Galations 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Call to Give

Two months ago,  I entered a year-long internship run by my home church, Glad Tidings, which places me in full-time ministry work. I am training to become a missionary. I’m also finishing my last year in  bible school with Berean School of The Bible and in the internship we will be doing multitudes of tasks from office work, to working physical labor to praying for people and ministering to them by youth group and taking people out to lunch and coffee and connecting with them.

My dream is to help women in extremely impoverished countries.  My goal is to partner with others to help create sustainable economies, build water wells, schools, and bring support to their churches. I firmly believe that the Church is here to feed the needs of the mind, body and soul.  I want to be able to train others to teach women the skills to bring funding into their community.  I don’t want to bring an American Ideal of capitalism into a foreign country, but rather reach people through their own culture and language.  My dream is big, and for me to succeed in this effort I will need your help. I need your help to meet my own personal needs, and to raise funds for next year’s missions trip to Africa.

There are many things I am in need for like money for food, clothing and other finances that I need for daily life and ministry.

Here’s how you can give:

Purchase at My friend, Denise Barnwell is an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay, the #1 skin care and cosmetics brand.  Denise provides great customer service, including FREE shipping. Denise is donating 25% of every order to support my ministry.  First, register on the website.  Then you will be able to order online 24/7.  When you check out, just type “for Lisa Holcomb” in the Comments box.

The Holidays are coming up soon.  It would be a wonderful time to be a blessing to others by purchasing gifts and knowing that a portion of your purpose is furthering the Kingdom of God. If you would like to donate:

Cash Donations to Glad Tidings Church

Tax-deductible donations can be made by check, money order or credit card. An accounting of all funds will be available, and your donation is tax deductible. (You can also write check directly to Lisa Holcomb, however, it will not be tax deductible.)

Make check or money order payable to:  Glad Tidings Church
In the memo on your check, please write, “Internship Program: Lisa Holcomb”.
Donate online: Go to
Note about designation “Internship Program: Lisa Holcomb”.

Mail donations – and words of encouragement to:
Lisa Holcomb
c/o Glad Tidings Church
1280 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST . . . Help spread the word.  No amount of support is too little. Even if you’re not able to help right now, someone you know may be willing and able.  Please share this email and become a follower  on my Blogger Ministry page: .

What IS Ministry?

Hey there everyone. Wondering where I've been and why the blog has been so scant? Be assured in knowing that I have been interning, going to school, working hands on in ministry. It is work. Ministry. Is. Work. I think there is a huge misconception to what working 'in ministry' looks like. It's not just office work and sitting in a service. It's about logistics, time, sweat, paper, people, Jesus,  more people, cleaning, Jesus...see where I'm going with this? Ministry does not end when the last person leaves the sanctuary and you get to go to sleep. It is more than just being 'on call' like a doctor.

Ministry much more. It's job, its disappointment, its sadness when people fall from a huge height, it's excitement when people get back up after that fall. Ministry is waking up early to get a taste of the Lords presence and realizing that hour was just the beginning to getting a glimpse of His Glory. Ministry is working beyond fatigue, and still having that energy to do more when that person gets a breakthrough. Ministry is being image that Jesus was and pointing others in that same direction. It's being a person of integrity, character. It's a hard tightrope of being a minster to others and a family member to your wife, husband, children, ect. It's waking up in the middle of the night to pray for a teen who doesn't know how to handle the pressures of their household. It's just being quiet and listening to that mother who is at her last end because of her children. Ministry is having your focus be that ONE in the sanctuary to get a clearer picture of who Jesus is and WANTING that for themselves. 

Ministry is seeing that reality of Jesus flash in someones eyes who recently was so stuck in their own stuff of life that they missed the point for so long. Ministry is cleaning, it's filing, it's listening, it's worshiping, it's falling in love with Jesus.

By the way.

We are all called to be ministers.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Being constantly broken before the Lord

God requires a perfect heart from those who follow him. David Wilkerson says a perfect heart is not what the world deems as perfect. The LORD says a perfect heart is a broken one before him. King David has been deemed as a "man after God's own heart." and he came to the Lord with a perfect heart. As we know-Dave was not exactly Dad of the Decade. He had an affair, murdered someone, his own family...well you thought Jerry Springer was intense....
David was an imperfect man with a perfect heart: he was willing to be broken over and over again.

A few days ago I was praying for God to break down the walls in my heart and named them for what they were. In those walls I saw different bricks and what those issues were. With the hands of Jesus over mine, I saw those walls come down.

The cry of my heart is that you have a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus. How  much farther will you get with your relationship  if you ask for his help to push down those walls of things that stop you?
Maybe you need to put the bricks & mortar down first. 

We build some of the very walls we feel hinder us.

Only with the power of God and His grace and mercy will you experience freedom.

In Romans 8:4 (AMP) it says that  God condemned sin in the flesh (subdued, overcame, deprived it) of all its power according to those who ACCEPT the sacrifice.

Accept the sacrifice, accept the help of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Jesus, our Paraclete our helper, our Lord)  to push those walls down.