 16th, 2020|

Healing for Your Pain and Hope for Your Trauma

Sometimes you may feel so low, you’re not sure you will make it through. But God brings healing for your pain and hope for your trauma. One Bleak Day I Hit Rock Bottom One bleak day, my EQ (Emotional Quotient) was at rock-bottom. I do not remember how many of my kids were home that day, but I felt so overwhelmed that I retreated to the privacy of my bedroom and began to sob uncontrollably. Before long, weeping even harder, I went into my bathroom and shut the door. What I really wanted to do was to crawl into a hole in [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|

A Contagious Hope: Let God Put a Dream in Your Heart

When was the last time you had a God-given dream? It may be time to let God put a dream in your heart again and give you contagious hope. Joseph and His God-Given Dream “God gave me another dream!” seventeen-year-old Joseph exclaimed to his eleven brothers as they gathered in the early morning light before heading out to their day’s tasks. “Let me tell you about it.” The brothers glowered at their youngest brother. Already they disliked him more than ever. “This egotistical kid is getting on my nerves,” muttered Levi. The men shifted restlessly as Joseph told them some farfetched dream [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|
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