Who 'We' Are

Pastor Linda November 2013
Rev. Linda Smallwood is an ordained minister with advanced degrees in Biblical Studies and Biblical Psychology. She is a member of the Society of Christian Psychology and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Having been saved and delivered from a "colorful past", Linda has a passion to share the freedom she's found in Christ with others struggling with substance abuse, PTSD (from sexual abuse), or their sexuality or sexual identity.

Whether you need counseling, someone to agree with you in prayer or just a caring friend, feel free to contact Linda. She will be happy to assist you or refer you to the proper resource — and she'll do it in a spirit of compassion with no shame, condemnation or judgment.

"There is therefore now no condemnation
for those who are in Christ Jesus."

(Romans 8:1 ESV)

Pastor Linda founded My Redeemer Lives Christian Ministry in 1999 in response to correspondence with several indigenous ministries in India and parts of Africa, Linda felt called to be a liaison between them and Westerners who might be able to sponsor their ministries to children, widows, lepers, and the destitute. She not only launched some enthusiastic supportive projects of her own, but actually moved to India in 2003, believing that would enable her to be more personally active in their ministries.

However, as Linda's health continues to decline, we changed our objectives and now exist primarily as an encouragement and prayer partner to these indigenous pastors and missionaries. Pastor Linda now limits her activities to maintaining her online teaching and counseling ministries and providing ordination under the banner of My Redeemer Lives Christian Ministry (for those who meet certain criterion). She has also stopped providing free websites for indigenous Indian ministries in favor of the growing popularity of the social media arena.

Nevertheless, we have not abandoned these ministries, only changed our perspective and approach to assisting them. As the Lord enables, we continue to pray for and support the following called men and women of God for the work of ministry — whether through financial and material gifts, Bible training, Bibles, ordination, or evangelistic materials.

Aradhana Outreach Ministries—Nepal | Banjara Ministry & Children's Home—India | Christian Care Interlink Ministries—Kenya
Last Age Ministry—Pakistan | Living Hope & Ramah Nursery School—Tanzania | Nepal Charity Missions
Redemption Ministries & Welfare Society—India | Siloam Evangelistic Ministries—India | Solidarity Int'l Academy—Nepal
Sovereign Grace Church—Philippines | Unreached Gospel Ministries—India

Will you partner with us in helping to spread the Gospel message to those who are lost? The time is short . . . the End is near . . . the fields are white for harvest and the workers are few. We need your help!

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father,
is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction..."

(James 1:27 ESV)

"If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
and one of you says to them, 'Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,'
but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?"

(James 2:15-16)

In other words . . . although salvation is a free gift from our extravagantly-loving God, being a Christian comes with responsibilities; we shouldn't think of it as a "free ride"! Will you help?