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Discovering Your Assignment from God - Patti's Story of Building a Christian Library

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Weekend Roundup Aug 27 2021

We confess: Lord, You have placed within me a hunger for truth (2 Thess. 2:10). The truth sets me free (Jn. 8:32).  I fear God, love truth, and hate dishonest gain (Ex. 18:21). I will lead in the area God has assigned me to.

What is your assignment in this battle? Are you active in it? It is only as the Church of Jesus Christ rises up and each one of us does what God is asking us to do that there is any hope for restoration in our nation and our world. Following I am providing 1) an update on world events, as well as 2) examples of people rising up to do what God has called them to do to release Christ to our world. Do you know what God has assigned you to do and are you doing it? We need every hand on deck. We need you active in releasing Christ into our nation and our world!

One of my assignments is to be a teacher who shares life-giving truths, which I do below.

We have been waiting for God to pour out and He has been waiting for the Church to rise up.

Patti's inspirational story...

To inspire you to honor the passion God has put in your heart, I am going to share with you a story from my wife, Patti. It is how shock and grief created a passion which is now blessing hundreds of families in Western New York. Here it is in Patti's own words. 

Way back in the mid-1980’s, trips to the local public library were a regular part of homeschooling our elementary-age children. Being a naïve, trusting person, I thought it was safe to let my children read any book they chose from their age and reading-level sections. That belief was shattered when 8-year-old Chari asked me a question about male adolescent biology which had been discussed in a book she was reading by Judy Blume. That day the Lord placed in my heart a dream to create a library where childhood innocence would be protected and parents could safely allow their children to read any book they chose.

I began building libraries for the churches we attended and even set apart a space in our garage where homeschoolers could find materials that supported their beliefs. Finally, 20 years after the Lord gave me the vision, He provided the finances and facility to open The Love Story Christian Family Library and Homeschool Resource Center.

My children were already grown and my grandchildren moved to another state, so the vision was not just for my family. It was hard for me to leave “my” library when we moved to Florida, but the Lord sent two wonderful women to take it over who shared my passion for books and homeschooling. Because of their efforts, the library was prepared to be a lighthouse in western New York for such a time as this. The Love Story Library has become the resource people in the area turn to when they know they can no longer send their children to the public school, whether because of vaccine mandates, CRT, LGBT or any of the other forces that are making public school unsafe for God’s most vulnerable children.

Homeschooling was the single most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life. If the Lord is stirring up your heart against the indoctrination your children are receiving in their schools and planting a desire to homeschool in your heart, don’t be afraid to follow His leading! You may not have anything like The Love Story in your community, but there are resources available to help you.

Home school resources recommended by our experts

  • HSLDA - www.hslda.org  - resources, legal help. As soon as you make the decision to homeschool, you should join HSLDA. They have a wealth of resources and, if you are a member, they will help you with any legal issues you face or hassles your school may try to throw at you.
  • Homeschool laws by state - https://hslda.org/legal/ - part of HSLDA’s website
  • The HomeScholar (Lee Binz) - https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/ - helping parents homeschool middle school and high school
  • Rainbow Resources - https://www.rainbowresource.com/ - catalog of over 50,000 educational resources

Curriculum providers

(This is not an exhaustive list.)

Mark's reflections

Patti's pain now nurtures hundreds of families in Western New York. My greatest pain was that no one could teach me how to hear God's voice. Overcoming that pain has resulted in me co-authoring with Patti over 60 books, building Christian Leadership University with over 100 courses where the voice of God is in the center of each course and in each week's assignment, and CLU School of the Spirit. Over 60 people have written books including the four keys to hearing God's voice and over a million have learned to hear God's voice through the army that is spreading this message. The four keys to hearing God's voice have been freely translated into 55 languages.

Did Patti and I know that acting on a solution from God that resolved the thing that upset us the most was going to turn into a ministry that blessed multitudes? NO! We simply walked in obedience, building what we saw needed to be built.

What troubles you the most? It is likely your assignment from God to fix. Will it take years? Probably, but you will be the same number of years older whether you embrace God's commission or don't, so why not build something that fixes some problem? Check out this blog for help in discerning your passion and call from God.

Be strengthened in the fight

If you are decimated by the news surrounding you, then turn it off and do what David did, go strengthen yourself in the Lord.

Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God (1 Sam. 30:6).

Folks, today is our day to do the same thing!

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages | Retail: $16.99

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?


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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice (hard cover)

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages

40% off the suggested retail price!

For the first time EVER! Hardcover copies of 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. This is a magnificent, beautiful gift to give for any occasion. Retailing at $24.95, you can purchase it through our website at only $15.00! Bless people with the gift of spiritual intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ. Get a souvenir copy for yourself. Only 600 copies produced, so order while supplies last!

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Dialogue with God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 296 Pages

This top seller for 30 years from Bridge Logos provides a narrative, right-brain presentation of the principles of how to hear God's voice. Especially enjoyable for personal use, it makes a great gift for introducing a loved one to the voice of God. This book teaches the four keys to hearing God's voice in readable style, and also devotes two entire chapters to moving samples of people's journaling (i.e. their two-way dialogue with God).

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Hear God's Voice Guaranteed Package

Hear God's Voice Guaranteed Package

9 Books, 10 CDs, 10 DVDs at a $30+ savings

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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How to Hear God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 317 Pages

We recommend that you order the newest revision of this book titled 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. It includes 95% of the content of How to Hear God's Voice but is reorganized so it fits perfectly with the 10 DVDs on this subject by Mark Virkler. In addition, it gets you started using the four keys earlier in the book and gives you more journaling samples and exercises. Since we have removed the large margins, it is a smaller and less expensive book.

Price: $19.95

Prayers That Heal the Heart - Revised & Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 320 Pages

Prayer counseling that breaks every yoke! Everything you need to experience deep healing of your soul and spirit.

Did you know that you don’t need to be continually plagued by negative thoughts, feelings, pictures or memories?

It is not part of the "human condition" to feel the constant nagging of doubt, insecurity, or anger. No matter what sin you are trying to overcome, what lie you think you’ll always believe, or what traumas your heart has suffered in the past, you will receive total freedom and restoration by praying these prayers in faith. 

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Counseled by God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 146 Pages

Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within your heart, rather than simply with the words of man?

Price: $9.95
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Hear God Through Your Dreams Workbook

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 92 Pages

A new book has just been released that accompanies this workbook: Click here for Hearing God Through Your Dreams by Charity Kayembe and Mark Virkler (featured on Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural", with almost a million views just on YouTube).


Do you often wake up feeling there was a significant message in your dream, but you’re just not sure what it is? Like Daniel and Joseph, do you long to be able to help others understand their own dreams and win them to Christ as you explain His night messages to them? Wouldn't it be nice if you could receive mid-course corrections from the Lord while you sleep? Do you wish you could be receiving divine inspiration, creative solutions to problems, and direction from the Lord during that third of your life that you’re “just” sleeping?

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Hearing God Through Your Dreams

by Mark Virkler and Charity Virkler Kayembe | 292 Pages

Learn How to Hear God’s Voice, Even When You Are Sleeping

It is always fun to be on the winning team. Well look what God has done with Charity's new dreams teaching. It has taken off like a rocket with a live TV interview on Cornerstone Network and her Sid Roth interview which has almost a million views on YouTube!

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Everyday Angels

by Charity Virkler Kayembe and Joe Brock 289 Pages

You can partner with Heaven’s angelic hosts!

Do you have guardian angels? Does God want you to know them? Find out what Scripture reveals and how YOU can interact with the company of Heaven!

The supernatural realm permeates our natural world! Therefore, experiencing angels should be an everyday occurrence–we simply need to open our spiritual eyes to their reality and role in our lives.

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