The Lord has helped me pass through the largest storm I have ever been through in my life. This storm started on March 16, 2015. My wife Jenni had the first of three major gut surgeries within six weeks. Her doctor told her last December 2021 that the surgeon had destroyed her stomach and bowels. So many doctors tried helping her. My wife’s storm ended on August 22, 2022, when she died in her sleep and went home to be with Jesus. I could write a book about what the Watts family went through in those years. So many bad days and nights. I am so thankful to the Lord for taking my Jenni (precious baby) home to be with him; she is not suffering anymore. One day real soon, I will see her again; that is so comforting to me.
My storm kept going. After Jenni died, my mom (Norma) fell downstairs, but the Lord allowed her to live (Thank you, Jesus). She had to be in the hospital for five weeks, and her ankle may never fully recover. Pray for her; she is 75 years old. My mom also has dementia. I don’t know how much longer my mom will last, but I know that, one day soon, everything will be good. On October 29, nine weeks after Jenni died, my mother-in-law went home to be with Jesus. I was not surprised, but it still hurt. I am so thankful that my mother-in-law is not suffering anymore; she is with Jenni. What a wonderful thought that is to me.
Because of personal circumstances, I had to leave my job because I am not able to go to work. I have no one to watch my 12-year-old son. The Lord has closed the door on finding a secular job. I tried finding a job working at home, and all of those doors have closed, but the Lord has opened another door. I have been praying to the Lord that he would allow me to go back into the ministry full-time, and he has answered that prayer. I looked at my life and told a pastor friend of mine in Uganda that, on the surface, it looks like my life is upside down and going really bad. But I told him that the Lord is working through all of this in a mighty way. The Lord has seen my son Jeremiah and me through it all. It is amazing what he is doing in our lives. Romans 8:28 is so true – “to his purpose,” not ours.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
I know there are many storms on the horizon, but I know the Captain of this ship. Jesus will see you through your storms also.
On November 8, I answered the call to go back to Corpus Christi, Texas. I will be helping Pastor McCarley with two churches. He is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Portland, Tx, and the interim pastor at Grace Baptist in Alice, Tx. He asked me to help him with the two churches about a month before all of this happened, and I could not get this off of my mind. I believe the Lord is going to do great things in and around the Corpus Christi area.
On November 9, I said yes to the Lord calling me into the ministry full-time. I have taken a huge leap of faith. There is no doubt in my mind that the Lord wants me in the ministry full-time. I did not say yes to him because I cannot get a job; I said yes to him because he has called me to do this. I have so much peace about this. It is amazing what the Lord is doing in my life and the ministry.
On April 28, 2020, the Lord allowed me to start a ministry; the name of it is 4HIM Online Ministries. The Lord has been spreading this ministry all over the world. Pastor James is in Uganda, and this ministry has helped him start four new baby churches — three in central Uganda and one in eastern Uganda. Pastor James is searching for radio stations to play the message from the YouTube channel that I have. Pastor James’s ministry is Gospel Tracts House, and he is on Facebook. I ask you to pray for him and his ministry. When you get a chance, look him up on Facebook. The Lord is opening doors to preach live online in countries around the world. He is spreading this worldwide prayer movement.
Pastor McCarley knows about this ministry, and when I come to Texas to help him, I will still be working in this ministry also. The churches will provide a place for my son and me to stay for free. I have to sell my house here in Georgia before I head back to Texas, but I know the Lord will sell it real soon; I see him working in all of this. I ask you to pray for the two churches and Pastor McCarley and me. I ask you to pray for our needs and also for 4HIM Online Ministries. It is so exciting to see the Lord work in everything that we go through.
The Worldwide Prayer Movement
I am asking all prayer warriors from around the world to join us for a day of prayer, fasting, and repentance on November 21, 2022, for these seven nations:
- USA and on behalf of over 332,403,650 precious souls.
- Israel and all Jews from around the world and on behalf of over 15.2 million precious souls.
- Mauritius and on behalf of over 1,276,274 precious souls.
- Benin and on behalf of over 12,842,303 precious souls.
- Tunisia and on behalf of over 12,088,224 precious souls.
- Eswatini and on behalf of over 1,186,345 precious souls.
- South Sudan and on behalf of over 11,480,694 precious souls.
We are believing that we are moving the heart of God. We are interceding on behalf of the lost souls in these countries. I ask you to join us and be a part of the harvest of lost souls receiving Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Facebook Group: Prayer Warriors 4HIM Online Ministries
Keith Watts Online Missionary to the world