Pursuing God's Purpose and Promises For Women
Greetings!

Welcome to Promise Helpers' July 2022 newsletter. Can you believe 2022 is half over and we are getting ready for our Promise Helpers' Fall Retreat? Cooler weather is on the way! Registration is NOW OPEN for Pursuit 10.22: In The Trenches, our theme for Fall Retreat. We hope you are planning on joining us!

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Overview for our July newsletter:
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  • Registration for Pursuit 10.22: In the Trenches
  • Girls Camp, Destination 6.22: No Regrets, Wrap-up
  • Article "Chains" by Karla Maxwell
  • Music Video "My Life Is In Your Hands" by Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin
  • Pursuit 10.22: In the Trenches, Fall 2022 Retreat
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information
Ready... Set... GO Register for Pursuit 10.22: In The Trenches!

For sure, Promise Helpers' retreats rank up there with some of the best retreat weekends you will ever attend. Our retreats are bathed in prayer months in advance, and our Holy Spirit never disappoints and is evident with his presence. Register as soon as you can because we only have 75 seats available. Invite your friends, family, people you meet... they will be blessed and so will you.

The weekend is based on Psalm 144:1, "Praise the Lord, who is my Rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle". We are in a constant spiritual war against the Lord's enemy. As followers of Christ we are said to be in the trenches fighting this battle. During the weekend we will focus on what being in the trenches means and how to fight in the trenches. It will be amazing to see all that the Lord will do during this time. You do not want to miss it!

All meals and lodging are included; we will have incredible praise and worship music, excellent speakers, baptisms, free time to spend with friends, and incredible prayer rooms to spend quiet time with the Lord.

Would you like to be blessed even more? We always have ladies in need of scholarships to attend. If you would like to be a part of blessing someone's life by contributing to our Retreat Scholarship fund, click the "Scholarship" link below and you will be directed to our PayPal account.

September 30th - October 2nd, 2022
Glen Lake Retreat Center, Glen Rose TX
$135 includes all meals and lodging
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Our girls' camp, Destination 6.22: No Regrets, was a wonderful success!

We had 17 girls attend and 17 adults there to make them feel loved and to teach them and fellowship with them. We talked about not having regrets for things we've done as well as not having them for things we didn't do but wish we had done.

The girls learned how God forgives and gives us a clean slate. They also learned how He can help us not do things in the future that we'll come to regret. And how He will give us strength to do those hard things that we know we should do...but we're fearful of doing.
Thank you for praying for this retreat! Now start praying for the one coming next June!!

Chains
by Karla Maxwell
I have been thinking about chains lately. Not real chains, but chains from a biblical perspective; the chains that “bind us” from being the person the Lord wants us to be. There are praise and worship songs about these chains… songs that sing of breaking every chain, Jesus as the Chain Breaker, or chains being gone allowing us to be set free; I am sure there are many others.

That all sounds fantastic! The Lord truly is the Chain Breaker/Miracle Worker/Promise Keeper, and chains are broken every day. But let’s look at chains from a different angle. Perhaps we have been praying and praying for a chain to be broken, sometimes for months or years. What if that chain was actually broken long ago but we keep holding on to it thinking we are still bound, when in reality all we need to simply do is open our spiritual hands and let the chain go? Perhaps we have become so comfortable with a chain that it has become part of our life, making us hesitant to let it go completely? Do you have a chain you could be holding on to? An addiction or bad habit? Resentment towards someone? A health concern?

Another concept about chains is that sometimes we hold chains that do not even belong to us. We pick up or take hold of others chains thinking we are helping that person, when we are actually binding ourselves with their chain. We get wrapped up, tangled up in someone else’s mess, which it is fine to try to help someone, but it is not okay to become so involved that it becomes our “mission”, causing us to lose sight of what the Lord wants. There is a fine line of balance and boundaries we must pay attention to when helping others. 

When the Lord created man, He never intended us to be bound by anything. He did not even bind us to obey him; He gave us a free will. He wanted us to be free; free to worship him, free from sickness and disease, free from all the bitterness and anger we now experience in the world today. But the enemy does not want us to be free, and as long as we are on this earth the enemy is working to keep us in bondage, imprisoned. The biggest chain he uses is the chain of Fear. It is a small one-syllable word, yet it evokes a multitude of reactions and creates chaos. Fear is the driving force of chains not being broken or broken chains being held on to. With that being said, if you are still holding on to a broken chain, that sinister Chain of Fear needs to be dealt with, which means… you are still bound, at least to one chain. It is a vicious cycle. I dare say without a doubt, the majority of Christians have an underlying spiritual Chain of Fear, just as the enemy intended. 

If you have been around Promise Helpers any length of time, you know the spiritual weapons we have access to to break these chains, even the biggie- Fear. Fear is big, but our God is bigger; no, He is biggest. Nothing can stand in our way when we call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Whatever chain that has you bound, whatever chain you are holding on to, whatever the enemy throws at you, you can find peace and rest in the Lord.

It is ironic to think the Creator of man, the King of Kings WANTS US-- we who have turned and sinned against him-- wants us to be FREE from bondage. Yet his enemy who has nothing to do with our existence but only seeks to steal, kill, or destroy us, wants us under his authority and in bondage.

Our Heavenly Father gave us authority to stand against his enemy and the ability to defeat the enemy, and yet, not all Christians know how to use this authority. It is vital Christ Followers use this authority, especially this day and time. Our time on earth is short, shorter than it has ever been. Satan is in full blown attack mode hitting the world from every angle. Do you know how to use the God-given authority to fight Satan and how to break the chains that bind you and completely let them go? If not, dig into the Word of God and ask our Holy Spirit to show you and help you. He is the greatest Teacher on earth. Our fall retreat is also an awesome place to learn. We have spirit-led speakers of the Truth at every retreat, so I encourage you to register today! Blessings to you.

To God be the Glory
Music Video "My Life Is In Your Hands"
by Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin

Recorded at the largest prison event in US history.
Men bound by fences but not bound by "chains"
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Promise Helpers is a non-profit Christian ministry for women that seeks to help women experience the fullness of God’s purpose and promises for them. Our desire is to bring women to a place of personal wholeness so they can bring wholeness to their marriages, homes, families and communities. Promise Helpers is women ministering to women, reminding one another of the promises of God and encouraging one another to implement those promises into their daily lives. The foundation of Promise Helpers is prayer, for apart from Jesus Christ we can do nothing.