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Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Minister Jacqui A. Showers

is an Inspirational Life Coach empowering you to become all God envisioned.  





6:30 p.m., July 25-29, Mon-Fri,

Adult Instructor, VBS

House of Prayer & Praise VBS

16520 Wyoming, Detroit 



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Remembering My Nephew     

Trust God! I Don't Understand          


I don't always claim to understand everything about God. This week reigns paramount for me. It has been one

Portia and Lil Lee
Portia Gentry with her son Leon "Lil' Lee" Jr.

of those times when the scripture, "Trust in the Lord and lean not unto your own understanding," has been carrying me through the week.


I was awakened on Sunday with a telephone call from my nephew's wife informing me that the hospital was summoning us to come there. He had experienced cardiac arrest and was minutes from leaving this world. After getting to the hospital not shortly thereafter my beloved nephew, Leon "Lil' Lee" Gentry Jr. made his transition to be with the Lord.


His passing represented more to me than just losing a favorite nephew. My finite understanding could not comprehend why this family. My sister Portia, Lil' Lee's mother and my spiritual mentor, made her transition in 2003 and her daughter preceded her in 1997. This was the sister who remained in the church and brought her children up in the admonishing of the Lord. She was a faith warrior and much of who I am in Christ I owe to her. Her children never stopped attending and supporting the church. Their family was what we considered to be the ideal family...mother, father and children loving each other, playing and praying together. They were rooted in God.


Why? As I stood at the foot of his bed singing to him as he slipped away, I couldn't understand why this family has had to undergo such suffering and death. As I watched his father say good-bye to his last remaining biological son, they adopted one of my nieces as their daughter; I couldn't grasp the reason why.


You see, this was also my family as well. More than any other sibling Portia invited me into her family. I would always thank her for allowing me to share her family and to be a part of her children's lives. There was no jealousy as though I was trying to take her place. In essence, this was my family as well. She even entrusted her family to me prior to her transition and I tried my best to fulfill that covenant promise.


Trusting God means that we trust him in understanding and when we don't understand. It is in those times of not understanding when you have to draw on your faith and your relationship with Him as never before. Some things we may never have complete comprehension as to the reason why. Truly, does God owe us an explanation? For sure we owe Him our trust. In times like these when we can't make sense out of it all and not lean unto our own understanding, but we have to place all our trust in Him.


As I bid my beloved Lil' Lee farewell this week, I'm not claiming to understand. But, I know God's grace is sufficient for me as I abandon my understanding and simply trust Him as my omniscient God.



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Jacqui A. Showers., The Showers Group Ministries




3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2011

Andrews & Hardy Funeral Home

13841 Gratiot Avenue

Detroit MI 48205 


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10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011



11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2011 

Faith Clinic Church of God In Christ

12260 Camden

Detroit MI 48213 



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I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. Psalms 121:1-2 (KJV)


Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Prov 3:5 (KJV)


To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:3 (KJV)


And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Cor 12:9 (KJV)


My tears are my food day and night. People ask me all day long, "Where is your God?" Psalms 42:3 (GW)


Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word. Psalms 56:8-10 (KJV)





I am so perplexed about everything. Yet, I trust You in your infinite wisdom. You are the omniscient God and not one of happenstance, but purpose. With each tear that falls, I am gaining strength because of your grace and mercy. I may never fully comprehend why this family has been plagued with such fatal sickness and disease, but I still trust You. Moving through this process I can't do anything but trust You. For this spirit of heaviness you are clothing me with a garment of praise. As I cry, dance and rejoice my way through, I will not lean to my own understanding, but I will trust You. I love you so much. 




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Who We Are
The Showers Group Ministries' mission is to shower the world with the rich life transforming blessings of the Word of God; thus empowering people to live an abundant victorious passion-driven life in Christ Jesus through the anointing and enabling power of the Holy Spirit.

I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing. Ezekiel 34:26

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Jacqui A. Showers as a speaker, contact The Showers Group Ministries, 313.289.4559 or send your request to

Minister Showers is a member of
House of Prayer & Praise Ministries serving under the leadership of Bishop Steve & Lady Valorie Bennett, 16520 Wyoming, Detroit, Michigan, Phone: 313 340 0230, Where You Experience The Love, And Love The Experience.

The Showers Group Ministries . PO Box 32909 . Detroit MI 48323.0909 . 313.289.4559