Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #309. Today we are reading chapter 39 of the novel “I Know What Prayer Can Do” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
Kelli and Justin arrived safely. The operation was a success. Being that Justin was to be seen by the doctor for his initial follow-up care two weeks later, they spent one extra week with Aubrey and the second week with Jennifer.
On their first Friday together, Aubrey, Jennifer, and Kelli had dinner at their old stomping ground—Cherry Blossom Cafe. They got on Skype with Simone. The girls laughed and giggled and shed tears of joy as they reminisced on the past and shared future plans.
“I’m going to begin an outreach like the Restoration Reset Ministry,” Kelli said. “Mine will focus on prayer and we’ll reach out to females in the military—married as well as unmarried. It can get lonely at times, especially when your husband’s out in the field for long periods of time, and not to mention the stress that comes with being a soldier’s wife.”
“You all already know my future plans,” Simone said. “I’ll be learning the language of the Nomatsiguenga people along with Kelvin. Once our six months is up, we’ll return to the States for about a year or less, then we’ll return to Peru. Aubrey, I’ve been thinking, maybe the ladies of the Restoration Reset Ministry wouldn’t mind putting together care boxes to send to the people here.”
“We’d love to,” Aubrey said. “Just send me a list of things you need and the quantity and we’ll take care of everything. And whatever we can help you and Kelvin with personally, please let us know.”
“If you all recall,” Jennifer said when it was her turn to share her future plans, “when we first placed our fleece, so to speak, before God claiming the verse, ‘Ask, and ye shall receive; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you,’ I asked God for a quiet life. That was my request because during that time I had fallen into Mr. Francia’s trap. Thank God that’s behind me now. Anyway, I believe a life of peace is ahead. I’ll be finishing off my studies by December.”
“And?” Aubrey said.
Jennifer looked at her puzzled; she then smiled as Aubrey said another “And?”
“And . . . Brad and I will be getting married six months from today. We set it for six months because we want Simone to be a part of the wedding party.”
“Whoo-whee!” Simone said. “This is one wedding I cannot miss. I am so happy for you.”
After the excitement died down, Aubrey spoke. “Well, my plans are to continue to minister to the ladies through the Restoration Reset Ministry and to focus on the Interior Design Business.”
“What about children? How many do you plan on having? I’m dying to be a godmother,” Simone said to Aubrey.
“I’m letting nature take its course,” Aubrey said.
“Tell Quintin to try harder,” Simone said.
“Tell him, time is of the essence,” Kelli added.
The girls all laughed.
“We should be flying out to Saudi Arabia to pick up our adopted daughter, Habiba al-Ahmet, the beginning of November; she should be here for Thanksgiving,” Aubrey said. “She’ll be two years old by the time we pick her up, so we’ll have a little one running around soon. I can’t wait. So for the immediate future, I’ll be adjusting to motherhood.”
“And we’ll be adjusting to being godmothers,” Simone said. “Don’t forget to send me some pictures of her.”
The girls chatted far into the night.
The following Friday, Aubrey, with the help of Mother Jamison and Mariadas, put together a send-off party for Kelli and Justin. Guests included: Romina Francia and Luis, Roger and his parents, Alphonse and his fiancee, Jennifer and Brad, and Mariadas. Simone and Kelvin joined them via Skype. The friends had a wonderful time of prayer and fellowship around the Word of God.
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Things fell in place for Quintin and Aubrey to have a successful trip to Saudi Arabia. They returned in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.
“We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving,” Quintin said as they gathered around the Thanksgiving dinner table. “We’re happy to announce the newest addition to our family: Habiba al-Ahmet Rodney. She lost both her parents during a village raid against Christians. She was asleep so the raiders overlooked her. A friend was checking in on the family after the raid when they heard her crying. She took Habiba home with her. My wife fell in love with her and wanted to adopt her, and she’s now ours.”
“And a lovely first grand-baby,” Mother Jamison said giving her grand-baby, who was sitting on her lap, a hug.
The family spent a quiet four weeks leading up to Christmas. As they gathered around the Christmas dinner table with family and friends, Quintin made an important announcement:
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that my wife is with child.”
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The Lord blessed Mother Jamison to spend six more years with her daughter and son-in-law and three grand-children. Her last words to her daughter were: “If you can’t remember anything that I have taught you since you have been born, remember how I taught you by example that no matter what is happening in life, you should pray without ceasing.”
Mother Jamison gave her house to Mariadas Carmen and her family as soon as their paperwork cleared immigration.
In addition to Habiba al-Ahmet, the Lord blessed Quintin and Aubrey with two more children: Quindessa Cressida and Quintin James Rodney Jr. God continued to use Quintin and Aubrey to be a shining light and a source of encouragement, hope, and salvation in the lives of many because they carried on what Aubrey’s mother taught them: There is power in prayer. “Ask, and ye shall receive; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
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Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:
1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
May God bless you until next time.