Hi Gerri and Roger,
It’s always so good to get your newsletters and hear how you are. I think of you often and am so appreciative of your help a few years ago. It was life changing. I had no idea of the great trials and betrayals I’d face this past year, but I have been able to withstand them and work thru them and thanks be to God not feel the bitterness and anger I would have had I not had that time with you. It’s not been easy but we are still standing and God is blessing us in many reassuring ways. I hope you’re are both healthy and happy.
Love and blessings.
WC – Knoxville, TN
Dear Mama G:
You’re a gift to be celebrated today. Happy Birthday. You have been such a wonderful influence in my life since my dearest friend introduced us in 2009. My time in your home in June 2009 was life changing. Both you and Papa assisted in my freedom from strongholds in my life and I am not the same woman. Thank you for your role in bringing me to Jesus’ abundant life.
I love you.
Thank you for sharing your love filled journey with Father, Jesus and The Holy Spirit with me. This is so amazingly beautiful! Thank you for walking this part of the journey with me and loving me and encouraging me. Gerri, this is what I have searched so hard for, for so many years. The religiousness I have walked in for so many years always had what you call a hook on it. It was always performance based and I always came up very short! Always!
What I am experiencing now is that Father is so loving and gentle. He woos me with His love. Incredibly awesome!! Isn’t it so incredible to finally and actually start living the life that Father intended? Yippee! Thank you so much for answering Father’s leading for you and Roger to come into my life and bless the socks off me! Again thank you for your love!
Blessings by the bucket full,
I was raised in the Baptist Church and went to church all my life. At age 17 my earthly father died suddenly. My dad was a very big part of my life and we were together most all the time. Shortly after his death, I moved out on my own and was approached by Mormon Missionaries and became a Mormon going to the temple and all, but I still felt like there had to be more to the God stuff than I could find. I read the Bible and did what I thought was praying but still the hole remained. Fast forward with me two husbands and 10 children later. My physical body has a lot of problems I was still looking for something to fill my hole. I tried food and got up to almost 600 lbs. When my second husband left me my kids and I were crushed. I went in to depression still searching for that fix for my hole.
This summer my son-in-law gave me a book titled Fresh Air by Chris Hodges. As I read it, it changed my world and my life. I finally found out about having a real relationship with God more than just going through the motions. At this point I sought God for even more and He connected me with a friend’s grandparents, Gerri and Roger Taylor, and Places in The Father’s Heart Ministries.
Gerri has shared with me how to let God become my Father and my life is being made totally made new. As I learned about our four basic love needs and how to let Father meet those needs like only He can, I have found what was missing in my life all along. I was filled with love hunger and I had a death wish in my life from the womb. All the e-books available at the website have been awesome and I am now receiving my healing.
As I receive, I am able to give out and share with my family and others about Father’s love. I feel like all I had in the past was a form of religion with all the do’s and don’ts. Now I truly know God as my loving Father and I can’t get enough of being in His presence. He has truly changed my life and the lives of my children. I will be forever grateful to Places in the Father’s Heart Ministries and the Taylors. Please read the e-books and the blog articles. They are life changing and once you experience God not as God up there somewhere but truly as your Father and life the way He wants it to be, you will be forever changed too.
Please pray for this work and if Father leads you, support this work. They are doing this strictly out of love for Father. I pray that this will help someone and bring glory to my Father. Will you let Him be your Father?
Dear Gerri and Roger:
I began reading Glory Stories last night and once I started reading, I COULDN’T STOP! Incredible stuff, surprising stuff and then miraculous stuff. Loved the story of Roger’s ‘angels’ who appeared out of no where to fish him out of the cold river and then NO ONE else saw them and they were gone. I laughed and cried my way through. The brutal honesty of the book is beautiful. No doubt, it has helped countless people. Thanks so much for sharing it.
March 16, 2013
Roger and Gerri:
Thank you so much for helping me get un-stuck! Thank you for showing me how to avoid making wrong and unhealthy choices. The golden nuggets of truth you shared with me have been re-visited a few times lately and have helped me to avoid camping out in the territory of the enemy. PTL for that!
Most of all, I learned that God can change a ‘messy’ person and a ‘messy’ life into something beautiful for Him! I am a legitimate daughter of the most High God! In Him and
I received my “Invitation To Intimacy” and I am so blessed by listening to it. It is so beautiful and so peaceful. I have been entering that Secret Place with Father and when I listen to your CD’s it doesn’t take long and I am there with Him in the garden. Thank you for sharing your intimate moments with Father. All who listen are blessed I am sure.
I have been a born-again Christian for 33 years as of October 2010. And in those 33 years I have read Matthew 11:28-30 many times and even heard it preached about many, many times but no one has ever been able to really explain it to me.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJ)
It was not until I started Prayer Ministry with Roger and Gerri that the true meaning and understanding of this verse came alive in me, not just in my soul, but more importantly, in my spirit.
In the last few weeks of Prayer Ministry my Heavenly Father has helped me to shed years of pain, abuse and the wounds that my earthly father left behind. The years of feeling worthless, rejected, being alone and the thoughts of suicide have all come to an end as I have, one by one, laid them down and cast them upon Jesus.
As each one was cast off, I could feel myself getting lighter and lighter, week after week. That is when I began to understand and experience for the first time what a true Father’s love could feel like.
My life is not the same today because of what God has done through Roger and Gerri, they are true vessels of God and have been used mightily to bring healing to myself and many others.
Now Matthew 11-28-30 has a new meaning for me and the Amplified Bible really sums up what my Heavenly Father has poured into me throughout this whole experience:
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good–not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.” Matthew 11:28-30 (AMP)
I was reading your book this AM, The Heart of Marriage, and marveled at your transparency. Wow! What strength you show thru your weaknesses.
Many blessings to you and may the book bring light and freedom and God’s grace to many!
Blessings to you and Gerri,
Rev. Alfred H Ells, M.C.
Founder & Executive Director
Leaders that Last Ministries
( 480) 330-6260
Equipping Leaders to Finish Well
“Wow! The love of the Father just exudes from both of you. I have been very blessed in receiving prayer ministry.
Thank you for helping me to become light, clean and whole so I can begin my new season in life walking out the Father’s love. I love you.”
“I get so excited each time I hear my wife tell someone about the healing she got from her Daddy, and the two special people that He used to help. She truly follows your example of receiving His love and giving it away! We love you.”
Dear Roger and Gerri,
I want to thank you both for ministering to me last week. Your hospitality, counsel, prayers and blessings were a great source of encouragement.
Roger, thank you for speaking into my life as a father. I never realized the depth of my hurt and anger towards my earthly dad. I thought that I had forgiven him, but I had not. On Wednesday of this week I visited my dad and asked him to forgive me. Then I prayed for him and blessed him. Sadly, that is the first time I have ever placed my hands on my dad and prayed for him. The sound of his voice praying did not fill me with anger as it had in the past. I look forward to praying for him each time I see him, and I am thankful that I still have time to bless, honor and love him.
Gerri thank you for your many words of encouragement, especially concerning the situation with my wife. Your love for Roger was an inspiration to me and continues to fill me with hope for my own marriage and relationship with my family. It is a joy for me each day to speak blessings over my wife and my family. I don’t know what the Father has in store, but I would not trade anything for the relationship that He and I have now. It is indescribable how good it is to be “home”.
You told me to make this my prayer: “Father, help me build a home whose foundation is love.” That is my desire and I am filled with anticipation as that prayer is answered.
Roger and Gerri:
There are no words that can explain how much the two of you mean to me. The professional expertise of Roger’s counseling in my times of stress has been so valuable to me. He ‘cuts to the chase’ in 500 words or less and makes my mountains become a molehill without making me feel small or worthless. He handles me like fine china, yet gives me the help I am begging for in my very real world.
Gerri, you have been the rock with the nerves of steel/iron to sharpen an old girl with a little girl inside. The death of my mother was the stepping stone I needed to continue into my destiny. Your thoughtfulness to me is now a sweet savor in our Most High God’s nostrils. My mother thanks you so much for steering her daughter’s life down the right pathway.
JR, Daughter of the Most High God
Dear Roger and Gerri:
The Lord recently revealed several levels, or plateaus, that I have lived on throughout my lifetime. The first was “the victim mentality” brought on by physical, verbal, and emotional abuse in childhood. Next was the “I am willing, Lord” stage in the summer of 2004 when I gave Him permission to do anything He wished with my life. Then came the “I receive this situation as from You” level in response to quieting a noisy soul and bringing it under the authority of the Spirit. And most recently – “I celebrate You in this situation” – in obedience to Father’s instruction to acknowledge and revel in the truth that He is directing and has full control of every detail of my life.
Each new level becomes possible as I receive His healing from wounds that He brings to my attention. The more healing I experience, the more freedom I gain from the enemy’s condemnation, and the more His Truth is able to take hold of and become part of me. As this process continues, I’m able to experience more of His unconditional Love, further weakening the strongholds of love hunger, and allowing me to walk with my Abba Father in His power and authority.
I’ve found the operation of this progression to these various levels be directly proportional to the level of my seeking His presence as my vital need. (Psalm 27:8)
Thank you greatly for all the rich nuggets you continually pour into me. They’re taking me on an incredible adventure with Daddy that I might never have experienced without you.
Dear Roger and Gerri,
I can’t tell you how much my visit has meant to my awakening. In spite of my own stubbornness, Father’s love is simply over powering my life. Thought patterns are changing and priorities are being reordered. I am making a conscious effort to pour out what He is giving me. It’s not really an effort though, more like wanting to share a wonderful secret with those who Father puts in my path.
I give thanks daily for Father putting you two in my life to teach me things that have eluded me, things that make perfect sense and things that are helping me to get off the throne of my life and let Father take His rightful place there.
In the Father’s love,
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for your love, your fellowship, your ministry, your hospitality and for being our friends and mentors. We are still putting into practice the things we learned from you two. In fact, we were talking about some of them last night, especially the one where we are to bless people, not only ask God to bless them.
You will never know how much you two mean to us and how much we appreciate all the help you have given us. Our stay there and your ministry to us was one of the greatest experiences we have had. We love and appreciate you very much.”
MB & RB
Dear Gerri and Roger:
Wow….what a day. After we hung up I just sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed. Having that mirror put up in front of my face is never easy. Seeing how judgmental I have been in the past hurt me so deeply but at the same time that spirit of humility fell and graced me with its presence. I went and read Matthew 7 and I remember having a dream while I was living on the Cape and in this dream I had something in my eye. I realize now that my friends didn’t want me around because I had that judgmental spirit on me and put my nose up about everything they did if it was not the way I did it. I’m not condoning kicking me to the curb but you know, I don’t think I would have wanted to live with me either. OUCH!!!!
Thanks to you both for being so honest with me about me. I pray for truth and that is what I want no matter what that truth is or how much it hurts, I want to know it. Thank-you for being obedient to what Father says and putting it out there for me because my life and the way I look at others and most importantly me, is being changed in great strides. I’m forever grateful for this experience and to walk out Papa’s truth for me with people I know that love me and want to see my purpose in Him fulfilled in a glorious way!
Well I have to read more or your book, so I best go. I think I’ve said it all but in case you didn’t get it….I thank you from the deepest part of my being and give thanks to God from whom you are sent.
Embracing the Silence,