Founders of Healing Reign Ministry

 

Diane Smith
Chairman

In the middle of 2007, Travis, my son, weighed 135–140 lbs. down from his usual 185. He had battled a drug and alcohol addiction for ten years and he was at the lowest point that I had ever seen him. I was sure that I was going to have to bury my son in my lifetime. I knew that Travis had asked Christ into his heart at the age of nine years and I felt that I was going to have to be satisfied with seeing him on the other side of this life. When I went to talk to Travis about getting help, I realized that he was not quite ready. I began an extremely passionate prayer of intercession for my son that day.

I continued to pray for him and can say that I have never prayed so passionately before or since. My son’s deliverance from drugs and alcohol consumed me. I knew that I could not fix this, and I also knew that the only one who could fix it was God. I prayed literally everywhere. I prayed when I woke up in the morning and I prayed when I went to bed at night. At work I would get on my knees in the bathroom when I took a break. I prayed going down the road in my car and I prayed when I was grocery shopping. I prayed sitting in the pew at my church, and I prayed at the altar. I had begun to take a picture of Travis to the altar each Sunday. I would lay it on the altar and I would pray. I always prayed basically the same prayer…“Dear Heavenly Father, Let nothing come between You and Your will for my son…Your will be done in Travis’ life no matter what, no matter what You have to do.” I couldn’t remember the last time Travis was happy. One day while I was at the altar with his photo laying photo-side down, I prayed that God would take the desire for the drugs and alcohol away from Travis so that he could live happy in this life. Immediately, the Holy Spirit of God spoke within my spirit and said, “Oh, you want a miracle”. I paused, because I knew that these words that I had just heard did not come from me, but from the Holy Spirit of the Living God of the Universe. I thought, “Dare I ask Him for a miracle?” And then I said, “Yes, I want a miracle, Lord”. God orchestrated the events that happened from then on, and I looked to Him for all of my answers.

Today, Travis is happy and says that he has no desire for the drugs and alcohol.When the journey began in 2007 for Travis, God almost immediately called me into this ministry to help the next addict. God has given me a compassion, an understanding, a drive, a longing and a desire to help them find that road to recovery and to a better, more fulfilling way of living through Jesus Christ. “How will I find them?” I asked my Lord. “Minister to those I put in your path.” He replied. Since then, God has literally put people in my path that are in need of a “life change” because of their addictions.

Ephesians 3:16–19

“I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all of the Lords holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (NIV)

God loves you so much! He wants you to have a life free from the pain of alcohol and drugs. I pray that you will allow us to help you to make that first step of faith.

Love In Christ Jesus,

Diane Smith

Carolyn Sellars
Vice Chairman

After much prayer, God lead me to help begin a ministry for men and women with alcohol or drug addiction.I never knew what it was like to have a loving ‚caring and encouraging father. My father was an alcoholic. My home life was pretty crazy at times. My mother struggled to raise six children. My mother never left my father. There were many times we were afraid to go home. I have in my adult life also struggled with family members with drug and alcohol problems. Drug and alcohol not only destroys the person with the addiction. It effects the whole family.

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

There is hope for you!! You and your loved ones can find this joy and peace! Healing Reign Ministry is a resource to help you take that first step.

Your Friend in Christ,

Carolyn Sellars